Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio has appointed former New York City police commissioner Bill Bratton to head the city's police force once again.
Across New York City, small groups of pro-union activists, supporting various causes, are holding flash demonstrations. What they have in common is a belief that the pro-labor momentum that began with Bill de Blasio’s election will lead to higher wages for workers and a union-friendly administration.
The Barclays Center is home not only to the Brooklyn Nets, but to some of the most advanced technology to come to a stadium or arena. Many older sports venues in and around New York have struggled to keep up with the latest advances in digital and social media. When it comes to Barclays, there's an app for that.
One of the city's largest school bus companies is running out of gas. Atlantic Express said its going out of business at the end of the month, after failing to reach a contract agreement with its union. Some 1600 school bus routes in New York City are affected.
In Albany, state officials and contractors say the New York health insurance exchange—which slowed to a crawl when the website launched in early October—can handle whatever crowds arrive online in the coming weeks.
With just a few weeks left at the helm, Mayor Michael Bloomberg seized onto state figures that show a record-high four-year graduation rate for New York City students graduating last school year. Traditionally, these numbers are released in June but the mayor said he couldn't wait.
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After years of obscurity in the 1950s and early 1960s, Vonnegut now found himself one of the handful of most-talked about writers in America. This interview reveals him at the top of his game—confidently proclaiming the novelist’s ability to “make up new myths that people will believe.”
At WNYC, we've been experimenting with new ways to tell stories about health. Over the last couple of weeks, you may have heard some of these experiments on This American Life and On The Media, which aired stories from a pilot project we called "The Antidote". The theme of our initial broadcast: "DNA Secrets." You can listen to the whole pilot project above -- just press play to stream it. You can also scroll down to see a video we produced for that pilot: it follows Kelly, pictured at left, who kept a radio diary for us as she received genetic test results that would change her life.
The Yankees are reported to have made a major move Tuesday by acquiring star Red Sox center-fielder Jacoby Ellsbury, signing him to a seven-year deal worth $153 million.
Tom Hanks grew up watching Walt Disney on television — now the actor will play him on-screen in Saving Mr. Banks. To prepare for the role, Hanks poured over archival recordings held by the Walt Disney Family Museum in San Francisco. He gave a sneak preview of his Walt Voice to Kurt ...
There’s a new report out that alleges corrupt misdeeds in Albany, including hidden campaign expenditures and bundles of contributions made to non-profits connected to lawmakers. Among the many findings, one stood out to us: A non-profit, housed in a New York City storefront, has received $3 million in funding from state lawmakers to provide medical services, but doesn't appear to have offered much in the way of services.
So that Diane story, about a guy proudly live tweeting his bullying of an upset airline passenger, has turned out to be a fraud.
If a button’s missing on your remote control, your kid’s toy car has a broken wheel, or the temple tips fall off your eyeglasses, you’d probably just throw your hands up and say, well there goes that. Those days could soon be over thanks to a cutting-edge technology: 3D printing ...
Hear singer-songwriter Lucy Wainwright Roche perform in the Soundcheck studio.
Join us for an evening of music from Central Europe, Central Asia, the Balkans, the Middle East — and Uganda! Featuring East of the River, Shashmaqam and The Dave Levitt Klezmer Trio.
In an exclusive New York performance, the legendary Canadian Brass, beloved for their virtuosity, versatility and mad-cap showmanship, perform from their all-new CD Christmas Time is Here, featuring classics from some of the most popular animated specials created for the holidays.
Gather 'round The Greene Space with the hosts of WQXR and WNYC for our annual reading of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol. Featuring Broadway and screen veteran Tony Roberts as Ebenezer Scrooge. Directed by WQXR's Elliott Forrest and adapted by award-winning playwright Arthur Yorinks.
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!