One of the blocked off streets near the scene of today's shooting outside the Empire State Building.
August 24, 2012 The incident outside the landmark building ended with the gunman's death. Nine other people were injured, according to Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
President Obama turned a planned campaign speech in Fort Myers, Fla., into a brief statement about the shooting rampage. He asked the audience to join him in a moment of silence for the victims.
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July 20, 2012 The shootings of dozens at a Colorado movie theater led the presidential campaigns to tear up their scripts for Friday and beyond. President Obama cut short a campaign trip to Florida as his campaign and that of Republican Mitt Romney halted ads in Colorado and canceled some appearances.
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The Bronx has lagged as the rest of New York City has boomed.
July 10, 2012 New York City has been on a tear since the 1970s, but one of its five boroughs hasn't kept up: the Bronx. Pittsburgh may hold some answers.
June 1, 2012 New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg wants to ban nearly all sales of big, sugary drinks. What else should be put on his target list? Serious and not-so-serious suggestions are welcome.
Bloomberg's got his sights on these.
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May 31, 2012 New York City's mayor wants to block sales of sugary drinks larger than 16 fluid ounces. It's his latest idea about making his city healthier. Is it a good one?
May 25, 2012 The disappearance of Etan Patz from a New York City street 33 years ago was a cultural turning point for children and their parents, according to commentator Alva Noë. It was also frightening point in time for Noë and the other kids living Patz' neighborhood
Etan Patz, and the "lost child" poster issued after his 1979 disappearance.
May 24, 2012 But news reports also say police have not been able to corroborate his story. Still, he may help solve the 33-year-old mystery. Patz's was one of the first missing children cases to gain national attention.
May 11, 2012 New video work by Austrian artist Hans Schabus brings out the deep links between making art and being human.
April 27, 2012 On today's show, the key to succeeding in the food truck business: the perfect parking spot.
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Riding atop a 747 shuttle carrier aircraft, the space shuttle Enterprise flew past the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor today.
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April 27, 2012 Carried atop a jumbo jet, the Enterprise flew from Northern Virginia to New York City today. It passed low over the city's five boroughs.
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.
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