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This edition: August 2015

Episode Details

Original tape date: August 2, 2015.

First aired: August 14, 2015.

Carol Anne Riddell hosts this special “best of” episode of Arts in the City from The Battery in downtown Manhattan.

Segments include Tony Guida’s interview from our May 2015 episode with “Abandoned NYC” photographer Will Ellis; Tinabeth Pina’s story from our April 2015 episode about Bulletproof Stockings, a female Chasidic Jewish rock band based in Crown Heights; the history of how Hip Hop grew out of the Bronx from our January 2015 episode; from our March 2014 episode, a story about the birth of the New York City graffiti scene in the 1980s; and finally Carol Anne Riddell’s interview with mother daughter author duo Lisa Scottoline and Francesca Serritella.

For more information:
Abandoned NYC -
Bulletproof Stockings -
Happy 50ish -
Hip Hop -
City as Canvas -
The Rise of Sneaker Culture/Brooklyn Museum -

Guest List

Charlie Ahearn Director, “Wild Style”

Grandmaster Caz Hip Hop Pioneer

Sean Corcoran Curator of Prints and Photographs, Museum of the City of New York

Daze Artist

Will Ellis Photographer and Author, Abandoned NYC

Mickey Factz Rapper

Futura 2000 Artist

Dina Gieichinsky Concert Attendee

Debra Harris Owner, Hush Tours

Xavier Jernigan Pop Culture Expert, Music Industry Insider

Terry Levy Concert Attendee

Lady Pink Artist

Lee Quiñones Artist

Lisa Scottoline Author, “Have a Nice Guilt Trip”

Francesca Serritella Author, “Have a Nice Guilt Trip”

Sharp Artist

Faith Sheiber-Elkbi Concert Attendee

Dalia Shusterman Vocals & Drums, Bulletproof Stockings

Perl Wolfe Lead Vocals & Piano, Bulletproof Stockings

Jerry Wonda Owner/Producer, Platinum Sounds NY