James Ramsay

James Ramsay is a Digital Producer and the copywriter behind WNYC's Morning Brief newsletter. He's written trivia games for NPR's Ask Me Another and hosted a college radio program called Morning Breath. 

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Wednesday Night Fever: The One-Night Return of the 2001 Odyssey Disco

Thursday, December 14, 2017

The site of the club from Saturday Night Fever has long been a Chinese restaurant in Bay Ridge. But to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the film, they turned it back into a club.

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This Holiday Season, Ride in Train Cars as Old as the NYC Subway

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Cosmetic novelties do nothing to make the subway run safely and on time. But let's face it: the Nostalgia Train is kind of cool. And it's running every Sunday through Christmas Eve.

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Can You Bring Luggage on the Subway Without Others Hating You?

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

The person on the subway with a giant suitcase is never anyone's favorite passenger. But is there a way to do it properly?

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Where to Donate Cash, Turkeys and Your Time This Thanksgiving

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Tis' the season for giving. Here's a tidy roundup of places in New York City gladly willing to accept your donation and even serve you a free meal.

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Quiz: So You Want to Meet With Your Member of Congress

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Do you know how to take your cause from Facebook to a face-to-face meeting?


New York City Wants to Know Where You Stand on Controversial Monuments

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

A new survey, launched by the Mayoral Advisory Commission on City Art, Monuments, and Markers, asks New Yorkers for their input about representation in public art and monuments.

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One Idea for Boosting Turnout: Let 17-Year-Olds Vote

Friday, October 13, 2017

New York City's last general election saw a record low turnout, with 24 percent of registered voters showing up at the polls. If 17-year-olds could vote, would that number spike?

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Write-In Mayoral Candidate Marc Maron: 'Not Sure I'm Right for the Job'

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Only about 14 percent of registered Democrats voted in the New York City primary this year. We asked a few people who were written in what they think about the low turnout.

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Becoming a Citizen, Just in Time to Vote

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Friday is the deadline to register to vote in both the November election and next June's New York primary. We met some brand new voters at their naturalization ceremony last week.

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Amid Extremely Low Primary Turnout, Someone Wrote in Snoop Dogg

Thursday, September 28, 2017

WNYC's Brian Lehrer received six write-in votes, soundly defeating Democracy Now! co-host Amy Goodman, who got one vote.

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The Summer Is Over, But Commuting Challenges Remain

Friday, September 01, 2017

The good news: Amtrak completed its Penn Station track repairs. The not-so-good news: Beloved alternatives like the ferry go back to normal price, and subway repairs are still uncertain.

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Quiz: Are You Ready to Commute This Fall?

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Summer vacation is nearly over, and so are the Penn Station track repairs. Whether you commute by bus, boat or train, test your knowledge and make you commute less of a pain.

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A 'Summer of Swell'? Share Your Takeaway From the Summer Commute

Monday, August 28, 2017

About 17,000 commuters from New Jersey or Long Island were promised "hell" due to 8 weeks of track repairs at Penn Station. How'd that actually play out?

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'We Never Saw Skateboards Before': Being a Bus Driver Today

Friday, August 25, 2017

Bus riders in the city are frustrated with delays and slow moving times, but being a driver comes with challenges, too. We spoke with a few veteran drivers about their experience.

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The Wheels on the Bus...Go. Really. Slowly.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

In parts of the city, the average bus speed is about 5 mph. Waiting for the bus to show up isn't any faster. How do we speed things up?

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This Week, We're All About That Bus

Monday, August 21, 2017

Getting stuck in traffic. Making friends. Being able to view the outside world. What are your joys and concerns when it comes to commuting by bus?

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From Rush Hour to Happy Hour, Here's Your Penn Station Survival Guide

Friday, August 18, 2017

A secret tunnel, a secret waiting platform and a secret option for cheap booze. Here are our takeaways from a week of getting to know Penn Station.

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The Final Exam: Are You a Penn Station Pro?

Thursday, August 17, 2017

During a three-hour window, five days a week, you can get a pint of beer for $3.75. Know where?

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Day 3 Quiz: Are You a Penn Station Pro?

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Get ready for the Amtrak cheat to end all Amtrak cheats.

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Day 2 Quiz: Are You a Penn Station Pro?

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Now you know where to get oysters. Do you know how to actually get to your train without running into a mob of people?

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