Praised for being inventive and original, the 2004 novel Cloud Atlas written by David Mitchell tells a story through six separate but related narratives, each set in a different time and place, and written in a different style. He spoke with WNYC's Leonard Lopate about the inspiration behind the book.
The city's Landmarks Preservation Commission voted unanimously on Tuesday to offer the landmark protection to The Rainbow Room — the supper club that opened in 1934.
With over a decade in office, Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s legacy can be seen in the changing cityscape. New construction, zoning laws and bike lanes have visibility transformed city neighborhoods, but has it changed the city’s character?
I talk about fleeting opportunities for seasonal eating during my regular Friday segment, Last Chance Foods — last week I spoke with Kurt Alstede of Alstede Farms about the waning days of the sweet corn season.
Also fleeting are your chances to get lost in a corn maze. For me, they are a wonder-inducing activity that marks the passing of summer into fall, like jumping into a pile of fallen leaves, carving a wicked grin into a pumpkin or Halloween trick-or-treating.
A New York businessman was arrested at his Long Island home Monday morning in connection with the failed Broadway production of "Rebecca," according to the U.S. attorney's office in Manhattan.
Dora Hinds of East New York Farms recommends stir-frying Malabar spinach in the braising liquid of a roast, 15 minutes before taking the meat out of the oven, so I knew she was not going to wilt under the pressures of my 60-Second Stir Fry.
Hinds grows Malabar spinach and other goodies in her big, sunny backyard. She brings extras to the "share table" at East New York Farms, where farm manager David Vigil has planted Malabar spinach, hot peppers and other veggie staples of the Caribbean.
It’s a tale worthy of Hitchcock (with a few shades of "Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark" thrown in for good measure). The lawyer for the lead producer of the $12 million production of “Rebecca” says that an exhaustive search by private investigators in New York and London revealed that four of the show's investors, including one who purportedly died of malaria, did not actually exist.