Arun Venugopal is a reporter and the creator of Micropolis, WNYC’s multi-platform series examining race, sexuality, religion, street life and other issues that define New York City. He has been with the station since 2005, and has covered a wide range of stories, including the death of Sean Bell, the controversy over the Park 51 mosque and community center and Occupy Wall Street .
Micropolis: Weekly Wrap-Up
Friday, April 27, 2012
We sift through reams of local headlines so you don't have to. Here's our latest distillation of what happened in the city over the past week that you may have missed.
- After 30 years of broadcasting hip-hop, R&B and soft hits, KISS-FM R.I.P.
- A research firm declares NYC the country's second-most fashionable city. The winner is... Irvine, California. (And if that's not confusing enough, Flushing beats Brooklyn.)
- Brooklyn charter school declares a ban on hugs.
- Pulitzer prize-winning poet Tracy K. Smith says mayor's ode to NYC is sweet, but lacks grit.
- The Municipal Archives releases 870,000 glorious images of olde New York, but the site keeps crashing "due to overwhelming demand."
- Bronx man shot dead while attending vigil of friend who was shot dead a year ago.
- Authorities still haven't figured out how to get rid of all those geese at LaGuardia and JFK.
- "LoLo" means crazy in Hawaiian and grandfather for Filipinos, but is now what people in real estate want to call Chinatown, ie., the Lower Lower East Side. (oh, it's also this former Bollywood star)
- Per Se now has a $65 dessert sampler.
- Bike cop's bike gets stolen.
- Big "Jews Against the Internet" rally planned for Citi Field won't allow women in.
Micropolis is WNYC’s ongoing series on street life and other corners of the city.