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Morning Brief: August 5

by Jeff Coltin
Vision Zero Press Conference

Catherine Yang, Epoch Times

New York’s pedestrian safety initiatives are becoming more visible.  Fourteen more major streets’ speed limits are being dropped from 30 to 25 mph over the next few months.  Jerome Ave in the Bronx just dropped down to 25 yesterday, and WFUV was there to cover it.

Morning Brief: August 4

by Jeff Coltin
Fresh Kills Park

Kristine Paulus, flickr

Is New York’s future on the water?  AM New York’s published a list of five projects that would change New York City, and some of the most exciting ones are on the city’s miles of waterfront [Like Fresh Kills Park, above].  Much of the Hudson coastline has been revitalized by development, is the East River next?

 

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Morning Brief: July 28

by Jeff Coltin
Citi Bikes

Phil Roemer, flickr

That rumor mill wheel keeps turning for Citi Bike.  But the Times reports that the bike share system is reaching a deal for a new operator, and that could mean expansion into Queens, north in Manhattan, and east in Brooklyn.  Bronx biking will be but a dream for even longer.

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Morning Brief: July 17

by Jeff Coltin
Seeger's banjo

Jim, the Photographer, flickr

The five-day Seeger Fest kicks off at Hudson River Park tonight in Manhattan.  The festival honors folk singer and activist Pete Seeger, who passed away earlier this year at age 94 and his long-time wife Toshi, who passed away in 2013.  The WFUV favorite will be honored by admirers as diverse as Harry Belafonte, DJ Kool Herc, and the punk band Anti-Flag.  More info here.

Morning Brief: July 16

by Jeff Coltin
Madison Square Park

Jeffrey Zeldman, flickr

Yesterday’s planned performance of the New York Philharmonic at Van Cortlandt Park was rained out, but for those still looking for a bit of piano in the park can find it at Madison Square Park in Manhattan tonight.  Famed French jazz pianist Jacky Terrasson plays in a quartet there from 7-8:30.  Admission is free.

Morning Brief: July 15

by Jeff Coltin
Van Cortlandt Park

Rich Mitchell, flickr

Bronxites (and anybody who wants, really), will be treated to some beautiful music from the New York Philharmonic in Van Cortlandt Park tonight—but only if the weather holds up.  A planned show for Central Park last night was rained out, so classical music fans will be praying for a dry evening.  If it happens, it’ll be 8-9:30.  Enter from Broadway, near 251st as the site is north of the ball fields.  Entrance is free.

 

WEATHER

Morning Brief: December 26

by Jeff Coltin
inside a movie theater

ljguitar, flickr

What better day to kick back and watch a movie than the cloudy day after Christmas?  As usual, lots of films in the busy Christmas season are set in New York City, including American Hustle, Anchorman 2, Inside Llewyn Davis as well as The Secret Life of Walter Mitty andThe Wolf of Wall Street, which were just released yesterday.

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