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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: November 28

by Kris Venezia
Shoppers.

Doug, Flickr

Some people are getting their holiday shopping finished today on Black Friday. However, others are waiting to buy gifts for loved ones on Small Business Saturday. Check out some of the best places to shop on Small Business Saturday in the New York City area. [NY Daily News]

Weather

Today, partly cloudy with a high of 37, and tonight, mostly clear with a low of 27. [Full Forecast]

Morning Brief: November 27

by Kris Venezia
turkeys.

Vicki DeLoach, Flickr

Hopefully, this Thanksgiving you will be spending time with those close to you eating delicious food. Unfortunately, not everyone has been so lucky with the terrible weather that has swept across parts of the United States. The blog Gawker has a guide to how some people are coping with the difficult weather. [Gawker]

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Morning Brief: November 25

by Kris Venezia
Ferguson, Missouri.

peoplesworld, Flickr

A grand jury decided not to bring charges against white police officer Darren Wilson who shot African-American teenager Michael Brown. The decision from the court angered some protests who decided to take action Monday night. [New York Times]

Weather

Today, cloudy with a high of 54, and tonight, cloudy with a low of 43 degrees. [Full Forecast]

Morning Brief: October 31

by Kris Venezia
Candy House.

Moyan Brenn, Flickr

Halloween gives everyone an excuse to enjoy some delicious candy and dress up in fun costumes. While New York City may not offer some of the traditional trick-or-treating that suburbs do, there are still great places to go to take the kids for candy. [AM NY]

Weather 

Today, partly cloudy with a high of 58, and tonight, cloudy with a chance of rain late, low of 49. [Full Forecast]

Morning Brief: October 30

by Kris Venezia
Yoga Dog.

Istolethev, Flickr

Halloween may be a few weeks way, but some dogs already got in the holiday spirit over the past weekend. The annual Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade brought out some clever costume ideas. For those who didn't get the opportunity to check it out, fortunately there were some people on hand to grab some pictures. [Gothamist]

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