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Tuesday, March 22, 2011
VIDEO. Former New York State Senator Serf Maltese said his grandmother and her two daughters -- ages 14 and 18 -- were among the 146 who died in the fast-moving blaze that engulfed the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory and became a national tragedy. The 100-year anniversary of the fire is on March 25.
Friday, March 04, 2011
The Turtle Island Quartet has spent a lot of time listening to Jimi Hendrix lately. Watch our video of the band playing "All Along The Watchtower" on a visit to WNYC's Soundcheck studios here.
Thursday, February 17, 2011
"I decided to try breastfeeding pretty much from the time I got pregnant," says Valery Upson, 32, of Prospect Heights, Brooklyn. "I'd heard the whole 'breast is best' cry often enough to know it was something I should be doing." The Obama administration agrees. In January, the Office of the Surgeon General issued a call to action to support breastfeeding, and in February, Michelle Obama announced that she would promote breastfeeding as part of her campaign against childhood obesity.
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
9-year-old Patrick and 7-year-old Julia are brother and sister and they are both taking piano lessons from Rebbecca Rossi.
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
When Harriet Wingreen first sat down at the piano, America was repealing Prohibition and Mao Zedong was beginning the Long March. Almost 80 years later, she is still at it, as a member of the New York Philharmonic.
Friday, January 21, 2011
Bill Hennessy of Keyboard Express has been moving pianos for 24 years and he says the key to tackling the ivories in New York City is parking and brain power. Check out WNYC's video of Hennessy and his team at work here.
Friday, January 21, 2011
Being a piano mover in New York City involves a host of special talents. Bill Hennessy, the owner of Keyboard Express, says that the biggest keys to moving a nine-foot concert grand are quick thinking and parking skills.
Friday, January 07, 2011
The city and surrounding areas, still reeling from the debilitating Dec. 26 blizzard, got relief when the storm that threatened Friday commutes packed far less punch. Take a look at images from the most recent storm and tweet us yours @wnyc.
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
During the spring and fall migration, birds are often injured flying into plate glass windows, or become disoriented and exhausted by the bright lights at night. But unlike other cities, New York doesn't have a wildlife rehabilitation center. Instead, injured wildlife is cared for by an underground network of volunteers.
Friday, December 03, 2010
Like any good Italian, Puccini loved his American Westerns. The result was a cowboy opera, La Fanciulla del West (The Girl of the Golden West). This week, the opera returns to the Met for a series of performances marking its 100th anniversary.
Monday, November 22, 2010
Franklin will be far away from the platter this Thanksgiving. WNYC spent some time with him at his home at Brooklyn's Prospect Park Zoo.
Thursday, November 18, 2010
Watch WNYC's video about this bushy-tailed pastime or check out our recipe for "Pork Rind-Crusted Fried Squirrel with Molasses Red-Eye Gravy" here.
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
WNYC took a look around the "No Place Like Home" National Pet Home Decor Showcase where 25 "petrepreneurs" displayed the latest in high-end doggy and kitty goods.
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Throngs of Brooklyn kids will be riding their bikes to school on Wednesday for the first time. That's thanks to a recent "Bike Like A Driver Clinic" held at Middle School 51 which taught kids how to start, stop, scan for traffic, signal and make controlled turns on two wheels.
Monday, October 11, 2010
At Timothy Haskell's haunted house, they have a theory: Real men scream. Haskell has been haunting New York audiences for seven years with his "Nightmare House" creations.
Thursday, September 30, 2010
Composer Magnus Linberg and members of the New York Philharmonic headed out to Edkins Auto Sales and Salvage on Staten Island to find scrap metal for the New York premiere of "Kraft." The unlikely group searched piles of crushed cars, hills of discarded tires and heaps of disembodied axles, gas tanks and bumpers for something that would create a "sound world" which is rarely heard in classical music.
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Found sound is a staple of some experimental music that ends up in clubs and galleries, and other alternative spaces. But on a recent Friday, Magnus Lindberg, the New York Philharmonic's composer in residence, and several percussionists, were scouring a salvage yard on Staten Island for local junk that will be played at Avery Fisher Hall in October.
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Fall began on Wednesday with the rising of a full moon. The Harvest Moon, so-called because of the extra light it gave farmers to work later for bringing in their crops, rose on the autumnal equinox, a rare cosmic event which hasn't happened for almost 20 years. It won't happen again until 2029.
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Scott Simon, host of National Public Radio’s Weekend Edition, recently published the book "Baby, We Were Meant for Each Other: In Praise of Adoption". WNYC's Amy Pearl caught up with him after he spoke on The Leonard Lopate Show.
Saturday, September 11, 2010
What is it like to grow up South Asian in the wake of 9/11-- whether or not you are a muslim?