November 29, 2011 Last month in New York City, two taxi medallions, the metal plates that make it legal to dive a cab in the city, sold for $1 million each. On today's show, we find out why these little pieces of metal are worth so much.
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A solitary Occupy Wall Street protester held a sign outside a nearly empty Zuccotti Park in Manhattan earlier today (Nov. 16, 2011).
November 16, 2011 After yesterday's dramatic move by New York authorities to clear the park of Occupy Wall Street protesters, things are much calmer. But protesters vow to continue their movement.
October 20, 2011 The price of a New York City taxi medallion has gone through the roof in the past few decades. Here's why.
People stand in line at a Trader Joe's Wine Shop in Manhattan Friday, ahead of Hurricane Irene's arrival in New York City this weekend.
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August 27, 2011 Parts of New York City are under evacuation orders, with more than 370,000 people ordered to leave low-lying areas as Hurricane Irene approaches the city. But on Saturday afternoon, at least, some residents were making the most of it.
August 27, 2011 Though Hurricane Irene has weakened somewhat, the mayor noted, that hasn't lessened the danger to the nation's most populous city. "The great danger to us is from the [potential] storm surge," Bloomberg said.
August 26, 2011 The mayor issues a mandatory evacuation order as Irene bears down on the East Coast. An estimated 250,000 people are affected.
Seen during Fleet Week in May 2011,the Statue of Liberty is scheduled to close for a year of repairs, beginning in October.
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August 11, 2011 Just two years after the Statue of Liberty's crown reopened to visitors, the entire monument will shut down for a year to allow more renovations, the National Park Service says. The closure will begin the day after the statue's 125th anniversary is celebrated on Oct. 28.
A scene of life in the Bronx from Stephen Shames' book, Bronx Boys
August 4, 2011 An intimate and personal photo essay explores what it's like to come of age in the Bronx.
Woolworth's is gone but the building still stands.
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June 3, 2011 On today's Planet Money, we hit the streets with economist Tim Harford. In his new book, Adapt, Harford argues that success always starts with failure.
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May 4, 2011 Former President George W. Bush declined President Obama's invitation to join him on Thursday at Ground Zero in New York City to mark the killing of Osama bin Laden in Pakistan.
December 29, 2010 When a blizzard's coming, there are sure to be stories about folks stocking up on toilet paper. And when the blizzard's over, there are sure to be stories about outrage over unplowed streets and seemingly unprepared state and local governments.
December 23, 2010 Discovered in the rubble of the World Trade Center, the pear tree was nursed back to health and now is a symbol of ground zero's rebirth.
Caught on camera: A man in Harlem walks by, pulling a suitcase. Later, a woman's body was found inside.
December 23, 2010 Images of a man pulling a suitcase that was found in Harlem early Wednesday with a woman's body stuffed inside were recorded by a surveillance camera. Authorities are hoping someone who sees the video can help solve the crime.
December 17, 2010 The fund created to recover money for investors who were defrauded by Bernard Madoff has reached a $7.2 billion settlement with the estate of the fraud's single-largest beneficiary.
December 16, 2010 Construction of the "Freedom Tower," or 1 World Trade Center as it is now called, has reached the 52nd of 104 planned floors. The building now stands at more than 600 feet above ground.
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