Jennifer Vanasco

News Editor, WNYC News

Jennifer Vanasco appears in the following:

Report Shows Pandemic's Toll On New York City Street Vendors And Canners

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Dozens of bottle collectors told researchers they lost all their daily income last spring, when the pandemic forced bottle redemption centers to close.

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The Jazzier Penn Station, In Newark, Gets A Makeover

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

The station is in the early stages of a $190 million renovation of everything from its HVAC system and bathrooms to its Indiana limestone and sublime Art Deco metalwork.

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Will the Arts Relief Package Save the New York Theater Industry?

Tuesday, January 05, 2021

WNYC culture editor Jennifer Vanasco and 'New York Times' theater reporter Michael Paulson on the impact of the new $15 billion arts relief package. 

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As Whales Populate The City's Harbors Again, A Look At Why NYC Was Never A Whaling Town

Wednesday, December 30, 2020

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In 2020, there have been over 500 whale sightings in the city, compared to only five in 2010. 

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Broadway Fallout Extends Well Beyond Theaters

Tuesday, December 29, 2020

When New York’s theaters shut down in March, actors and stage workers weren’t the only ones affected. "For us, everything stopped," said one costumer supplier. "Just completely stopped."

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“It Should’ve Happened A Long Time Ago”: New Whitney Retrospective Gives Black Photographers Their Due

Tuesday, December 22, 2020

"Working Together: The Photographers of the Kamoinge Workshop" spotlights one of the few networks for Black artists in the 1960s.

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Dial This Number And A Brooklyn Librarian Will Read You A Poem

Friday, December 18, 2020

The phone line also offers stories for kids and obituaries for victims of COVID-19.

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Playwright Jeremy O. Harris Hopes to Make the Black Theater Canon More Accessible

Thursday, December 17, 2020

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The Tony-nominated author of "Slave Play" announced an anthology of 15 plays written by Black playwrights. 

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Safe Holiday Outings

Thursday, December 17, 2020

WNYC's Jennifer Vanasco on safe holiday outings in the city this week. 

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There's More To Balto The Pandemic-Stopping Blizzard Dog Than You Know

Thursday, December 17, 2020

A t the height of his fame, the plot twists of his life were only beginning. 

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Other Covid Symptom: Struggling Arts Programs In The Public Schools

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

An expert in arts education says, “Teaching artists have been the hardest hit" by a 70 percent reduction to special programming in the public schools. 

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Holiday Fun Outdoors this Weekend

Thursday, December 10, 2020

"The Get Out" with WNYC Culture Editor Jennifer Vanasco.

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The Stay In

Thursday, December 03, 2020

WNYC Arts and Culture Editor Jennifer Vanasco talks about what to do at home with kids as part of our ongoing series, "The Stay In."

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What's Gained and Lost When Santa Goes Virtual

Friday, November 27, 2020

Much of life has moved online since Covid and that includes Saint Nick, who's been Zooming a lot.

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The (Pre-Hunker) Get Out

Thursday, November 12, 2020

WNYC arts and culture editor Jennifer Vanasco gives suggestions for what to do this weekend, while safely social distancing.

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Audre Lorde Poem Is Latest Addition to MTA's Poetry In Motion - And It's About Freedom

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

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As a part of the MTA's Poetry in Motion series, Audre Lorde's poem "Smelling the Wind" allows riders to reflect on liberation. 

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Pro-Voter Group Promotes Truly Odd Political Bedfellows: The 2020 Election … And Joy

Friday, October 30, 2020

The Wide Awakes, a street-savvy collective named after an abolitionist group from 1860, is helping to get out the vote while promoting what it calls, "civic joy." 

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Mexican New Yorkers Celebrate Día De Muertos

Thursday, October 29, 2020

Displays are popping up across the city to commemorate the Mexican holiday Día de Muertos this weekend. 

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Is It Theater? Chekhov's 'The Seagull' Adaptation For The Sims 4 To Stream On Twitch

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Playwright Celine Song is transforming Anton Chekhov's The Seagull into something avant-garde — by adapting a version that will be presented in The Sims 4 video game and streamed on Twitch.

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The Tony Nominations Are In - But When Are the Awards?

Thursday, October 15, 2020

The strange 2019-2020 season has finally resulted in nominations - but the date of the awards is still a mystery.