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Sunday, October 28, 2012
The Statue of Liberty turns 126 years old today and visitors will get a much closer look as the interior and crown re-open after a one year, $30 million restoration.
Friday, October 12, 2012
Former Democratic New York State Senator Pedro Espada, Jr. pleaded guilty to tax fraud in Brooklyn federal court on Friday.
Sunday, September 30, 2012
School architecture has come a long way since the little red school house. The Center for Architecture unveiled Monday two exhibits about contemporary school design and what curators call the "edgeless" school.
Monday, September 17, 2012
Many critics say they are unimpressed by the Great White Way's fall lineup. We asked two to weigh in on hits and misses for the new crop of Broadway shows that include Annie, Who's Afraid of Virginia Wolf? and Glengarry Glen Ross.
Sunday, July 22, 2012
Some 30 original musical productions are getting their shot at first playing for an audience in the Theatre District this month.
Saturday, July 07, 2012
More than 3,000 athletes are poised to take an unusual tour of New York City on Sunday when they dive into the Hudson, bike along the West Side Highway and run through Central Park for a combined 32 miles.
Sunday, June 24, 2012
Since 1970, the annual march down the lavender line painted along Fifth Avenue has focused on different issues. Originally considered a civil rights demonstration, the march then brought attention to AIDS and bullying and hate. This year, the first anniversary of the passage if same sex marriage legislation in New York, the organizer came up with the theme “Share the Love.”
Friday, June 08, 2012
The Tony Awards, to be held on Sunday and to be hosted by Neil Patrick Harris, will include showdowns between Nina Arianda in "Venus In Fur" and Tracie Bennett in "End of the Rainbow"; and Philip Seymour Hoffman and James Corden in the Best Actor category. "Once" will also be going up against "Newsies" for the Tony for best musical.
Wednesday, June 06, 2012
The Broadway show "Peter and the Starcatcher" is now up for nine Tony Awards — the most of any production in 2012. What is unusual is that one of it its nominations — Best Direction — is for its two directors: Richard Rees and Alex Timbers.
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.