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Studio 360

How to Quit Smoking, One Illustration at a Time

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

The owner of New York City's punniest pizza shop illustrates his way out of his pesky smoking habit. 
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The Brian Lehrer Show

From Packed Racks to Boutique Chic

Monday, January 26, 2015

A Salvation Army thrift shop recently re-opened in Brooklyn with a hip boutique vibe to match the neighborhood. We wondered what it says about the thrift store mission.

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WNYC News

Death By Trendy: Greenpoint's MTZ Electronics

Monday, October 20, 2014

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A repair shop operating for more than two decades is closing. The high price of real estate and New Yorkers' insatiable lust for the newest gadget has squeezed out MTZ Electronics.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Eating Around the World on Your Metrocard: Poland

Friday, September 26, 2014

In this week’s installment of our series Eating Around the World on a Metrocard, we go to the Nassau Avenue stop on the G train to the Polish restaurant Krolewskie Jadlo.

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Transportation Nation

G Train Faces Summer Shutdown

Friday, April 04, 2014

Sandy is the gift that keeps on giving for the New York City subway system. The G train won't run between Brooklyn and Queens for five weeks this summer so the MTA can finish repairing massive damage caused by the storm.

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WNYC News

Pockets of Anti-Semitism Roil NY

Friday, November 08, 2013

Two recent reports reveal pockets of anti-Semitism in the New York area.

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WNYC News

Love Stinks: A Valentine's Day Tour of the City's Sewage Plant

Thursday, February 14, 2013

"Only our love hath no decay," the Renaissance poet John Donne once wrote, and in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, at the city’s largest waste water sewage treatment plant, couples came to prove it.

Only our love hath no decay, the Renaissance poet John Donne [DUN] wrote. And in Greenpoint, Brooklyn at the city’s largest waste water treatment plant, couples came to prove it.

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Life of the Law

Block Boss

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

On every city block, there are rules. Some are unspoken, some require friendly reminders, some are enforced by the law. Is it ever OK to break the rules in order to prevent others from breaking the rules themselves?

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Schoolbook

A Charter Booster Says He's Helping Parents Find New Choices

Thursday, December 20, 2012

A controversial charter school planned for Northern Brooklyn got a big boost from a local supporter of charters. We sat down with Eric Grannis, of the Tapestry Project, to ask why he thought the community needed a new charter. He said he met with parents to hear what they wanted, and then picked a school that fit that description. But he insists the drive to approve the school at tonight's Panel for Educational Policy meeting came from the families, not him.

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Schoolbook

New Charter for Northern Brooklyn Fuels Debate Over Gentrification

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Charter schools typically open in low income and minority neighborhoods where parents say they’re desperate for better schools. But a few charters are now opening in whiter, wealthier areas where residents like their local schools. The Panel for Educational Policy will vote tonight on a new charter in the Williamsburg-Greenpoint area. The charter says it's trying to get a more diverse range of families. But not everyone trusts its motives.

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It's A Free Country ®

Romney's Visit to Poland Applauded in Brooklyn's Greenpoint

Monday, July 30, 2012

Presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s overseas trip has left his team struggling to explain some of the remarks he made in Great Britain and Israel. But in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, some Poles expressed satisfaction at the hopeful’s choice to visit their home country for the last leg of his trip.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Commissioner Benepe on the McCarren Pool

Friday, July 06, 2012

New York City Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe discusses the incidents at the newly opened McCarren Pool, takes calls from Williamsburg/Greenpoint residents, and puts pool violence in context.

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Features

Foraging for Food Trends in Brooklyn

Saturday, June 30, 2012

WNYC

A day of eating in Brooklyn with the Whole Foods foraging team.

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Features

Art Festival Brings Light to Greenpoint

Thursday, September 29, 2011

The "Bring to Light" festival, a free contemporary art festival that started in Paris 10 years ago under the name "Nuit Blanche," comes to Greenpoint on Saturday.

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Features

Young Art Spaces Flourish Far From the Mainstream

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Even with over 300 galleries in Chelsea, many younger artists struggle to have their work seen and promoted. To that end, we've highlighted eight alternative arts destinations to explore in the city.

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Features

New Nitehawk Cinema Brings the Silver Screen Back to North Brooklyn

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Roll out the red carpet: the big screen is officially back in North Brooklyn. On Friday, the new Nitehawk Cinema lifts the curtain on its three-screen movie theater in Williamsburg.

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WNYC News

Niche Market | Fishing Tackle

Wednesday, June 08, 2011

New York is a city of specialists from foodies to academics, laborers to shopkeepers. Every Wednesday, Niche Market will take a peek inside a different specialty store and showcase the city's purists who have made an art out of selling one commodity. 

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WNYC News

Locals Celebrate Pope John Paul II's Next Step To Sainthood

Sunday, May 01, 2011

WNYC

One of the largest Polish American communities in the northeast — Greenpoint, Brooklyn — is celebrating the beatification of the late Pope John Paul II, who was Polish.

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Transportation Nation

TN Moving Stories: What's the Likelihood of the 7-Subway-to-Secaucus, Exxon Mobil to Clean Up Greenpoint Oil Spill, and Happy Anniversary, 150-year-old Bike Sho

Thursday, November 18, 2010

New York's current lieutenant governor, Richard Ravitch, will release a report today that lays out the transportation challenges facing incoming governor Andrew Cuomo. Such as: failing to come up with a long-term plan to fund transportation infrastructure "means surrendering any plausible chance for a prosperous future for New York." (Wall Street Journal)

Bus Rapid Transit debuts in Atlanta. (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

Exxon Mobil agrees to clean-up a multimillion gallon, underground oil spill that has vexed Greenpoint (Brooklyn) residents for decades. (WNYC)

Fiat returns to the U.S. auto market (NPR).  The base model costs $15,500.

You may want to temper your #7 subway-to-Secaucus hopes. According to the New York Daily News: "The chances of a subway line running to New Jersey anytime soon hover between slim and none, a top transportation official said Wednesday."

Besides: MTA head Jay Walder says they can't afford a fourth "megaproject." (AM New York)

NJ Transit may privatize parking at some locations. "Under the SPACES (System Parking Amenity and Capacity Enhancement Strategy) initiative, firms would vie for the exclusive right to collect parking revenues at the sites throughout the decades-long agreement." (The Times of Trenton)

Faces of Distracted Driving launches -- an online video series featuring people who have been killed or lost loved ones. (New York Times)

The world's oldest bicycle shop, located in Surrey, England, is marking its 150th anniversary. (Your Local Guardian)

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WNYC News

Exxon Mobil Agrees to Multimillion Dollar Clean-up of Greenpoint

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Current New York Attorney General and Governor-elect Andrew Cuomo came to the blustery banks of the Newtown Creek Wednesday to announce a landmark settlement that will force Exxon Mobil to clean-up a multimillion gallon, underground oil spill that has vexed Greenpoint residents for decades.

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