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Former New York State Senator Serf Maltese talks about how grandmother and her two daughters — ages 14 and 18 — were among the 146 who died in the fast-moving blaze that engulfed the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory on March 25, 1911.
Two weeks before Sandy, engineers placed man-made dunes along the coast of Brooklyn. “If Sandy had happened three weeks before when it did, we would have lost the Belt Parkway.” READ MORE
In honor of his win at The Moth Grand Slam in New York City last night, here is a 2010 profile WNYC did on Steve Zimmer. Kudos to our own Jim O’Grady for performing in — but not winning, drat!!! — last night’s Grand Slam.
WQXR’s Beethoven String Quartet Marathon took place in The Greene Space on Sunday, Nov. 18, featuring a lineup of chamber groups that included young upstarts as well as veteran ensembles.
The Veledos have waited at a Hess station in Gowanus, Brooklyn, every morning since Sandy walloped the region. On some days, that can mean waiting in line more than four hours. “We need to drive to help our family,” said Nelida, 42, of Bushwick. Two members of her family lost their homes during Hurricane Sandy. http://wny.cc/PXf7J3
Anonymous straphangers find something in common in this TOTE-ally cool video.
Keita Onishi’s music video is so spellbinding that it evokes a computer screen saver, making the viewer want to gaze mindlessly at the screen until it begins again. The video features “Dynamics of the Subway,” from the experimental Japanese band Haisuinonasa’s first album, Animal Bodies. Each geometric shape matches a musical note, in sync with the score. In the end, the shapes reveal not only a moving train, but the components of the subway system.
Band of Horses plays “Slow Cruel Hands of Time” live in the Soundcheck studio.
Mayor Bloomberg will be honoring this pig later by changing NYC’s moto to “Weeee weee weee, all the way home.” —A.P.
Kids say the
darndest meanest things about Dirty Projectors’ new song “Unto Caesar.”