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There are thousands of artists is New York City. Some are famous internationally. Others are scratching out a living while perfecting their craft. WNYC is bringing a few of them to the spotlight, in their own voices. Here, playwright Rick Elice.
He painted freckled boy scouts, sprightly grandmothers and little black girls walking into an all-white school. Norman Rockwell was the star illustrator of The Saturday Evening Post for nearly half a century, and served as America's unofficial "artist in chief."
The Manhattan skyline is getting thinner. There are about a dozen new, needle-thin towers planned for New York City.
Space fans can now explore the mysterious world of dark energy and dark matter at the American Museum of Natural History.
Some WNYC staffers visit cemeteries during their down time.
Okay, so our "One NY Artist" series is actually two this week, with terrarium makers Michelle Inciarrano and Katy Maslow. However, there's a strong argument for thinking of them as one artist, so inseparable are these two creative entrepreneurs and their vision.
While American pop artists were making art with canned soups and celebrities in the 60s, one French artist was turning cars and fabric into sculptures.
A married woman having a fiery, seven-year affair with her husband's best friend. A politician caught cheating on his wife with prostitutes. A lesbian dealing with her dad's complicated sexuality. Welcome to the fall season in New York theater, where sex and secrets are the big stars.
Hundreds of Michael Jacksons will be on the streets of New York for Halloween tonight. But for at least two New Yorkers, nailing the pop star's signature moves is a year-round obsession.
Life changed for thousands in our region almost a year ago when Sandy blew in. For Raul Romero, a resident of Rockaway Beach, that change is most evident every morning when he boards the Sea-Streak Ferry for his morning commute.
The impact of Sandy is still being felt by thousands of people, a year later. The Department of Sanitation estimates it collected about 434,740 tons of storm debris citywide.
Thousands of people's lives and daily routines have radically changed as a result of Sandy. Judy Hickerson lived with her husband in Waretown, New Jersey, and she had the maximum amount of flood insurance. But a year after Sandy, she’s still spending her Friday mornings dreaming of the day things will return to normal.
A great grandmother tries to calm a boy's fears about storms.
Sandy impacted the lives of thousands of people a year ago today. For Lambros Vlachakis, it’s around 5pm that he thinks about it the most. That’s when he hops in his truck and drives from his rental in Toms River across the bridge, to Seaside Heights, New Jersey. He pulls up to the empty gravel lot where his home sat before Sandy damaged it beyond repair.
Francesca Berisa and Ashley McCarthy are both 13-year-old eighth graders at I.S. 2 in the New Dorp section of Staten Island. After Sandy, Francesca and her family moved to the southern tip of the island because they lost their house.
A year after Sandy, things remain difficult for many business owners along New Jersey’s coast. For Gigi Liaguno-Dorr, owner of Jakeabob’s Bay restaurant in Union Beach, New Jersey, it’s around 1 pm every day that she thinks about it the most. The lunchtime crowd disappeared after the storm and has yet to return.
Bill Owens and his family essentially lost their house during Sandy. But what he really misses are the family Sunday night dinners.
Ileana Ingram of Ortley Beach, New Jersey, most remembers Sandy when it's time to clean her house.
Many of those not directly harmed by Sandy came out to help. At Congregation Beth Elohim in Park Slope, Brooklyn, the volunteers are still coming, a year later.