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Aspiring Tracy's Audition for Hairspray Live

Aspiring Tracy's Audition for Hairspray Live
ny1.com — Hundreds of young hopefuls lined up for a shot at stardom Sunday...the chance to play Tracy Turnblad in the upcoming NBC production of Hairspray Live! Sunshine Marie Smith claimed her spot in line at around 5 p.m. the night before. Although she got very little sleep, she was ready to belt out the opening number.

Environmentalists Celebrate an Early Earth Day at Union Square

Environmentalists Celebrate an Early Earth Day at Union Square
ny1.com — Union Square was filled with sunshine and environmentalists Sunday as the city kicked off Earth Day a little early. Our Tara Lynn Wagner has the story. It's considered the biggest Earth Day event in the country, with roughly 70 exhibitors including city agencies, grassroots nonprofits and local businesses pass out information and samples to anyone with an interest in protecting the Earth.

ASPCA, The Nation's Oldest Animal Welfare Organization, Prepares to Celebrate its 150th Anniversary

ASPCA, The Nation's Oldest Animal Welfare Organization, Prepares to Celebrate its 150th Anniversary
ny1.com — The country's first and oldest animal welfare organization is getting ready to mark a major milestone - the ASPCA is celebrating its 150th anniversary next Sunday, April 10 - the group first set up shop here in the city in 1866 and has been helping animals find their FUR-ever homes ever since.

Tourists From The World Over Line Up for Fluffy Flapjacks at Clinton Street Baking Company on the LES

Tourists From The World Over Line Up for Fluffy Flapjacks at Clinton Street Baking Company on the LES
ny1.com — There's something special cooking on the Lower East Side - and people are lining up to get a taste. "It's the best breakfast in New York," said Allon Mordel, who lined up early Sunday morning outside Clinton Street Baking Company. He's talking about pancakes, the bread and butter of Clinton Street Baking Company.

City Human Rights Commission Helps Crime Victims, Who Are Also Undocumented Immigrants, Apply for Visas

City Human Rights Commission Helps Crime Victims, Who Are Also Undocumented Immigrants, Apply for Visas
ny1.com — For the first time a city agency is helping undocumented immigrants who are crime victims to apply for special visas that prevent their deportation so they can assist the police, as NY1's Tara Lynn Wagner reports. Walter Barrientos vividly remembers the night two men jumped him on the street.

New York Road Runners Have Super Bowl Pre-Game Party in Central Park

New York Road Runners Have Super Bowl Pre-Game Party in Central Park
ny1.com — As the Panthers and Broncos get set to square off in Super Bowl 50, some runners gathered in Central Park to get in some exercise before couching out for the big game. NY1's Tara Lynn Wagner has more on the New York Road Runners Gridiron Run. Think of it as the ultimate pre-game.

Robotics Contest Teaches Students to Co-operate in Competitive Environment

Robotics Contest Teaches Students to Co-operate in Competitive Environment
ny1.com — City students gather in Queens to take part in a nationwide robot-building competition. As NY1's Tara Lynn Wagner reports, it's much more about preparing long-term than winning in the short. Meet the innovators of the future. "I want to study engineering," said Jaimpei Zheng, a student at Lower East Side Preparatory High School.

Robotics Competition for High School Students Hopes to Become a STEM Olympics

Robotics Competition for High School Students Hopes to Become a STEM Olympics
ny1.com — The FIRST Robotics Competition kicked off Saturday, challenging teams of high school students from across the country to build robots from scratch. And in a first for FIRST - this year's competition has a theme. They came. They saw. They measured. And a few months from now they hope to be robotics royalty.

Vaudeville-Style Marathon Ran for 24 Hours in the Flatiron District

Vaudeville-Style Marathon Ran for 24 Hours in the Flatiron District
ny1.com — It was a marathon of different kind this weekend as a continuous 24-hour variety show played on at the Metropolitan Room in the Flatiron District. NY1's Tara Lynn Wagner sat in for some the acts and filed this report. What good is sitting alone in your room when there's a 24 hour cabaret marathon taking place in the Flatiron District?

Race to Deliver Raises Hundreds of Thousands of Dollars to Support God's Love We Deliver

Race to Deliver Raises Hundreds of Thousands of Dollars to Support God's Love We Deliver
ny1.com — Volunteers from God's Love We Deliver have been running around the city for 30 years, delivering free meals to sick New Yorkers. On Sunday, thousands of runners raced for the charity as the annual "Race to Deliver" kicked off in CentralPark as NY1's Tara Lynn Wagner reports.
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May 01, 2016

Very wet day for #5borobiketour. But rain or shine, I always leave vowing to RIDE in it next year. @NY1 @bikenewyork fw.to/yPxEOeU

May 01, 2016

That's @NY1's intrepid camerawoman @zoeslemmons going to great heights to get the shot. #5borobiketour starts now! pic.twitter.com/Q1pVHlNzyN

Apr 28, 2016

Oh, my girls!! What a fun day! Kids of @NY1 Staff Members Channel Reporters on Take Your Child to Work Day fw.to/QGlIMER

Apr 24, 2016

Hundreds belt their hearts out at #HairsprayLive open call. So impressed w/ talent on display today. Story on @NY1. fw.to/CLppBZC

Apr 24, 2016

Tracys in the making!! Hundreds of girls will be singing this song today at #HairsprayLive. @NY1onstage pic.twitter.com/CrBUS1e2P7

Apr 24, 2016

First few girls waiting for #HairsprayLive audition. Some arrived last night & slept here! Break a leg! @NY1@NY1onstageppic.twitter.com/i6EVKgL7bT

Apr 21, 2016

RT @Lin_Manuel: "Dearly beloved We are gathered here today 2 get through this thing called Life..." -Prince


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