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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

Nine women and one guy – mostly strangers – trail into a small apartment in Greenpoint. The twentysomethings sit down in a living room and start chatting with one another while “Hit Me Baby One More Time” blares in the background. Some nibble on chocolate chip cookies from a plate labeled “Gimme More.”

They’re all here for a 90-minute presentation titled, “Britney Spears: Goddess, Feminist Icon, Pop Priestess,” a quirky but semi-serious workshop that discusses the singer’s unique role in feminism, sexuality, and pop culture. Call it nostalgic, call it crazy, but it keeps selling out.

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Foodies Get a Kickstart

Friday, January 30th, 2015

When Elaine Li of Sweet & Shiny Café experienced costly and unexpected repairs for her café and cake decorating business, she turned to Kickstarter for help.

“It saved my butt,” said Li.

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Park Puppets Pull Heartstrings

Thursday, December 18th, 2014

AudioFiles: Water World

Thursday, December 18th, 2014

Bronx Memories, By the Book

Friday, December 12th, 2014

Wax Rockette is a Real Treat

Saturday, November 22nd, 2014

AudioFiles: Trending

Saturday, November 15th, 2014