The city’s Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services is Lilliam Barios-Paoli, the current commissioner of the city's department of aging. She replaces Linda Gibbs, who held the position for eight years.
The city is working on a deal to use tax-exempt bonds and other subsidies to build a soccer stadium. The agreement would bail out the bankrupt company that owns 11 parking garages and lots serving Yankee Stadium - garages originally built with hundreds of millions of dollars in government subsidies.
Good morning, here are the latest headlines from the WNYC newsroom.
As New York's new first family prepares to pack up and move to Gracie Mansion, a fellow Park Sloper bids farewell and vows not to trash their house with a rager.
After a tumultuous year where students occupied the president's office for 65 days, Cooper Union is revising its student code of conduct. A draft of the proposal would define "disruption" and "obstruction" — and their negative consequences — for the first time.
It's never too early to start looking for the next big thing, and Time's Melissa Locker joins Soundcheck to talk about her picks for up-and-coming artists and bands for 2014. Her list includes groups that haven't even yet released an EP -- to artists who are already signed to major labels.
Among others, Locker predicts 2014 will be a breakout year for Diane Birch, who was plucked out of a hotel lobby by Prince and has already released two albums. Locker also picks two rappers -- Chance the Rapper and Lizzo -- who each have a unique sound that she thinks will change the direction of R&B. Plus, hear the band that Locker crowns "the next pop overlords."
One of Locker's picks for 2014: Lizzo
Vonnegut talks about his strange sci-fi tale of fraternal twins who are brilliant when they can interact with each other but only “dull normal” when separated. He reveals that his portrait of these fictional twins was based on his deep real-life bond with his only sister, Alice.
Hear Broken Bells -- the collaborative band of The Shins' James Mercer and Danger Mouse -- play an acoustic version of a new song from its latest album, After The Disco, and an old favorite, in the Soundcheck studio.
Bre Pettis, founder of the innovative Brooklyn-based 3D printer company MakerBot and Studio 360’s Kurt Andersen host a festive show-and-tell with participants in our Holiday Ornament Challenge. Enter the challenge or come for music, drinks and good clean techie holiday fun!
Heat up this winter season by attending WNYC & WQXR's holiday mixer! Mix and mingle with single public radio fans of all ages and join us for a sing-along of holiday songs with some of your favorite hosts from WNYC & WQXR.
Enjoy light hors d’oeuvres and two complimentary drinks.
(Cash bar of beer and wine will also be available)
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