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Today in History: JFK Delivers Inauguration Speech

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

(photo courtesy of National Archives and Records Administration)

(photo courtesy of National Archives and Records Administration)

Today in 1961 John F. Kennedy Jr. was inaugurated the 35th president. Below you can hear his full speech:

This also marks the one ...

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Haiti Benefit Events in the City

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

As relief efforts continue in Haiti, New Yorkers are finding creative ways to provided aid. Below is a list of a upcoming events to raise funds for various relief organizations.

If you'd rather give a direct cash donation, WNYC has a list of organizations here.

WNYC is not in ...

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Nightclub 'Pope of the Rope' Remembered

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

A memorial service will be held tonight at Manhattan's Hiro Ballroom for Gilbert Stafford, a well-known doorman at some of New York City's most popular nightclubs. He died of cancer on New Years Day.

Stafford was known by many as the "Pope of the Rope" -- the ultimate judge of ...

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NY Art Dealer Named Director of Museum of Contemporary Art in L.A.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Jeffrey Deitch (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images for Nike)

Jeffrey Deitch (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images for Nike)

Jeffrey Deitch, the New York gallery owner responsible for creating some of the biggest buzz in the city’s arts scene in ...

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Banjos in Brooklyn

Friday, January 08, 2010

(Photo by Getty Images)

(Photo by Getty Images)

A three-day banjo festival gets underway at Brooklyn's Jalopy Theater tonight.

WNYC's Janaya Williams has this preview:

The festival will showcase various styles of banjo ...

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Tavern on the Green to Auction Goods

Wednesday, January 06, 2010

The famed Tavern on the Green, which has filed for bankruptcy and shut its doors on New Year's Eve, is auctioning off its goods next week. Thousands of items will be available throughout the three-day auction including crystal chandeliers, paintings, and dinnerware.

Also today the restaurant delivered 2,000 pounds of ...

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Remembering Percy Sutton

Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Rev. Al Sharpton (L) and Rev. Jesse Jackson (R) shake hands while Rev. James Forbes looks on at Percy Sutton

Rev. Al Sharpton (L) and Jesse Jackson (R) shake hands while Rev. James Forbes ...

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Taking the Plunge in the New Year

Monday, January 04, 2010

In 1966 Mao Zedong took a legendary swim in the Yangtze river. The famous swim came on the eve of the Cultural Revolution and was meant to show that Mao was still a leader with great vitality and strength, and among other things, vigorously healthy. And here in ...

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Whistle to Ring in the New Year

Thursday, December 31, 2009

While the eyes of most of the nation will be on the ball at Times Square at midnight, in Brooklyn, some ears will be waiting for the toot of a steam whistle to signify the start of 2010.

Conrad Milster could be found this morning warming ...

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New York 2009: The Year in Sound and Images

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

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The year began with the inauguration of President Barack Obama. Many New Yorkers hoped for a new era in politics. But then a dramatic coup in the state Senate brought Albany to a month-long standstill. The headlines were filled with political scandals, and ...

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Tavern on the Green Will Serve Its Last Meal

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

(Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

(Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

Tavern on the Green, once America's highest-grossing restaurant, is singing its culinary swan song. The restaurant is is preparing for New Year's Eve, when it will serve its last meal. Just three years ...

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Carl Kasell Bids Listeners Adieu, For Now

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

(NPR/ Antony Nagelmann)

(NPR/ Antony Nagelmann)

When Morning Edition began in 1979 the sonorous voice of Carl Kasell was there to read the headlines. The 75-year-old newscaster has worked in radio for over 50 years and delivered his final Morning Edition broadcast today. He ...

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Henry Lewis, Legendary WNYC Host Dies

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

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Jan. 2009 (courtesy of WFMU)

 

For almost 60 years, the poised, confident baritone of Henry Lewis was the sound of Saturday night on WNYC AM 820.

If you never had the pleasure of his ...

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Former Brooklyn Museum Manager Admits $620K Theft

Thursday, December 24, 2009

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The former payroll manager at the Brooklyn Museum admitted yesterday in Brooklyn Federal Court that he stole more than $620,000 from the museum. Dwight Newton, 40, says he did it by writing checks to nonexistent employees.

Prosecutors say Newton, a college dropout, ...

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"O Stock Exchange" and Other Christmas Carol Protest Songs

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

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(Dario Cantatore/Getty Images)

'O Stock Exchange, O Stock Exchange, how greedy are your brokers?' That was just one of several protest Christmas Carols that a group of low income New Yorkers sang on Wall Street today. The group wants ...

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Unable to Correct the System Failure? NY Court Tosses 'Star Trek' Lawsuit

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

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A New York court says a 'Star Trek' fan does not deserves millions of dollars in damages for buying memorabilia he says proved fake. The court ruled that Ted Moustakis of Towaco, N.J. wasn't promised a one-of-a-kind piece when he ...

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Signature Theater Moving to New Gehry-Designed Home

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

The Signature Theater Company is getting a new home in the theater district. Mayor Michael Bloomberg says the city would contribute $25 million toward the construction of a new building on 42nd Street.

Despite the sluggish economy, he says attendance at cultural attractions has grown 8 percent since last year.

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Going Double Dutch in the City

Friday, December 18, 2009

The Stan’s Pepper Steppers performing at Thurgood Marshall Academy (photo by Karen Clements)

The Stan’s Pepper Steppers performing at Thurgood Marshall Academy (photo by Karen Clements)

Reporting by Karen Clements

Some of the world's best double dutchers skipped over to Thurgood Marshall Academy gymnasium today ...

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Gowanus Canal: The Latest on Superfund Status

Monday, December 14, 2009

Oils, toxins, and refuse coagulate in the Gowanus Canal (by Stephen Nessen)

Oils, toxins, and refuse coagulate in the Gowanus Canal (by Stephen Nessen)

WNYC's Amy Eddings has been reporting on the Gowanus Canal and the debate on whether it should become a Superfund site ...

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Two Minutes With...Kathleen Guzman, Auctioneer

Monday, December 14, 2009

Kathleen Guzman has been an auctioneer and appraiser for 30 years. She's auctioned off everything from a watercolor by Monet to the Wizard of Oz's Ruby Slippers. She decided to put her experience to use volunteering at Housing Works after losing her full-time job earlier this year.

Listen to the ...

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