Jennifer Hsu

Jennifer Hsu appears in the following:

Jason, The New York Drawer

Monday, December 13, 2010


Artist Jason Polan wants to draw every person in New York—literally every person in New York—so he started a project to document his efforts. To see Polan in action, we invited him to WNYC to sketch behind-the-scenes. 

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Claudia, The Single Mom

Friday, November 05, 2010

For nearly 20 years, Claudia has enjoyed a celebrated career performing with the pop band The Magnetic Fields. These days, she has taken on a wildly ambitious side project: single motherhood.

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Natsuko, The Home Librarian

Monday, October 04, 2010

When Natsuko Garcia moved to Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, she realized that the dozens of Japanese families that had recently settled there could really use a children's library. So she decided to build one—in her living room.

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The Community Gardeners of Flatbush

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

When you think of Flatbush, Brooklyn, you might not necessarily think of greenery, flowers and groomed tree pits. But a group of ladies on E. 25th Street between Clarendon Road and Avenue D think otherwise.

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Ahmed, The Muslim Detective

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Meet Detective Ahmed Nasser, a Yemeni immigrant who has tried to make post-9/11 life easier for Muslim New Yorkers.


Two Blocks From Ground Zero: Scenes of Everyday Life

Friday, August 27, 2010

These days, if you're down around the site of the planned Islamic cultural center and mosque two blocks from Ground Zero, you might find a few protesters. But mostly you'll find a New York neighborhood going about its usual business.

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Hidden City: The Sounds of Brighton Beach

Monday, August 09, 2010


It isn't the average walking tour that asks you to observe silence for 90 minutes straight. Or pick up trash in a small park. Or listen to the rattle and hum of air conditioners while walking down entire city blocks with your eyes closed.

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Dean Radinovsky's Secret Chapel

Tuesday, August 03, 2010


Tucked inside a warehouse on the far west side sits a building inside a building.  It's a private sanctuary for one of the city's artists. 

This fall, it will be razed.

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Yazmean, The Middle-School Actress

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Move over, Beyoncé: Thirteen-year-old Yazmean Lee of Jamaica, Queens, is getting ready to be the biggest leading lady in Hollywood.

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Kanu and Tom, The Running Mates

Friday, July 09, 2010

Two friends--one an immigrant from Bangladesh, the other a Queens native--find common ground in their love of pretty ladies and a good 5K run. Meet Kanu and Tom of Jackson Heights.

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Ms. Blu, The Psychic Singer

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

She sports blue clothes and an equally blue 'do, and when she sings the blues she channels the mood of the crowd. Meet Ms. Blu of Chelsea.

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Pianist Envy

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Above the shrieks of dancing teenagers and the rumble of passing buses, Manuel Vega played the piano at Fordham Plaza in the Bronx. He's not a concert pianist. He's just a regular guy who happened to see a piano on the sidewalk.

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Riding the Current with Artist Marie Lorenz

Thursday, June 10, 2010


New York is a city of islands, irregular masses of land that straddle rivers, creeks and bays. Yet, other than a minority of folks who regularly ride one of the few ferry systems, we are a culture that is tethered to the land, traveling along subways and roads that pass over and under the water. We admire it from the safety of a vast assortment of waterfront parks—but rarely engage with it directly. And, rarer still, in a watercraft that doesn't have engines.

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With Visions of Future Hilltops (and Potable Water) Governors Island Re-opens

Friday, June 04, 2010

If art exhibits, outdoor music or car-free bike-riding aren’t enough of a draw, consider visiting Governors Island for a peek at a massive urban redevelopment project.

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Stanley, The Philosophical Clown

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

A clown, a mask-maker for pro-wrestlers, the Hasidic Jew on Conan O'Brien, Stanley Allan Sherman is a modern-day Renaissance man. 


Nominate Your Neighbor!

Monday, April 05, 2010

Know Your Neighbor puts the spotlight on the unsung souls living right next door. 

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Chong No, The Troubadour of Stuyvesant High

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

The halls of Stuyvesant High School are home to some of the city's brightest students—and a Korean-American Lady Gaga. Meet 17-year-old Chong No from Bayside, Queens.

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Angie, The Crafty Burlesque Dancer

Thursday, March 04, 2010

By night, Angie Pontani is a burlesque dancer. By day, she's a craft-obsessed homebody, whose passions include crochet, stitching and stain removal.

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Julianna, The One-Woman Choir

Monday, February 15, 2010

Musician Julianna Barwick creates multitiered, otherworldly songs with her voice, a few machines, and Garageband. And it all goes down right in her bedroom in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.


Malcolm, The Dog Man

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Keeping dogs happy is a serious business for Malcolm Smart of Prospect Heights, Brooklyn. With a doggie daycare center, grooming shop and supply store, he has made a love for pups his life's work.

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