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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: January 22

by Kris Venezia
Ryan Adams.

WFUV, Flickr

Not to brag, but WFUV has a pretty good taste in music, including Ryan Adams (pictured above). The station is currently having its winter member drive, and if you like the station or even the morning brief, maybe now is the time to become a member. [WFUV]

Weather

Today, partly cloudy with a high of 41, and tonight, clear with a low of 26. [Full Forecast]

Need to Know

Morning Brief: January 21

by Kris Venezia
Obama.

Joe Crimmings, Flickr 

President Obama delivered his State of the Union address for 2015, and he showed he will not back down to the Republican controlled Congress. Obama said he would be willing to veto bills that he does not agree with, and he challenged Republicans who do not agree with raising the minimum wage to live on $7.25 an hour for a year. Iowa Senator Joni Ernst offered the Republican response to the president. She said Americans went to the polls in November and elected Republicans to lead the country forward.

Morning Brief: January 20

by Kris Venezia
eatery.

Kool Cats Photography, Flickr

Whether you are trying to impress a date, relatives or coworkers, getting seats at the perfect restaurant can be tricky in New York City. The good news is modern technology has produced many beneficial things for society, including smartphone apps that make booking a table at that classy new Upper West Side eatery much easier. [New York Post]  

Weather

Morning Brief: January 19th

by Kris Venezia
NFL.

Matt McGee, Flickr

The two teams who will be playing in the Super Bowl have been decided. The game will take place in Glendale, Arizona, almost two weeks from today on February 1. Check out which two teams made it into the final game, and how one team made a crazy comeback to earn a ticket to the Super Bowl. [ESPN]

Weather

Today, mostly sunny with a high of 41, and tonight, mostly clear with a low of 28. [Full Forecast]

Need to Know

Yankee Stadium to Shake off Dust of Winter with Soccer

by Jeff Coltin
Yankee Stadium

Cole Camplese, flickr

New York City Football Club has its first game ever in just a couple months - March 15th at Yankee Stadium. That is a couple weeks before the Yankees return to the Bronx. But Dr. Cary Goodman of the 161st Street Business Improvement District, says he does not think the neighbors will mind starting the sporting season early.

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]

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