Richard Hake fills in for Leonard. Justin Davidson, New York magazine’s architecture critic, discusses Mayor Bloomberg’s plans for the city’s waterfront. We’ll find out about Hitchcock’s earliest films. Lidia Bastianich looks at how immigrants and others celebrate independence in America. And Please Explain is all about sinkholes!
New York Public Radio staff members provide some weekly picks on the arts and leisure activities around town.
It's Father's Day weekend and the New York Public Radio staff has some picks that will have you covered with dad when it comes to art, music, food and sports.
A mix of Chinese and Jewish cultures and a gay pride festival are some of the events the WNYC staff recommends for this weekend.
“Residents should be aware that you could see rapid flooding, especially in the vulnerable areas.”
New York City Fire Commissioner Sal Cassano says human error is behind a delay in getting an ambulance to the scene of a car accident that resulted in the death of a 4-year-old girl on the Upper West Side earlier this week.
It's all about visual art in this week's staff picks.
Poetry in Brooklyn and a musical by David Byrne and Fatboy Slim are some of the cultural picks from WNYC's staff for this weekend.
"Are there going to be strings attached?” — Michael Murr, of hard-hit Gerritsen Beach, Brooklyn, who is paying for repairs to his home out of pocket.
City dwellers are beginning to turn their attention to weekend getawaysat the beaches of Long Island. On Fire Island, business owners are still cleaning up from Sandy, but are promising to be ready for the crowds this season.
Did you know that the bike path along Ocean Parkway to Coney Island is billed as the oldest bike path in the country? Audio engineer Debbie Daughtry is planning to take her bicycle out for the first time this season and pedal to the ocean. She's planning to stop at Difara Pizza, because, "It's the best in the city," she said.
WNYC's news staff is hammering to get outside. Here are some of their outdoor activity picks.
A salsa musician and Bronx native is stepping into the fray, in the lead-up to the Venezuelan presidential elections this Sunday. Willie Colon released a song that's criticizing the Nicholas Maduro, the candidate picked by the late Hugo Chavez. The song is called Mentira Fresca, or fresh lie, and is getting lots of attention.
Former Congressman Anthony Weiner says he’s interested in running for New York City mayor, two years after a Twitter sex scandal derailed his career. Weiner and his wife, Huma Abedin, granted an extensive interview to The New York Times Magazine, and swam right back into the political waters this week.
It’s been two years since the uprising in Syria began. Hundreds of thousands of Syrians have fled the country. One woman finds herself back in New York, caught at the intersection between the U.S. immigration system, war refugees and the conflict in Syria.
Use a payphone, stop and smell the roses or watch as ladies in their Easter finery promenade up and down Fifth Avenue. These are just some of the suggestions WNYC staff have for this spring weekend.
City Council Speaker Christine Quinn reached a compromise Thursday night with supporters of a bill that would require companies to provide paid sick leave for thousands of employees in the city.
Here are a few of the events some of the WNYC staff recommends for this weekend.
Here's how we'll be spending our weekend. We suggest you do the same.
For the past three years, ProPublica reporters Tracy Weber and Charles Ornstein have been investigating the sometimes cozy relationship between drug companies and doctors. Their reporting has revealed that some doctors receive thousands of dollars a year promoting pharmaceutical products in speeches all over the country.