Soterios Johnson

Soterios Johnson appears in the following:

A Critic's Take on Far West Side

Thursday, March 27, 2008

After submitting the highest bid of $1 billion, Tishman Speyer has won right to develop the massive Hudson Rail Yards property on Manhattan's Far West Side into apartments, offices and open space. The company's other holdings include Rockefeller Center and the Chrysler Building.

Joining us now ...


An English Take on Wall Street

Monday, March 24, 2008

Just a week ago, the Federal Reserve approved JPMorgan's takeover of Bear Stearns at $2 a share. Now, JPMorgan reportedly wants to boost that price to $10 a share to appease Bear Stearns shareholders.

The Fed would have to approve any new deal and it's apparently ...


City Agencies Air Budget Woes

Thursday, March 20, 2008


Thousands of parents, students and educators gathered outside City Hall yesterday to protest $350 million in cuts to education. Inside, Gov. David Paterson and Mayor Michael Bloomberg spoke to the press. Paterson gave a sobering assessment of the impact a sliding economy is having ...


New York Responds to Economic Woes

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

PATERSON: I ask you to pause and focus on the problems of our great nation. Our economy appears to be headed toward crisis.

REPORTER: That's the assessment of Gov. David Paterson. In his swearing-in speech, he warned lawmakers that the state budget would have to take ...


David Paterson Prepares to Take Office

Monday, March 17, 2008

One week after the astonishing downfall of Gov. Eliot Spitzer, his lieutenant governor - David Paterson - will be sworn in as New York's 55th governor.

Paterson has a tough road ahead. Spitzer's first year in office was marked by divisive partisan squabbling and the budget ...


Famed Food Scientist Teaches in NYC

Friday, March 14, 2008

Why does mango irritate some peoples' skin?

How many different ways can you sear a steak?

Why is acid necessary to poach an egg?

And what exactly does it mean to sous-vide?

To answer those questions and thousands more, curious cooks have been consulting the quintessential reference book "On ...


Performance Art at Whitney Biennial

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Up at the Park Avenue Armory, all kinds of events are going on - from a dance marathon to the chance to drink at a custom-designed tequila bar to a gypsy-themed dinner party.

They're all part of the Whitney Biennial, the Whitney Museum's take on the ...


Witnesses Complicate Prosecution of Bell Trial

Thursday, March 06, 2008

Exotic dancers, bartenders, police officers, alleged drug dealers - those are just some of the people who've testified at the trial of 3 police officers charged in the killing of Sean Bell at a Queens night club in November 2006.

WNYC's Arun Venugopal is covering the ...


Big Wins for Clinton, McCain Gets Bush Endorsement

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Though some thought it'd be over by now, the fight for the Democratic presidential nomination continues.

Along with a tight victory in Texas, Hillary Clinton won Ohio and Rhode Island. Barack Obama handily took Vermont.

Meanwhile, John McCain now has enough delegates to be the Republican nominee ...


Politicians Aim to Soothe Mortgage Crisis

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Last year, there were about 13,000 home foreclosures in New York City. Many of those defaults are considered fallout from the ongoing sub-prime mortgage crisis that's spread throughout the US.

Here in New York, local officials are at pains to show they're trying to help. Just ...


The Latest from Albany

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

There may be less money to go around this year in Albany, but this year's budget battle has no shortage of political intrigue.

The majority enjoyed by Republicans in the State Senate is now down to 1 seat following a special election that Democrats won last ...


Bloomberg: "I'm Not Running for President..."

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Despite consistently saying in public that he was not a candidate for president, Mayor Bloomberg kept traveling like a candidate and aides kept working on a potential White House bid behind closed doors.

Well, no longer. In this morning's New York Times, Mayor Bloomberg writes definitively ...


Guggenheim Director Steps Down

Thursday, February 28, 2008

The man who's led the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation for nearly 20 years has announced he's stepping down from his post as director.

Thomas Krens' time at the foundation has been marked by an effort to create a global presence for the Guggenheim and he leaves ...


New York Philharmonic Performs Historic Concert in Pyongyang

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

It's nighttime in North Korea and The New York Philharmonic has has just concluded its historic concert at the East Pyongyang Grand Theater, in the nation's capital. WNYC's John Schaefer has been traveling with the orchestra. He spoke with Soterios Johnson.


Deal Could End Writers Strike

Monday, February 11, 2008

Over the weekend, the Writers Guild of America reached a tentative agreement that would allow their members to end a walkout that's dragged on for almost 4 months.

The writers are expected to be back at work this week.

Melissa Locker Benavidez is a staff writer at ...


Massive Arrests in Gambino Crime Family

Friday, February 08, 2008

The mob is still alive and well in New York.

That's one of the messages from federal authorities yesterday, as they indicted 62 alleged Gambino crime family members and associates.

They're charged with crimes that date back more than 3 decades.

New York Times reporter William Rushbaum is ...


Early Attendance at Polling Sites

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

This morning, WNYC visited several polling sites around the tri-state area. (Including New Jersey, Manhattan and Queens.)

Reporter Nancy Solomon, and WNYC's Arun Venugopal and Richard Hake, live at the polls.

Arun Venugopal

Nancy Solomon

Richard Hake


Preview of America's Exit Poll

Monday, February 04, 2008

One day to go until Super Tuesday.

What once appeared to be a chaotic scramble for the presidential candidates to get their party's nomination is now down to 2, 2-horse races - Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama for the Democrats and John McCain and Mitt Romney ...


Vulnerability in Voting Machines

Monday, February 04, 2008

As voters head to the polls tomorrow, many will be facing new electronic voting machines. In New Jersey, this is the first presidential primary where voters in all of the state’s 21 counties will be voting on them. And, despite reassurances from election officials, some ...


New Jersey Politics Wrap-Up

Friday, February 01, 2008

That was the sound of evening commuters heading home to New Jersey from the World Trade Center PATH station this week.

And what a week it was! Both the Republicans and Democrats saw major contenders drop out and the political landscape shift radically within a single ...