Margot Adler

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Tribute: Margot Adler

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Her voice has been heard on National Public Radio for 35 years, where she covered everything from budget cuts in education to the arts to Occupy Wall Street. 

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Eccentric Heiress's Untouched Treasures Head For The Auction Block

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Huguette Clark secretly spent her last 20 years in a hospital, even though she wasn't ill — all while her three New York apartments were filled with valuable antiques.


New Yorkers Protest Long Shadows Cast By New Skyscrapers

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Some New Yorkers are upset about the changing skyline that rims Central Park. They say that as the sun goes behind some of the city's new tall towers, there's a chilling effect to their shadows.


On The Auction Block: The Stradivarius Of Guitars

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

More than 260 acoustic guitars are set to be sold via auction at Guernsey's this week, but the prices have thrown collectors and dealers for a loop.


A Beer Backlash To LGBT Exclusion In St. Patrick's Parades

Monday, March 17, 2014

Beer makers Guinness and Sam Adams withdrew sponsorship from New York and Boston's St. Patrick Day parades, respectively, over the exclusion of openly gay, lesbian and transgender participants.


Before The NBA Was Integrated, We Had The Black Fives

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Most people have heard of the Negro Leagues in baseball and of Jackie Robinson breaking the color barrier in the late 1940s — but relatively few people have heard of the Black Fives, the African-American basketball teams that played up until the NBA was integrated in 1950.

An exhibit at ...


A Plan To Eliminate Wild Mute Swans Draws Vocal Opposition

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

The proposal to eradicate the birds in New York by 2025 has pitted environmentalists against animal rights activists. Some call the swans invasive and destructive; opponents say the science is faulty.


Before He Fell To Earth, 'The Little Prince' Was Born In N.Y.

Saturday, January 25, 2014

One of the world's most beloved books is The Little Prince by Antoine Saint-Exupery. Published in 1943, almost two million copies are sold every year, in about 250 languages.

If asked where you think the book was written, you might say Paris. You'd be wrong. Try Long Island — as ...


New York's Medical Marijuana Experiment Begins With Caution

Sunday, January 19, 2014

New York is one of the only states in the Northeast without a medical marijuana program.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo was opposed to medical marijuana, and attempts to create a law have failed to get through the state Senate for years.

Now Cuomo has reversed himself, proposing a medical marijuana research ...


Letter From Gracie Mansion: The New Mayor Meets His City

Monday, January 06, 2014

I've always wondered what it would have been like to be at the White House in 1829 when President Andrew Jackson was inaugurated. He threw open the White House to the public and some 20,000 people stomped through, apparently causing a rowdy mob scene.

So I was intrigued with the ...


Can Starbucks Do For Tea What It Has Done For Coffee?

Friday, November 01, 2013

Starbucks, which revolutionized the coffee industry, is now taking on tea. It has opened its first tea bar, and it's creating mixed tea beverages, some even more complex and customized than the coffee beverages we all know.

This first store, on Madison Avenue in Manhattan, has minimalist decor: gray soft ...


Forget The Lottery; You Have Better Odds Of Winning This Picasso

Friday, October 25, 2013

Imagine buying a genuine Pablo Picasso painting valued at $1 million — and paying only $135.

That's the prize if you win the "1 Picasso for 100 Euros" raffle Sotheby's is currently putting on. It's the first time a Picasso has been offered as a raffle prize, and while ...


Anthony Weiner (The Myth, Not The Man) Takes The Stage

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

The sexting scandal surrounding former New York Congressman Anthony Weiner has been fodder for comedians, punsters and those who love double entendres. Now it's the source material for a play, The Weiner Monologues, coming to off-off-Broadway's Access Theatre Nov. 6 through Nov. 10.

'Found Texts' (You Finish The Joke)

The ...


Old Safe Reveals Historical Relics Of Women's Suffrage Group

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Started in 1888 by suffragettes like Susan B. Anthony, the National Council of Women of the United States still exists today in a small office near the United Nations.

On the organization's 125th anniversary, it teamed up with the University of Rochester to open an old safe painted with the ...