80 years ago, the first baseball game was aired on American television. But it wasn’t a major league match — it was a simple college day game, in New York City. Within a handful of years, watching baseball on television became as American as baseball itself. But today, baseball viewership is down. Way down. Maddy […]
The first woman to run for president probably isn’t who you think it is. Today, on the 147th anniversary of the first American female presidential candidate, Maddy Foley takes us back — and asks what we’ve learned. FOLEY_1 : Historian Isobel Plowright and I are standing on 28th street, near Madison Square Park. Plowright points […]
This week marks the height of the spring migratory season, when millions of birds fly through the five boroughs on their way North. The city can be a dangerous place for our feathered friends — but a group of bird-watching apps have started raising awareness and changing laws. Maddy Foley has more. ((bird ambi up)) […]
If it seems like you’re getting lots of robocalls lately — you’re right. According to YouMail, a national index, New Yorkers received 175 million calls in the last month alone – that’s nearly 60 percent more than last year. In March state politicians introduced a bill that could ban the automated calls. Maddy Foley has […]
Leonard Cohen carried a lot of titles throughout his career: singer, songwriter, poet. But as the first art exhibit dedicated exclusively to Cohen opens today at The Jewish Museum, one title — religious explorer — has come to the forefront. Maddy Foley has more. FOLEY_1: As soon as the museum opened its doors this morning, […]
HOST INTRO: For the first commentary in our new series, where reporters reflect on their personal stories, Maddy Foley tells us about her relationship with something she’s had her entire life. FOLEY: Tucked away in my desk is the first award I ever won. The circle of red construction paper is faded, now, where a […]
The Armory Show is back in town. The annual, international exhibition of contemporary art will host over 200 galleries this week, making it one of the largest shows in the country. But over the last decade, a pair of art fairs have grown up around the Armory Show, each offering a different alternative.
Staten Island is getting a seawall — a $615 million dollar, 5 mile seawall. I spoke with Rob Freudenberg, who deals with climate resiliency in New York, about what this barrier means for New York’s future in the face of climate change. (0:13) FOLEY 1: So, Rob, welcome to Uptown Radio, thank you so much […]