New York City History
Friday, December 26, 2014
Wednesday, March 05, 2014
Historian Gilbert Tauber put together an on-line database of all of NYC's honorary street names from 1998-2013, from A. Philip Randolph Boulevard to Zora Neale Hurston Place after the idea was suggested by Michael Miscione, acting Manhattan borough historian. They discuss the results and the process of street-naming.
Thursday, July 18, 2013
Jack Hidary, an independent candidate running for New York City mayor, talks about his decision to join the race without the backing of a party. Plus: WNYC’s Fred Mogul explains why health insurance prices may drop for individuals purchasing plans in New York State when the new health care exchanges go into effect this fall; the history and legacies of modern New York City mayors; and advice from Slate’s Emily Yoffe, aka Dear Prudence, on conflicts between adult children and their parents.
Tuesday, May 07, 2013
David Soll, assistant professor at the Watershed Institute for Collaborative Environmental Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, and author of Empire of Water: An Environmental and Political History of the New York City Water Supply, uses New York City's efforts to secure a safe supply of water to explore the way politics and environment intersect.
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
By Stephen Nessen : Reporter, WNYC News
WNYC is telling the story of public housing in New York City through the lens of one family that has lived there for four decades. The Alstons arrived in the Queensbridge Houses in 1954, and many members continue to live there. This is part one of a four-part series.