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NYC as Seen and Heard by its Working Musicians

Friday, March 27, 2015

Get the insider perspective on each of the five boros, courtesy of their working musicians.

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WNYC News

A Parole Office Grows in Brooklyn

Monday, December 15, 2014

WNYC
All of the 6,072 people on parole in Brooklyn will soon be checking in with their parole officers at a new facility on the Gowanus Canal. Opponents hope a lawsuit will block the plan.

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NYPR Archives & Preservation

Edwin Fancher: Change and Continuity in Greenwich Village

Friday, September 05, 2014

WNYC
Homosexuality. Mixed-race couples. Narcotics on MacDougal Street. This archived conversation from a WNYC broadcast gives an incredible sense of what's changed--and what hasn't.
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WNYC News

Residents Say High-Rise Has No Place Near Brooklyn Bridge

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Residents of the South Street Seaport area voiced strong opposition Tuesday evening to a proposed redevelopment plan that would result in a high-rise in the neighborhood.

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Transportation Nation

The Three (and a Half) Citi Bike Usage Patterns

Sunday, July 28, 2013

WNYC

Like commuters and migratory birds, Citi Bike riders flock together in predictable flows. An early look at the available NYC bike share user data point to three (-ish) patterns. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

What's Williamsburg to You?

Thursday, March 28, 2013

In her essay “How to Quit," n+1 contributor Kristin Dombek talks about her personal history with Williamsburg and takes calls on how listeners' lives have changed alongside the changes in their neighborhoods.  Are you still a punk rock squatter while everyone around you is a luxury condo dweller?

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Reasons to Love NY

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Chris Smith, contributing editor at New York Magazine, highlights some of the magazine's 74 reasons to love New York this year. What are your reasons for loving New York? Call 212-433-9692 or post below.

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Annotations: The NEH Preservation Project

A Conflicted Portrait of Robert Moses,'The Builder for Democracy'

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

WNYC

"I'm not an author. I'm merely a victim" is the unwittingly prescient opening statement from Robert Moses at this 1952 Books and Authors Luncheon. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Neighborhood Ambiguity

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Matthew Hyland, volunteer map reviewer for Google and professional chef, takes your calls on neighborhood ambiguity and acts as an arbiter for your map and border queries.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Your Twitter #borderq's

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Upper West Side or Harlem? Flatbush or Midwood? Matthew Hyland, a volunteer for Google Maps, answered questions from our listeners during the show about New York City's disputed neighborhood borders. Now, we're hoping you can answer the ones we couldn't get to on Twitter.

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The Takeaway

Income Inequality, As Seen from the Tree Tops

Thursday, June 14, 2012

We talk a lot about economic indicators on our show; from what the sales of Big Macs say about the economy to how gas prices are reflected in our frequency of driving. But today, we’re looking at the economy from a slightly different perspective: from the tree-tops, both literally and figuratively.

 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Community Activism and Darwin

Thursday, August 25, 2011

David Sloan Wilson, SUNY Distinguished Professor of Biology and Anthropology at Binghamton University discusses his new book,  The Neighborhood Project: Using Evolution to Improve My City, One Block at a Time . He describes how he applies Darwin's evolutionary theory to community development in search of practical strategies.

What neighborhood projects are you involved with?

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The Brian Lehrer Show

What's in a (Neighborhood) Name?

Monday, April 25, 2011

John Del Signore, managing editor of Gothamist, discusses what happens when Crown Heights becomes "ProCro" or the South Bronx becomes "SoBro."

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