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Thursday, January 13, 2011
Over 100 people braved frigid temperatures on Thursday to witness several massive ships passing in the night, as the Queen Mary II, the Queen Elizabeth and Queen Victoria all left port, passing the Statue of Liberty under a barrage of fireworks.
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
After two years of wrangling, the street artist who created the Barack Obama "Hope" campaign poster and the Associated Press have settled competing copyright infringement suits against one other.
Tuesday, December 07, 2010
Even the big city needs a sheriff, and New York has a new one. Mayor Michael Bloomberg has passed the honored badge to Edgar A. Domenech, a former deputy director of the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
Thursday, November 18, 2010
This list is based on data released by ProPublica on Oct. 19, 2010. They identified 384 health providers who earned more than $100,000 total from one or more of the following seven companies that have disclosed payments in 2009 and early 2010: Pfizer, Merck, Johnson & Johnson, Eli Lilly, AstraZeneca, Cephalon and GlaxoSmithKline. ProPublica says it matched the payee records with licensed doctors and registered nurses. When a match could not be found, for example when a recipient was a pharmacist, ProPublica used other sources to confirm their identities. Read more about how ProPublica compiled this information here.
Friday, November 12, 2010
It didn't feel like that time of year, with temperatures in the mid 50s, but the annual Rockefeller Christmas tree has landed.
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
The north pool of the 9/11 Memorial got its first test on Tuesday. The taps were turned on, creating cascading waterfalls over the 30-foot high granite walls. The pools are called "Reflecting Absence" and are the work of Michael Arad.
Monday, November 08, 2010
The new LED lights installed in Grand Central Terminal's zodiac twinkle in accordance with each star's brightness in the night sky.
Sunday, November 07, 2010
Over 45,000 runners from all 50 states and over 100 countries descended on New York City Sunday for the 41st New York City marathon. The cloudless sky and brisk winds provided perfect running weather for the event often referred to as the Super Bowl of marathons.
Friday, November 05, 2010
While the streets of New York will be filled this Sunday with some of the most fit runners from over 100 countries here to participate in the New York City Marathon, those runners will be leaving behind an impressive amount of trash.
Plus: Brian Lehrer Show Marathon Meetup
We're linking up Brian Lehrer show runners and fans for Sunday's marathon.
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
On an unseasonably warm October morning, the 50th tree was planted at the Memorial Plaza. The White Swamp Oak was lowered by crane while Mayor Michael Bloomberg and other officials watched.
Friday, October 22, 2010
Some Republican members of Congress want to cut off National Public Radio's federal funding in the wake of the firing of NPR and Fox News political analyst Juan Williams. Speaking on Fox earlier this week, Williams said that he gets nervous when he sees people in "Muslim garb" on airplanes. Long Island Congressman Peter King said on Fox News Friday that if Republicans take control of the House there will be a move to defund NPR.
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
With just over a week to go before the midterm elections, newspapers have begun making their candidate endorsements. It's A Free Country is tracking them all down.
Monday, October 18, 2010
WNYC began visiting the World Trade Center site in April 2010 and continues to document the construction of One World Trade Center, the 9/11 Memorial, the transportation hub and the people working on the site.
Friday, October 15, 2010
The iconic stretch of green in Central Park at 67th Street and Central Park West has gone from farmland to upscale restaurant and now to farm eating. The landmark restaurant, Tavern on the Green, closed last January after filing for bankruptcy, but has been reincarnated as a gourmet food cart hub and visitor center.
Thursday, October 07, 2010
On Thursday morning, composer Magnus Lindberg and the New York Philharmonic held the final rehearsal before the New York premiere of his 1985 industrial work Kraft. That piece features an arsenal of noise-making instruments augmented by various found objects, including scrap metal, an oxygen tank and other junk, all of which were picked up from a Staten Island junkyard.
Friday, October 01, 2010
Few things preserve like dense Hudson River mud. That was proven this summer when workers at the World Trade Center site uncovered the skeletal hull of an 18th century ship at the site of a future car park.
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Found sound is a staple of some experimental music that ends up in clubs and galleries, but on a recent Friday, Magnus Lindberg, the New York Philharmonic's composer in residence, scoured a salvage yard on Staten Island for local junk that will be played at Avery Fisher Hall.
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Found sound is a staple of some experimental music that ends up in clubs and galleries, and other alternative spaces. But on a recent Friday, Magnus Lindberg, the New York Philharmonic's composer in residence, and several percussionists, were scouring a salvage yard on Staten Island for local junk that will be played at Avery Fisher Hall in October.
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Wooden sukkots in Williamsburg, pancake-shaped mooncakes in Chinatown and sizzling treats in Little Italy are all reminders that summer has officially ended.