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"Order of Preference. M. A Y nerd voted at the Lincoln Center site this morning. She says she was ready for the new voting system. I've been engaging with some of the campaigns. I felt like they had been doing a good job of trying to prepare voters. And I thought the election workers or whatever did a good job of like walking me through what I should do and how to fill out. The ballots to polls are open from eight AM until five PM both days this weekend. Early voting runs through June. 20th and Primary Day is June 22nd. Lawmakers in Albany remain divided over Governor Cuomo's last minute effort to change the MBTA's top leadership structure As W and my sees as Stephen Nessen reports, it appears there's a second attempt underway to get it passed. The governor is attempting to undo a decade old merging of the CEO and board chair positions. Cuomo's first bill would allow the governor to appoint both positions without Senate confirmation. The Senate rejected that, so we re submitted a bill that would restore that oversight. The Assembly passed it, but it was too late for the Senate to take up in a statement, the Senate majority leader says her members would come back if necessary. Mm to already announced the current chairman, Pat Foye, would be leaving at the end of July. It's still unclear now who will be in charge if the Senate doesn't pass the governor's bill. Mostly cloudy skies expected through the day. Today. We're at 67 degrees right now Going up to Justice 72 tomorrow Partly sunny with a high of 76. It's w N Y. C. Support for NPR comes from Carnegie Corporation of New York, supporting innovations in education, Democratic engagement and the advancement of international peace.

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04:34 min | Last week

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"News in Culver City, California I'm Duane Brown, a group of 10 senators have reached a tentative bipartisan agreement on President Biden stalled infrastructure plan, They say it can be paid for without tax increases. However, the proposals still fall falls short of Biden's revised $1.7 trillion spending plan, which calls for tax increases on high income earners and a minimum tax on corporations. Democratic Senator Jon Tester of Montana, says he's willing to pass legislation without Republican support. I think there are things that aren't in this bill that are going to disappoint a lot of people because they disappointed myself. I mean, when I come back I hear a lot about housing. When I come back to Montana, and I hear a lot about childcare. I hear a lot about senior care. That's not in this bill. And so I think we're going to have to address that in some way or another. The senators came together after President Biden rejected a Republican only lead proposal that Failed to bridge major divides in their infrastructure proposals. The Justice Department announced new conspiracy charges today against members of an anti government militia for their alleged role in the capital insurrection. NPR's Tom Dreisbach reports, prosecutors say six men from California with links to an extremist militia called the three percenters conspired to plan an attack on the capital. They allegedly brought weapons and gas masks to Washington, D. C. And some threatened political enemies with execution, so they have not been charged with committing violence that day. NPR's been tracking every criminal case related to the capital riot, and this is one of the more serious out of the 500, plus cases. So far, two people have pleaded guilty. Plea negotiations and other cases are ongoing. Meanwhile, the Justice Department continues to make arrests, now, more than five months after the capital riot. Tom Dreisbach. NPR news Stocks finished modestly higher to end the week on Wall Street. This is NPR. And this is W n my C in New York. I'm Sean Carlson. Mayor De Blasio says he won't call on the NYPD to fire an officer who shot and killed a black man in his Bronx apartment. Commissioner Dermot Shea previously cleared Brandon Thompson, who is white for fatally shooting Kowalski Trawick two years ago. The city Civilian Complaint Review Board, which oversees the NYPD now, says Thompson and his partner should both be fired. The mayor says he's staying out of it until an administrative trial is completed. We believe in due process that has to be due process. I'm not going to ever say something should happen until we've actually gone through the evidence and had due process. The police oversight board charge Thompson with wrongful use of force in killing Trawick. Wrongfully entering his apartment and failing to get him prompt medical attention, and NYPD spokesperson says they will review the CCR Peas findings. Lawmakers in Albany remain divided over Governor Cuomo's last minute effort to change the MTA's top leadership structure. As W M I. C Stephen Nessen reports It appears there's a second attempt underway to get it passed. The governor is attempting to undo a decade old merging of the CEO and board chair positions. Cuomo's first bill would allow the governor to appoint both positions without Senate confirmation. The Senate rejected that, so we re submitted a bill that would restore that oversight. The Assembly passed it, but it was too late for the Senate to take up in a statement, the Senate majority leader says her members would come back if necessary. Mm to already announced the current chairman, Pat Foye, would be leaving at the end of July. It's still unclear now who will be in charge if the Senate doesn't pass the governor's bill. The Pulitzer Prizes were announced today for excellence in journalism and the arts to theater productions with New York City ties were recognized in the drama category. The Pulitzer was rewarded to the hot wing King by Katori Hall. The show about a gay black Tennessee men trying to win a chicken wing contest had its world premiere off Broadway at the Signature Theater and the Brooklyn based theatre company Fake Friends was named a finalist for their virtual pandemic production Circle jerk. It followed the hijinks of two white gay Internet trolls. What you're hearing now is part of stride in our technical composition by the Afro Cuban composer Tania Leon that one in the music category. The piece was commissioned by the New York Philharmonic. Yeah. Mostly cloudy tonight. Love about 61 degrees. We could see some showers tomorrow, right in the middle of the day with the height near 74 degrees W m i C at 7 35..

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01:51 min | Last month

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"That's Shabbas Stewart, founder and CEO of UNI, the company that makes eye catching, digitally connected bike parking pods. There's already one outside of Brooklyn's Atlantic Terminal and Journal Square in Jersey City. Stuart was brought on board with the Sunset Park developers to think about how his secure bike system could work in a building that sits above a subway station and in the renderings. The plan is far from your typical bike parking in a dingy basement, the greenery to seethe wall, stop carefully through to see the skylight to see you know the screens that have the transit arrival times, right? Have the by Lingle's, You know displays. Stewart says 33% of the spots will be reserved for free for working cyclists in Sunset Park delivery workers. Particularly ones that rely on expensive $2000 e bikes for their jobs, risk theft or worse. In East Harlem, a delivery worker recently refused to give up his bike and was fatally shot. For Stewart. His bike storage is a way to protect vulnerable New Yorkers who may lose work if they lose their bike. For some, this is a matter of can I feed my family? Can I send money back home? You know, I don't want to say that bike, parking his life and death. But this is going to be a facility that allows people to safeguard their livelihoods. It's a great idea, according to Glenn, D. C. Tourists in organizer with Lost delivery, Stas, you need us, which advocates for working cyclists. But she says delivery workers need secure places to leave their bikes all over the five boroughs will be great. You have faces like that entire city. But this is not the case. The city currently has 56,000 parking spots for bikes, not nearly enough to meet the demand that grew during the pandemic. Loony founder shit about Stuart hopes future developments in the city will be required to include secure Accessible bike parking on sight, just like the one coming to Sunset Park. Stephen Nessen w N. Y C news.

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New Data Show New Yorkers From Low Income Neighborhoods Are Riding the Subways at Higher Levels

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00:49 sec | 3 months ago

New Data Show New Yorkers From Low Income Neighborhoods Are Riding the Subways at Higher Levels

"Transit data from the state comptroller confirms what many suspected as W. N Y c Stephen Nessen reports essential workers in neighborhoods with lower median incomes have been riding the subway throughout the pandemic at far greater levels than people in wealthier neighborhoods. Well, the subways hit a recent milestone of two million riders a day. Average ridership is just 30% of pre pandemic levels. But new data from state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli's office find some immigrant and low income neighborhoods are seeing a dramatic return to the subways. The busiest stop last month was 138th Street Grand Concourse in the Bronx, where ridership is back to 68% of what it was before the pandemic. This is an area where 26% of the population works in health care or social

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01:44 min | 3 months ago

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"From the mundane to the fanciful. Comptroller Scott Stringer has a 17 point plan to double the number of cyclists, including car free streets in front of schools. And bike lanes safe enough for kids to use. We don't want to have a crossing at the Brooklyn Bridge or crowded intersection and invoke anxiety and fear. Sanitation Commissioner Kathryn Garcia wants to add 250 more miles of bike lanes. And she questioned some of the cycling laws which police selectively enforce. Why do we even have on the books that there is a black belt requirement? Brutal President Adams also address justice and cycling. He wants to borrow a page from criminal justice reformers by sending credible messengers into black communities to preach the benefits of cycling bike lanes have received. Bad rap because people believe it's the indicated that they are going to be displaced. And it's not something that's part of the overall build out of their community. How to build capacity for cycling in the city should be no mystery to the candidates, according to Nicole July Nous, a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute. The question of how aggressively do you want to do it? But, she says with all the challenges facing the next mayor from Cove ID to the economy to getting students back to school, full time improving cycling in the city could become a low priority. Stephen Nessen w N. Y C news W N. Y C supporters include the documentary Boys State from Apple original Films in a 24 Polygon says the film is a preview of the next generation of American leaders. More and f y si dot apple TV plus dot com. W N. Y. C. Acknowledges the support of our sponsors in the arts community as.

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07:01 min | 4 months ago

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"Son is sent to a juvenile detention center awards eligible It's all things considered on W. N Y. C. I'm Shawn Carlson. Well, the snowstorm has grounded planes at airports. It's also brought traffic and transit to a standstill. Yet some people still were outside today. W My see Stephen Nessen was one of them. He was in downtown Brooklyn, finding out why other people were Hey, Steven. There's um So the storm today one of the big things that shut down big shopping areas you today we're outside the target near Atlantic Terminal where their people out there today? Yes. Stop the presses Atlantic Terminal Mall was closed today. That people did keep showing up every couple minutes. Actually, I was quite surprised that they showed up with fresh clean sneakers. Not at all, like dressed for the weather, especially because the streets were such a mess. The crosswalks were so treacherous Really people climbing over, you know, 45 ft mounds of snow and dirty slush. But you know, Sleater Snow cannot stop people wanting to go to target just to pick up a few items. You were again also that that Atlantic terminal it's a big hug for the Long Island Railroad. It stopped running after three PM today, A lot of central workers had to be out where people stranded there. Yeah, Absolutely. I was there right at 3 30 when the last train departed, And after that the wall of train times just went dark and over the next couple hours every few minutes, someone would hustle down to the landing on Lee to find the wall blink and they just stare in disbelief like not one train is leaving. And ask them. Did you know the last train left at 3 30? There's a no no, of course they didn't cause these folks are essential workers. Sure. Nurses, hospital workers city workers, they didn't have a choice. They had to finish their date. S I would sort of hang out and see what they would do on I found, you know, like some person found like some friends to stay with another person debated whether an $87 taxi ride back to Queens was worth it. In one nurse from King's County just opted for a hotel room near Atlantic Terminal. Which she found was easy enough to book tonight. So, uh, maybe a little too early to say as the snow is still coming down, But do we know when service might be running normally again? Know. Remarkably Theo, empty A does not know when it will restore service to normal. We are hoping I should say the M T. A is hoping to make an announcement later tonight about what service tomorrow is gonna look like All right now above ground Subway service is halted is not running and Long Island Railroad trains. Metro North Trains are not running. Um, certainly it will be interesting to see what tomorrow is going to hold. But they are leaving us in suspense, and I should say if we have a minute, this is very much a surprise because at the start of this day theme today came out forcefully and said, no, we will not stop service. In a very abruptly catching. Like I said, many people off guard unknown that they would not be able to have a way to get home. Tomorrow s I get home tonight and then tomorrow it's unclear whether they'll be able to get back to their jobs. But I suspect is the snow lightens up. Snow removal will continue through the night. That's W my see Stephen Nessen. He was out earlier in downtown Brooklyn. The National Weather Service says We can expect up to about 2 Ft of Snow by the end of tomorrow, Stephen Thank you so much for taking one for the team and being out there today. Thank you. This is all things considered from NPR news. I'm Elsa Chang. And I'm Mary Louise Kelly. Unbelievably, we are nearing the one year anniversary of the coronavirus lockdown in this country, which means we have all now had more than 300 days to try to figure out How to keep some semblance of a social life. And I am talking now not about zoom calls or fire pit hangouts with your closest family and friends, but about the people you don't know quite well enough to go out of your way to see sociologist market Gran. Oh, Vetter gave these relationships and name weak ties. People on the periphery of your life. Coworkers, maybe other parents on the soccer sidelines. That guy who always said hi at the gym, Amanda Mall writes about them in the Atlantic in a piece titled The Pandemic has erased entire categories of friendships. A manimal welcome. Thank you for having me. What do we lose when we no longer have access to people who we didn't know all that well in the first place. Well, as it turns out, we lose a significant chunk of what makes up a human life. I think the American culture tends to encourage people to seek out all of their emotional and social outlet among people who are they're good friends, their partners, their family. Things like that we tend to over emphasize their value. But when we only interact with those people, we lose variety. We lose the opportunity to learn new things be introduced to new information to have low stakes social interactions with people who don't know all of our flaws and secrets and background. We lose serendipity. We lose an opportunity for Joy. It's a lot. It's a lot you're saying that we lose. Yes, we lose a great a great continuum of types of interactions and emotions. I'm thinking to even on the rare occasion where I am interacting with people with whom I have weak ties. It's so different the guy who cuts my hair and has for many years and I will confess that I Yes, I have gone to see him a couple times during the pandemic, but it's totally not the same. He's wearing a mask and wearing a mask. We can't really talk. I'm trying to get in out of there really fast. There's none of the serendipity and the joy to use a couple of the words that you put out there. Right. These interactions that we used to have the art transactions to be fair, and they always were that when we had the full use of our faculties when we could smile at people will make a doddle when we could chat when it wasn't dangerous to be close to people. These transactions had all these other elements that were psychologically satisfying for both parties. And now we don't have a lot of the psychological element. So you, you Strip all the humanity out. Just the transaction remains in. What we found is that our social interactions with people sort of make us more understanding and make us more generous, And now that we don't have them, it's hurting people's tips. It's hurting Yelp reviews. Things like that that make a difference in people's lives and livelihoods. You just said something that is going to stick with me that I've struggled to put my finger on articulating that so many of the interactions we have these days that humanity is gone. It's just the transaction that remains. Couldn't do that to another thing that you explore in the peace, which is the loss of weak ties and how that may be contributing to the growth of groups like Cuban on this past year. Yes. What I found in talking to experts is that people use their weak ties for a sense of grounding for a sense of community for a sense of belonging to the world outside of themselves..

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Cuomo Plans Continued Development of Penn Station and Midtown | WNYC News New York

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"Is proposing an infrastructure infrastructure plan plan for for New New York York City City that that he he says says will will jump jump start start the the economy. economy. WN WN Y Y sees sees Stephen Stephen Nessen Nessen reports. reports. The The $306 $306 billion billion plan plan focuses focuses on on midtown midtown Manhattan and would include a new train station called Penn South for NJ Transit commuters and a new Port Authority bus terminal and will be the most ambitious mass transit development in the United States of America. Large scale projects often get stuck in bureaucratic delays like Penn South, which will Is in a long stalled plan to build a new tunnel under the Hudson River and eight new tracks, all of which needs federal money. But with Democrats in power in Washington, Cuomo says these projects and more Will receive the support they need.

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01:45 min | 5 months ago

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"A spokesperson for the Education Department acknowledges the city has yet to sign a contract with the company that helps administer the gifted and talented test. The judge has ruled that the city can install a new bus way along the most congested stretch of downtown flushing in Queens. WN Y sees Stephen Nessen reports, a group of businesses, including the New World Mall Food Court, and a doctor's office tried to stop the Department of Transportation from installing the bus only route. Would run just one third of a mile along Main Street. They claimed the plan was arbitrary and would push spillover traffic under side streets. In his decision, the judge wrote. These fears are speculative and not based on facts. A similar lawsuit attempted to block another major bus way along 14th Street in Manhattan. It was eventually dropped in the bus way, sped up travel time on that route by up to 47%. With no major impact on surrounding streets. More than 200 homeless men living at the Lucerne Hotel on the Upper West Side will be allowed to stay until May. That's after an appeals court temporarily blocked the relocation of the group to another hotel. Five judge appellate panel says the city can only transfer men who choose to be moved. The court also denied emotion brought by a financial district community group to stop the Radisson Hotel in lower Manhattan from being turned into a shelter. The city's law department says the Radisson is better suited to meet the needs of those residents. Alternate side. Parking is suspended today for three Kings Day parking meters remain in effect. 38 degrees now in New York City were expecting mostly sunny skies today with higher 41. Tonight partly cloudy with a low of 31 degrees. And then tomorrow sunshine through the day with a high of 43. This is W N. Y. C..

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01:33 min | 5 months ago

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"City, public advocate Jiminy Williams said taxing the rich will be necessary. To avoid cutting programs that serve low income New Yorkers you have to do with Governor is used all of the tools that are available to you. You have not done that ever. In fact, even before the pandemic, you were trying to various the books on the backs of people of this city and the state. State faces of $14.5 billion budget gap. Cuomo had long resisted the idea of raising taxes on the wealthy but recently acknowledged to tax hikes will be necessary to address the state's fiscal crisis. He didn't specify what those increases would look like. Judge has ruled that the city can install a new bus way along the most congested stretch of downtown flushing in Queens. WN Y sees Stephen Nessen reports. Group of businesses, including the New World Mall Food Court, and a doctor's office tried to stop the Department of Transportation from installing the bus only route it would run just one third of a mile along Main Street. Claimed the plan was arbitrary and would push spillover traffic under side streets. In his decision, the judge wrote. These fears are speculative and not based on facts. A similar lawsuit attempted to block another major bus way along 14th Street in Manhattan. It was eventually dropped and the bus way sped up travel time on that route by up to 47%. With no major impact on surrounding streets. Currently 35 degrees in New York City, Expecting a high Today of 41. It'll be mostly sunny tonight. A few more clouds with low of 31 degrees,.

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01:37 min | 5 months ago

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"Tired Fortune austerity. You know what I 30 minutes, right? Hold back and not give you anything. That would be one way. Cuomo's long resisted the idea of raising taxes for wealthy New Yorkers, but he recently acknowledged some tax hikes will be necessary to deal with the fiscal crisis. Judges ruled that the city can install a new bus way along the most congested stretch of downtown flushing in Queens. W. Y C Stephen Nessen has more A group of businesses, including the New World Mall Food Court, and a doctor's office tried to stop the Department of Transportation from installing the bus only route it would run just one third of a mile along Main Street. Claimed the plan was arbitrary and would push spillover traffic under side streets. In his decision, the judge wrote. These fears are speculative and not based on facts. A similar lawsuit attempted to block the city's other major bus way along 14th Street. It was eventually dropped and the bus way sped up travel time on that route by up to 47% with no major impact on surrounding streets. Public theaters under the radar festival starts tomorrow, and for the first time, it's virtual. And it's free. Mark Russell is the festival director of the annual event, which showcases up and coming artists, He says the performances range from a cooking class to an opera piece called the Motown Project by alcohol. Moran. Taking the rhythms and the words of Motown and moving them into Full voice with Roboto. The performances will be available on demand and free of charge, but viewers must reserve.

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02:03 min | 5 months ago

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"Strength of the people and a will of the people to keep going and to not be afraid to have beautiful structures something for all the people. And I'm very happy to be here, and it wasn't just her. It was a lot of people who came out to say that they can't wait to get back to normalcy. And this sort of felt like a sneak preview of what normalcy will be like. I spoke with one man who said he can't wait to start commuting again. So you can come through there every day and recently spoke with the CEO of the empty A, which, of course, runs the subway system in the commuter lines in New York City and beyond. The agency is really hurting financially because of the pandemic. How does the opening Of this new train hole in this sort of iconic space in the city in terms of transportation. How does that fit in with the overall plan for transportation in New York? Well, right at the moment, everything sort of in a standstill, sir being held in place because they can just barely afford to keep the lights running on the train systems. On. In fact, you know this train hall looks beautiful, but it doesn't add any capacity so they can't run more trains. They can't fit. You know more people on the tracks because the tracks themselves and the platforms under underneath this new train hall, we're not expanded at all. The empty A is starved for money, and so is Amtrak and Amtrak runs a tunnel between New York and New Jersey. It's the East River Tunnel, and it was badly damaged in Superstorm, Sandy Flooded, the concrete was damaged. The tracks were damaged and that those tracks are really on life support at the moment, But this new train hall doesn't address any of those issues whatsoever. On. Quite frankly, you know, the train hall is a drop in the bucket, You know $1.6 billion, But the new train tracks the new train tunnel that they need to build, you know several billion dollars. There's a lot of tourists out there who haven't gotten in New York City in a long time because of this pandemic. As soon as it breaks, I'm sure they will be eager to also see this new space. Stephen Nessen, Transportation reporter for W. N. Y. C in New York City. Stephen Thank you.

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02:03 min | 6 months ago

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"The pandemic, hit New York City and devastated the largest transit system in the country. The subways were actually enjoying success. Train delays were way down on time performance was wait up. And New Yorkers were feeling better about their commutes. W one my season Stephen Nessen reports. The turnaround was in part due to an unsung empty a worker who was now retiring after 34 years. You probably don't know. Bury Greenblatt by name, but you should. He's like an orchestra conductor for subway trains. He speeds them up, slows them down and can reroute them. His official title is chief officer of service delivery, which means he works at the MTs Rail Control Center, the nerve center of the transit system. And his job is to keep an eye on all train movements. He's the guy they call in the middle of the night when there's an emergency. Some nights. It was very, very light late into the night and You know, only to get back up again because something happened during the overnight he's been at the empty for three decades and says the toughest times were after two subway crashes in the 19 nineties. One was on the Williamsburg Bridge when a driver dozed off and rear ended the train in front of him. Then there was the fatal Union Square crash when a drunk motor mond derailed the train. Killing five people. It was the reality that there needs to be not only changes to our systems but changes to our operation. So Greenblatt helped install signal timers, a type of signal that automatically stops a speeding train. It worked. But maybe too well. Over the years, the signals began stopping trains. There weren't even speeding. Just last year, the former head of subways Indeed, Byford realized too many of these signals were faulty. Greenblatt then led an effort to fix more than 2000 of them, and it worked. Before the pandemic. The trains were moving faster than they had in decades faster it shorter running times from end to end. Once more writers return underground. He hopes they will appreciate it and that his legacy will live on. Stephen Nessen w N. Y.

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02:02 min | 6 months ago

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"The pandemic, hit New York City and devastated the largest transit system in the country. The subways were actually enjoying success. Train delays were way down on time performance was way up. And where the workers were feeling better about their commutes. W one my season Stephen Nessen reports. The turnaround was in part due to an unsung empty a worker who was now retiring after 34 years. You probably don't know. Bury Greenblatt by name, but you should. He's like an orchestra conductor for subway trains. He speeds them up, slows them down and can reroute them. His official title is chief officer of service delivery, which means he works at the MTs Rail Control Center, the nerve center of the transit system. And his job is to keep an eye on all train movements. He's the guy they call in the middle of the night when there's an emergency. Some nights. It was very, very light late into the night and You know, only to get back up again because something happened during the overnight he's been at the empty for three decades and says the toughest times were after two subway crashes in the 19 nineties. One was on the Williamsburg Bridge when a driver dozed off and rear ended the train in front of him. Then there was the fatal Union Square crash. When a drunk motor mond derailed the train, killing five people. It was the reality that there need to be Not only changes to our systems but changes to our operation. So Greenblatt helped install signal timers, a type of signal that automatically stops a speeding train. It worked. But maybe too well. Over the years, the signals began stopping trains. There weren't even speeding. Just last year, the former head of subways, Andy Byford, realized too many of these signals were faulty. Greenblatt then led an effort to fix more than 2000 of them, and it worked before the pandemic. The trains were moving faster than they had in decades faster it shorter running times from end to end. Once more writers return underground. He hopes they will appreciate it and that his legacy will live on. Stephen Nessen w N. Y.

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01:54 min | 7 months ago

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"Still closed higher. The Dow up 834 points, but the NASDAQ was down 181. This is NPR. This is WN Y C Good evening on my own, Levinson. The M T A is hopeful that President elect Joe Biden's administration will help it recover from pandemic related losses. But WNYC Stephen Nessen reports watchdogs are wary. Right now. The Mt is preparing a budget for next year, and it's short the $12 billion in federal relief it needs to prevent drastic service and job cuts. No Kolja Linus with the Manhattan Institute, says Biden has plans for things like Zero emissions transportation. PMT needs help with a dramatic drop in ridership that will take years to recover from. I don't think that we can be complete since or thinks that there's a guarantee that the FDA is going to get what it needs in terms of operating a theme says If a Biden administration allows congestion pricing to move forward, that alone could generate $15 billion for the agency. The NYPD will stop making people have been arrested, removed their religious headwear for mug shots as part of a settlement in a federal lawsuit. Under the settlement, those arrested will be allowed to wear the religious head coverings like he jobs turbans, are ya Macca's. They are limited exceptions, however, such is if the head covering obscures the visibility of the person's full facial features. Orphan officer needs to check for weapons or contraband. According to the statement. The policy changes will take effect within 60 days of the Corona virus state of emergency being lifted. One of Central Park's most famous landmarks is open again, the first floor Belvidere Castle's now accepting visitors. The other floors do remain closed. All guests are required to wear a mask and follow social distancing protocols. Partly cloudy skies tonight with a low of 56 Partly cloudy for a Tuesday with a high near 70 64 degrees under clear skies w N Y c a.

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05:55 min | 8 months ago

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"D online protection for privacy, security and performance at a vast dot com It's all things considered on WN y I'm showing, Karl said. When Trump ran for president in 2016, he promised to spend $1 trillion on the nation's infrastructure. But four years later, the Gateway rail connection between New York and Jersey considered the most important project in the tri State area. Still has not really gotten underway. Another of our weekly segments on election issues. W and Stephen Nessen explains why during his first campaign Trump loved to talk about infrastructure as you can here in the CNN montage from 2016. We're like a third World Nation. Our infrastructure's falling apart. I'm going to start swimming across rivers and lakes. I don't want to drive on election night. He promised all that would change. We're going to rebuild our infrastructure. He's interrupted as someone shouts Yusa, which will become By the way, second to none, no matter where you stood on his politics, many people found these words at least reassuring. Stephen Cohen was one of them. He manages Thie Gateway Project, which would repair and expand commuter rail connections under the Hudson River. Cohen thought it would be an easy layup for the president. This project politically for a president is nothing but upside. It both crews jobs in the short run. It fosters the economy in the long run, and it's necessary. This project, which is now pegged at $13 billion, has three main parts. One, replacing the 100 year old portal Bridge in New Jersey to repairing the existing tunnel for Amtrak in NJ Transit and three building another tunnel. Please be assured that they way is an absolute Priority. That's Trump's Secretary of transportation. Elaine Chao, speaking a few months after the inauguration. I've been a passenger myself has mentioned I've been delayed. I know the New York area Very well. The president is the New Yorker. So this is a priority and I look forward to working with you. So how did this bipartisan deal go sour? Cohen, the project director now remembers. It started gradually with a whiff of gas lighting. At a private meeting, federal officials casually mentioned there was no federal commitment for Gateway. Cohen and his team left the meeting stunned. I remember there was just general consternation, but the Obama administration had offered money. And Chow had been supportive. Then in the fall of 2017, the federal representatives for the project just stopped coming to meetings. By the time budget negotiations in Washington got underway that winter, it was clear the Trump administration was done with Gateway. The scuttlebutt was that Trump was using it as a carrot to get Senator Chuck Schumer to support his tax reform package. New York Congressman Sean Maloney grilled Secretary Chao about it A couple months later. My question was, is the president of the United States personally intervening with Speaker to kill this project? Chow responds. Sounding like an entirely different person than she had a year earlier. Yes, the president is concerned about the viability of this project and the fact that New York and New Jersey have no skin in the game. Washington Post gave Chao's statement. Four Pinocchios thatjust wasn't true. New York and New Jersey had already agreed to pay half of the total cost. The federal government continued to drag its feet for years until finally this August, it agreed to fund part of the portal bridge replacement. The U. S. Transportation Department did not respond to questions about why the project was delayed except to say that progress is being made on the portal bridge and that it's still working on the design of the tunnel project. But the rest of the project remains in limbo. And it's cost goes up a million dollars a day. We're living on borrowed time. That's Tom Wright, the president and CEO of the Regional Plan Association, a nonpartisan thinktank. Remember This was one of the tunnels that flooded during Hurricane Sandy, and there really is The possibility that some day an engineer's gonna go down and see new cracks or another storm is gonna hit in non pandemic times, right predicts. If the tunnels were closed, there could be as many as 10,000 more people driving into Manhattan. Resulting in crippling gridlock and Amtrak trains would be ground to a halt. By contrast, former Vice President Joe Biden is Mr Amtrak. He used it to commute to Washington when he was in the Senate, and now he's using it for campaign travel. He recently said America owes it to New York to fund the Gateway project. Steven Nissen. WNYC renews tune in later in the week for a closer look at Biden's infrastructure plan and how he'll pay for it. The 1960 for Tokyo Olympics were life changing for Kenzo Takada, not as an athlete. He just happened to live where the government was building its facilities, so they paid him to move out. You gotta use that money to take a short trip ending up in Paris, and he stayed there for the rest of his life, becoming one of the first Asian designers in the high fashion scene. Takada died October 4th from Cove in 19 complications. He was 81. NPR's Andrew Limbong has this appreciation. You can find video of Kenzo Takada's 1977 Show in New York. On line Caught by filmography er Anton Parish. It's at the legendary studio 54 models are on stage dancing in these oversized outfits. Some injury.

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04:19 min | 1 year ago

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"Police activity there, you might want to avoid that area. We'll let you know when things will begin to loosen up coming upon all things considered the Corona virus pandemic may force federal agencies to lay off some workers, the agency that handled citizenship applications has announced. Furloughs and why this could be bad news for many immigrants waiting to possibly become a US citizen. We've got state and local news coming up at 5 32 and we're going to talk about the number of Copan 19 cases climbing to a one day record live from NPR News in Culver City, California I'm duopoly Psych hotel. Vice president Mike Pence, is in Louisiana, where he is praising the state's Corona virus response efforts in testing. He also announced new rapid search sites are opening around the country, including in Baton Rouge. But NPR health correspondent Rob Stein says the surge of demand in testing is causing shortages nationwide. More than 7000 people are now getting tested every day, but that's still far from 100 million tests for months. And as we can see, with all the shortages that are plaguing many parts of the country right now, Ah, big question will be whether the system could handle way more testing. You know, there are some new tests it er just been approved that are a lot cheaper and easier to manufacture and use that could help. But it's not clear that there will be enough. And many experts say even 100 million tests a month may not be enough to keep up with the virus, especially infections keep surging into the flowing through the winter. NPR's Rob Stein New York State is now requiring a two week quarantine for anyone that flies in from one of the 22 states work. New Corona virus cases are on the rise from member station WNYC in New York. Stephen Nessen reports Before Traveller's Khun Leave the airport. They're required to fill out a form with their travel history and contact information and reminded to quarantine for two weeks. LaGuardia Airport. Passengers arriving from Florida, Georgia or any other state on the quarantine list, got the forms while the rest didn't 23 year old Lily dropped in, who was on a flight that transferred from California, which is on the quarantine list, took it upon herself to fill out the documents. We walk past the table at first, and she didn't say anything. So when we went back to the table, she kind of looked up and she was like, Oh, yeah, maybe fill that out. But she didn't seem to care. The state is also asking anyone that enters by train, car or bus to fill out the health forms online for NPR news. I'm Stephen Nessen in New York on your listening to NPR. And this is Casey AR W on Larry Parole. Here's what's happening on this Tuesday, July 14th at 5 32 L. A County has reported a single day record number of new Corona virus cases more than 4200 this afternoon, also announcing another 73 deaths. Due to covert 19. Lm Eric Garcetti says the city is on the verge of shutting down again because of rising infections. So while the city of Los Angeles is covert 19 threat level remains at orange. We're on the border of going to read It is up to all of us to make sure that we don't know the red level means that people would only be able to leave their homes for essential things like buying groceries, traveling toe work or seeing a doctor Orange merely recommends that people stay at home. As much as possible. Garcetti's comments followed Governor Newsome's order to roll back the state's reopening. Yesterday he ordered bars too close and restaurants to halt indoor dining state wide. Only county public health director Barbara Ferrer has warned that new infections and hospitalizations are rising too worrisome levels. No, this step back in our recovery journey is disheartening. But we must do everything in our power to stop the virus from spreading. Right now, everything is pointing towards an alarming trend. The schooI Valley ski resort in Lake Tahoe is considering changing its name to remove the word squad, which is a derogatory term for Native American women. The move comes As Washington's NFL team dropped the name Redskins from its team. The original California tribes have asked for the name of Squad Valley to be changed several times over the years with little success, But the idea is gaining some momentum Squad. Valley officials say the resort is taking inventory of all the places where the name appears on and off the property and what to prioritize if the change moves ahead. A professor of American Indian studies at Cal State, Chico says the word squaw may have once simply meant woman. But now over generations, it's morphed into a misogynist and racist term to disparage. Indigenous women. And.

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01:49 min | 1 year ago

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"You are better off the backs of individuals that looked like you. I don't that make this economy strong, you know? Governor Andrew Cuomo will cut 20% of funding for schools, hospitals and local governments to close the budget gap. Bloomberg has not commented but had supported raising taxes on the rich when he made a run for president this year. The top federal prosecutor in Brooklyn, is leaving his job for a post at the Justice Department in Washington, U. S Attorney Richard Donohue told his staff yesterday he'll become the top deputy to Deputy Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen. Change takes effect July 13th. Donahue is the second U. S attorney in New York to leave his post in recent weeks. His former counterpart in Manhattan, Jeffrey Berman, was recently fired after overseeing several investigations that rankled President Trump. And the MTV has been rolling out new vending machines at 10 stations stocked with personal protective equipment. But WN Stephen Nessen reports, riders can still get most of these items for free. You need to ask for them. There may not be signs in every station, but the empty says all 472 stations have free surgical masks and hand sanitizer in New York moved to face two of reopening. There were tables where these items were distributed. Now, station agents have them and you need to find them and ask. Sarah Meyer, chief customer officer at the Mt. Says there's enough for everyone to 1000 gallons of hand sanitizer 700,000 little bottle, As are the masks. We will be there A CZ long in New York need us to be there. The new vending machines carry more expensive K and 95 in cloth masks. As well as hand sanitizer from a company called Pu Paree. Writers are required by law to wear masks.

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01:50 min | 2 years ago

"stephen nessen" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Had a slash room with at which time the officers applied attorney kit upon your response a pioneer response. She was unconscious. She regained consciousness in was removed. The suspect is in custody at a hospital in all there were nine children in the facility at the time. Two knives were recovered at the scene. The case is under invest. Negation New York's transportation department has released plans for upgrading one and a half mile stretch of the BQ e the Brooklyn queens expressway, WNYC's Stephen nessen says the city is pitching two scenarios. The highly congested pothole park section of the B Q E from the Atlantic avenue interchange to San street needs to be overhauled. The question before the city is how it could be done lane by lane with overnight closures over eight years or the work could be done two years faster, if the Brooklyn heights, promenade is converted into a roadway during the construction neighborhood resistance to this will likely be strong already MTA chairman, Joe lhota, who is a Brooklyn heights. Resident has said not in my backyard in a tweet before deleting it and the developers of the Staten Island wheel project or calling on the city to support a multimillion dollar bond sale to keep the project afloat. But the city says it doesn't want to get involved in bonds citing the risk of default, Wall Street Journal. Reporter Peter Grant says the developers are framing this as their last chance they're using this as a way to put final pressure on the city. So it's not like the last nails in the coffin. But there are a couple of nails in the coffin. The six hundred foot observation wheel was pitched as the crown jewel of development on Staten island's north shore. But construction stopped last year after developers filed dueling lawsuits, currently seventy one degrees on Staten Island at four thirty five support.

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04:59 min | 3 years ago

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"So she told me go collect. Bottles like the others deal and I said. What we'll have the story of one entrepreneur a Kanner it's, Thursday, August ninth and this is morning edition on WNYC Live from NPR news in Washington I'm korva Coleman Russia's says the announcement of new US sanctions is. Draconian these, were imposed over Moscow's alleged use of chemical nerve agent against a. Former spy in, Britain from Moscow Charles means has more the sanctions were triggered by. The poisoning of former Russian agents Sergei, script Paul and his, daughter in the British town of. Salisbury last March both alternately survived but the US sided with the UK in determining Russia was responsible after investigators concluded the would be, assassins used a Soviet era nerve toxin known as Nova Chuck the Kremlin has always denied involvement and did so. Again in lieu of new sanctions in the, statement issued by, its, embassy in Washington Russia called the charges far fetched saying the US lacked evidence and repeated demands for transparent. Investigation into the poisoning, the new US penalties on Moscow are. All but certain, to? Again raise questions about the gap between president Donald. Trump's open, pursuit of. Detente with Russia and the often tough For. Stance taken by his own administration for NPR news Charles means in Moscow these rarely military says its warplanes struck one hundred forty HAMAs military targets in Gaza Wednesday after Palestinian militants fired rockets. And mortars, at Israeli communities yawn Franck reports that this is the biggest flare. Up in violence, between the sides in recent weeks more than one hundred fifty mortars. And rockets were launched from the Gaza, Strip towers Israel on, Wednesday according to the Israeli military. Twenty projectiles were intercepted by the iron dome anti rocket system but some landed in Israeli communities across the Gaza border seven is released, were injured by the incoming fire the Palestinian ministry of health set free Gazans were killed and ten were injured. By the Israeli airstrikes spokesperson for the Israeli, army Jonathan Cohen, Rikers, set the violence on Wednesday was quote deferred bake round of violence in the last, few months and quote It's an, escalation he said but we are far from war for NPR news I'm young Franck in. Tel Aviv California authorities have arrested a man on charges. He started a, wildfire in Orange County the holy. Fire is burning southeast of Los Angeles authorities say they're holding forest Clark his bail was set at a million dollars meanwhile California. Fire incident. Commander Chris Fogel says teams are making progress, against the holy fire it is just over sixty two hundred acres We're making good progress on the point of. Origin out of holy Jim canyon going both East and west out of the. Drainage it has triggered mandatory evacuations of more than seven. Thousand homes farther to the north the mendicino complex. Continues to burn north of San Francisco it's only about. Half contained the state's. Largest ever wildfire has now consumed. About four. Hundred seventy square miles you're listening to NPR this. Is WNYC in New York good morning I'm Richard Hake. Seven zero four seventy five degrees some fog and miss right now in. New York City we do have a chance of some showers and thunderstorms mainly, this morning otherwise. It should turn mostly sunny today with a high. Near eighty seven degrees New York Republican, Chris Collins says he still plans to seek reelection after he was indicted for insider trading the charges. Could make what seemed to, be, a safe Republican House seat up for grabs. This fall but WNYC's John O'Connor says legislators accused of wrongdoing don't always get voted out Michael Grimm won reelection. To his, Staten Island house seat after being indicted for tax fraud in two, thousand fourteen but Illinois Democrat Dan. Rostenkowski lost in one thousand nine hundred ninety four. After being indicted Collins district covers most of western New. York including buffalo and Rochester he'll face democrat Nate McMurray town supervisor of. Grand island in November's midterms New York is set to become the first large, American city to. Pause the expansion of Uber and other app based. Ride hailing services the proposal are supported, by advocates for taxi drivers but there's been some strong pushback from the company's WNYC Stephen nessen was. Out the city council meeting, where, the vote was passed in favor of a. Package of bills that includes a one year moratorium on new licenses for hire vehicles he joins us now Stephen, good morning Good morning so. What are the drivers thing about this Well some certainly feel this as a win they say there are too many ridesharing cars on the streets now and drivers are working. Longer hours for less money than even a year ago I met one driver outside the city hall. Elise used to drive a yellow cab. For seven years then switched Uber in, two thousand thirteen you said you, did okay at first but. Now after making car insurance easy. Path and gas payments there's just not much money left I don't want driver to put.

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