PRI's The World

Don't be afraid of that bitter taste in your mouth!

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Sweet, sour and salty — those flavors get a lot of press when it comes to food writing. But bitter? Not so much. Jennifer McLagan wants to change all that, and she's written a new book extolling the virtues of bitter foods.


PRI's The World

A Greek ferry is home to members of Libya's parliament and, more importantly, the best frappuccinos in town

Thursday, September 18, 2014

The hottest drink in Tobruk, a town in eastern Libya, isn't at a bar or even a coffeehouse. It's aboard the Greek ferry that's the temporary home of Libya's parliament, where the baristas are slinging high-quality frappuccinos to lawmakers, their families and even curious locals.


PRI's The World

Immigration fuels a hot Asian fusion food scene in Lima

Friday, September 05, 2014

Ever heard of "nikkei" and "chifa" cuisine? Neither had food writer Steve Dolinsky, until he went to Lima, Peru. They're a mashup of Asian and Peruvian tastes, created by immigrants.



Judge Says Airbnb Can Keep Its Secrets

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

A judge quashes Attorney General Eric Schneiderman's effort to examine Airbnb's business records in New York.



Schneiderman: Regular Hotels Good, Illegal Airbnb Hotels Bad

Thursday, April 24, 2014

New York's Attorney general says Airbnb tells deceptive stories about the true natures of its business.


New York Now

Hospitality and Face the Music Kick Off the 2014 Ecstatic Music Festival®

Friday, January 31, 2014

Jan. 31, Brooklyn-based indie trio Hospitality, teamed up with the new-music wunderkinds Face the Music to kick off the 2014 Ecstatic Music Festival live in The Greene Space at WQXR. Watch the entire performance on demand.

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Hospitality's Nathan Michel Shares Music for Man and Machine

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Brooklyn-based trio Hospitality released their latest album "Trouble" on Tuesday. On Friday, they join youth ensemble Face the Music for this week's Ecstatic Music performance in the Greene Space. Drummer Nathan Michel offers a Mixtape that fittingly alternates music for man and machine. Listen Wednesday at 3 pm.


New Tech City

Airbnb Case Inches Forward

Thursday, May 09, 2013

Remember Nigel Warren? He’s the East Village man who racked up a pile of violation notices after renting out his apartment on Airbnb for three nights, while he was out of town. The fines could cost him thousands of dollars. WNYC reported his story in February.

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New Tech City

NYC Tells Airbnb Hosts: Don’t Get Too Cozy

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

For New Yorkers who rent out their homes, they risk possible violations and thousands of dollars in fines. It's the latest example of how popular tech companies run smack into government regulations.

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Hospitality: Blind Date

Friday, January 27, 2012

In our next installment of Soundcheck's Blind Date series, we’ve set you, the listener, up on a radio date with the Brooklyn band Hospitality. Their debut full length record full of hooky pop songs will be released by Merge Records on January 31st. The band joins us with a preview as they attempt to win over your hearts--and ears.

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Spinning on Air

Gloriously Disorienting

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Music an be gloriously disorientating when expectations are tweaked, creatively confounded, or even deliberately ignored. David Garland presents an array of music that may subtly or radically surprise and stimulate you, including new and unreleased music from Lambchop, Larkin Grimm, Sydney Wayser, Jody Redhage, Hospitality, and more.

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Mayor Backs Extension of Higher Hotel Tax

Sunday, November 13, 2011

The hospitality industry isn't happy about it, but New York City is poised to extend higher taxes on hotel stays.