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A New Park Comes to the South Bronx

by Katie Fisher

Katie Fisher, WFUV News

For decades, Hunt's Point was known as the dumping site of the East Coast.  But a number of South Bronx groups, New York City agencies and community activists are transforming the area into a relaxing recreation zone. 

Broadway Groupies: Rushing a Show

by Kris Venezia
Foxwoods Theater.
kris venezia, wfuv

All this week WFUV News has been introducing you to people who can't get enough of Broadway. Groupies if you will. People who spend thousands of dollars to see their favorite shows again and again and again. But, some theater enthusiasts aren't about to empty their bank account to see a show. So they wait in long lines the day of a performance for discounted seats. These rush tickets cost much less than the regular price. 

Morning Brief: October 3

by Kris Venezia
Manhattan.

Andrew Mace, Flickr 

There's a lot of fun events going on in New York City to kick-off the weekend. From a Weezer cover band to to a dinosaur safari, there's a whole mix of things going on in the Big Apple. [Timeout NY]

Need to Know

Hong Kong's protesters and leader agree to hold talks. [USA Today]

Billionaire Would Consider a Northern NJ Casino

by Associated Press
Casino.

Moyan Brenn, Flickr 

Billionaire casino magnate Sheldon Adelson says he's interested in building a casino in the northern New Jersey Meadowlands if the state allows the expansion of gambling beyond Atlantic City.

   Speaking Wednesday at a casino industry forum in Las Vegas, the chairman of the Las Vegas Sands Corporation called the East Rutherford site "a very attractive place" for a casino. The area is home to the Meadowlands sports complex where the NFL's Jets and Giants play, as well as the Meadowlands race track, just outside New York City.

Morning Brief: October 2

by Kris Venezia
Dinner.

Geoff Peters, Flickr

The dollar slice on the end of the block is never, usually, a bad choice, but there are some new restaurants popping up in New York City. Check out some of the new places around the Big Apple for a different take on dinner. [NYC GO]

Need to Know

Turkey has said that defeating ISIS is now one of their top priorities. [NBC News]

Morning Brief: October 1

by Kris Venezia
Fall weather.

Ed Schlpul, Flickr

Now that it is October, the temperature will continue to drop as the leaves start to change colors all over New York City. The good news - fall is a great time to get creative when it comes to dressing up in the Big Apple.

Meet the Westminster Dog Show's Two New Pups

by Blaine Kaniewski

Photo Courtesy of the Westminster Kennel Club.

In the world of dog shows, the competition just got tougher. The Westminster Kennel Club is introducing two new breeds this year. They're called the Coton de Tulear and Wirehaired Vizsla, and they're the two freshest faces among the show's 192 competing canines.

Morning Brief: September 29

by Kris Venezia
New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter.

Keith Allison, Flickr

The New York Yankees and New York Mets finished their seasons on Sunday, and unfortunately for New York baseball fans, neither team was able to make the playoffs. The Yankees will miss one of the greatest players in the team's history as Derek Jeter announced that this would be his last season. After a tough season, the Mets can look forward to next season when star pitcher Matt Harvey will return after missing the entire

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