With highs in the 40s predicted for December 25th in the city, it's not exactly a storybook Christmas. Still, the tradition of buying a tree, schlepping it home through the streets and hoisting it up narrow apartment stairwells is alive and well. Watch this video of a tree-trimming party.
VIDEO. With about one in three children in the United States overweight or obese, more schools are looking for ways to teach healthy eating choices. A group of volunteer parents and chefs at Public School 3 in the West Village is teaching classes based around the five tastes: salty, sour, sweet, bitter and umami. Check out Chef Zakary Pelaccio of Fatty Crab teach kids about tastes.
The chef Zakary Pelaccio teaches future foodies how to taste. His students are armed with cutting boards and knives."Curl your fingers under like a claw," the chef instructs. "Then you're going to cut slowly, sawing back and forth." Fingers curl into claws and little hands brandish tiny plastic knives. After all, these cooking students are still in kindergarten.
Ken Taylor, Vice President of Operations for Brooklyn's Green-Wood Cemetery, remembers when kids used to push over tombstones for fun. He still puts on extra patrols during Halloween although there are rarely these days any problems. Watch a video of Green-Wood at night here.
Ever wanted to see inside a waste water treatment plant? Or visit Edward Hopper's studio? What about taking a bike tour led by local high school students? This weekend is your chance.
Fifteen hens made the trip from the Queens County Farm Museum to the South Bronx this past week to take up roosts in a volunteer-built coop in Brook Park. The chickens were part of a program at the farm that allows city school kids to incubate eggs and watch them hatch. Check out a video of the coop here.
Since 2004, Tora Yi has been the owner of Ido Sushi in the West Village. His restaurant features a traditional Japanese menu but it’s the sideline that elicits stares and puzzled remarks from passersby.
At a theater built inside the Park Avenue Armory, the RSC will perform five repertory plays. See images of the Stratford-upon-Avon replica here.
The atmosphere was jubilant and celebratory at Sunday's Pride March following Friday's vote by the New York State Senate to legalize same-sex marriage.
Jake Dickson, butcher and owner of Dickson's Farm Stand Meats in Chelsea Market, works with local farmers to bring naturally raised meat to his shop. Since he deals in whole animals, offering more pork chops means buying another whole pig or a half steer. Watch a video here.
PHOTOS. It was just warm enough to leave your jacket at home this weekend when the Prospect Park Carousel in Brooklyn opened for the season. A steady flow of people, old and young, lined up for $2 rides on the hand-carved animals.
VIDEO. Former New York State Senator Serf Maltese said his grandmother and her two daughters -- ages 14 and 18 -- were among the 146 who died in the fast-moving blaze that engulfed the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory and became a national tragedy. The 100-year anniversary of the fire is on March 25.
The Turtle Island Quartet has spent a lot of time listening to Jimi Hendrix lately. Watch our video of the band playing "All Along The Watchtower" on a visit to WNYC's Soundcheck studios here.
"I decided to try breastfeeding pretty much from the time I got pregnant," says Valery Upson, 32, of Prospect Heights, Brooklyn. "I'd heard the whole 'breast is best' cry often enough to know it was something I should be doing." The Obama administration agrees. In January, the Office of the Surgeon General issued a call to action to support breastfeeding, and in February, Michelle Obama announced that she would promote breastfeeding as part of her campaign against childhood obesity.
9-year-old Patrick and 7-year-old Julia are brother and sister and they are both taking piano lessons from Rebbecca Rossi.
When Harriet Wingreen first sat down at the piano, America was repealing Prohibition and Mao Zedong was beginning the Long March. Almost 80 years later, she is still at it, as a member of the New York Philharmonic.
Bill Hennessy of Keyboard Express has been moving pianos for 24 years and he says the key to tackling the ivories in New York City is parking and brain power. Check out WNYC's video of Hennessy and his team at work here.
Being a piano mover in New York City involves a host of special talents. Bill Hennessy, the owner of Keyboard Express, says that the biggest keys to moving a nine-foot concert grand are quick thinking and parking skills.
The city and surrounding areas, still reeling from the debilitating Dec. 26 blizzard, got relief when the storm that threatened Friday commutes packed far less punch. Take a look at images from the most recent storm and tweet us yours @wnyc.
During the spring and fall migration, birds are often injured flying into plate glass windows, or become disoriented and exhausted by the bright lights at night. But unlike other cities, New York doesn't have a wildlife rehabilitation center. Instead, injured wildlife is cared for by an underground network of volunteers.