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The Leonard Lopate Show

Where to Find the Best Pizza, Bagels, Burgers, and Ramen in NYC

Friday, September 05, 2014

If budget-friendly carbohydrates are your thing, listen up. New York magazine restaurant critic Adam Platt and Grub Street editor Alan Sytsma came with hot tips.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Raising Bees in the City: A Hands-on Guide

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

An urban beekeeper explains how to to be a city beekeeper and why urban beekeeping might help restore the bee population after years of mysterious bee deaths.

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Features

21 Tips For Surviving New York City

Friday, August 29, 2014

Drop off your laundry. Meditate in the Bronx. See improv. Our hosts and producers tell you how to survive -- and thrive -- in this insane place. 

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Skip the Bus Tours and Go Canoeing on the Bronx River Instead

Friday, August 22, 2014

Get off the beaten path to discover New York’s hidden gems and best kept secrets--fossils embedded in buildings, ancient trees, and an island once declared a sovereign state. 

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Dysfunction and Danger: A Bus Station and a Spy in the Middle East

Thursday, August 21, 2014

The Port Authority’s over-crowded, dysfunctional Midtown bus terminal. The life and death of Robert Ames. Mark Chiusano's short stories. The exploitation of pro-wrestlers.

WNYC News

Downward Dining Dogs

Sunday, August 10, 2014

During the dog days of summer, dine with your dog.

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Selected Shorts

It's Six A.M., Do You Know Where You Are?

Friday, August 08, 2014

This reading by Jeremy Shamos of Jay McInerney’s “It’s Six A.M., Do You Know Where You Are?” is part of the SELECTED SHORTS program “Do You Know Where You Are?” hosted by Parker Posey.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

What's Your NYC Sanctuary?

Friday, August 08, 2014

WNYC is gathering your ideas -- and making a map -- for where you escape in the NYC area for some peace, quiet, and reflection. We take your calls to talk about your favorite quiet space.

 

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Selected Shorts

Selected Shorts: Do You Know Where You Are?

Friday, August 08, 2014

Where "Bright Lights, Big City" started, and a father-daughter story by Maile Meloy.

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WNYC Digital

The 19 Truest Tweets About Life in New York City

Friday, August 01, 2014

From the summertime scents of garbage to the proper way to be a pedestrian, these tweets are so true they hurt.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Family Behind the East Indian Music Academy in Queens

Friday, July 25, 2014

Promoting Indian culture and spiritual awareness through music, language, and the arts.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Yes, Most of Those New Clothing Drop-Off Bins Are a Scam

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Have you been noticing more and more of those bright-colored charity clothing bins showing up in your neighborhood? David Gonzalez of The New York Times investigated and found that, yes, many of them are a scam, and that the laws make it hard to remove once they’re in place. (To report a bin for removal, you can call 311 or report it to the Department of Sanitation online.)

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The Brian Lehrer Show

NYC Prepping Resources for Influx of Migrant Children

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

As unaccompanied minors from Central America cross the border into the U.S., some local governments are turning them away. But New York City is looking to help. Nisha Agarwal, Commissioner for Immigrant Affairs, responds to listeners' questions and concerns.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Game of Drones

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

More and more people are flying drones in and around New York City. We break down where to buy 'em, how to fly 'em, and when it's legal.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

James Patterson on Middle School and Publishing

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

James Patterson, best-selling author and "book activist," just offered all NYC public school 6th graders a free copy of his book, Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life. He talks about his role as an advocate for books, bookstores...and the publishing business in Hachette's battle with Amazon.... What book would you like to share with every 6th grader?

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WNYC News

Pigeons: Flying Rats or Friends?

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Sociologist Colin Jerolmack set out to write a thoughtful book on the changing cityscape — something like Jane Jacobs’ seminal The Death and Life of Great American Cities. But that was before a pigeon pooped on him.

He’d been observing changes in a pocket park near Carmine Street on the ...

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WNYC News

Hundreds of Homeless Get a Fancy Meal from a Chinese Billionaire

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

WNYC

Three busloads of residents from the homeless shelter New York City Rescue Mission arrived at Central Park for a three course meal at a restaurant on a lake — paid for by Chinese billionaire Chen Guangbiao. 

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WNYC News

NYC Quashes Rent Freeze Pushed by de Blasio

Monday, June 23, 2014

WNYC

Mayor de Blasio's push for a rent freeze on regulated apartments was rejected yesterday, frustrating tenants across the city.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Ask A Native New Yorker

Friday, June 20, 2014

Should you let strangers sit on your stoop? How old is too old to have roommates? Can Long Islanders be New Yorkers, too? And how long have you really lived here, anyway?

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Meet the Candidates: NY 13

Friday, June 20, 2014

Next Tuesday is the Democratic primary in New York's 13th Congressional district, comprising the neighborhoods of Harlem, Inwood, Washington Heights, Morningside Heights, and a small portion of the western Bronx. It's a district that has changed geographically and demographically over the last few years. We talk to three of the candidates vying for the nomination. In order of appearance:

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