Friday, January 16, 2015
By Jim O'Grady
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
New York was transformed by the tremendous energy of the 1920s, making Manhattan the social, cultural, and commercial capital of the country.
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
By Beth Fertig
Mayor Michael Bloomberg has been a champion of school choice, opening hundreds of new schools throughout the city. But some of the most desirable high schools remain reserved for students in just one school district: District Two which includes the Upper East Side and lower Manhattan.
Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Manhattan will have a new Borough President this Fall. We continue our one-on-one interviews with candidates in 2013's major local races with the candidates in the Democratic primary:
- Robert Jackson, City Council member for parts of Upper Manhattan (District 7) | Campaign Website
- Jessica Lappin, City Council member for the Upper East Side (District 5) | Campaign Website
- Julie Menin, chairwoman of Community Board 1 (Lower Manhattan) | Campaign Website
- Gale Brewer, City Council member for the Upper West Side (District 6) | Campaign Website
Wednesday, August 28, 2013
It was 50 years ago today that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. gave his speech at the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. Professor Peniel Joseph of Tufts University’s Center for Race and Democracy talks about the anniversary and the continued discussion about civil rights. Then, the four candidates in the primary race for Manhattan Borough President (Robert Jackson, Jessica Lapin, Julie Menin, and Gale Brewer) make their case to voters.
Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Manhattan, Brooklyn and the Bronx are all covered by the Voting Rights Act - which might surprise you. Here's what today's Supreme Court decision means for the city.
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
By Mirela Iverac : Reporter, WNYC News
On a recent day in lower Manhattan, 119 children and teenagers got their citizenship certificates. They hailed from over 30 countries, including Albania, Ecuador, Pakistan, and the U.K.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
What's with this city, that we endlessly dissect it, glorify it, wonder how exactly we fit into it?
Monday, March 25, 2013
Marguerite Holloway tells the story of an unrecognized, 19th-century genius who plotted Manhattan’s famous city grid, John Randel Jr., an eccentric and flamboyant surveyor who created surveying devices, designed an early elevated subway, and laid out a controversial alternative route for the Erie Canal—winning him admirers and enemies. In The Measure of Manhattan, Holloway explores the science and symbolism of surveying, and tells how Randall went about “gridding” what was then an undeveloped, hilly island.
Monday, March 25, 2013
Flat-screen televisions and monitors are harder to recycle than their older counterparts. On today’s showwe'll find out what’s happening to this new kind of trash. Edgar M. Bronfman and illustrator Jan Aronson talk about their new version of the Haggadah. Annie Baker talks about her latest play, “The Flick,” along with actor Matthew Maher. And, we’ll hear the little-known story of John Randel, Jr., the man who invented Manhattan’s street grid in the 19th century.
Friday, March 15, 2013
This interview originally aired live on March 15, 2013. An edited version was re-aired on August 9, 2013 as part of a special episode of The Brian Lehrer Show.
Thursday, January 03, 2013
For this New Sounds, listen to but a few of the 100 compositions and sounds from a project called “100 x John, A Global Salute to John Cage,” featuring field recordings by composers and sound artists around the world. There is music made from the sounds that surround us, including the last town in Nepal before base camp on Mount Everest to stalactites in a cave, 700 meters underground in Serbia. Hear a composition by Arsenije Jovanic, comprised of the sounds of stalactites struck by wooden drum sticks, pieces of stone, and the composer’s hands, recorded in a cave, 700 m under the earth in Eastern Serbia.
Thursday, November 15, 2012
We take a look at the future of New York’s waterfront post-Sandy and discuss some innovative ways to protect the harbor and city. Guests include: Justin Davidson, classical music and architecture critic at New York magazine; Eric Sanderson, author of Mannahatta: A Natural History of New York City and a Senior Conservation Ecologist at the Wildlife Conservation Society;Catherine Seavitt Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture at the Spitzer School of Architecture, City College of New York and co-author of On The Water: Palisade Bay.
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Only on rare occasions do the inhabitants of New York touch the water, and usually, it’s because the water is being brought to them through a strange meteorological event like a hurricane. Phillip Lopate is an American film critic, essayist, fiction writer, poet, teacher, and lifelong New Yorker who's well-acquainted with Manhattan’s peculiar relationship with the water.