Steve Zeitlin

Steve Zeitlin appears in the following:

The West Indian Roots of Hip Hop

Friday, August 11, 2023

From the archives, Steve Zeitlin, Patricia Chin and DJ Kool Herc talk about the West Indian roots of hip hop, and then callers talk about global influences they hear in the music.

Making Poetry from Your Politics

Monday, August 08, 2022

Bob Holman and Steve Zeitlin have a new project and they're seeking poems about where you came from - politically.  They're joined by two local contributors.

The People's Hall of Fame Announces New Inductees

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

The People’s Hall of Fame awards people who make grassroot contributions to New York’s cultural life. 

Finding Poetry in the Mundane

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

 Searching for the often overlooked artistic moments that comprise our day-to-day lives.


People's Hall of Fame: Community Anchors

Monday, February 22, 2016

Meet the community anchors who are being inducted into the People’s Hall of Fame this year, an honor bestowed upon New Yorkers that have left their mark on this city.


Accent Slam!

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Do you have the best New York City accent?

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People's Hall of Fame: NYC Radio

Friday, November 30, 2012

Steve Zeitlin, executive director of City Lore, a non-profit that produces programs and publications that convey the richness of New York City's cultural heritage, Bob Fass, WBAI DJ credited with inventing free form radio, and Phil Schaap, WKCR Jazz host and 2012 inductee, talk about the radio pioneers being inducted into City Lore's People's Hall of Fame.

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New York's "Underground Economy"

Friday, November 20, 2009

Making a living has never been easy for subway musicians but some say it's only getting tougher. Some buskers are striking up deals with corporate sponsors. Others complain that transit police have been cracking down on performers. Today, we get several views on New York’s “underground economy.”

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Home of Hip Hop

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Steve Zeitlin, executive director of City Lore, and Patricia Chin, owner of VP Records, talk about the West Indian roots of hip hop. Plus, DJ Kool Herc on the early days of hip hop in New York.

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Lost City

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Steve Zeitlin executive director of City Lore and co-author of Hidden New York: A Guide to Places That Matter, and Brooks of Sheffield, the pseudonym of the author of the Lost City blog, offer a postmortem of the local establishments lost in 2008.

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Losing Ground

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Astroland, Yankee Stadium, and Café La Fortuna are among the many New York City landmarks that closed down this year. Steve Zeitlin executive director of City Lore and Brooks of Sheffield, the author of the Lost City blog, offer a post-mortem of the local landmarks and institutions lost in 2008. ...

Building Up The Bowery

Friday, December 21, 2007

Steve Zeitlin, Executive Director of City Lore, walks us through the past, present and future of the mile-long strip. Plus, James Macklin, who used to live on the streets of the area and is now Director of Outreach for the Bowery Mission.

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