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New York City

Deadline Approaches for 9/11 Workers' Comp

by Rebecca Lewis
Congressman Jerry Nadler on the steps of City Hall.

Rebecca Lewis, WFUV

It's been nearly 13 years since 9/11, but first responders, volunteers and other cleanup workers are still getting ill because of working in the toxic environment. That's why officials said it's necessary for any person involved in cleanup or rescue after 9/11 and in the surrounding areas to register for workers' compensation benefits.

NYC Shuts 9 Pre-K Centers Before Opening

by Associated Press, Jonathan Lemire
Pre-K students

Eden, Janine, and Jim, flickr

Two days before the start of school, Mayor Bill de Blasio's administration announced it is shuttering nine pre-kindergarten centers and delaying the start dates at 36 others.
 
Administration officials told The Associated Press on Tuesday that while the majority of sites have been cleared to open, safety and integrity concerns were behind the decision to revoke contracts at the nine centers, which were to serve 265 students. Those students will be reassigned at other centers.

NYC Developer Makes Changes in 'Poor Door' Design

by Associated Press
NYC skyscraper

Roger, Flickr

A plan for a luxury skyscraper with a so-called "poor door" is changing to extend more of a welcome to residents of its cluster of affordable apartments, officials and the developers said Friday.

   The retooled plan for 1 West End Ave. still involves separate entrances, but all residents will now have access to such building amenities as a courtyard and river-view roof deck, and the affordable segment's lobby will be stylishly appointed and set facing a park.

Morning Brief: August 28

by Jeff Coltin
Ronald Reagan

Bill Fitz-Patrick, flickr

President Obama wore a tan suit at yesterday’s White House press conference. Seeing Obama in anything other than a dark suit really threw off a lot of political wonks. Luckily, website Fusion posted a history of presidential tan suits. Maybe Obama was just trying to get in his light colors before Labor Day?

Morning Brief: August 28

by Jeff Coltin
Ronald Reagan

Bill Fitz-Patrick, flickr

President Obama wore a tan suit at yesterday’s White House press conference. Seeing Obama in anything other than a dark suit really threw off a lot of political wonks. Luckily, website Fusion posted a history of presidential tan suits. Maybe Obama was just trying to get in his light colors before Labor Day?

Morning Brief: August 28

by Jeff Coltin
Queens College

Queens College, Edwin Land, flickr

Today’s the first day back to school from summer break for hundreds of thousands of CUNY students.  The City University of New York system includes 24 schools and is the third biggest higher-ed system in the nation after SUNY and the UC system.  Maybe the next Jonas Salk or Jerry Seinfeld is starting today—all CUNY grads.

Morning Brief: August 26

by Jeff Coltin
Film sign

William Ward, flickr

Primetime TV’s biggest awards show was last night, with New York-based shows taking home some big honors.  HBO’s A Normal Heart filmed in New York and won “Outstanding Television Movie.”  Julianna Margulies won “Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series” for her work in NYC-based The Good Wife.  And NYC-based Louie C.K. won “Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series” for Louie

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