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Geology of New York City Quiz

Tuesday, December 31, 2002

2. Which street in Manhattan still follows the natural ridge over its 17-mile length?

Answer:
Broadway. Once the city was laid out in grid fashion in 1815, above 14th Street, all the East-West streets and North-South avenues were paved at right angles. Broadway, however, was paved on ...

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Geology of New York City Quiz

Tuesday, December 31, 2002

3. How did original terrain influence the outcome of battles?

Answer:
Ever since wars have been fought, military strategists have always sought to occupy "the high ground". So wherever there were hills, forces massed to command the view, to know when, where and how their foes were attacking, and ...

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Geology of New York City Quiz

Tuesday, December 31, 2002

4. What is the geologic origin of The Narrows, the place where Brooklyn and Staten Island are closest?

Answer:
During the last Ice Age, what is now called Upper New York Bay, was a large ice-bound lake. As the ice slowly melted, vast quantities of water poured in to ...

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Geology of New York City Quiz

Tuesday, December 31, 2002

1. Where can we find evidence of the terminal moraine, the places where the glacier from the last Ice Age stopped and began to recede?

Answer:
We can find striations, deep scratches or lines, on exposed outcroppings as in Central Park, as well as accidentals, also known as erratics, ...

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Geology of New York City Quiz

Tuesday, December 31, 2002

5. New York has many faults but does it have any geological faults ? If so, where are they located and what remains are visible?

Answer:
Maybe not quite like the earthquake-producing faults of California, but nonetheless, there are places in New York where the earth's crust has cracked, ...

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More about WNYC's Five Favorites

Saturday, December 28, 2002

Arts and entertainment in 2002 often seemed to shun the daring or original in favor of cultural comfort food, witnessed by the return of the family sitcom; the traditionalism of neo-rock bands like the Strokes and the White Stripes; and big-budget Hollywood sequels including the 10th Star Trek movie, the ...

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2002: The Year in Review

Monday, December 23, 2002

WNYC 2002: A Year-end News Special
As you look ahead to your plans for the coming year, take some time to look back on 2002 with WNYC's round-up of big stories. From the end of recycling to the beginning of the World Trade Center memorial, Richard ...

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WNYC New Year's Eve Guide

Sunday, December 22, 2002

New Year’s Eve is right around the corner. And contrary to what you might think, there's still an array of parties and celebrations for procrastinators who insist on making last-minute plans. It is, of course, highly recommended that you call ahead to confirm availability before heading out for the evening. ...

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NPR 2002 Holiday Specials

Friday, December 20, 2002

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Metropolis Magazine Fiction issue January 2003

Friday, December 20, 2002


Bruce Sterling set his short story "The Grow Thing" in this multidisciplinary museum and cultural center. It is still in its planning stages.
Ark of the World Museum (Project Begun in 2002) Costa Rica (Site not decided yet)
photographer:Carlos ...

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The Rosengarten Report

Monday, December 09, 2002

The following information has been excerpted from the October 28, 2002 issue of The Rosengarten Report. Each individual caviar product mentioned gets either *** stars (exceptional), ** stars (excellent), * (very good), or no stars (good enough to buy).

Caviar from American White Sturgeon
The grand-prize winner--the one caviar that ...

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Transit Strike Contingency Plan

Monday, December 09, 2002

If the Transit Workers Union makes good its threat to walk out next Monday morning, it would be the first subway and bus strike in 22 years. Mayor Bloomberg is taking the threat of a strike very seriously.

Right now both sides are far apart. The union contract expires next Sunday ...

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WNYC's Five Favorites of 2002

Friday, December 06, 2002

As 2002 comes to a close, we've asked the WNYC staff to put on their critical thinking caps and consider some of the bright spots of the past year in the world of entertainment and the arts. They've selected five things that particularly captured their interest in 2002 - books, ...

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Free Passes for a Screening of “Nicholas Nickleby”

Thursday, December 05, 2002

WNYC invites you and a guest to attend a special screening of “Nicholas Nickleby,” based on the Charles Dickens classic. The film stars Charlie Hunnam, Jamie Bell, Jim Broadbent, Tom Courtenay, Alan Cumming, Edward Fox, Romola Garai, Anne Hathaway, Barry Humphries, Nathan Lane, Kevin McKidd, Hugh Mitchell, Christopher Plummer and ...

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Ready-To-Eat Meat Recall

Thursday, November 21, 2002

A poultry company in New Jersey is expanding its nationwide recall of chicken and turkey meat because it may be contaminated with listeria. J-L Foods of Camden is already under investigation in a listeriosis outbreak. The company is recalling more than 4-million pounds of ready-to-eat meat packaged between May 29th ...

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The WNYC Classical CD Buyers' Guide: Concertos

Thursday, November 21, 2002

Bach - Brandenburg Concertos
Il Giardino armonico
Teldec 98442

Composed around 1720 for the Margrave of Brandenburg, a provincial German prince, the six Brandenburgs are the apex of Baroque concerto writing. Each is set in three movements and features a different group of soloists. The period-instrument ...

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The Golden Dreydl: A Klezmer Nutcracker for Chanukah

Wednesday, November 13, 2002

The Golden Dreydl: A Klezmer "Nutcracker" presents public radio personality Ellen Kushner and the popular Shirim Klezmer Orchestra in a fresh retelling of an old story.

Sara is a little girl with a problem: she hates the annual family Chanukah party! A mysterious party guest gives her a golden Dreydl, a ...

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Letter From Tim Duffe

Friday, November 08, 2002

I didn’t listen to the broadcast of The Vietnam Tapes Of Lance Corporal Michael A. Baronowski prior to its initial airing on April 21, 2000. If I had asked, Tina Egloff and Jay Allison would have let me critique it. But I didn’t need to.

When I first met ...

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Veteran's Day Special Programming

Friday, November 08, 2002

WNYC airs special Veteran's Day programming this weekend and Monday. The Radio Lab presents a one hour Veteran's Day Special. The hour is hosted by Jad Abumrad and features:

1) The Vietnam Tapes of Lance Corporal Michael A. Baronowski, produced by Christina Egloff with Jay Allison for NPR's ...

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Katie and Frank, a New Radio Play by Theresa Rebeck

Tuesday, November 05, 2002

WNYC's The Next Big Thing with Dean Olsher presents the premiere of a new radio play, "Katie and Frank," by Theresa Rebeck on Sunday, November 10th. The two-character show is the latest in an ongoing series of radio collaborations featuring members of Tribeca's Naked Angels Theater Company. "Katie and ...

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