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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Shell Companies Buying Up Manhattan

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Foreign cash is behind many Manhattan real-estate purchases, but it’s difficult to determine just who that money belongs to.

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WNYC News

How a NYC Non-Profit Did a $26.5 Million Real Estate Deal Without Selling Its Building

Friday, January 16, 2015

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It sold something that's become equally valuable: air.

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The Greene Space

Battle of the Boroughs 2015: The Contestants

Monday, January 12, 2015

See which up-and-coming acts will compete in the sixth season of our citywide talent search.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

On What Planet Is Whole Foods the Cheaper Option?

Friday, September 05, 2014

An expensive planet, presumably. A new report from Bloomberg found that a basket of groceries at a Manhattan Whole Foods was cheaper than at least four other Manhattan grocery chains.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Jazz Age Manhattan and the Making of Modern America

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.

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Schoolbook

In Era of High School Choice, One District Retains Elite Status

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

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.

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Transportation Nation

Bus Time Now Live in Manhattan

Monday, October 07, 2013

Real-time bus arrival information is now available for MTA's Manhattan bus routes.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Democratic Candidates for Manhattan Borough President

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:

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The Brian Lehrer Show

50 Years After the March; Candidates for Manhattan Boro President

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.

WNYC News

Explainer: The Supreme Court, Voting Rights and New York

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.

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All Ears with Terrance McKnight

Beauty and the Boroughs

Saturday, June 08, 2013

This week, Terrance McKnight samples some of New York City's most iconic composers and musicians, as well as the musicality of the boroughs they have called home. 

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WNYC News

Newly Minted Young Americans Reflect On What It Means to Be a Citizen

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

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.

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Micropolis

Micropolis: Mapping Love, Hate & Loss in Manhattan

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

What's with this city, that we endlessly dissect it, glorify it, wonder how exactly we fit into it?

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Grid City: The Measure of Manhattan

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.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Electronic Trash, The Bronfman Haggadah, "The Flick" on Stage, and Manhattan's Grid

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.

The Brian Lehrer Show

Twenty Minutes in Manhattan

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. 

Architect and urban planner Michael Sorkin, gives the architectural history of the city as he describes his twenty-minute walk from home to office in his book, Twenty Minutes in Manhattan.

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New Sounds

100 x John (dedicated to John Cage)

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.

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WNYC News

Fatal Shooting Near Midtown Manhattan School

Monday, December 10, 2012

Authorities say a man has been fatally shot outside of a midtown Manhattan school. The suspect got away in a car driven by a second person.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Future of New York's Waterfront

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.

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The Takeaway

A Two-Mile Island in the Wake of Sandy

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.

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