Soterios Johnson

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Sunset Turns Manhattan to Stonehenge

Monday, July 11, 2005

Tonight's the night to view a rare astronomical phenomenon. Dr. Neil DeGrasse Tyson, director of the Hayden Planetarium, describes how the streets of Manhattan will turn into a kind of Stonehenge at sunset.

Sunset is at 8:28 this evening. Dr. Tyson recommends being in place about ...


An Olympic Host City Primer

Tuesday, July 05, 2005

Years of lobbying and hundreds of millions of dollars have been spent and it all comes to this. Tomorrow the International Olympic Committee chooses a city to host the 2012 Games.

This year's competition is seen as one of the highest-caliber ever. In addition to New ...


150 Years of "Leaves of Grass"

Friday, July 01, 2005

This 4th of July marks the 150th anniversary of the publication of the first edition of Walt Whitman's "Leaves of Grass."

It's been called possibly the greatest book of American poetry ever written. The collection is a celebration of Whitman's vision of America as ...


Teen Justice in Red Hook

Tuesday, May 31, 2005

An experiment in criminal justice grows in Brooklyn. As we reported on Morning Edition last week, the Red Hook Community Justice Center is taking a novel approach at justice.

REPORTER: In an effort to solve problems and improve the quality of life for residents the center ...


New York's Primal Scream

Wednesday, May 11, 2005

If you live in a certain section of Manhattan's Upper West Side, one of the sounds of the arrival of Spring is unmistakable....


Orthodox Easter Celebrated with Light and Food

Monday, May 02, 2005

Most Christians celebrated Easter more than a month ago, but hundreds of millions of others marked their religion's most holy day yesterday. Orthodox Christians follow the Christian tradition developed in the Eastern Roman Empire, what's now Greece, Turkey and the Middle East. About a quarter-billion ...


Five Olympic Finalists Make Pitch in Berlin

Monday, April 18, 2005

Less than three months before the International Olympic Committee selects the host city for the 2012 Summer Olympics the five cities vying for the games are getting a chance to make their pitches at a conference in Berlin.

High-level delegations from Paris, London, Madrid, Moscow and ...


Flood Damage in Jersey

Wednesday, April 06, 2005

Receding floodwaters are leaving behind a trail of mud, debris and repair bills across New Jersey. Authorities say more than 5,000 people have fled their homes and that property damage will likely reach $30 million.

After six feet of water shut down the Capitol state government ...


Robert Yaro Weighs in on Subway Troubles

Thursday, March 17, 2005

For the second time in two months, one the city's busiest subway lines was shut down because of equipment failure. In January, West Side subway riders were forced to scramble for other options when a fire shut down the A and C lines. Yesterday, many ...


Lexington Line Back to Normal

Thursday, March 17, 2005

Subways in Manhattan are said to be back to normal this morning after yesterday's power failure on the Lexington Avenue Line that knocked out service yesterday.

The cause of the power failure remains under investigation. But transit workers found a one-foot hole in the bottom of ...


Esplanade and Bike Path Planned for East River

Wednesday, March 02, 2005

The Bloomberg administration is planning a new two-mile esplanade and bicycle path to run along the East River between Battery Park and the Williamsburg Bridge.

It would reconnect Lower Manhattan to the waterfront on the Lower East Side which is dominated by the FDR Drive and ...


Susan B. Anthony Day?

Tuesday, February 15, 2005

It may be hard to imagine a United States of America where women were not allowed to vote. But it was only 85 years ago that women gained that most basic right in this country. One woman who was instrumental in securing that right for women was Susan B. Anthony. ...


Happy Lunar New Year!

Wednesday, February 09, 2005

The lunar new year begins today and you can expect to hear firecrackers going off on the main streets of Chinatown.

The day is celebrated throughout Asia and by a variety of Asian Americans in New York. The sixth annual parade and festival in Manhattan will ...


Christo and Jeanne-Claude's 'The Gates'

Thursday, January 20, 2005

If you've visited Central Park over the past few weeks you may have noticed workers placing squat rectangular bases every 12 feet or so along either side of the park's 23 miles of walkways. It's part of a huge art project brought to you by ...


Congress Passes Sweeping Intelligence Reform

Wednesday, December 08, 2004

Almost five months have passed since the 9/11 Commission released its final report, saying the federal government suffered from quote- "failures of imagination, policy, capabilities and management." The report warned the president and the Congress that sweeping reforms were needed to prevent another catastrophic terrorist ...


NY State Minimum Wage to Rise

Tuesday, December 07, 2004

New York state's hourly minimum wage will increase from $5.15 to $7.15 following state Senate action that completed an override of Governor Pataki's veto. The measure will be carried out in three phases pushing the minimum wage to 6 dollars an hour on January 1 ...


9/11 Attack Ruled Two Occurences

Tuesday, December 07, 2004

A federal jury ruled yesterday that when it comes to some of the insurance coverage the September 11th attack on the World Trade Center was two occurrences. That means leaseholder Larry Silverstein stands to collect up to 4.6 billion dollars. The verdict is the latest ...


NYC's Voter Help Line

Tuesday, November 02, 2004

This is what many would-be voters have been hearing when they call New York City's voter help line. With more than 400-thousand newly registered voters, and high voter turnout expected, the Board of Elections has been flooded with calls and traffic on their web site. ...


Head of Commission that Released Velella Steps Down

Wednesday, October 13, 2004

Two weeks ago former State Senator Guy Velella was granted early release from prison. He'd only served a little more than three months of a 1-year sentence for his role in a bribery scheme.

The little-known city commission that granted his release is now under ...


Voices of the Protesters

Monday, August 30, 2004

The day's march lasted about five hours, with protesters filling the streets past Madison Square Garden across 34th street and back downtown to Union Square. WNYC reporters spent the day listening to why people felt the need to come out and march.