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BAM Opens New Building for Artists, Students

by Connor Ryan
Jeremy Irons speaks to gathered crowd.

Connor Ryan

The Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) officially opened the doors of the Richard B. Fisher building, its newest theater and rehearsal space, on Thursday in Fort Greene, Brooklyn. The new building houses a 250-seat black-box-style theater, educational workshop and rehearsal spaces and a roof deck. The building is named after Richard B. Fisher, BAM's Endowment Trust Chairman. Fisher died in 2004.

Bike-Share Program Delays Launch From July to March 2013

by Connor Ryan
Man riding bike in New York City.
Ed Yourdon, flickr

New York City's Department of Transportation announced Friday that Citi Bike, the expansive bike-share program sponsored by Citigroup, would launch next March with 7,000 bikes in 420 docking stations across Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens. The announcement comes weeks after the bike-share program was originally set to launch in July and then expand to 10,000 bikes in 600 docking stations by the summer of 2013.

After weeks of speculation, Mayor Michael Bloomberg confirmed Friday on his weekly radio show that software problems have caused the program's delay.

Broadway Groupies: Newsies

by Katie Fisher
Newsies marquee
dedi, flickr

Tourists in New York City often take in a Broadway show or two during their time here.  But, all this week, we're introducing you to people who are much more hard core than that. Tami Salame's racked up a lot of frequent flier miles to see her favorite show again and again.

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