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Amy Pearl

Amy Pearl makes photos and videos for WNYC. She worked at the New York Post as a copy kid in high school. Fresh out of college, Pearl was hired as the producer for New York Beat, hosted by Curtis Sliwa of Guardian Angels fame.

Over the years, she has worked with The Brian Lehrer Show, Morning Edition, Soundcheck, Radiolab, On The Media, The Leonard Lopate Show, Studio 360 and WQXR.

In 2008 she was in Denver to make photos and videos at the Democratic Convention. After Super Storm Sandy hit, she was on the flooded streets of Red Hook and Staten Island and later traveled from Cape May, NJ to Montauk to document storm damage and recovery. 

Amy currently produces photos and videos about chickens in the South Bronx, kids learning to taste, dogs running radio stations, drunk fundraisers, secret libraries, junkyard composers, trash collectors and graveyard caretakers.

Amy Pearl appears in the following:

Bodega Cats In Their Own Words

Friday, August 08, 2014

Bodega cats are urban fixtures, silent kings of the concrete jungle. Now they  have found their voice.

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The High School Finale: Graduation Day

Friday, June 27, 2014

On Thursday, 46 students from West Brooklyn Community High School graduated from high school. As Principal Gloria Rosario said: "Some students just need a push through the graduation door."

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Who Sleeps in Your Bed?

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

"Worst thing about a family bed is, we don't have any more privacy," Maria Theresa Orozco.

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This Is What 7-Year-Olds Dream About

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

Giraffes. Jail. Coffee. Kids dream about the darndest things.

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How To Make A No. 7 Broccoli Sub with Chef Tyler Kord

Friday, March 21, 2014

Broccoli was the only vegetable Chef Tyler Kord of No. 7 and No. 7 Sub would eat as a kid, and today it takes center stage.

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Drunk Fundraising

Friday, February 21, 2014

WNYC listeners discuss the merits of membership over martinis.

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Time Running Out for Carriage Horses

Monday, February 17, 2014

WNYC

Central Park is hosting its last carriage rides, if Mayor de Blasio has his way.

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Photos: It's Snow Nasty Out There

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Wildly falling snow plus a forecast for 10 inches of accumulation and freezing rain — all that wasn’t enough to warrant a snow day for New York City schools on Thursday. Take a look at the havoc the wintry weather is wreaking on New York City’s streets today.

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At Westminster Agility Meet, All Dogs Welcome

Sunday, February 09, 2014

For the first time at Westminsters, mixed-breed dogs competed alongside purebreds in the kennel club's inaugural Master Agility Championship.

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Into the Woods, Cell Phone, iPod and All

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

In August, life is supposed to slow down. But in the city, things never seem to let up. So WNYC's Amy Pearl thought, why not get away from it all? Go out into the woods and hike the Appalachian Trail for a couple days with just her dog Cola for company. Totally unplugged. Well, almost.

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Know Thy @Neighbor: The End of Urban Anonymity and Rural Solitude

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Simple experiences, like borrowing a ladder from a neighbor or just taking a long solitary hike, are being altered by tech.

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Coastcheck: Montauk, The End

Friday, May 24, 2013

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Amy Pearl and Janet Babin have made it to "The End" of coast check - they're in Montauk and even though it is wet and cloudy, they are on the beach.

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Coast Check: The South Shore of Long Island

Friday, May 24, 2013

Besides ruined docks and flooded homes and businesses, the Bay Park Sewage Treatment Plant dumped 2.2 billion gallons of raw and partially treated sewage into the Great South Bay, damaging it in ways not yet completely understood.

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Coast Check on the South Shore of Long Island

Thursday, May 23, 2013

WNYC's Amy Pearl and Janet Babin are making their way along the coast for a pre-Memorial Day "coastcheck" to see what's changed since Sandy hit.  They made their way to Long Island and checked in on Jones Beach then took a boat ride in the Great South Bay to Fire Island. The breach in Fire Island is a big topic of conversation. Listen as Amy Eddings, local host of "All Things Considered" checks in with Janet.   

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From Cape May to Montauk: Seaside Heights

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Seaside Heights is a beloved destination on the Jersey Shore. It's iconic roller coaster was just pulled out of the water last week. We checked in with reporter Janet Babin. Listen to her conversation with Amy Eddings.  

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From Cape May to Montauk: Day 1

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

In Seaside Heights, boardwalk attractions Jimbo's bar, are open and ready for Memorial Day.

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After Months of Quiet, New York Aquarium Set to Make a Splash

Monday, May 06, 2013

VIDEO. For six months, the animals of the New York Aquarium have not seen any visitors besides their dedicated staff because damage caused by Sandy. They're eagerly awaiting the re-opening later this month, and the crowds that will — hopefully — follow.

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#CoastCheck Update: Wednesday, January 30

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

WNYC’s Janet Babin and Amy Pearl continue their post-Sandy #CoastCheck by talking with residents in Broad Channel, the sliver of Queens sandwiched between Howard Beach and the Rockaways. People there are still struggling to make their homes habitable.

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Cape May to Montauk Three Months After Sandy

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

WNYC

On the three-month anniversary of Sandy, WNYC took a week-long road trip from Cape May, NJ to Montauk, NY to visit coastal communities and see how their recovery is coming along.

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#Coastcheck Update: Tuesday, January 29

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Reporter Janet Babin made another stop along the Jersey Shore before heading to Staten Island Tuesday. She said Highlands, New Jersey still resembles a disaster area, but before the community can move forward, residents have to decide how to rebuild.

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