Brigid Bergin

Reporter

Brigid Bergin appears in the following:

Artists Apply Creativity to Finances

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

This week, the New York Foundation for the Arts awarded $100,000 to eight small dance companies through its BUILD program. Its goal is to help strengthen dance organizations by investing in their management and infrastructure. But it's not the only group pushing artists to rethink ...

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Calling Parents: Pre-K Spots Still Available

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

More than 5,000 seats are still available in the city's pre-kindergarten classes and City Council members are trying to spread the word.

Council Speaker Christine Quinn and other Councilmembers are distributing flyers across the city to encourage parents to sign up their four-year-olds by Friday.

Although October ...

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New Yorkers React to V.P. Debate

Friday, October 03, 2008

People gathered in groups large and small to watch the Palin-Biden showdown last night.

Twenty-six-year-old Paul Banister thought Sarah Palin held her own.

PALIN: I actually think she didn't have a lot of specifics but she didn't fail. I had a lot of people texting me, saying, ...

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Artists Talk Funding Alternatives

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

While lawmakers try to find a solution for Wall Street's financial crisis,local artists are bracing for a dip in the corporate dollars that support some of their work.

REPORTER: The non-profit arts advocacy group The Field hosted close to 100 local artists at Joe's Pub for ...

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It's Wait-and-See for GOP

Monday, September 01, 2008

Republican delegates gathered for their national convention in St. Paul, Minnesota, are in a wait-and-see mode, as party officials monitor the hurricane pounding the Gulf Coast. New Jersey's delegation has turned its hospitality hotel suite into a donation center for hurricane victims. Meanwhile, other delegates ...

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City Earthquake Risk Greater Than You Think, Scientists Say

Friday, August 22, 2008

A new study suggests the risk of earthquakes to New York City is substantially greater than previously thought.

A group of Columbia University seismologists says new analysis using modern instruments reveals potentially powerful seismic structures beneath the New York region, like a formerly unidentified intersection of ...

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Con Ed Strike Averted

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

After negotiating through the night and into the early morning, Con Edison has reached a tentative contract agreement with the union representing 9,000 of its workers, averting a possible strike.

A weary-sounding Joe Flaherty, who's a spokesman for the union Local 1-2 says both sides documented ...

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Art on the Lower East Side

Monday, June 23, 2008

The National Trust for Historic Preservation recently added the Lower East Side to a list of "endangered places." For local artists and arts organizations, there's a sense they feel endangered too – but some have found strategies for survival. Brigid Bergin has this report.

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Albee Honored at Rainbow Room

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

REPORTER: Tyne Daly and Eartha Kitt - just some of the stars who gathered to toast Edward Albee at the Rainbow Room last night.

The evening was a birthday celebration for the playwright and soon-to-be octogenarian who's written modern classics including "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" ...

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Age Plays Important Role

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

The age gap showed up in exit poll results for Democrats in New York and New Jersey. In New York, 3 in 5 voters over 60 chose Clinton, while 3 in 5 voters under 30 chose Barack Obama. In New Jersey exit polls, Obama got about 60% of voters ages ...

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Staten Island Composers Project

Saturday, October 27, 2007

The Staten Island Composers Project is culminating this weekend with a live performance of works by David Johansen of The New York Dolls, Galt MacDermot, the composer of Hair and Vernon Reid, founder of the ’80s funk band Living Colour. All three are Staten Island ...

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The Taxi Strike and the Punjabi Deli

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

The taxi strike is being greeted by many New Yorkers with a shoulder shrug and a "whaddaya gonna do?" attitude. But some are feeling the effects strongly. Drivers who are not on the road say it's worth losing some money to keep GPS technology out ...

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The Borinqueneers

Friday, August 24, 2007

The 65th Infantry was the only all Puerto Rican regiment in the history of the U-S military. The soldiers were known as The Borinqueneers. Tonight in the Bronx, the New York debut of a new film about the fabled regiment will take place at Hostos ...

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