Margot Adler appears in the following:
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Huguette Clark secretly spent her last 20 years in a hospital, even though she wasn't ill — all while her three New York apartments were filled with valuable antiques.
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Some New Yorkers are upset about the changing skyline that rims Central Park. They say that as the sun goes behind some of the city's new tall towers, there's a chilling effect to their shadows.
Tuesday, April 01, 2014
More than 260 acoustic guitars are set to be sold via auction at Guernsey's this week, but the prices have thrown collectors and dealers for a loop.
Monday, March 17, 2014
Beer makers Guinness and Sam Adams withdrew sponsorship from New York and Boston's St. Patrick Day parades, respectively, over the exclusion of openly gay, lesbian and transgender participants.
Saturday, March 15, 2014
The Black Fives were African-American basketball teams that played in America before the NBA was integrated in 1950. Their lost history is making a comeback.
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
The proposal to eradicate the birds in New York by 2025 has pitted environmentalists against animal rights activists. Some call the swans invasive and destructive; opponents say the science is faulty.
Saturday, January 25, 2014
Author Antoine Saint-Exupery was French, but his beloved book, The Little Prince, wasn't written in Paris. Saint-Exupery wrote it in New York, and even included references to the island in his original manuscript.
Sunday, January 19, 2014
New York's program would be the most restrictive in the country and would be limited to 20 hospitals. Critics wonder how Gov. Andrew Cuomo plans to get the marijuana and why hospitals — which must abide by federal law — would want to participate.
Monday, January 06, 2014
When newly inaugurated Mayor Bill de Blasio opened the doors of the beautiful 1804 mayoral mansion to the public, New Yorkers showed up in force. And de Blasio spent five hours trying to make them feel welcome.
Monday, December 02, 2013
Transportation officials are investigating what caused a Metro-North Railroad passenger train to derail along the Hudson River in New York on Sunday morning. The crash left four dead and injured dozens more.
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
New York City raised the smoking age, officially, from 18 to 21 Tuesday, making it the first large U.S. city to do so.
Friday, November 01, 2013
The company recently bought the Teavana chain and has opened its first tea bar in New York City. Some say the beverage giant's move into tea could hurt small tea shops; others say they'll be in a good position to compete the way independent coffee shops compete with Starbucks.
Friday, October 25, 2013
Man With Opera Hat is being raffled off to raise money for Tyre, an ancient Phoenician city in Lebanon. At $135, tickets don't come cheap, but your chances of winning are much better than the megalotteries a lot of people enter, and it's still the closest many will come to owning one of Pablo Picasso's works.
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
The former congressman's exploits have been turned into an off-off-Broadway play, The Weiner Monologues. The production uses only found text — articles, talk-show jokes, Weiner's own words, and so on — in its script.
Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Today marks the 12th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks. Over the last several years, a group of family members have created a movement to turn the anniversary into a national day of service. This year more than 30 million people will be involved, and they claim it's the largest day of service in the country.
Wednesday, August 07, 2013
This summer, the New York Botanical Garden is featuring an exhibit called Wild Medicine: Healing Plants around the World. The most beautiful and interesting part is a small scale recreation of the 16th century Italian Renaissance Garden at Padua, the site of one of the earliest and most important medical schools. (This piece originally aired on Weekend Edition on July 6, 2013.)
Tuesday, July 16, 2013
As society has become more accepting of gays, lesbians and even transgender people, a new generation of young people is challenging those categories in favor of a more fluid understanding of gender. They refuse to be limited by notions like male and female.
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Recently, a group of black women connected with a website devoted to black hair, came to Union Square in New York City with signs reading: You Can Touch My Hair. It set off a controversy, and when the women returned two days later, other groups of black women had come to the square to argue, hold counter signs and begin a dialogue.
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
On the 125th anniversary of the the National Council of Women of the United States, the organization teamed up with the University of Rochester to open an old safe painted with the words: "Woman Suffrage Party." No one knew what was in the safe or when it had last been opened.
Friday, June 21, 2013
The summer solstice was greeted with thousands of sun salutations in New York's Times Square on Friday. The square was the scene of mass yoga classes in honor of the first day of summer.