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Margot Adler

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New Yorkers Protest Long Shadows Cast By New Skyscrapers

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.

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On The Auction Block: The Stradivarius Of Guitars

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.

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A Beer Backlash To LGBT Exclusion In St. Patrick's Parades

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.

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Before The NBA Was Integrated, We Had The Black Fives

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.

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A Plan To Eliminate Wild Mute Swans Draws Vocal Opposition

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.

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Before He Fell To Earth, 'The Little Prince' Was Born In N.Y.

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.

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New York's Medical Marijuana Experiment Begins With Caution

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.

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Letter From Gracie Mansion: The New Mayor Meets His City

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.

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Investigation Of New York Train Derailment Continues

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.

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New York City Raises Smoking Age From 18 To 21

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.

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Can Starbucks Do For Tea What It Has Done For Coffee?

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.

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Forget The Lottery; You Have Better Odds Of Winning This Picasso

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.

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Anthony Weiner (The Myth, Not The Man) Takes The Stage

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.

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Good Work Comes Out Of The Sept. 11 Tragedies

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.

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'Renaissance Garden' Highlights Medicinal Plants

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.)

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Young People Push Back Against Gender Categories

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.

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Groups Get Tangled In Black Hair Controversy

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.

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Old Safe Reveals Historical Relics Of Women's Suffrage Group

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.

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Thousands Greet Summer With Sun Salutations In Times Square

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.

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Disruptive Broadway Audiences Master Stage Whisper

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Cell phone rings. Loud talking. Candy wrappers crinkling. Even fights in the aisles. Have Broadway audiences gotten ruder?

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