Jennifer Vanasco

News Editor, WNYC News

Jennifer Vanasco appears in the following:

New York State Makes Changes To Rent Relief Program Following Complaints

Monday, July 26, 2021

Governor Cuomo says the state is going to make a $2.7 billion rent relief program easier to access.


A New Multimedia Piece At Lincoln Center Asks New Yorkers to Reflect On Quarantine

Friday, July 23, 2021

Culture is re-opening across New York, but a new work incorporating sculpture, a soundscape and dance asks people to look back.


Summer Culture Calendar

Monday, July 12, 2021

WNYC's Jennifer Vanasco joins to discuss some of the great outdoor cultural offerings this summer.

The Sackler Family May Have To Give Up Their Charitable Naming Rights -- But Taking Their Name Down Is Another Story

Friday, July 09, 2021

Under a proposed legal settlement, non-profits wouldn't be able to name institutes or halls after the family behind Purdue Pharma.


The Get Out (July 8, 2021)

Thursday, July 08, 2021

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


A New Report Examines How New York City's Arts Organizations Are Recovering From The Pandemic

Wednesday, July 07, 2021

The Center for an Urban Future looked at 643 community-based arts organizations. Its analysis offers new insights into the losses they faced and what they need to thrive. 


'The Best Streetball Tournament In The World' Returns To Harlem

Friday, June 25, 2021

Basketball fans looking for live action can head to Harlem for the return of the best summer streetball tournament in the world. Akash Pandey was at the first game.


In Person Family Visits To Resume At City Jails

Thursday, June 24, 2021

In-person family visits at city jails are resuming on Friday for the first time in 15 months.


Celebrating Pride

Thursday, June 24, 2021

WNYC arts and culture editor Jennifer Vanasco joins us to recommend activities to celebrate Pride Month.


Madonna, The Beastie Boys, and The Talking Heads - Museum Takes A Look Back At The 80s

Thursday, June 24, 2021

The Koch administration was too busy pulling the city back from near bankruptcy to bother with cabaret laws, so club sprouted up all over the city. 


City Starts Moving Homeless New Yorkers Back Into Shelters

Monday, June 21, 2021

The city is beginning to move homeless people from shelters back into hotels this week.


The American Museum of Natural History Theodore Roosevelt Statue Can Finally Come Down

Monday, June 21, 2021

New York City's Public Design Commission unanimously approved a plan to take down and relocate the controversial statue.


Risk Connecting With Strangers On A Phone Or A Stage At 'A Thousand Ways'

Saturday, June 19, 2021

"A Thousand Ways" at the Public Theater asks us to reveal ourselves to a stranger - another (anonymous) ticket holder. 


What Should Museums Look Like In An Age Of Protest?

Thursday, June 17, 2021

A new book by the former president and executive director of the Queens Museum examines the history of cultural institutions and how they chould change for the better.


The Extras Of "In The Heights" On What The Film Means To The Community

Friday, June 11, 2021

Two years ago, the producers announced that filming would not only take place in the neighborhood, but the production wanted locals to be background actors.


The American Museum Of Natural History's Gem And Mineral 'Nanny Room' Is No More

Thursday, June 03, 2021

The newly-renovated Hall of Gems and Minerals trades in its ramp-strewn indoor playground for huge specimens and a focus on connection.

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Brooklyn Comic Says Nets Are Borough's New Dodgers

Wednesday, June 02, 2021

As the star-studded hoops team continues its march through the NBA playoffs, they're redeeming the borough's image as a home of high-level sports.


Like Revivified Cicadas, Knicks End Playoff Dormancy

Thursday, May 20, 2021

The odds are long but the Knicks could face the powerhouse Nets in the Eastern Conference Finals.


How ACT UP Took On The AIDS Crisis And Transformed Political Activism

Monday, May 17, 2021

A new book documents how the group ACT UP transformed AIDS activism. 


Get An Insider's View of Bushwick With "Taxilandia"

Thursday, May 13, 2021

Theater artist Modesto Flaco Jiménez spent years driving a cab in the neighborhood. Now he's created a show that takes people around HIS Bushwick.