Arun Venugopal is a reporter and the creator of Micropolis, WNYC’s multi-platform series examining race, sexuality, religion, street life and other issues that define New York City. He has been with the station since 2005, and has covered a wide range of stories, including the death of Sean Bell, the controversy over the Park 51 mosque and community center and Occupy Wall Street .
Rockefeller Ice Rink Open
Monday, October 13, 2008
New York, NY —
It may feel like a late-summer day but it's ice skating season. The rink at Rockefeller Center opened for business today. Pam Simpson from Aberdeen declared the ice was "absolutely brilliant."
SIMPSON: I'm just so excited to be on Rockefeller Center and skating, because I've come all the way from Scotland and we weren't sure if it was going to be open, so it was really exciting to be here, and it was great fun to be on the ice.
REPORTER: Wollman Rink, in Central Park, opens October 20th, while the Pond at Bryant Park opens on the 24th.