Wednesday, October 19, 2011
WNYC's Brian Leher Show and The New York World are collaborating on a project to map and report on New York City's Privately-Owned Public Spaces, aka POPS. We want to figure out how public these public spaces really are. Through zoning incentives, New York's city planners have encouraged private builders to include public spaces in their developments. Many are in active public use, but others are hard to find, under heavy surveillance, or essentially inaccessible.
With the Occupy Wall Street encampment in Zuccotti Park drawing attention to the regulations and usage of these spaces, we want you to tell us about the POPS in your life. Whether it's parks, plazas, atriums or fountains, find all of NYC's POPS on the map below, then use the form to report on your experience.
Here's How -- Deadline for Submissions is November 9th!
1) Find your space on the map below. You can zoom in to different parts of the city, and click on a particular space to see information such as the owner, the boundaries, and the total area.
2) In the pop-up menu you'll also see a Site ID - a unique ID we've assigned to each space.
3) If you want to report on a particular space, enter the shortcode in the form below and tell us about your experience!
4) That's it! Read some of the response highlights here, and we'll follow up online and on-air in the coming weeks.
If you're on Twitter, you can tweet photos with the hashtag #privatepublic and the name or site ID code for your location.
Thursday, October 06, 2011
THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR PICTURES! Bruce Davidson was on the Brian Lehrer Show Tuesday, October 18th - Listen Here
Subway, Bruce Davidson's classic collection of New York City photography, is being re-released this fall by Aperture books. On Tuesday, October 18th, Bruce will join Brian Lehrer to talk about his photographs, and we want you to submit your most iconic subway shot. Head underground (or to an elevated track!) and snap a picture, then submit it here. Bruce will take a look at your submissions, and we'll feature some of our favorites online and on-air. By the way, regulations for what kind of photography is legal on MTA trains and platforms can be found here. Short version: it's legal, as long as you don't have extra equipment.
EXHIBIT: Aperture Gallery presents Bruce Davidson: Subway—a groundbreaking series documenting a unique moment in the cultural fabric of New York City, coinciding with the highly anticipated re-release of the book published in 1986. Opening reception: Thursday, October 13, 6:00-8:00 pm Exhibition on view: Monday, October 3-Saturday, October 29, 2011
Monday, August 29, 2011
To mark the 10th anniversary of 9/11, The Brian Lehrer Show will air a series of 10 “Decade 9/11” conversations with big ...
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
To wrap up our New Littles project, the Brian Lehrer Show asked local artists and illustrators to represent the various new neighborhoods we'd discussed on a map. Not knowing what to expect, we put out a call for entries and waited. The response was incredible, full of talent, inventiveness and community spirit. Check out the entries below, and be sure to visit the artist's website to support their work - many of the pieces are even for sale! Thanks to all for participating in The New Littles.
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Over the course of our New Littles project, we've identified some of New York's overlooked ethnic communities. Now, we want artists and illustrators to draw a new neighborhood map. Our favorites will be featured on the WNYC website and on-air during the Brian Lehrer Show. Upload your artwork directly below, or post a link in the comments page. Deadline for submission is Monday, July 11th. Here are some of the neighborhoods you may want to include (though you can obviously include others you know about):
Thursday, June 02, 2011
UPDATE: Check out the New Little Map Below! We've taken our data set and mapped it.
Each Thursday in June, the Brian Lehrer Show and Andrew Beveridge of Social Explorer will discuss New York’s diverse communities - areas of ethnic concentration you may not know about or are changing quickly. ...
Friday, May 20, 2011
Brian mispronounced "Fugazi" on the air recently (whoops!) and our twitter friends came to the rescue. Using the hashtag #brianlehrerindiemixtape they suggested songs to bring Brian up to speed. Here is that playlist. Keep adding your suggestions in the comments below or just tweet them @brianlehrer (don't forget the hashtag).
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
New Yorkers gathered at WNYC's Greene Space on Tuesday night to watch the President's State of the Union address. Every year we get this glimpse into the President's reflections on the previous year and his thoughts on the future. Some of you were excited about the speech, some were worried, some were just curious to hear what he had to say.
We wanted it to feel like you were really there so we captured it on camera with our own version of President Obama.
Friday, January 07, 2011
We here at The Brian Lehrer Show are trying a little experiment and need your help! We want as many diverse voices as possible to introduce the program at the beginning of each hour. For now we’re gathering the tape, though we may eventually use it on air. If you’d like to participate, make sure you read the disclaimer below, then follow these simple instructions.
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
The Brian Lehrer Show staff is running low on good gift ideas this year, so we are asking some of our guests what gifts they are giving this holiday season. These are some of their suggestions.
Friday, November 05, 2010
[Thanks to resident running experts Alex Villari and Sarah Gilligan for helping to think this through.]
We are now gathering your Marathon Meet-Up stories. Did you see any of our runners along the course? Run into any fellow WNYC listeners? Or even if you just have a good story about your marathon experience, post it below!
We have our runner database up and running! We'll do our best to update again before race time, keep tuned to facebook and twitter for the latest. Don't forget, take a listen to our very own Rex Doane demonstrating how you can cheer on fellow Brian Lehrer Show fans during the race, using the special phrase "It's A Free Country"
Are you running the marathon and wish there was someone to cheer you on? Are you watching the marathon and wish you had someone to cheer for? We're going to link up Brian Lehrer show runners and fans for this Sunday's marathon.
Runners: Check out the map below - this shows you where to keep your ears open for fellow WNYC fans who will be cheering you on.
Watchers: Check out the database below, print it out and bring it with you to your viewing spot. Want to take it the next level and track one of our runners online or through your iphone app? Information at the NYRR home page
And don't forget, whether you are running or watching, snap pictures of any fateful encounters you may have!