Lee Hernandez

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From Brooklyn to Queens... By Streetcar?

Thursday, February 04, 2016

In his "State of the City" address, Mayor de Blasio proposed a streetcar that would run from Sunset Park to Astoria. But competing priorities could make the project a tough sell.

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Wiseguys and Goodfellas

Thursday, January 21, 2016

The book "Wiseguy" by Nicholas Pileggi was published 30 years ago this month. Hear Pileggi talk about gangsters and a young Martin Scorsese discuss adapting books to film.


Big Changes for Big Bird: The New Sesame Street

Friday, January 15, 2016

The 46-year-old program debuts on HBO with a new look and feel.


Three Columbia Students Die in Honduras Bus Crash

Thursday, January 14, 2016

The crash happened on a highway east of the Honduran capital, Tegucigalpa. Officials reported that the bus was traveling from the town of San Juancito when it veered off a road.


A Transit Strike with a Side of Smack Talk

Thursday, January 07, 2016

During the longest transit strike in New York history, union leader Mike Quill stopped running the trains, but kept running his mouth. Hear an excerpt of Quill's words for Mayor Lindsay.

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Donner and Blitzen and Dancer and Mosey?

Thursday, December 24, 2015

In 1950, kids from city hospitals attended a Christmas party at City Hall with Santa. St. Nick couldn't quite get his own reindeer names right but the kids still got a nice treat.


Vilified Pharma CEO Arrested on Fraud Charges

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Martin Shkreli, the CEO of Turin Pharmaceuticals who was criticized for raising the price of an HIV drug by 5,000 percent, was arrested Thursday on securities fraud charges.


Season Two of 'Serial' Debuts

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Check your feeds, podcast fans! 'Serial' is back. This season, host Sarah Koenig tells the story of U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl.


Why Definining Terrorism Matters

Thursday, December 03, 2015

An expert explains how the words we use to describe acts of violence impact our response.


Mayor La Guardia on How to Fit That Big Turkey in Your Little Oven

Thursday, November 26, 2015

With turkeys in 1945 coming in a little bigger than normal, the mayor took to WNYC's airwaves to make sure New Yorkers knew how to handle a big bird.


Life Before Alternate Side Parking Regulations Was Disgusting

Thursday, November 12, 2015

If you want to feel less annoyed about moving your car at 9:30 a.m. every Tuesday, listen to this. 

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Lawmaker Who Crafted Protections for Nail Salon Workers Now Opposes Them

Monday, November 09, 2015

The New York Times reports that after receiving tens of thousands in political donations, Assemblyman Ron Kim of Queens changed his position on the regulations he helped create.

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Hear the Sweet Sound of a Mets World Series Victory

Thursday, October 29, 2015

As the Mets vie for another title, we travel back to 1969 and the team's first championship. WNYC interrupted a U.N. session to broadcast the team's reception at City Hall.


Defending Brooklyn Before Brooklyn Was Cool

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Before Brooklyn was a global brand synonymous with cool, people didn't think much of the borough. But in 1948, WNYC spoke with one Brooklynite who was trying to change that perception.

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Mets Return to Playoffs for First Time Since '06

Friday, October 09, 2015

The team begins their quest to bring a World Series trophy to Queens for the first time in nearly 30 years.


CC Sabathia Heads to Rehab While Yankees Head to Playoffs

Tuesday, October 06, 2015

On the eve of the Yankees Wild Card playoff game against the Houston Astros, pitcher CC Sabathia announced he is entering alcohol rehab.


Inmates at State Prison Accuse Guard of Brutal Treatment

Friday, October 02, 2015

Inmates at Clinton Correctional Facility are accusing a guard of waging a campaign of retribution against them after two convicted murderers escaped from the prison.


NYPD to Unveil New Use of Force Guidelines

Thursday, October 01, 2015

The new rules will reportedly require officers to detail detail every instance in which force is used, not only in an arrest but in other encounters with the public as well.

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From Puppet Masters to Playwrights, Ten Outstanding New Yorkers Win 'Genius Grants'

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

The prize, which comes with a $625,000 no-strings-attached award, went to a wide range of recipients, including the creator of 'Hamilton' and a wastewater engineer.


Mayor de Blasio Says Pope Francis 'Raises the Bar'

Friday, September 25, 2015

Mayor de Blasio spoke with WNYC this morning about the significance of Pope Francis' message for New York City. The mayor will spend much of today with the pope.