- 7:19 am - Tue, Apr 22, 2014
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On the first Earth Day - that would be April 22, 1970 - Mayor John V. Lindsay implores New Yorkers to be more thoughtful with their parking.
image: 1971 Mayor John Lindsay at Bike for a Better City rally (Flickr/flickr)
- 11:29 am - Mon, Apr 21, 2014
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Today on WNYC in 1949: Engineers talk about pollution of city’s water supply. http://bit.ly/PjRfPN
image: Club-house of the American Society of Civil Engineers, 220 W. Fifty-seventh Street, New York, N.Y. [Club-house of the American Society of Civil Engineers, 220 W…] (1898). NYPL Digital Libraries
- 10:33 am - Fri, Apr 18, 2014
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"All that I have told in this story is true, down to the last butterfly or flower," claims Marguerite Young in this talk at a 1966 Books and Authors Luncheon.
Marguerite Young during her time as an NEA fashion writer. (© Bettmann/CORBIS/Corbis Images)
- 12:05 pm - Thu, Apr 17, 2014
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Shea Stadium opened 50 years ago today. Listen to NYC Mayor Robert F. Wagner announcing construction of the new ballpark in 1961.
Photo: NYPL Digital Gallery - Flushing Meadow Park [World’s Fair, 1964-65: Shea Stadium]
- 11:56 am - Wed, Apr 16, 2014
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Thanks to the wonderful folks at the NEDCC for a great visit. Looking forward to more collaborations!
- 12:00 am - Mon, Apr 14, 2014
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If it’s good enough for Elvis, it’s good enough for you and your child - On the birthday of the city’s first female Health Commissioner, we honor Dr. Leona Baumgartner and the New York City publicity campaign for the polio vaccine.
- 12:01 am
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In 1958, former Secretary of State Dean Acheson was out of power but not out of opinions. At this Book and Authors Luncheon the influential statesman weighs in on the pressing foreign policy question of the day: our relations with the Soviet Union.
- 12:01 am - Thu, Apr 10, 2014
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This live dedication of four Works Progress Administration (WPA) murals in WNYC’s Studio B is most notable for the comments of abstract artist Stuart Davis, the only one of the murals’ creators in attendance.