Brian Zumhagen has been a weekend anchor at WNYC since 2003. His career in journalism started in 1993, with an internship in the press office of the German Green Party’s parliamentary delegation. Brian went on to spend the rest of the ‘90s working as a reporter, producer, and fill-in anchor at NPR member station KQED in San Francisco. He’s returned to Germany several times over the years for reporting projects. Most recently, he won a grant from the Arthur F. Burns Fellowship to produce radio features for the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Before coming to WNYC, Brian was a frequent contributor to PRI’s The World. He reported for the program on 9/11 and served as the show’s United Nations correspondent during the run-up to the Iraq war. Brian lives in Queens with his wife and children.
Street Sweep: City Steps Up Efforts to Fill Potholes
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
New York City's effort to fill potholes following a brutal winter is getting a boost from Mayor Michael Bloomberg's $2 million for street repair.
The new funds will pay for repair crews to work extended shifts seven days a week through April, according to the transportation commissioner.
The department has also launched a new site, The Daily Pothole, where people can track street repair work and report potholes using maps and real-time data.
"Mother nature has really thrown everything at us this year, but we're fighting back harder than ever before," Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan said. "We have a 54 percent increase in the number of potholes that we've filled this year since January 1."
Pothole filling at work