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A New York voice provides safe crossing in the city

One man has become the soundtrack to some New York City streets. Dennis Ferrara is a supervisor electrician for the city’s Transportation Department. He’s also the voice of pedestrian signals at 15 intersections, helping pedestrians get across the road safely. There’s nothing unusual about that, you may think. But Mr Ferrara’s voice stands out for(…)


The New York accent

The New York accent is familiar to us through movies and television. But many believe it is in decline, and Heather Quinlan is determined to record its variety. Quinlan is a native New Yorker and filmmaker and is recording the accent for her first documentary, If These Knishes Could Talk. Many believe the accent evolved(…)