Dancing Through Injuries With No Insurance

A look into the tough world of dance in NYC – How most dancers manage to make ends meet and deal with constant injuries in a profession that has little money and support to offer. Most dancers in NYC between 21 and 35 need to work an average of 5 jobs. Only 3,6 percent of part time dancers have insurance. And even among the ones considered full-time dancers, the rate of professionals with insurance is only 56 percent. I’m delving into what has changed in the past decades concerning their rights and medical assistance; and to what extent dance medicine has evolved as well.

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Astoria’s New Art District Uplifting the Queens Neighborhood?

INTRO: City council has given Queens its first arts district. Part of Astoria, it will be the city’s third. Lara McCaffrey reports on what it might mean. ______________ NARRATION: The centerpiece of the arts district is the Kaufman Astoria Studios. The Marx Brothers made movies there in the 1920s. Today, Sesame Street and Orange is the New Black […]

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Rizzoli Bookstore Is Closing

HOST INTRO: After nearly 30 years in business, Rizzoli Bookstore is closing its doors at its Midtown location. This bookstore’s demise isn’t due to market share lost to Amazon, but because of real estate development. Pierre Bienaimé has more. — AMBI: Demonstration outside This morning, a couple dozen people gathered under the scaffolding in front of Rizzoli Bookstore. […]

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