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Look Back to 1950 New York Through a Time Capsule

by Blaine Kaniewski

Blaine Kaniewski, WFUV

The New York Transit Museum dug up a 64-year-old piece of history rom a building in downtown Brooklyn. The building used to be the home of the New York Transit Authority. But the city is letting NYU turn it into a research center. So, the time capsule from 1950 came up. When workers opened it, they found just three objects; a nickel, a newspaper, and a glass jar they think was filled with disintegrated microfilm. And after being underground for 64 years, water damage was inevitable.

Meet the Westminster Dog Show's Two New Pups

by Blaine Kaniewski

Photo Courtesy of the Westminster Kennel Club.

In the world of dog shows, the competition just got tougher. The Westminster Kennel Club is introducing two new breeds this year. They're called the Coton de Tulear and Wirehaired Vizsla, and they're the two freshest faces among the show's 192 competing canines.

Morning Brief: September 26

by Jeff Coltin
Groundhog

Groundhog, Marumari/flickr

Word has just gotten out that the famed Staten Island Chuck has died. Or rather, ONE Staten Island Chuck. Apparently the groundhog whose job it is to predict how much longer winter will last every February 2nd is actually a collection of groundhogs.

Hundreds Protest Rouhani Outside UN in New York

by Associated Press
Rouhani.

World Economic Forum, Flickr 

Hundreds have gathered in New York City to protest Iran President Hassan Rouhani during his remarks before the U.N. General Assembly.

   Former U.S. diplomats John Bolton and Bill Richardson were expected to address the crowd Thursday. Former South Dakota Sen. Tom Daschle and Kerry Kennedy were also expected to speak.

   Security was tight in the plaza outsides the U.N. complex as chanting protesters donning yellow ponchos gathered in the rainfall.

Morning Brief: September 25

by Jeff Coltin
Derek Jeter

Derek Jeter, Keith Allison/flickr

Tonight will be Derek Jeter’s last game at Yankee Stadium. Or will it? No, we’re not expecting Jeter to pull a Michael Jordan and come out of retirement (twice!)—the issue right now is the weather.  Fears are drivng down ticket prices in what otherwise would be the most expensive regular season game in history. Only time will tell…

Young Migrants to NYC to Receive Legal Help

by Associated Press
New York City

City Hall, Momos/wikimedia

The New York City Council and two philanthropic foundations are setting aside $1.9 million to help unaccompanied immigrant children facing deportation.
 
The Council announced Tuesday that it is earmarking $1 million for legal representation and other services for the minors.

Morning Brief: September 22

by Jeff Coltin
High Line Park

David Berkowitz, flickr

The High Line—that creative park built on top of old elevated train lines on Manhattan’s west side—is finally done! Gothamist has some pictures of the new stretch, which goes all the way north to the 31st Street. But New York Mag warns us that even this part of the park is impermanent.

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