Joel Rose en Top NYPD Cop: Stop-And-Frisk Is Not 'The Problem Or The Solution' It's been nearly a year since a court ruling curtailed the New York Police Department's controversial practice known as stop-and-frisk, but NYPD Commissioner William Bratton says the city can be just as safe without it.<p>Bratton tells NPR that crime numbers for the year are down overall in New York. Thu, 03 Jul 2014 21:31:00 +0000 Joel Rose 55119 at Top NYPD Cop: Stop-And-Frisk Is Not 'The Problem Or The Solution' After Decades On VHS, Graffiti's Golden Age Returns To Big Screen The first film to point a camera at the graffiti movement in New York City was <em>Stations of the Elevated</em>, which debuted at the New York Film Festival in 1981.<p>The film hasn't been seen much since, except by generations of graffiti fans and writers who watched it on VHS tapes. Now it's being re-released on the big screen, with a showing Friday at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. It will hit screens around the country this fall.<p><em>Stations of the Elevated</em> is not a documentary in the usual sense. It's only 45 minutes long; there's no narrative and hardly any dialogue. Thu, 26 Jun 2014 20:27:00 +0000 Joel Rose 54660 at After Decades On VHS, Graffiti's Golden Age Returns To Big Screen A New Jersey Law That's Kept Smart Guns Off Shelves Nationwide A gun that fires only in the hands of its owner isn't science fiction anymore. A so-called smart gun is already on sale in Europe. Tue, 24 Jun 2014 21:38:00 +0000 Joel Rose 54513 at A New Jersey Law That's Kept Smart Guns Off Shelves Nationwide Move Over, Bridgegate: Chris Christie's Next Campaign Roadblock The U.S. economy reached a milestone this week: The country finally recovered all the jobs it lost during the Great Recession. But some states still lag behind when it comes to job creation — including New Jersey.<p>The Garden State's stalled economy may be an even bigger problem for Gov. Chris Christie than the scandal over lane closures at the George Washington Bridge.<p>When Christie took office in 2010, the state had just lost more than 100,000 jobs. Christie was undaunted. Sat, 07 Jun 2014 16:02:00 +0000 Joel Rose 53473 at Move Over, Bridgegate: Chris Christie's Next Campaign Roadblock Why Is It So Hard For A Horse To Win The Triple Crown? Only one more race stands between California Chrome and horse racing's Triple Crown, but it could be his toughest challenge yet.<p>Since 1978, a dozen horses — Sunday Silence, War Emblem and Smarty Jones among them — have won the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness, only to stumble before the finish line at the Belmont Stakes.<p>No one can say exactly why there's been a 36-year drought since the last Triple Crown winner, but there are several theories.<p><strong>An Endurance Test</strong><p>The first thing you notice about Belmont Park is that it's big. Tue, 03 Jun 2014 22:22:00 +0000 Joel Rose 53202 at Why Is It So Hard For A Horse To Win The Triple Crown? World Trade Center Developer Wants Loan Guarantees To Resume Project Transcript <p>DAVID GREENE, HOST: <p>The country's tallest skyscraper is having trouble finding tenants. The landlords at one World Trade Center in New York City, which is slated to open later this year say they're dropping the rent because of high vacancy rates. And that's adding to a heated debate over another skyscraper under development at the World Trade Center site. Here's NPR's Joel Rose.<p>JOEL ROSE, BYLINE: The skyscraper is known as Three World Trade Center. It's one of several smaller office towers that are planned for the site in lower Manhattan. Wed, 28 May 2014 10:32:00 +0000 Joel Rose 52787 at Saturn Still Swings: Celebrating Sun Ra At 100 <p></p> Thu, 22 May 2014 13:18:18 +0000 Joel Rose 52456 at Saturn Still Swings: Celebrating Sun Ra At 100 On The Bedrock Of Fallen Towers, September 11 Museum Opens Doors The National September 11 Memorial and Museum was officially dedicated Thursday in New York. President Obama and other elected officials joined survivors and victims' families in a poignant ceremony. Thu, 15 May 2014 20:05:00 +0000 Joel Rose 52023 at To End Addiction Epidemic, States Focus On Stopping Doctor Shoppers Nearly every state has a prescription drug monitoring program that's meant to end abuse of opioids and other powerful pain medicines. But critics say most of these programs have a big loophole: they're voluntary, and many doctors don't use them. States that have made participation in PDMPs mandatory say they've started to cut down on practices that allow pain meds to be diverted into the black market. But those states are the exception. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. Fri, 09 May 2014 20:19:00 +0000 Joel Rose 51655 at Brewskee-Ball Founders Refuse To Be Sidelined By Trademark Case The founders of <a href="">Brewskee-Ball</a> like to say they've taken Skee-Ball from the arcade to the bar, turning the old-time amusement park game into a competitive sport with hundreds of dedicated players in a handful of locations across the country, including Brooklyn, N.Y., San Francisco and Austin.<p>But the company that makes Skee-Ball machines is not amused.<p>It's suing Brewskee-Ball's founders for trademark infringement. Tue, 06 May 2014 22:21:00 +0000 Joel Rose 51467 at Brewskee-Ball Founders Refuse To Be Sidelined By Trademark Case New York Rep. Michael Grimm Indicted On 20 Counts Rep. Michael Grimm of New York turned himself in to face federal charges related to a health food restaurant he ran before he was elected to Congress. The Republican congressman says he's innocent and plans to run for re-election this fall, but Democrats have have high hopes of flipping the last GOP-held seat in New York City. Mon, 28 Apr 2014 20:17:00 +0000 Joel Rose 50989 at Columbia Comes Under Fire For Handling Of Sexual Assault Cases Twenty-three students from Columbia and Barnard say that the university is mishandling allegations of sexual assault. They filed federal complaints with the Department of Education on Thursday. Fri, 25 Apr 2014 20:22:00 +0000 Joel Rose 50866 at FCC Set To Change Net Neutrality Rules On Thursday, the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission will propose new rules for how broadband providers should treat the Internet traffic flowing through their networks. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 10:38:00 +0000 Joel Rose 50734 at Yearly Homecoming Makes For A Springtime Fish Frenzy Transcript <p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>The American shad lives most of its life at sea except for a few weeks in early spring, when it swims upstream into rivers to spawn. That's precisely what fishermen in New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania have been waiting for.<p>As NPR's Joel Rose reports, the shad's annual return to the Delaware River is a springtime tradition that goes back centuries.<p>JOEL ROSE, BYLINE: The shad run starts when the water and the river gets above 50 degrees; in Lambertville, New Jersey, that means sometime in late March or early April. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 20:15:00 +0000 Joel Rose 50224 at Al Sharpton, FBI Informant? New Claims Revive '80s Mob Story Transcript <p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>Reverend Al Sharpton has admitted to working with the FBI and recording conversations with alleged mobsters. The website The Smoking Gun published documents detailing Sharpton's involvement, saying he's the guy referred to in the document as Confidential Informant 7. This was back in the 1980s during some of the bureau's biggest mafia investigations.<p>As NPR's Joe Rose reports, Sharpton denies any wrongdoing.<p>JOEL ROSE, BYLINE: Today, Al Sharpton is a host on MSNBC, an establishment figure who rubs elbows with the president and attorney general. Tue, 08 Apr 2014 20:01:00 +0000 Joel Rose 49824 at