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The Leonard Lopate Show

Leonard Lopate Weekend: Overdevelopment of Historic Neighborhoods, Grilled Beaver Tail & Appreciating Art

Friday, December 05, 2014

The Leonard Lopate Show's three favorite segments from the last week, in case you missed them. 
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The Leonard Lopate Show

New York's Historic Neighborhoods Are Still At Risk for Overdevelopment

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Many New Yorkers assume that historic neighborhoods like Greenwich Village are protected from overdevelopment, but some zoning laws are outdated, and historic designations are patchy.

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Soundcheck

Peter Yarrow On 50 Years Of Affecting Change Through Music

Monday, November 10, 2014

The co-founder of Peter, Paul and Mary reflects on the group's early days in the Greenwich Village folk scene. 

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Selected Shorts

Isaac Mizrahi on bad girls in the Village

Friday, October 03, 2014

Isaac Mizrahi on how to stay young forever.

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Selected Shorts

Dave Hill, Positively on 4th Street

Friday, October 03, 2014

Writer Dave Hill doesn't understand Greenwich Village

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Selected Shorts

Snowing in Greenwich Village

Friday, October 03, 2014

John Updike introduces the Maples.

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Selected Shorts

Selected Shorts: Next Stop, Greenwich Village

Friday, October 03, 2014

Guest host Jane Curtin presents a celebration of Greenwich Village—bad girls, smart girls, beatniks, Bob Dylan, and the Village Halloween Parade are all remembered fondly.

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Selected Shorts

Alone in the Kitchen with an Eggplant

Friday, October 03, 2014

Smart girl, small apartment

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Selected Shorts

Becoming Penny Arcade

Friday, October 03, 2014

A performance artist on her beat beginnings.

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Selected Shorts

Costume Drama: The Village Halloween Parade

Friday, October 03, 2014

Skeletons, devils, and Imelda Marcos' shoes.

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NYPR Archives & Preservation

Edwin Fancher: Change and Continuity in Greenwich Village

Friday, September 05, 2014

WNYC
Homosexuality. Mixed-race couples. Narcotics on MacDougal Street. This archived conversation from a WNYC broadcast gives an incredible sense of what's changed--and what hasn't.
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The Brian Lehrer Show

WNYC Covers Sex and Rebellion in the Village in 1959

Monday, July 07, 2014

Fifty-five years ago, WNYC addressed the "tension" in Greenwich Village over interracial couples and beatniks. We hear your memories of the era.

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Soundcheck

Listeners' Favorite Movie Bands; Elijah Wald Remembers Dave Van Ronk

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Soundcheck listeners nominate a few of their favorite "movie bands." Then, Elijah Wald sheds light on Dave Van Ronk, the New York folk musician who served as a loose inspiration for the title character the latest Coen brothers film Inside Llewyn Davis. 

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Soundcheck

Oscar Isaac On Portraying 'Llewyn Davis'

Thursday, December 05, 2013

Oscar Isaac talks about starring -- and performing much of the music -- in the Coen brothers' latest film, Inside Llewyn Davis.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Village People

Thursday, April 11, 2013

This interview originally aired live on April 11, 2013. An edited version was re-aired on August 9, 2013 as part of a special episode of The Brian Lehrer Show. 

John Strausbaugh, author of The Village: 400 Years of Beats and Bohemians, Radicals and Rogues, a History of Greenwich Village, tells the story of Greenwich Village, from Dutch farmers to movie stars and bankers.  Is the Village still an "engine of culture"?

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WNYC News

NYU Expansion Plan Bolstered by Court

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

A State Supreme Court justice is letting New York University’s 1.9 million square foot expansion plan go forward, for now.

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WNYC News

NYC Couple Arrested; Explosive Substance Found

Monday, December 31, 2012

Authorities say a New York City couple has been arrested on weapons charges after a substance used to make bombs and papers titled "The Terrorist Encyclopedia" were found in their Greenwich Village apartment.

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Schoolbook

District 2 Parents Mull Latest Rezoning Plans

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

The Education Department has presented plans to rezone parts of District 2, covering Midtown East, Greenwich Village and Chelsea. Families and local residents can weigh in on the proposals later this month, ahead of the Community Education Council vote.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Debate Over NYU's Expansion Plan

Monday, March 26, 2012

New York University is the latest city institution to evoke controversy with its ambitious expansion plan, which would more than double the amount of density on two Greenwich Village area superblocks. Vin Cipolla, president of the Municipal Art Society, Brad Hoylman, Chair of Community Board 2, and Mark Crispin Miller, an NYU faculty member, discuss what the plan means for the city, for Greenwich Village, and for NYU faculty and students. The Municipal Art Society is hosting a panel discussion on the merits and drawbacks of the plan on March 27.

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Schoolbook

Rezoning Will Not End Crowding Issues, District 2 Council Members Say

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Members of District 2’s Community Education Council indicated last night that they were not satisfied with the city's rezoning proposal for the sprawling Manhattan district, saying the plan would not accomplish what it sets out to do.

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