Consumer interest in the origin of food is expanding to the wine industry. Production of natural wines is rising, but they’re still difficult to find in stores.
The New York Mets hosted their annual National Anthem Search in March. Several hundred fans and aspiring artists lined up to audition for the chance to sing the National Anthem at the Mets vs. Yankees game on August 2.
In the wake of deadly terror attacks across Brussels, officials in New York City increased the number of police officers at subway stations. Samara Abramson reports on the city’s response to Tuesday’s tragic events.
On a Saturday afternoon, about 10 young violinists from ages 8 to 13 performed at Grand Central Station to celebrate German composer Johann Sebastian Bach’s birthday.
Unlike performing in a concert hall where musicians can easily capture the attention of the audience, playing music in a busy subway station proved to be a challenge. Many people passed by without even looking at the violinists. “Sometimes it’s a little discouraging when people walked past you,” said Lila, a 13-year-old violinist who played in the event. “But you want to keep on playing no matter what.”
Mayor de Blasio announced a partnership with communication network, LinkNYC, that will replace over 7,500 phone booths with free WiFi kiosks. Along with free Internet access, the kiosks allow users to make phone calls and charge their mobile devices. The first kiosks rolled out on Third Avenue.
For the Carol Bridal Shop at 773 Grand Street in East Williamsburg, April will mark not only the 20th year at its current location, but also the end of it.
The owner, Maria Teresa Leal, said the new landlord of the building wants the store out when the lease expires at the end of April.
To stay in business, Maria and her husband decided to sell their home to raise the money they need to secure a new location for the store in Queens.
“It’s not easy,” said Leal with tears in her eyes. But she realizes it is what it takes to save her family business.
A television advertisement released on March 1 by the New York City Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association, the largest police union representing NYPD officers, is the latest in an ongoing battle between union leaders and the CCRB –the Civilian Complaint Review Board.
The Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association, known as the PBA, called for the resignation of CCRB Chairman Richard Emery after his law firm represented a man suing an NYPD sergeant and an officer. The CCRB is a board of citizen investigators who look into cases of alleged police misconduct. The PBA felt Emery’s work on behalf of the CCRB was compromised after he began representing the plaintiff on behalf of his firm.
Emery refused to resign and said the union leaders were “squealing like a stuck pig.” The new television ad will run until March 14. It calls for Mayor de Blasio to step in and fire Emery from the CCRB.
Whiskey experts met in New York City recently to talk about trends in the industry. They say that some brands mislabel their products, tricking customers into thinking the whiskey is made locally. Samara Abramson reports.
“America to Zanzibar,” an exhibit at the Children’s Museum of Manhattan, presents games and activities related to Muslim culture. Through paintings, artifacts, fabrics and interactive displays, visitors can pretend to buy and sells items in a global marketplace or travel virtually to mosques around the world.
The deadline to register for New York’s Pre-K for All Program is Wednesday, March 9th. The free, full-day preschools prepare students for kindergarten but have cost more than the city expected.
To learn more about New York’s Pre-K for All initiative, visit schools.nyc.gov/PreK.