HOST INTRO: For two centuries, Americans have told a familiar story. A lanky schoolteacher named Ichabod Crane visits a village, falls for the most beautiful girl in the land, and gets chased out of town by a headless horseman. This year marks the 200th anniversary of Washington Irving’s “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.” And the […]
Decades ago, Italians came to New York City in droves. According to the most recent census 15% of the population in the Tri-State area has some Italian heritage. Now a stagnant economic situation back home is pushing Italians to immigrate again. But today’s Italian immigrants are different – they are better off and more educated […]
HOST INTRO: The James Beard Awards — AKA “the Oscars of the food world” — are on Monday. Food-obsessed New Yorkers are ready to line up outside the restaurant of this year’s Best Chef in New York City. Khushbu Shah is a senior food editor at Thrillist. She was also on the committee that whittled […]
Urban Librarian Conference 2019, Brooklyn Public Library. * When you think of libraries, you often think of a place full of books. But lately libraries are offering a range of new services. This means librarians are undertaking jobs they might not have trained for: giving help with taxes, preparation for job interviews and even administering […]
The caped crusader Batman will celebrate his 80th birthday on Saturday, March 30. He made his comic book debut in 1939. Since then, Batman has taken on many personas, both in print and on film.
Tomorrow, Gotham City’s masked hero Bat-Man turns 80. The superhero made his debut in 1939. Since then, Batman has appeared on comic books pages and the big screen both as a lighthearted hero, and, a deeply troubled vigilante. But one thing that’s never changed? His status as an American icon.
Engagement rings are one of the most expensive purchases many people make, and that cost is driven by one thing – the diamond. Until recently, all jewelry grade diamonds came from mines in places like Russia and South Africa. But those mines have a new competitor: science.
MARSTON: New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has a commanding lead over political newcomer Cynthia Nixon. That’s according to a NBC Marist poll released yesterday, which shows 68 percent of democrats in the state favor Cuomo. Nixon was at 21 percent. If you’re not familiar with Nixon, maybe this will help… ((Sex and the City theme […]
Starting a food business is risky. At the outset, costs are high and there’s no guarantee that a new venture will turn a profit in its first years. One space in the Bronx is trying to change the odds of success. It’s called Bronx Cookspace and it’s been helping young food entrepreneurs get established through an incubator program. This year is its 25th anniversary. Makana Eyre has the story.
Silicon Valley may be growing, but its diversity isn’t. A new study from the Government Accountability Office shows only 33 percent of tech employees are people of color. But one Brooklyn high school robotics program has encouraged more students of color to join the world of gears and gadgets. Jennifer Nguyen reports.
As New York City tries to curb sex shops, adult entertainment giant, Pornhub, opened up a pop up store in the upscale neighborhood of Soho. Local sex shops with a long history in New York City talk about what their work is about and some of the challenges they face today. Lorena Rios reports.
The New York City Fire Department is again facing accusations of racial discrimination. A class action lawsuit filed on December 1st claims, when it comes to hiring and promoting certain workers, the department discriminates based on race. Jennifer Sigl reports.