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WNYC News

For an Entire Hour, Gramercy Park Opens to the Masses

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Gramercy Park, normally gated, opens to the public for an hour on Christmas Eve.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

25 Years in 25 Days (2006): The End of an Era: CBGBs Closes

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

In the year 2006, CBGBs closed and was replaced by luxury restaurants and hotels. Chris Stein, guitarist, songwriter, and author, talks about changes the neighborhood has seen.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Shout Out Your Neighborhood Celebrity

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

DNAinfo.com is asking its readers to nominate a list of neighborhood celebrities so the site can tell their untold stories. Carla Zanoni, Director of Social Media and Audience Engagement for DNAinfo.com, describes the project. And we ask listeners: Who's your neighborhood celebrity?

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WNYC News

Patrons Mourn the Closing of Milady's Bar in SoHo

Sunday, January 12, 2014

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A downtown bar known for cheap booze, cheese fries and local characters is closing. Milady's was a holdout in SoHo, a place customers said they'll dearly miss.

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Life of the Law

Best of 2013

Thursday, January 02, 2014

This hour-long special hosted by Al Letson features three of Life of the Law's best stories of 2013. Letson leads listeners through the virtual world of games and the law, into a conflict over social mores and the law,

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Why You Should Join Your Community Board

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Applications to join your local Community Board are due in early February. Cristian Salazar, editor of Gotham Gazette, joined by Robert Perris, district manager for Brooklyn's Community Board 2, and Bettie Kollock-Wallace, president of Brooklyn's Community Board 16, who explain the role the boards play and the process for participating.

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On Being

Grace Lee Boggs — Becoming Detroit: Reimagining Work, Food, and Community [remix]

Thursday, July 18, 2013

A Detroit you probably haven't seen in the news. It's a city of vigor — a place where neighbors are reimagining work, food, and the very meaning of humanity. To meet these people is to gain perspective on all of our work and imagine possibility.

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On Being

[Unedited] Grace Lee Boggs and Krista Tippett

Thursday, July 18, 2013

A Detroit you probably haven't seen in the news. It's a city of vigor — a place where neighbors are reimagining work, food, and the very meaning of humanity. To meet these people is to gain perspective on all of our work and imagine possibility.

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On Being

[Unedited] Richard Feldman and Krista Tippett

Thursday, July 18, 2013

A Detroit you probably haven't seen in the news. It's a city of vigor — a place where neighbors are reimagining work, food, and the very meaning of humanity. To meet these people is to gain perspective on all of our work and imagine possibility.

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On Being

[Unedited] Gloria Lowe and Krista Tippett

Thursday, July 18, 2013

A Detroit you probably haven't seen in the news. It's a city of vigor — a place where neighbors are reimagining work, food, and the very meaning of humanity. To meet these people is to gain perspective on all of our work and imagine possibility.

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On Being

[Unedited] Wayne Curtis / Myrtle Thompson and Krista Tippett

Thursday, July 18, 2013

A Detroit you probably haven't seen in the news. It's a city of vigor — a place where neighbors are reimagining work, food, and the very meaning of humanity. To meet these people is to gain perspective on all of our work and imagine possibility.

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Life of the Law

Block Boss

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

On every city block, there are rules. Some are unspoken, some require friendly reminders, some are enforced by the law. Is it ever OK to break the rules in order to prevent others from breaking the rules themselves?

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Micropolis

Micropolis: A Look at the Least Diverse Neighborhood in the City

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Brooklyn, known for its multitude of ethnic enclaves, also has the distinction of being home to the city’s least diverse neighborhood.

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Features

Two Blocks From Ground Zero: Scenes of Everyday Life

Friday, August 27, 2010

These days, if you're down around the site of the planned Islamic cultural center and mosque two blocks from Ground Zero, you might find a few protesters. But mostly you'll find a New York neighborhood going about its usual business.

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WNYC News

Meet the Mayor of the Block

Friday, July 10, 2009

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by Alex Goldmark and Janaya Williams

Meet the Mayor of Columbia Street, Brooklyn.

We know, we know, Mike Bloomberg is the mayor of New York, and Cory Booker presides over Newark, New Jersey. But we’re talking more local than that! So ...

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WNYC News

Main Street NYC: The Bowery, Manhattan

Friday, March 20, 2009

WNYC's Brigid Bergin takes us to a five-block stretch of the Bowery, from Houston to Delancey streets. The street is still home some century-old institutions like the Bowery Mission and specialized retail districts for restaurant supplies. But in recent years, an influx of new businesses along with cultural destinations are reshaping the neighborhood's economy and streetscape.
A New Life for the Bowery? by Brigid Bergin

The Bowery Mission was founded in 1879 and has been at this location since 1909.

The red doors open to a chapel where services are held daily. When the temperature dips below 40 degrees, the Mission staff opens the space for homeless men to sleep. The black doors lead to the Fellowship Hall, a cafeteria and kitchen that serves hot meals 365 days of the year. The Mission is privately funded and owns its buildings.

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Alejandro Romero, 39, came to the Bowery Mission in July. He is a student in what they call their fellowship program. It's a six month substance abuse rehabilitation program for men. The students live on the upper floors and are required to work full time, doing everything from unloading the food trucks to taking out the garbage.

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Herb Curruthers, 56, cooks meals at the Mission. He first came to the Bowery as a client 16 years ago after spending 8 years in jail. He's since gone to culinary school and has become a chef.

Here's Herb's story

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Radio Rookies

Touring the Neighborhood

Saturday, March 07, 2009

As the new Rookies intern (and former Rookie myself) I had the pleasure of accompanying AJ, Keith and Courtney for a small tour of the neighborhood. We walked down 172nd street away from the elevated 5 & 2 train lines in search of possible interviewees.

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