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Sunday, May 27, 2012
New York is among the top-10 city destinations for travelers this summer, according to a recent survey.
Saturday, May 05, 2012
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Some consider Amos Vogel the leading figure of modern film culture as he ushered in political and experimental films as well as documentaries in the late 1930s and early 1940s.
Monday, April 23, 2012
It's not a new trend, but this year many plays and dramas are seeing their full casts transfer from off-Broadway to the Broadway stage. Watch scenes from some of the season's offerings here. Plus, recommendations from the critics on what to see and what not to see.
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
The 11th annual Tribeca Film Festival kicks off on Thursday and Downtown Manhattan is preparing to once again host the festival’s stars, filmmakers and their fans. Get festival highlights.
Sunday, April 15, 2012
For the first time in 12 years, tall ships will sail into New York Harbor next month to mark Fleet Week, the bicentennial of The War of 1812 and to commemorate the writing of “The Star Spangled Banner.”
Friday, April 13, 2012
Chances are if you see a Broadway musical, it's something you've already seen. The selections include many Off-Broadway transfers, revivals and movies made into stage musicals. WNYC invited Elisabeth Vincentelli, of The New York Post, and Scott Brown, of New York Magazine, to give their takes on “Evita,” “Newsies” and “Once.”
Monday, April 02, 2012
WNYC News host and reporter Richard Hake joins us for a look back at the historical events that form the basis of the new Broadway musical 'Newsies.'
Sunday, April 01, 2012
Starting Sunday, New York shoppers will get a tax break.
Friday, March 30, 2012
"Newsies," a new Disney musical starring Jeremy Jordan, opened on Broadway Thursday night at the Nederlander Theatre. Check out a slideshow of real newsboys selling papers in New York City and scenes from the Broadway musical.
Sunday, March 25, 2012
The area known as South Village is made up mostly of 19th century merchant houses, turn of the century tenements and small theatres that have produced some of New York's most influential artists.
Monday, February 06, 2012
Spring returns to New York City earlier this year in Little Italy as Openhouse Gallery presents its second annual Park Here, the Indoor Pop-up Park — a free space that simulates the outdoors with 75 degree conditions, lush grass, trees, flowers and space to eat lunch, relax and play.
Friday, December 30, 2011
“Mary Poppins” just celebrated a fifth year on Broadway with over 2,130 performances. The producers of the show gave WNYC host Richard Hake a unique opportunity to experience the show by transforming him into a Chimney Sweep. See a slideshow here.
Friday, August 05, 2011
Richard Hake fills in for Leonard Lopate. On today’s show: Rebecca Charles of Pearl Oyster Bar gives us a primer on how to prepare and enjoy summer seafood! Then, we’ll look at the personalities and events that dominated prohibition-era New York. Jane Borden talks about trying to adapt southern hospitality to New York City and her transformation into a “hipster-debutante.” Plus, Please Explain is all about roller coasters!
Thursday, August 04, 2011
Guest host Richard Hake fills in for Leonard. He’ll speak with Peter Elkind and Jennifer Reingold from Fortune magazine about a scandal at Pfizer, the world’s largest drug company. Charles Lachman tells us about President Grover Cleveland’s sex scandal and the child he fathered out of wedlock. Graphic designer and typographer Paul Shaw talks about the use of Helvetica in New York’s subway system. Plus, Our latest Backstory segments look at the brutal government crackdown in Syria, and at a large dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico.
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
With the eyes of the world scrutinizing the royal couple's every move, there’s a British tradition they may want to enjoy to get away from it all. That of course is Afternoon Tea.
Friday, April 08, 2011
Theater critics Elisabeth Vincentelli of The New York Post and Adam Feldman of Time Out New York agree that this spring is the best theater season they've seen on Broadway in a long time. But that may be the only thing they agree on. Listen to their conversation with WNYC host Richard Hake about spring shows on Broadway.
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Today marks the bicentennial of the Manhattan street grid system, a latice-work of streets created during a time when the city's population exploded and the streets needed to be ordered in a "regular way," according to NYU professor and curator of an upcoming museum exhibit, Hilary Ballon.
Friday, March 04, 2011
At 96th Street and 3rd Avenue on what's normally a leisurely walk from the subway at the end of a work week, there was quite a commotion. How did this jeep get on top of the town car? Fortunately the drivers of both vehicles didn't seem injured. Nonetheless, emergency medical technicians were checking them out in an ambulance.
Thursday, December 09, 2010
One of Albany's most powerful lobbyists has been implicated in Attorney General Andrew Cuomo's investigation of the New York State pension fund. Patricia Lynch and her firm, Patricia Lynch Associates, is accused of arranging contributions to former state Comptroller Alan Hevesi's campaign account among other charges. While admitting no wrongdoing, the firm is agreeing to pay a $500,000 fine. Lynch is also agreeing to a five-year ban on lobbying the state comptroller's office. Here with the details is Jimmy Veilkind, political reporter with the Albany Times-Union.