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City Earthquake Risk Greater Than You Think, Scientists Say

Friday, August 22, 2008

A new study suggests the risk of earthquakes to New York City is substantially greater than previously thought.

A group of Columbia University seismologists says new analysis using modern instruments reveals potentially powerful seismic structures beneath the New York region, like a formerly unidentified intersection of ...

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WNYC News

Chinese NYers Watch Olympics With Pride

Thursday, August 21, 2008

The Olympics have been China’s big coming out party, and in New York City’s Chinatown, Chinese people of all ethnic groups watch with pride and optimism. WNYC's Richard Yeh has the story.

Slideshow: Olympic pride in NYC's Chinatown

HU JINTAO: Beijing’s 29th Olympic Games ...

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WNYC News

Radio Problems Cited in Former Deutsche Bank Building Fire

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Firefighters had a lot of trouble communicating by radio when they fought a fire last year at the former Deutsche Bank building at the World Trade Center site. Firefighters made more than 30 distress calls from inside the burning building, but not all of them ...

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Central Park in the Dark

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

New York City never sleeps, and neither does Central Park. Find out who’s in Central Park in the dark – from bats and owls, to dogwalkers, policemen, and lovers. Marie Winn's new book is Central Park in the Dark: More Mysteries of Urban Wildlife.

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WNYC News

Harlem Apartments Owner Faces Default

Friday, August 15, 2008

The owner of a large group of mostly rent-controlled apartments in Harlem will likely go into mortgage default.

The Rockpoint Group and Stellar Management have warned creditors they can't make the September payment on the Riverton Apartments Complex near Madison Avenue and 135th Street.

Manus Clancy is ...

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WNYC News

Rock Hall of Fame Coming to SoHo

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Billy Joel was in SoHo to present some memorabilia to the new Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Annex that will open this fall.

The Annex is an extension of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame based in Cleveland, Ohio, and will feature musicians from ...

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WNYC News

Bloomberg Yanks Free Parking for Council Members

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

The reserved parking spaces for four City Council members are about to open up.

After the Daily News reported today that Helen Sears, Al Vann, David Yassky and Helen Foster each enjoy a free parking space in front of their district offices, Mayor Michael Bloomberg has ...

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WNYC News

Stringer Calls for Better Building Code Compliance

Monday, August 11, 2008

Nearly a year after a fire broke out in the former Deutsche Bank building, Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer is calling attention to almost 900 buildings in the city that do not follow the city's building code. While he doesn't say that's the reason the ...

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Hot Horticulture

Friday, August 08, 2008

New York’s gardeners often have to get creative with limited space, making the best of fire escapes, roofs, and tiny spaces that get little sun or wind. Horticulturist Gerard Lordahl of the CENYC’s Open Space Greening Program answers your questions about gardening in the New York area. Leave ...

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Arts in the Parks

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

We look into where free, large-scale performing arts festivals are happening in New York – and whether underserved communities are getting their fair share of them. Leonard talks to David Rivel, executive director of the City Parks Foundation. Also here is bachata music star Toby Love, who will ...

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Soundcheck

Great Lawn – or Great Lie?

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Just under 50,000 people showed up to the recent Bon Jovi concert at Central Park, and yet the Great Lawn looked full. One wonders how that's that possible, given the Simon & Garfunkel, Elton John and other concerts that have drawn hundreds of thousands? New York Times columnist Jim Dwyer ...

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Studio 360

Murder on the Lower East Side

Friday, May 23, 2008

Kurt and Richard Price wander through the gritty-turned-hipster neighborhood at the center of Price's novel Lush Life. Cultures clash violently in the book -- they visit the scene of the crime.

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The New Yorker: Out Loud

Burkhard Bilger on 211 Pearl Street

Monday, December 24, 2007

Burkhard Bilger talks about the mysterious past and future of 211 Pearl Street.

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Studio 360

Stingy Brims and a Beaded Bunny

Friday, December 14, 2007

Maira Kalman is an author and illustrator whose work is colorful, funny, and keenly observed -- she gets most of her ideas by simply walking around town. Her latest book, The Principles of Uncertainty is a journal in paint and prose, documenting a year of ...

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Studio 360

Clown Care Unit

Saturday, October 11, 2003

At the Babies and Children's Hospital in upper Manhattan, you'll hear the normal medical beeps and buzzes, doctors rushing around to their young patients. Some days you'll also hear laughter — which means the Big Apple Circus has sent out their Clown Care Unit. Produced by Sara Paul. 

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Studio 360

Chelsea Hotel

Saturday, October 13, 2001

A healthy combination of luster and notoriety continue to make the bohemian Chelsea Hotel in Manhattan a destination for artists. 

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