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A New Park Comes to the South Bronx

by Katie Fisher

Katie Fisher, WFUV News

For decades, Hunt's Point was known as the dumping site of the East Coast.  But a number of South Bronx groups, New York City agencies and community activists are transforming the area into a relaxing recreation zone. 

Broadway Groupies: Rushing a Show

by Kris Venezia
Foxwoods Theater.
kris venezia, wfuv

All this week WFUV News has been introducing you to people who can't get enough of Broadway. Groupies if you will. People who spend thousands of dollars to see their favorite shows again and again and again. But, some theater enthusiasts aren't about to empty their bank account to see a show. So they wait in long lines the day of a performance for discounted seats. These rush tickets cost much less than the regular price. 

Morning Brief: December 26

by Kris Venezia
Leftover food.

Lynn Gardner, Flickr

Hopefully, you enjoyed December 25th whether you celebrated Christmas or just took a day to relax with many businesses closed on the holiday. The day after Christmas typically means leftover as food prepared for dinner becomes the next day's lunch. Bon appetit!

Weather

Today, sunny with a high of 49, and tonight, mostly clear with a low of 38. [Full Forecast]

Need to Know

Morning Brief: December 25

by Kris Venezia
Christmas Tree.

Ron Cogswell, Flickr

It is Christmas! Many people in and around New York City have found ways to bring Christmas trees into their apartments. While getting a tree into an apartment can be a chore, selling Christmas trees can also be a hastle as shown by this article. [Gizmodo]

Weather

Today, partly cloudy with a high of 53, and tonight, clear with a low of 37. [Full Forecast]

Morning Brief: December 24

by Kris Venezia
Wreath.

Stephanie Kilgast, Flickr

Christmas is a day away, and NPR has produced a story about New York City from the 1980's. It is a good way to get into the holiday spirit. [NPR]

Weather

Today, scattered showers throughout the day, high of 56, and tonight, more rain with a low of 53. [Full Forecast]

Need to Know

Morning Brief: December 23

by Kris Venezia
Bill Bratton.

Policy Changes, Flickr

Need to Know

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton seek balance after two killings. [NYT]

North Korea loses internet for hours, but nobody will claim responsibility for the attack. [CNN]

Morning Brief: December 22

by Kris Venezia
Football.

Daniel Spiess, Flickr

For many people, week 16 in the NFL was either really good news or really bad news. For some fantasy football owners, the season ended with a victory. In many leagues, this means the winner received a money prize. For Jets and Giants fans, fantasy football was a chance to win a championship even with their teams in real life failing to even make the playoffs. There were also unfortunate fantasy football owners who finished last in the league, and this meant some sort of punishment.

American Museum of Natural History Plans Addition

by Associated Press
Museum.

Thomas Hawk, Flickr

The American Museum of Natural History has announced plans to build an addition to house a new science and education center.

   The $325 million Gilder Center for Science, Education and Innovation is slated to open in 2019, the museum's 150th anniversary.

   Museum President Ellen Futter says the 218,000-square-foot center will fully integrate science, education and immersive exhibitions.

   Chicago-based Studio Gang Architects has been selected to design the addition. Ralph Appelbaum Associates will design the exhibitions.

Morning Brief: November 28

by Kris Venezia
Shoppers.

Doug, Flickr

Some people are getting their holiday shopping finished today on Black Friday. However, others are waiting to buy gifts for loved ones on Small Business Saturday. Check out some of the best places to shop on Small Business Saturday in the New York City area. [NY Daily News]

Weather

Today, partly cloudy with a high of 37, and tonight, mostly clear with a low of 27. [Full Forecast]

Morning Brief: November 27

by Kris Venezia
turkeys.

Vicki DeLoach, Flickr

Hopefully, this Thanksgiving you will be spending time with those close to you eating delicious food. Unfortunately, not everyone has been so lucky with the terrible weather that has swept across parts of the United States. The blog Gawker has a guide to how some people are coping with the difficult weather. [Gawker]

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