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219 West: Fighting For Change

Thursday, May 14th, 2015
The latest edition of our monthly TV news magazine profiles a boxing club that battles youth violence.
Our reporters also look at what some critics call the loaded language used in media coverage of the recent unrest spurred by the death of Freddie Gray in Baltimore. We visit with two women trying trying to change the male-dominated cycling culture and a man who evicts people from their homes.

Meet Brooklyn’s Jukebox Hero

Monday, May 11th, 2015

Perry Rosen is one of America’s few remaining jukebox technicians. Rosen, whose Sheepshead Bay home is lined with a half-dozen Wurlitzers and Rock-Olas, says that he can repair any variety of jukebox “from the 1930s right up to the year 2000.”

As the jukebox fades from American culture, though, Rosen still sees purpose and merit in his work. His clientele is mostly Baby Boomers, who collect jukeboxes for their nostalgic value. “It feels good to be in a business that makes people happy, that gives people joy,” he said.

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219 West: Underground and Outer Space

Monday, April 13th, 2015

The latest edition of our monthly TV news magazine tackles challenges faced by subway dancers and stargazers.

Our reporters also visit a jukebox hero, a friend to frogs, a music class with a beat all its own and a gathering of Britney Spears fans who see her as a feminist icon worthy of semi-serious study.

 

Embracing New York’s Dark Side

Saturday, April 4th, 2015

If a friend told you that they were spending the night stargazing in New York City, you might well assume they were on the lookout for Woody Allen or Scarlett Johansson. But for many amateur astronomers, they are more interested in the stars and planets above.

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Studying Britney in Brooklyn

Thursday, April 2nd, 2015

Foodies Get a Kickstart

Friday, January 30th, 2015

Park Puppets Pull Heartstrings

Thursday, December 18th, 2014

AudioFiles: Water World

Thursday, December 18th, 2014

Bronx Memories, By the Book

Friday, December 12th, 2014