Gov. Paterson Proposes Billions in Cuts

Friday, October 16, 2009

Governor Paterson has proposed nearly $2 billion in cuts to state agencies and more than a billion dollars to health and education over the next two years to reduce New York's deepening deficits.

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Monserrate Convicted of Misdemeanor Assault

Friday, October 16, 2009

New York State Senator Hiram Monserrate of Queens was found guilty of a reckless misdemeanor assault charge for forcefully dragging his girlfriend, Karla Giraldo, through the lobby of his apartment building on the way to the hospital.

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Gunmen Strike 5 Sites in Pakistan

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Militants launched coordinated attacks on police installations in Lahore, Pakistan's second-largest city, and exploded car bombs in two other cities near the Afghanistan border on Thursday.

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Luisi to Conduct the Met's "Hansel and Gretel"

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Fabio Luisi will replace Andrew Davis as conductor of all "Hansel and Gretel" performances at the Metropolitan Opera this season.

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Rockefeller Gives $2.7 Million in Arts Grants

Thursday, October 15, 2009

The New York City Ballet, the New School and the Joyce Theater Foundation all have one thing in common today: they each got up to $250,000 in grant money from the Rockefeller Foundation.

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To Shop, or Not To Shop?

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Retail sales may be down nationwide, but economists say low inflation will slowly drive consumers to shop.

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Britain Adds 500 Troops to Afghan Effort

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown pledged Wednesday to send 500 more troops to Afghanistan, but only if NATO allies and the Afghan government do more to help fight the Taliban.

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Mattila Will Not Sing Tosca Wednesday Night

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Soprano Karita Mattila will not sing in the title role of Puccini's Tosca at the Metropolitan Opera this evening.

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NY Philharmonic to Preserve Archives Online

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

A 1909 copy of Mahler's First Symphony, with mark ups in the composer's own hand, is among the millions of documents that the New York Philharmonic will preserve online.

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Dow Crosses 10,000 for First Time in a Year

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

The Dow Jones Industrial Average is back above 10,000 for the first time in a year.

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Two Men Face Gay Hate Crime Charges

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Two Queens men have been arrested for yelling anti-gay slurs, as well as taunting, punching and kicking Jack Price after Price left a 24-hour deli near his home October 8.

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Underground Railroad Stop Officially "Historic"

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

The New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission voted to make a dozen Chelsea row houses once used as an Underground Railroad stop a historic district.

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Senate to Merge Health Care Bills

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Senate leaders will begin today to merge the Senate Finance Committee's 10-year $829 billion health care bill approved yesterday, with another more liberal bill which was passed in July in the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee.

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Candidates Slug It Out in Mayoral Debate

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

The city's two candidates for mayor — Republican Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Democratic City Comptroller William Thompson, Jr. — slugged it out for an hour Tuesday night in their first televised mayoral debate.

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New Names Added to Police 9/11 Memorial

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

The names of ten New York City police officers who died from illnesses possibly related to the Sept. 11 attacks were added to a granite memorial wall on Tuesday.

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Russia Rejects Added Sanctions for Iran

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov rebuffed a U.S. request to get tough with Iran on Tuesday, saying the threat of new sanctions would prove "counterproductive" to negotiations on its nuclear program.

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Trial of Former Bear Stearns Managers Begins

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Jury selection in the trial of two former managers at investment Bear Stearns got underway in Brooklyn on Tuesday.

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Fingerprint Leads to da Vinci Discovery

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

A leading art historian says he has found the first major work by Leonardo da Vinci to be unveiled for 100 years.

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A New Friendship for Obama and Zapatero?

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

President Barack Obama is meeting with Spain's Socialist Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero today in what might be the beginning of a new diplomatic relationship.

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Columbia Science Building No Small Feat

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

A $200 million interdisciplinary science building is headed for Columbia University.

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