Amy Pearl

Amy Pearl makes photos and videos for WNYC. She worked at the New York Post as a copy kid in high school. Fresh out of college, Pearl was hired as the producer for New York Beat, hosted by Curtis Sliwa of Guardian Angels fame.

Over the years, she has worked with The Brian Lehrer Show, Morning Edition, Soundcheck, Radiolab, On The Media, The Leonard Lopate Show, Studio 360 and WQXR.

In 2008 she was in Denver to make photos and videos at the Democratic Convention. After Super Storm Sandy hit, she was on the flooded streets of Red Hook and Staten Island and later traveled from Cape May, NJ to Montauk to document storm damage and recovery. 

Amy currently produces photos and videos about chickens in the South Bronx, kids learning to taste, dogs running radio stations, drunk fundraisers, secret libraries, junkyard composers, trash collectors and graveyard caretakers.

Amy Pearl appears in the following:

Roll Up, Sing Out: A Sushi Restaurant Delivers Opera Arias

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Since 2004, Tora Yi has been the owner of Ido Sushi in the West Village. His restaurant features a traditional Japanese menu but it’s the sideline that elicits stares and puzzled remarks from passersby.

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The Piano Lesson

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

9-year-old Patrick and 7-year-old Julia are brother and sister and they are both taking piano lessons from Rebbecca Rossi.

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A Lifetime at the Piano

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

When Harriet Wingreen first sat down at the piano, America was repealing Prohibition and Mao Zedong was beginning the Long March. Almost 80 years later, she is still at it, as a member of the New York Philharmonic.

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When Moving Pianos, Brains meet Brawn

Friday, January 21, 2011

Being a piano mover in New York City involves a host of special talents. Bill Hennessy, the owner of Keyboard Express, says that the biggest keys to moving a nine-foot concert grand are quick thinking and parking skills.

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Puccini's Wild West Opera Returns, with Horses

Friday, December 03, 2010

Like any good Italian, Puccini loved his American Westerns. The result was a cowboy opera, La Fanciulla del West (The Girl of the Golden West). This week, the opera returns to the Met for a series of performances marking its 100th anniversary.

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New York Philharmonic Uses Staten Island Junk for 'Kraft'

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Found sound is a staple of some experimental music that ends up in clubs and galleries, and other alternative spaces. But on a recent Friday, Magnus Lindberg, the New York Philharmonic's composer in residence, and several percussionists, were scouring a salvage yard on Staten Island for local junk that will be played at Avery Fisher Hall in October.

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