Category Archives: Audio

NYC’s Danny Stiles, the “Vicar of Vintage Vinyl” Celebrates 63 Years on the Radio

Danny Stiles the self-proclaimed “Vicar of Vintage Vinyl” recently celebrated his 87th birthday and 63-years on the radio. With more than six decades on the radio, Stiles and 300 of his closest friends gathered at John’s Pizzeria in Times Square, … Continue reading

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The Chelsea Ceramic Guild: Sculpting an NYC Pottery Community

The Chelsea Ceramic Guild, a pottery studio on West 19th Street in Manhattan, has been a community space for ceramics enthusiasts for over two decades. Just this month, the Guild’s adjoining gallery space, which has been selling art made by Guild members and others since the late 1980s, closed for financial reasons. Continue reading

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Diasporic Frustration.

For Haitian-Americans in New York City the question of choosing between Carl Palidino, Andrew Cuomo or Jimmy McMillian was not the main topic of debate this election season. The question is who to trust between candidates for the Haitian presidency. … Continue reading

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NYC’s Only All Female Mariachi Group Make Beautiful Music

Mariachi music originated in Mexico, consists of string, brass and wind instruments and is a genre typically dominated by men.  But rules are meant to be broken.  Enter Mariachi Flor de Toloache, New York City’s only all female mariachi group. … Continue reading

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NYC Soup Kitchens: Successes and Struggles

With the glitz and glamour of Times Square, and the overindulgence of Wall Street, New York City typically ranks high on the list of the richest cities in the world. However, while the limelight might shine brightly on the Big … Continue reading

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Proposed Legislation May Not Address the Lack of Diversity in The FDNY

New York State Assembly member Hakeem Jeffries and State Senator Eric Adams recently introduced a bill in Albany that touches upon, and try to resolve once for all, an old issue in the New York City Fire Department: Its lack of diversity. Continue reading

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It Gets Better: Harlem Responds to Gay Suicides

“We must be careful of the words that we speak because they create the realities that we live in. They are the most powerful weapons and they can kill, they can hurt and I think that’s what were seeing with these suicides.” Continue reading

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How to Improve Relief Efforts in Mentawai Islands

Dorita Setiawan, a researcher at the Columbia University School of Social Work, gives us her take on the disaster in Mentawai and suggests ways of improving the disaster recovery and management efforts there. Continue reading

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Brother of Slain City Councilman Won’t Rest Without Peace

On November 23, Geoffrey Davis will present “Murder At City Hall,” a short documentary he made using news clips and interviews with his late brother, James E. Davis, at Tribeca Cinemas in Manhattan. James E. Davis was a City Councilman from … Continue reading

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Sound Art in New York City

What is sound art? How do we experience it?  What makes sound… art?  A recent exhibition at Brooklyn’s Diapason Gallery – the only gallery in New York devoted to sound art – gives us a cacophony of clues to answer … Continue reading

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