Full-day pre-k for all may be on the horizon. But for now, in many neighborhoods competition is fierce for a pre-k seat in one of the local public schools.
Astrophysicist and Hayden Planetarium director Neil deGrasse Tyson talks about his reboot of Carl Sagan's ground-breaking, beloved television series.
Mayor de Blasio says he governs with single-minded focus, but his critics call it a lack of vision. A look at the perils of governing from the grassroots.
In Ukraine, what started as an economic crisis has turned political. What will it take to resolve the stalemate?
A thousand city car wash workers cheated out of their wages will get their money back.
With the sale of a community center, the Bowery's transformation into an upscale playground is nearly complete.
Here are the stories we're following today.
Celebrate the retreat of winter with an extraordinary performance of The Waters of March. It's not just a song about Spring, it's a song about "the rebirth of the human spirit."
An ice yacht is like a sailboat that has been crossed with an ice skate, built to glide over the ice at great speeds—as fast as 80 miles per hour.
Factory farms have been blamed for all kinds of problems – from the treatment of the animals they raise and slaughter to the pollution they create to the safety of the meat they produce. But they're also responsible for another problem: The disappearance of small, independent slaughterhouses across the country.
Terry Shipman is an older, mustached man from Beaumont Texas. He's on Twitter, and as of last night, he had under thirty followers and had tweeted four times. Most of those tweets were addressed to his son, and the fourth was a Dad joke about the selfie Ellen DeGeneres took with a handful of actors during the Oscars.
Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson and host of "Cosmos 2014" will revisit the passion and evangelical energy of the late Carl Sagan by examining science, the unknown, and humanity's quest for understanding in what Tyson calls "the greatest story ever told." In many ways, the return of the "Cosmos" series is the return of the intellectual comet of Carl Sagan—he believed that the future was all about understanding science. Who is your Carl Sagan mentor today? Do you have a Sagan story? What would Dr. Sagan make of our world today?
Two all-star teams, including actor Mike Myers and NPR host Ophira Eisenberg, throw down over the two legendary bands at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts.
For his new film, Elijah Wood plays an acclaimed concert pianist who must tackle an unplayable piece while simultaneously battling wits with a homicidal sniper in the audience. Wood talks about being a fake piano player, a real DJ, and his favorite new music.
There's a brass band takeover of this New Sounds program; many with roots in New Orleans second line (the parading tradition originating in the 19th C.), like the Youngblood Brass Band out of Madison, WI, the Boston-based Revolutionary Snake Ensemble and the MarchFourth Marching Band from Portland, OR. From a live record, listen to the Revolutionary Snake Ensemble turn a musical lament for leader Ken Field’s late wife into a joyous explosion of traditional second line - with the often-performed hymn, “I’ll Fly Away.”