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Saturday, September 24, 2011
At Ample Hills Creamery in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn, everything is made the old fashioned way. As a certified dairy, they even pasteurize their own milk. So patrons of the shop — where milk shake mixers, wall posters and table mats pre-date most of its clientele — may be surprised to find an iPad on the counter where a vintage brass cash register might sit.
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
PHOTOS. Thousands of protesters rallied outside of the UN on a wide range of global issues. But the largest rallies were surrounding the decision by Palestinian leaders to seek statehood through the U.N. Security Council. The U.S. has pledged to veto any resolution brought to the Security Council seeking to grant the Palestinians statehood.
Monday, September 19, 2011
Crew are working overnight to try and restore subway service on the A, B, C, and D lines in time for the morning rush after a water main break Monday. A 94-year old water main broke around 11:00 a.m. under W 106th Street at Central Park West, causing the shut down of the entire B and C lines and curtailed service on the A and D lines.
Friday, September 16, 2011
In an effort to raise awareness about using public space, participants in Transportation Alternatives' Park(ing) Day are taking up city parking spots to have picnics and stage theater performances.
Thursday, September 15, 2011
The 85th Annual Feast of San Gennaro ends this weekend in Little Italy. Take a look at how the festival kicked off on Thursday, September 15, with the 10th Annual Cannoli Eating Competition.
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
The NYPD is reducing heightened security measures in the city put in place for the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.
Sunday, September 11, 2011
People gathered at the World Trade Center site on Sunday to mark the 10th anniversary of the September 11 attacks. And on Monday, the 9/11 memorial plaza is set to open to the public for the first time. Take a look at how New Yorkers remembered the terror attacks.
Friday, September 09, 2011
The 9/11 Memorial has been underway for the past three years — since the fall of 2008. In the weeks leading up to the 10th anniversary of 9/11, WNYC producers Laura Mayer and Stephen Nessen went down to the World Trade Center site to collect impressions and stories from the construction workers working on the memorial and towers.
Wednesday, September 07, 2011
Daniel Libeskind won the competition of the master plan architect for the World Trade Center site in 2003. There have been much political wrangling, changes and debate, but construction of the site is well underway. Libeskind spoke to WNYC about the 10th anniversary, what the term "sacred ground" means to him and the musicality of the site.
Tuesday, September 06, 2011
The Tribute in Light got its first test run of the year Tuesday night, despite the rainy conditions. Technicians on site said it was the rainest test run they've ever conducted, but it was not the first time they've done it in the rain.
Friday, September 02, 2011
On the rooftop of a parking garage in Lower Manhattan, about 30 electricians, stagehands and lighting technicians are setting up what is now an annual tradition: shifting 88 searchlights into position to create the the now-iconic "Tribute in Light."
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Rain and wind from Tropical Storm Irene destroyed roads, washed bridges away, knocked down trees and ripped buildings from their foundation in the Catskills, leaving people stranded and isolated from help. Recovery from the storm could cost $1 billion and take several months.
Thursday, August 25, 2011
The simple pleasures of a home-cooked meal and hot shower have been out of reach for more than 800 Harlem residents whose gas was never restored following a water main break nearly two weeks ago.
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Apple says Steve Jobs resigning as CEO, effective immediately. The company said Wednesday that Jobs will be replaced by Tim Cook, who was the company's chief operating officer. It said Jobs has been elected as Apple's chairman.
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
A unique recording will be featured at the 9/11 Memorial Museum when it opens in 2012: Frank Culberston, the only American not on Earth on September 11, 2001, watched the burning towers from the International Space Station.
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Fresh grass has recently been laid at the 9/11 Memorial in preparation for the 10th anniversary. The site will be open by then and play host to a memorial service with victims of the attack and President Barack Obama and former President George W. Bush. The Museum is expected to be open a year later.
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Structural engineers and architects said some of the city’s older buildings are not reinforced, and a stronger quake than the one that rocked the city Tuesday could have caused major damage.
Where Were You When the Earthquake Hit? Tell us!
Monday, August 22, 2011
Since opposition forces overran Tripoli this week and declared an end to Moammar Gadhafi's decades in power, Libyans in New York and elsewhere have been watching events unfold in their home country.
Friday, August 19, 2011
Menachem Shagalow was just a thirtysomething recent immigrant from Israel when he stumbled home bloodied from the Crown Heights riots 20 years ago Friday, a violent event that is seared into his memory and ripped at the fabric of race relations in the city.
Monday, August 15, 2011
More than 8 inches of rain fell on parts of New York City in the span of one day this week, but the city's ancient pipes and sewer systems — which dates back to the 1870s in some places — were able to withstand the deluge and properly divert the steady rain in most instances.