Millennials reconnect with religion at Met exhibition

At the Met Gala last weekend, celebrities in elaborate costumes paraded up the steps of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. They were there, dressed as trendy monks and Catholic icons, to raise money for the museum’s newest Costume Institute exhibit. That exhibit, called Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination, opened today. Reporters Wendy Rhodes and Sarah Wyman report the exhibit is landing well with young audiences.

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“Meet the Mets!” New York City baseball fans pick a side

If you ask a baseball fan, they’ll tell you there are two kinds of New Yorkers: Yankees fans and Mets fans. And according to a new poll from Quinnipiac University, Yankees fans are winning the numbers game—by a lot. Only 34 percent of New York City baseball fans prefer the Mets. And the Mets aren’t known for winning baseball games either. So reporter Sarah Wyman set out in search of what else is keeping them on the hook.

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Save Those Scraps! New York City is Expanding its Composting Program

New York City has a lot of waste. And most of it, is food waste. Last year, the Department of Sanitation collected nearly 30,000 tons of banana peels, coffee grounds and expired lettuce. And the city is expanding its composting program. But not mandating it. If it did, it could be collecting 40 times that. As the program stands now, few people are participating. And environmentalists are hoping to get that number up. Meira Gebel reports.

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