Steve Zeitlin, executive director of City Lore, a non-profit that produces programs and publications that convey the richness of New York City's cultural heritage, Bob Fass, WBAI DJ credited with inventing free form radio, and Phil Schaap, WKCR Jazz host and 2012 inductee, talk about the radio pioneers being inducted into City Lore's People's Hall of Fame.
Making a living has never been easy for subway musicians but some say it's only getting tougher. Some buskers are striking up deals with corporate sponsors. Others complain that transit police have been cracking down on performers. Today, we get several views on New York’s “underground economy.”
Astroland, Yankee Stadium, and Café La Fortuna are among the many New York City landmarks that closed down this year. Steve Zeitlin executive director of City Lore and Brooks of Sheffield, the author of the Lost City blog, offer a post-mortem of the local landmarks and institutions lost in 2008. ...
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