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Wednesday, March 03, 2010

On today’s show, Sharon Zukin explains how gentrification happens and how it has changed some New York neighborhoods, from Harlem to Red Hook. Then, we’ll look at the pluses and minuses of electric cars, and find out how viable they are in the city.

Leonard Lopate has been with WNYC for 25 years! You’re invited to celebrate his anniversary at a star-studded roast on March 25th! Find out more and buy tickets here!

Naked City

Sociologist Sharon Zukin traces the economic and social evolution of six archetypal New York areas—Williamsburg, Harlem, the East Village, Union Square, Red Hook, and the city's community gardens. Her book Naked City: The Death and Life of Authentic Urban Places, looks at how the demand for urban "authenticity" helps ...

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Paul Goldberger on Leonard's 25th Anniversary at WNYC

New Yorker architecture critic Paul Goldberger congratulates Leonard on 25 years on the air at WNYC. Find out more about celebrating Leonard's 25th here.

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Electric Cars

More electric cars are on their way to New York metro area, which means the city is going to have to make some major infrastructure changes. We’ll examine the advantages and disadvantages of more electric autos in the city, with Neal Parikh, Senior Policy Advisor to the Mayor’s office of ...

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Alan Alda on Leonard's 25th Anniversary at WNYC

Alan Alda talks about what he likes about being a guest on the Leonard Lopate Show. Find out more about celebrating Leonard's 25th here.

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