Report: If Asked, Mayor de Blasio Would Speak to Chinatown about Proposed Jail

Last modified February 10, 2019 at 10:47 pm

Is it possible that the mayor would come to Chinatown and field concerns about his proposed high-rise jail? During the weekly “Ask the Mayor” radio segment on WNYC two weeks ago, Mayor de Blasio told host Brian Lehrer that if the local councilmember in either of the affected four boroughs invited him to a community […]

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ICYMI: Public Radio Revives Gothamist for Spring Launch

Posted February 26, 2018 at 5:02 am

Guess the post-ist world has it, after all. Gothamist is returning to the front page. In case you missed the news on Friday afternoon, a consortium of public radio stations revived the suite of national “ist” blogs, which should come back online this spring. WNYC announced the Gothamist acquisition, which includes the archives, domain name, […]

Listen to Jeremiah Moss on WNYC Talking About #SaveNYC and Vanishing New York

Last modified March 27, 2015 at 9:42 am

The torrent of media coverage for the #SaveNYC campaign notched another huge get. Movement founder, and blogger extraordinaire Jeremiah Moss appeared on the “Brian Lehrer Show” yesterday. The candid, twenty-minute discussion was a great primer for the current commercial climate, and how the little guy is being forced from the Five Boroughs. It was also […]

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Ryan Adams on Legacy of “New York, New York”

Last modified September 11, 2014 at 10:53 am

Some songs are inextricably connected to the fabric of New York City.

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East River Park: Nearly Ten Years of Renovations

Posted October 20, 2010 at 9:14 am

When it comes to the East River Park promenade renovations, what’s another nine months in the scheme of things.  The project has been ongoing for nearly ten years already.  In that time, the city has opened select park parcels in a piecemeal fashion. The whole shebang should open by next July.  But let’s not get ahead […]

Niki Russ Federman of Russ & Daughters on WNYC

Posted February 2, 2010 at 6:22 am

Fourth generation co-proprietor Niki Russ Federman of the Russ & Daughters empire sat down with WNYC Studio 360.  It’s a brief, albeit candid look at her choice to helm the ship.  We learn that she initially resisted joining the family business, but thanks to the Klezmer Brunch at the now-deceased Tonic on Norfolk Street, she […]