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Neighbors Watched Firefighters Call Out for Ambulance in Deadly Fire

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

WNYC

Neighbors say they watched firefighters try to resuscitate two 4-year-old siblings as they waited for an ambulance that was dispatched late.

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WNYC News

David Letterman to Retire from 'Late Show'

Thursday, April 03, 2014

The late night funnyman made the announcement during a taping on Thursday.

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WNYC News

The Man Behind The New Yorker's Cartoons

Saturday, March 29, 2014

New Yorker cartoon editor Bob Mankoff has a new memoir called How About Never—Is Never Good for You?

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Schoolbook

New York Schools Most Segregated in U.S.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

WNYC

The most segregated schools in NYC? Charters, according to a new report.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Gallery: #NYCFromAbove

Friday, March 07, 2014

We asked you to submit your photos of NYC from up high. Here are our favorites.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Your Formula for When You've Become a New Yorker: Our Favorites

Monday, March 03, 2014

It's a favorite parlor game question: When do you get to call yourself a New Yorker? After coming up with our own formula, we took to Twitter and Facebook and asked you to provide your own. Here are our favorites.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Rise and Fall of Penn Station

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Penn Station opened November 27, 1910, and was a grand, beautiful building. But in 1961, the financially strapped Pennsylvania Railroad tore down the train station to build Madison Square Garden. How'd it all go so wrong?

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WNYC News

PHOTOS: Celebrating the New Year in Chinatown

Sunday, February 02, 2014

Watch how New Yorkers ushered in the Year of the Horse during festivities in Chinatown on Sunday.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

NYC's Political Top 100

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Who's on your list of NYC's top political players? Morgan Pehme, editor-in-chief of City & State, talks about the 2014 edition of the "Power 100" and how the change in administration has shifted the NYC power scene. Plus: What you need to know about Staten Island Congressman Michael Grimm, from his short temper to the long list of allegations about his campaign finance dealings.

 

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Soundcheck

What's Ahead For NYC Arts Under Mayor De Blasio

Tuesday, January 07, 2014

Bill De Blasio was sworn in as the 109th mayor of New York City last week. Among those wondering what this new mayor’s tenure will bring is the New York arts community – a group that, in general, did pretty well under former mayor Michael Bloomberg. We talk with Wall Street Journal arts reporter Jennifer Maloney about the capital spending projects that define Bloomberg's arts legacy -- and about what could be ahead for New York arts institutions, big and small.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Open Phones: Is 2014 The Year You’ll Leave NYC?

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Is it the year you’re deciding to stay? Call in to 212-433-9692 and talk about the moves you’re deciding to make or not make this year.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Homelessness in New York City

Thursday, December 26, 2013

New Yorker staff writer Ian Frazier and Mary Brosnahan, president of Coalition for the Homeless, discuss why New York has more homeless now than it had for decades, what life is like for many of the homeless families in the city, and what the new mayor should do to address the problem. Frazier’s article “Hidden City” appeared in the October 28 issue of The New Yorker.

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WNYC News

Exit Interview: NYCHA Chairman John Rhea

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

New York City Housing Authority Chairman John Rhea has had a seemingly insurmountable task for the past four years — providing safe and affordable housing for more than 630,000 people living in the largest public housing system in the U.S.

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WNYC News

Exit Interview: Taxi and Limousine Commissioner David Yassky

Monday, December 23, 2013

WNYC

David Yassky, who for nearly four years led New York City's Taxi and Limousine Commission, sat down with WNYC's Amy Eddings for an exit interview.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Walking 6,000 Miles in the City

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

William Helmreich has walked virtually every block of all five boroughs of New York--an astonishing 6,000 miles. He spoke with hundreds of New Yorkers from every part of the globe and from every walk of life, including Mayor Michael Bloomberg and former mayors Rudolph Giuliani, David Dinkins, and Edward Koch. He tells their stories in his book The New York Nobody Knows: Walking 6,000 Miles in the City.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Alternative Energy; Vermeer at the Frick; The Rosie Project, a Novel; Walking 6,000 in NYC

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Jeremy Shere looks at what the new sources of energy will be after we’ve exhausted our supply of accessible fossil fuels. Then, we’ll get a peek inside the exhibit of paintings by Dutch masters Vermeer, Rembrandt, and Hals, which are on view at the Frick. Graeme Simsion talks about his debut novel,The Rosie ProjectWilliam Helmreich’s walked almost every block of every street in the 5 boroughs, and he’ll give us the highlights of his 4-year-long tour of New York City.

The Leonard Lopate Show

Bloomberg and Climate Change; the Chelsea Hotel; Winter Solstice Celebration; Oliver Wendell Holmes and Free Speech

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

On todays show, we’ll look into Mayor Bloomberg’s legacy of climate change legislation. We’ll take you inside a legendary place where many artists have lived, loved (and even died), the Chelsea Hotel. Grammy-winning saxophonist, composer, and bandleader Paul Winter gives us a preview of his upcoming Winter Solstice Celebration. And Thomas Healy explains how Supreme Court justice Oliver Wendell Holmes changed changed the history of free speech in America. 

Hammered!

Homegrown Hits

Monday, December 16, 2013

New Yorkers needn't travel far to hear music from a great composer, and this week on Hammered! we follow suit with a week's worth of borough-hopping playlists that survey New York City's young composers.

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WNYC News

South Asians Rally Against the Criminalization of Gay Sex in India

Sunday, December 15, 2013

WNYC

New York is among cities across the U.S. participating in what has been deemed a "Global Day of Rage" in response to India’s Supreme Court decision last week that re-criminalizes gay sex.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Gray Squirrel is Not a Native New Yorker

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Gray squirrels may seem like they've always been in New York City, but they're actually a fairly recent immigrant. History Professor Etienne Benson  explains why the rodents were introduced into the city at the end of the 19th century.

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