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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. 

Coney Island's Snake Charmer

by George Bodarky
snake charmer on Coney Island

George Bodarky, WFUV

She goes by the name of Princess Pat.  And her occupation is anything but typical.  She's a snake charmer, walks on broken glass, hangs upside down with a straight jacket on.

“Ah, what else?, said Princess Pat. "Laying down on a bed of nails, fire, and so on."

Bronx Museum Celebrates Immigrants

by Rebecca Lewis
Dr. Annecy Baez in front of Sarah Sze's Triple Point (Planetarium)

Rebecca Lewis, WFUV

Dr. Annecy Baez was born in the Dominican Republic, but grew up in a mostly Jewish neighborhood in the Bronx during the 1970s. She said she liked hearing the stories of the people she lived with and even took a Jewish literature class in high school, which she loved. But she said she couldn't find stories that she could connect to.

New York City Museum Plans Adults-Only Sleepover

by Associated Press
American Museum of Natural History.

Wikimedia Commons

If you're not afraid of things that go bump in the night, an adults-only sleepover at the American Museum of Natural History may be for you.

   The New York City museum will have its first-ever sleepover adventure for adults 21 years old and up on Aug. 1.

   It's a far cry from the kiddie version.

   For one thing, the charge is $325 for museum members and $375 for non-members.

   A champagne reception, music and a 3-course dinner are on tap.

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