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Ups and Downs

Ups and downs in New York City, including tales from an elevator operator. 

We all experience ups and downs in life – some more than others.  Take Craig Lippman – an elevator operator on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, who quite frankly, has lost track of his ups and downs.

A Great Musical Mind: Leonard Bernstein

A new book by performing arts photographer, Steve Sherman, looks at the last 6 years of Leonard Bernstein's life.

Leonard Bernstein is recognized as one of the greatest musical minds of all time.  During his illustrious career, he composed the music for West Side Story and Candide.  But, perhaps he’s best known as the longtime music director of the New York Philharmonic.   

Offbeat Museums

This morning we're exploring some New York City museums that are off the beaten path.

New York City's museum mile runs along 82nd to 104th steets in Manhattan.  Along the mile you'll find widely recognized museums like the Museum of the City of New York, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Guggenheim.  You've probably heard of or visited at least one of these museums, but have you ever heard of the International Paper Museum in New York City?

New Year's Traditions

An exploration of NYC New Year's Day traditions.

Today marks the first day of 2011, and New York City is home to several special New Year’s traditions, the most notable of which already took place -- the ball drop in Times Square. But there are other traditional celebrations in the city worth talking about.