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Monday, January 25, 2010
Thursday, January 21, 2010
Air America Radio is shutting down its operations.
Launched in April 2004, Air America was billed as the liberal alternative to right-wing radio. A statement on the company Web site explains the decision: "This past year has seen a 'perfect storm' in the media industry generally. National and local advertising ...
Monday, January 11, 2010
Tuesday, December 08, 2009
John Lennon was shot dead 29 years ago today.
The 40-year-old singer, songwriter, and peace activist was entering his apartment building, the Dakota, at around 11:00 p.m. when he was shot four times in the ...
Monday, December 07, 2009
Wednesday, December 02, 2009
Mayor Bloomberg is suing his former rival, City Comptroller Bill Thompson, for blocking his plan to re-open a Brooklyn jail. Thompson has refused to sign off on a $34-million contract to renovate the Brooklyn House of Detention, a project he calls flawed, wasteful, and a "product of favoritism."
But Jonathan Becker, ...
Tuesday, December 01, 2009
The facts: On Dec. 1, 1955, a seamstress got off work at the Montgomery Fair department store and boarded a bus. She took a seat in the fifth row, the 'Colored Section,' and ...
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Monday, November 16, 2009
Saturday, November 14, 2009
The Brooklyn-born, American composer Aaron Copland was born Nov. 14, 1900. He is best known for incorporating indigenous American music, jazz and folk, into his compositions. A child of Jewish immigrants from Lithuania, he eventually went on to study music in France. When he ...
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Today is Veterans Day, originally known as Armistice Day, a remembrance of the end of the 'Great War,' WWI. The signing of the Treaty of Versailles on June 28, ...
Monday, November 02, 2009
On the eve of election day we combed through the WNYC archives to find what New York's first three-term mayor, ...
Friday, October 23, 2009
It goes by many names: pierogi, gnocchi, tamale, pot sticker, wonton, palitaw, kuih koci, idli or just dumpling. It can be found in dozens of countries and ...
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
The museum known for its distinct spiral and ramp, which the architect Frank Lloyd Wright said was designed to create 'an atmosphere of the unbroken ...
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Parents of elementary school children in New York City are receiving swine flu vaccine consent forms this week. The citywide voluntary - and free - vaccine program is starting next Wednesday at local elementary schools.
Tuesday, October 06, 2009
The World Monuments Fund (WMF), a group dedicated to protecting places and buildings that are, 'irreplaceable monuments to human culture,' ...
Friday, October 02, 2009
Furtive glances down darkened subway tunnels may be a thing of the past, now that the MTA has set a timeline for installing countdown clocks. They'll display how long until the next train arrives. The authority says more than 150 stations, along the numbered lines will have clocks up and ...
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Korean violinist Hanh-Bin is in good company. Like Philippe Quint and Gidon Kremer who forgot their violins, or Yo-Yo Ma and Lynn Harrell who forgot their cellos in New York taxis, Hahn-Bin left his 18th century, $600,000 violin in a taxi yesterday.
On a ride from Lincoln Center to Chinatown, ...
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Friday, May 29, 2009
Prince Harry, is known for his partying, but that may change with his first official visit to the U.S. today. The 24-year old Prince of Wales first stopped at Ground Zero to lay a wreath and was then whisked to nearby Hanover Square to officially name a British garden in honor of 67 Britons who died in the terrorist attacks.
John Farrell lives nearby and noticed recent renovations to the park, and stopped by to have a look. He's not much impressed with British royalty, but has to admit the changes are nice.