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New Yorkers Go Donuts For Chanukah Treats

Friday, December 11, 2009

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The eight-day festival of lights known as Chanukkah starts tonight, and that means tasty holiday delicacies.

At Moishe's Bakery in the East Village, sufganiyot are selling like...donuts during Chanukah.

Employees at the bake shop say they've sold hundreds of the ...

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Using Food Stamps in the Bronx

Friday, December 11, 2009

Photos by Stephen Nessen

Photos by Stephen Nessen

The Bronx has the highest proportion of food stamp recipients in all the five boroughs. According to city statistics, more than 400,000 people use food stamps in the borough –- 30 percent of the population. Since 2007, ...

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Bloomberg's Latest Campaign: You Fill in the ____________

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

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Mayor Bloomberg is calling for more volunteers around the city to help clean up neighborhood blocks and teach free fitness classes to prevent obesity. The call for public service is part of the mayor's 'Give Your BLANK' campaign. It's based on the ...

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Today in History: John Lennon Killed

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

(Mychele Daniau /AFP/Getty Images)

(Mychele Daniau /AFP/Getty Images)

John Lennon was shot dead 29 years ago today.

The 40-year-old singer, songwriter, and peace activist was entering his apartment building, the Dakota, at around 11:00 p.m. when he was shot four times in the ...

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Today in History: Attack on Pearl Harbor

Monday, December 07, 2009

Photograph taken from a Japanese plane during the torpedo attack on ships moored on both sides of Ford Island.

Photograph taken from a Japanese plane during the torpedo attack on ships moored on both sides of Ford Island.

When news of Pearl Harbor broke, ...

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Christmas in New York: The Rockefeller Center Tree Is Lit

Thursday, December 03, 2009

Before (Bryan Bedder/Getty Images)

Before (Bryan Bedder/Getty Images)

There are few things that scream Christmas in New York louder than the giant spruce at Rockefeller Center. Last night Mayor Bloomberg, along with Aretha Franklin, the Rockettes, and thousands of spectators flocked to watch ...

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Today in History: Rosa Parks Arrested

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Rosa Parks arrested Dec. 1, 1955

Rosa Parks arrested Dec. 1, 1955

The facts: On Dec. 1, 1955, a seamstress got off work at the Montgomery Fair department store and boarded a bus. She took a seat in the fifth row, the 'Colored Section,' and ...

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After Your Turkey, a Day of Listening

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Celebrate the National Day of ListeningArt and life and storytelling are being celebrated at the New York Public Library's main branch on 42nd Street on the day after Thanksgiving.

The library is participating in the National Day ...

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Today in History: JFK Buried at Arlington National Cemetery

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

The body of President John. F. Kennedy lies in repose in the East Room of the White House. (Abbie Rowe, National Park Service)

The body of President John. F. Kennedy lies in repose in the East Room of the White House. (Abbie Rowe, National Park ...

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Day of Outrage Called For Today

Monday, November 23, 2009

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(Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images)


The National Action Network, a civil rights organization found by Rev. Al Sharpton, is calling today a 'National Day of Outrage.' It is holding a rally in Times Square to protest what ...

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Life at the Speed of Film - Tsai Ming-Liang at Asia Society

Friday, November 20, 2009

Listen to a Weekend Edition Saturday report on Tsai Ming-Liang:

Face, the latest film by Tsai Ming-Liang, one of cinema's most revered auteurs, brings together on screen François Truffaut's companion Fanny Ardant and his longtime alter ego Jean-Pierre Léaud. It's the first film in a series commissioned ...

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The Long Island Turkey Hunt is On

Friday, November 20, 2009

(Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

(Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Long Islanders who like their Thanksgiving turkey extremely fresh may be in luck. L.I.'s first turkey hunting season opens today, but only for those 1,600 who hold turkey hunting permits.

Seventy-five turkeys were reintroduced in Suffolk County ...

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Artist Jeanne-Claude, Co-Creator of 'The Gates,' Dies

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Artist Jeanne-Claude, co-creator of the Central Park installation 'The Gates,' has died at the age of 74.

Her family says it was from complications of a brain aneurysm.

With The Gates, in 2005, Jeanne-Claude her husband, Christo, covered Central Park's footpaths with thousands of saffron-colored drapes hung from specially designed ...

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Independent Bookstore Week Events on Tap

Monday, November 16, 2009

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As we roll into the sixth day of Independent Bookstore Week (11 days actually) there are still plenty of events to check out. Grab some free food, take part in photo scavenger hunt, or attend readings, lectures, and costume parties.... There are ...

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A Surfeit of Indian Cinema

Saturday, November 14, 2009

So far this month New York has been host to two South Asian film festivals. The South Asian International Film Festival was last week. And on Wednesday night when the Mahindra Indo-American Arts Council had its festival opening, WNYC's Arun Venugopal was there, stalking the red carpet.



Naseeruddin Shah and Aasif Mandvi in "Tonight

Naseeruddin Shah and Aasif Mandvi in "Tonight's Special"


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Happy Birthday Aaron Copland

Saturday, November 14, 2009

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The Brooklyn-born, American composer Aaron Copland was born Nov. 14, 1900. He is best known for incorporating indigenous American music, jazz and folk, into his compositions. A child of Jewish immigrants from Lithuania, he eventually went on to study music in France. When he ...

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Vets March up Fifth Avenue Today

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

(Photo by Stephen Nessen)

(Photo by Stephen Nessen)

Thousands turned out for the 90th Veterans Days parade up Fifth Avenue today. Organizers say more than 20,000 people participated, including 3,000 active-duty military, civic and youth groups.

(Photo by Stephen Nessen)

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Veterans Day: Remembering WWI Through Songs of the Time

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Front Page of the Times, Nov. 11, 1918

Front Page of the Times, Nov. 11, 1918

Today is Veterans Day, originally known as Armistice Day, a remembrance of the end of the 'Great War,' WWI. The signing of the Treaty of Versailles on June 28, ...

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How to Get to Sesame Street? Visit 64th and Broadway

Monday, November 09, 2009

Reporting by Gayathri Vaidyanathan

NYC & Company CEO George Fertitta hands over a proclamation on behalf of Mayor Bloomberg, declaring Tuesday "Sesame Street Day" to show creator Joan Ganz Cooney. (Gayathri Vaidyanathan)

NYC & Company CEO George Fertitta hands over a proclamation on ...

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Remembering the Fall of the Berlin Wall

Monday, November 09, 2009

Today is the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall and WNYC and WQXR mark the occasion with programming throughout the day.

WNYC's Brian Zumhagen tells the story of Ronald Reagan's famous directive to Mikhail Gorbachev to "tear down this wall," and reports on a mysterious ...

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