New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez has sued Major League Baseball and its players' union on Monday, seeking to overturn an arbitrator's ruling that the Yankees slugger should be suspended for an entire season for using performance enhancing drugs. The suspension bars Rodriguez for 162 games including potential playoff appearances.
That's the premise of a new music video by Vancouver-based artist Stan Douglas, now on view in New York.
Most people have heard of British street artist Banksy. Well, New York City has Hanksy. He's been putting up his pun-based work on city streets for last two and a half years.
The Metropolitan Opera's Die Fledermaus is where you will find one of WNYC's staff members. Find out what some of the other events our colleagues are checking out around town this weekend.
The 10th annual festival presents about 20 plays from the U.S. and other countries like Argentina, Japan and Switzerland.
The Museum of Modern Art now owns the building on West 53rd Street, and has decided not to incorporate it into its 100,000-square foot expansion, which it unveiled on Wednesday.
It's downright frigid in New York today.
There are thousands of artists in 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, the Villalobos Brothers. They are a trio of violinists and singer-songwriters from Veracruz, Mexico, now based in Marble Hill, in Upper Manhattan.
Performance artist Marina Abramovic once sat in a museum for seven hours a day, for about three months. She lived in a gallery for twelve days, without talking or eating. Now she is staging her funeral.
Crosswords are a hundred years young as a new generation of constructors adds LOL and more.
2013 was the year when New Yorkers stood in line for up to eight hours to go through a rainy, dark room. It was also the year when a painting of a tiny bird from the 1600's drew record crowds to a local museum. And when a famous rotunda was filled with anything but light.
"People need to realize that a bowl of pho shouldn't cost $5 dollars, it should sometimes cost $23 dollars, because it's made with the same love, care and ingredients as their fancy French food," says Bloomberg restaurant critic Ryan Sutton.
It was a year when Beyonce surprised fans with an unexpected new album. And she made history becoming the first woman to hit number 1 on the Billboard 200 chart with her five studio albums. Her husband Jay-Z and pop star Lady Gaga also had new records out. And a teenager from New Zealand, Lorde, became a hit. But John Schaefer, host of WNYC's Soundcheck, says it was New York that ruled the music scene in 2013, and he has a list of ten reasons why.
"We're eager to make sure that every neighborhood in New York has a great library," says NYPL President Tony Marx. "That was Andrew Carnegie's vision, originally, and we are working hard to live up to it."
The substance was made by DuPont and there is new evidence that the company knew ortho-toluidine caused cancer in animals since the 50s.
A visit to Dyker Heights in Brooklyn during the holiday season will allow you to view how neighbors try to outdo one another with elaborate and over-the-top lighting and decoration displays.
From Scandal to Orange is the New Black, here's your weekend calendar of binge-watching musts.
Museums usually mount exhibits featuring one artist. Or a period in history. Or an art movement. But for the first time in its history, the Museum of Modern Art is devoting an exhibition to an art dealer.
A new exhibit highlights the only monumental obelisk from ancient Egypt in the United States. And it sits right in Central Park.
"I've been to Lego Land at least three times," said NJ Public Radio's Nancy Solomon on her excitement at attending a Lego art exhibit.