Posts Tagged ‘WNYC’

Indiegogo Spotlight: The Glenn White Project

Indiegogo Spotlight: The Glenn White Project

Glenn White is kind of a big deal. The saxophonist/composer/educator has performed alongside such notable musicians as Norah Jones, The Reigning Monarchs and Anya Marina, just to name a few. He has performed at South by Southwest, NYC’s Blue Note, Smalls and WNYC’s Greene Space. He is now hard at work on his latest full-length [...]


Today in Uptown History: Remembering the 1964 Harlem Riots

Today in Uptown History: Remembering the 1964 Harlem Riots

50 years ago today, 15-year-old James Powell was killed by a police officer, which led to riots on the streets of Harlem and beyond. Check out the audio piece on the turmoil courtesy of the indispensable WNYC. Via: The Brian Lehrer Show: Remembering the Harlem Riot of 1964 – WNYC.


Working Without a Boss For Better Wages | WNYC

Working Without a Boss For Better Wages | WNYC

By Eleanor Stanford In New York City, 30 percent of workers earn minimum wage or less. In an effort to gain control over their pay and workplace conditions, some are turning to a centuries-old business model: cooperatives. In the past three years, 12 coops have been set up, doubling the city’s total. With the help [...]


Live-In Superintendents Create Basement Sanctuaries | NY Times

Live-In Superintendents Create Basement Sanctuaries | NY Times

By ALAN FEUER As many New York City apartment dwellers know, some live-in superintendents love to decorate the basements of their buildings. Whether this urge to adorn stems from a proprietary sensibility — what’s near the boiler room is mine! — or is simply the result of too many personal knickknacks spilling out of tiny [...]


WNYC & The Apollo present Dreams for NYC Inspired by MLK

WNYC & The Apollo present Dreams for NYC Inspired by MLK

WNYC’s Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration goes uptown to the historic Apollo Theater Sunday, January 19, 2014 at 3 pm. Presented as part of the Apollo Uptown Hall series, this year’s event explores the immediate future of New York City through the lens of Dr. King’s moral compass. Join WNYC’s Brian Lehrer and [...]


It’s OK to Open that Fire Hydrant… But Just a Little Bit | WNYC

It's OK to Open that Fire Hydrant... But Just a Little Bit | WNYC

By Beth Fertig In a hot summer day, for those far from the beach, or a lake, there is always the fire hydrant. But open hydrants waste water and make it hard for firefighters to do their jobs. That’s why the city is trying to get more people to take advantage of a safer alternative [...]


At Night, Social Scene Blossoms as Heat Brings Neighbors Outside | WNYC

At Night, Social Scene Blossoms as Heat Brings Neighbors Outside | WNYC

Parks in New York City are keeping their sprinklers on a little longer, and keeping their gates open a little later for residents looking to keep cool during the hot summer nights. WNYC’s Sarah Gonzalez spent last night in Inwood to see how the neighborhood is coping with the heat. Via: At Night, Social Scene [...]


‘I Love My Hood’: One Artist’s Attempt to Reclaim The Heights | WNYC

'I Love My Hood': One Artist's Attempt to Reclaim The Heights | WNYC

By Jennifer Hsu : Video Producer, WNYC Interactive Like many long-time New Yorkers, artist Dister Rondon feared his Washington Heights neighborhood was losing its unique character — a byproduct of gentrification and its attendant chain stores and bank branches. Read more: ‘I Love My Hood’: One Artist’s Attempt to Reclaim The Heights – WNYC. We [...]


Uptown Video: Glenn White – Live @ The Greene Space

Uptown Video: Glenn White - Live @ The Greene Space

Catch the very talented Glenn White live tomorrow, Wednesday, June 12th at 8 pm at Le Chéile (839 W. 181st Street). For more info: http://www.facebook.com/GlennWhite@Le Chéile/


Vote for ‘Washington Heights’ song on WNYC’s Battle of the Boroughs

Vote for 'Washington Heights' song on WNYC's Battle of the Boroughs

Saxophonist/Composer and Uptown resident, Glenn White, will be performing his tune “Washington Heights” on Friday, June 7 at 7:00 pm EDT for the chance to represent Manhattan at WNYC’s Battle of the Boroughs.  There is some stiff competition but with the support of the neighborhood we can help Glenn get to the big showdown later [...]


One NY Artist: Photographer Gesche Würfel | WNYC

One NY Artist: Photographer Gesche Würfel | WNYC

By Julianne Welby : Senior Editor, WNYC News New York City is home to thousands of artists. Some are famous internationally. Others are scratching out a living while perfecting their craft on stage or in basements. WNYC is bringing a few of them to the spotlight in their own voices. The subject of photographer Gesche [...]


Jazzman Jonathan Batiste’s credo: Everyone should enjoy the wonders of jazz | NY Daily News

Jazzman Jonathan Batiste’s credo: Everyone should enjoy the wonders of jazz | NY Daily News

BY Greg Thomas Jonathan Batiste is on a mission: To bring the joy of jazz to the masses. That’s why the tall, thin pianist and his Stay Human Band are hosting two upcoming, free events in Harlem. This Wednesday they’ll lead the “Jazz Is: Now” series of the National Jazz Museum, where Batiste serves as [...]


I Love WNYC…

I Love WNYC...

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) My name is Led Black and I am a WNYC addict. I listen to it all day, everyday. Whether it’s on the radio at home or in the car, streaming on my MAC, or on the handy WNYC smartphone app, WNYC has become a fixture in my life and I am [...]


Soundcheck ®: Gig Alert: Jon Batiste | WNYC

Soundcheck ®: Gig Alert: Jon Batiste | WNYC

New Orleans pianist Jon Batiste is from one of the great musical families in the Crescent City. He started playing in his family’s band when he was just eight years old, and released two albums by the time he was seventeen. You may have seen him on the HBO drama Treme, but he’s based in [...]


Espaillat Hopes to Seize on Demographic Shifts in Rangel Challenge | WNYC

Espaillat Hopes to Seize on Demographic Shifts in Rangel Challenge | WNYC

By Colby Hamilton Members of the Barack Obama Democratic Club packed into a room in Manhattan’s Church of the Intercession last week. The church, located on West 155 Street, is almost directly in-between the northern Manhattan neighborhoods of Washington Heights and Harlem. It’s a perfect middle ground for a political club that draws its members [...]


WNYC Interviews Author Jon Michaud

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Like I have said before to anyone that would listen, When Tito Loved Clara by Jon Michaud is an absolutely engaging and enthralling read. From the very first paragraph, I was irrevocably hooked. Inwood, Dominicans and the Dominican Republic figure prominently in this page-turner of a novel. If you haven’t read [...]


UPTOWN IN BRIEF: WNYC DROPS BY 27 DE FEBRERO FOR A LITTLE BACHATA

BY J L Aronson Superstars such as Bronx-based Aventura may have made bachata one of the biggest selling Latin genres in the world, but here at the 27 de Febrero, one of bachata’s pioneers dutifully performs for local crowds every Friday night in relative obscurity. “Whoever comes to Washington Heights has to listen to bachata,” [...]

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