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Entries by NYCity News Service

NYCity Snapshot: How Can the Next Mayor Improve Your Life?

(0) Comments | Posted November 4, 2013 | 3:56 PM

NYCity News Service reporters fanned out through the city, armed with video cameras, and asked scores of New Yorkers the same question: What is one thing the next mayor can do to make your life better?

The answers proved as diverse as the city itself, with people...

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Why Some Voters Switched

(0) Comments | Posted December 4, 2012 | 7:23 AM

In the days before the election, we asked voters to tell us whether they switched parties - and why or why not. Many respondents expressed frustration - variously with President Obama, Mitt Romney and the two-party system, among other things.

The 321 replies, while not statistically significant, provide insight into...

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Did You Switch Political Parties In The Past Four Years?

(12) Comments | Posted October 30, 2012 | 6:45 PM

The young voters who supported Barack Obama four years ago - Pew Research Center found that 66 percent of voters under 30 backed him in 2008 - may or may not help give the president four more. For some, Obamacare's rule that young people can stay on their parents' health...

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NYCity Snapshot: Spending Takes a Holiday

(0) Comments | Posted December 12, 2011 | 10:58 AM

Times are tough all over -- and for many New Yorkers spending is taking a holiday this year.

Reporters from the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism's NYCity News Service hit the streets and asked scores of residents throughout the five boroughs: "How will the...

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The Subsidized Housing Search 'Maze'

(1) Comments | Posted November 22, 2011 | 2:32 PM

Finding housing is a nightmare for any New Yorker, but the task can be particularly vexing for those seeking government-subsidized apartments.

There is no complete list of "affordable units," and the system is so haphazard and mysterious that many don't even know where to start.

Even as the city undertakes...

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FBI Probed Geraldine Ferraro

(0) Comments | Posted November 9, 2011 | 4:19 PM

By Jose Bayona
NYCity News Service

The FBI investigated Geraldine Ferraro after her historic run for vice president, questioning the Queens Democrat for five hours about how she financed her first election to Congress, documents show.

At least one Reagan Administration Justice Department attorney wanted to put the politically...

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Changing New York: Census 2010

(0) Comments | Posted May 31, 2011 | 4:48 PM

There are eight million stories in the Naked City -- or 8,175,133, to be more precise, according to recently released U.S. Census Bureau figures.

NYCity News Service reporters hit the streets to put faces to the numbers in a series of stories that offer snapshots of who...

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Trouble in Gasland

(41) Comments | Posted February 7, 2011 | 4:30 PM

A first-time documentary filmmaker is outraged by the natural gas industry's "despicable" attempts to kill his movie's chances of winning an Academy Award.

Energy In Depth, a group sponsored by a coalition of natural gas companies, sent a letter to the Academy asking that Gasland -- a film about a...

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NYCity Snapshot: Issues and Impact

(0) Comments | Posted November 9, 2010 | 12:43 PM

Amid the backdrop of the midterm elections, NYCity News Service reporters fanned around the city, video and audio recorders in hand, and asked scores of New Yorkers: "What election issue affects you the most personally, and how?"

The answers were as diverse as the city itself:

•Mohammed Chowdhury, a...

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Shocking Stunt on Tap for Artist Without a Country

(1) Comments | Posted November 5, 2010 | 12:20 PM

Oleg Mavromatti, a Russian performance artist and filmmaker in limbo in Bulgaria, wants your vote -- and he says his life could depend on it.

Mavromatti is wanted in Russia for a live crucifixion scene he performed in 2000 when he had himself nailed to a...

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FBI Files: Solzhenitsyn Lived in Fear After Exile

(0) Comments | Posted September 28, 2010 | 11:21 AM


Soviet dissident writer Alexander Solzhenitsyn lived in fear of the KGB for years after his exile from the Soviet Union - even as the FBI was secretly watching him, newly disclosed documents reveal.

The Nobel Prize-winning author's FBI file shows that the U.S. law enforcement agency closely,...

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FBI Files: Helms Faced Threats

(0) Comments | Posted May 25, 2010 | 9:30 AM

The late U.S. Sen. Jesse Helms, a North Carolina conservative known for opposing civil rights, was the subject of repeated threats during his tenure on Capitol Hill, according to newly released FBI files.

More than 90 percent of the pages...

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Podcast: Rounding Up The New York Songwriters Circle

(2) Comments | Posted November 30, 2009 | 11:18 AM

New York is a city pulsating with music, a haven for singers and songwriters. In the latest podcast from the Reporter's Notebook, we bring you a special in-studio performance.

Three musicians from the New York Songwriters Circle talk to host Lonnie Isabel about their art and the changing...

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Podcast: Asian American Literary Festival

(0) Comments | Posted November 16, 2009 | 11:45 AM

Much of literature and journalism is about identity. Debates about contemporary issues – globalization, immigration, religious conflict– have identity as a basis.

Who are we?

How are we changed by the world around us?

What is our impact on others?

In The Reporter's Notebook podcast,...

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NYCity Snapshot: Video Vox Pop on the Recession

(0) Comments | Posted November 9, 2009 | 12:09 PM

Some 80 students from the City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism, home of the NYCity News Service, hit the streets armed with Flip Video recorders, and asked scores of New Yorkers: "Tell us one way the recession has changed your life."

The answers...

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