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The Brian Lehrer Show

Walking and Remembering in New York City

Thursday, November 07, 2013

This interview originally aired live on the Brian Lehrer Show on November 7, 2013. An edited version was included in a best-of show on December 24, but you can hear the original audio here. 

In his new book The Boy Detective: A New York Childhood, Roger Rosenblatt, reflects on his childhood in Gramercy Park and returning to the neighborhood in an evening walk many years later.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Selling and Giving Away NYC Parks

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

The practice of selling, or even giving away, public parkland and historic sites to private developers has become a disturbing trend in recent years. Attorney Jim Walden has taken several of these cases to court, including one involving Brooklyn Bridge Park, as well as the current case of the New York University expansion taking over public open space. He'll look at what the law says, and what can be done to protect these public spaces.

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