Saturday, November 28th, 2015
This year, it didn’t take a grinch to steal Christmas in The Bronx.
The Belmont Business Improvement District has had to forego its annual Christmas tree and tree lighting ceremony this year, after an influx in homeless panhandlers forced them to hire a full-time security guard, they said.
Wednesday, November 25th, 2015
Rituals make up a big part of our lives. From religious services to how we get ready in the morning, we’ll take you through some of the daily practices that make New Yorkers tick. We’ll hear how a record store — in operation since 1968 — opens with its own ritual every morning in Brooklyn. We’ll also visit a Halloween party where bike clubs from all over the country come to show off – and celebrate their love for two-wheeled vehicles. Voodoo priest and musician Neg Mawon joins us to talk about the religious and cultural traditions that have been a part of his family for generations. And Sam Saffery of the band Bird Courage joins us in the studio for a live set.
Hosted by: Jack D’Isidoro
Stories by: Gabriela Sierra Alonso, Emrys Eller, Tinashe Mushakavanhu and Ryan Wallerson
Produced by: Joseph Altobelli and Lilly Knoepp
Monday, November 23rd, 2015
Residents of a vulnerable stretch of Sheepshead Bay devastated by Superstorm Sandy say they’re still waiting for help after more than three years of empty promises.
Sunday, November 15th, 2015
Making rent, paying bills, socializing, climbing career ladders – whatever hardships we face day to day, the struggle is real. This edition of Audio Files tells stories of growth: starting from the bottom and climbing up.
Hosted by: Emrys Eller
Stories by: Joe Altobelli, Lilly Knoepp, Karen Shakerge, Levi Sharpe and Ryan Wallerson
Produced by: Maggie Freleng
Assistant Producer: Lilly Knoepp
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