The Armory Show is back in town. The annual, international exhibition of contemporary art will host over 200 galleries this week, making it one of the largest shows in the country. But over the last decade, a pair of art fairs have grown up around the Armory Show, each offering a different alternative.
Two-way interview by Uptown Radio reporter Bianca Giacobone, broadcasted on 08 March 2019. Guest speaker American journalist David “Doc” Searls. During Nation Consumer Protection Week Governor Cuomo just announced a new initiative to educate consumers about the risks of personal information online. As a first step, the state division of consumers’ protection published an analysis … Read More
The New York State Nurses Association is making a big push for “safe staffing” — mandatory nurse to patient ratios in every hospital. In Albany, it’s backing legislation. In New York City, members are negotiating with New York Presbyterian, Montefiore, and Mount Sinai — and threatening to go on strike if ratios aren’t put … Read More
HOST INTRO: After a fatal crash that killed 20 people last October in upstate New York, Governor Cuomo wanted to ban stretch limousines. THEN, after much opposition from the limo industry, he agreed not to. Now, he is proposing all limo and large vehicles–old and new–to install seat belts for its passengers. Reporter Andrea Salcedo … Read More
Here in New York, it’s hard to see stars in the sky, especially the stars that are really, really far away–the ones in distant galaxies. And someday, we may not be able to see them at all. That’s according to new research from the University of Michigan. Maggie Green explains.
HOST INTRO: When you think about New York City zoning regulations you wouldn’t necessarily think about fun. But one nonprofit group is trying to change that. One block at a time. Well, one MEGABLOCK at a time. Stephanie Horton tell us about a workshop helping to demystify the complex subject of zoning. [15.53] ((AMBI … Read More
HOST: Yesterday, the New York City Comptroller’s office released a report which found that ICE activity in New York has increased significantly in the last two years. I spoke with Randy Capps, director of research for US programs at the Migration Policy Institute, to understand the context behind those numbers.
HOST INTRO: The laws of prostitution and sex workers’ rights have long been debated in the state of New York. Now state legislation is about to be proposed that could change the legal landscape of sex work…and the lives of sex workers. State Senators are working to draft the legislation alongside a coalition of … Read More
From Columbia Radio News in New York, I’m Lauren Lantry. President Trump is in Alabama this afternoon visiting victims of a tornado that killed 23 people last week in Lee County. Funeral services began yesterday. Chelsea Manning was ordered to jail by a judge this morning after refusing to testify to a grand … Read More
HOST INTRO: A database made public this week, compiles over two thousand lawsuits and complaints against New York City police officers. The aim is to hold officers accountable for misconduct. But critics are worried about false allegations sullying the data. Jamie Kalven – a journalist with the Intercept, created a similar database in Chicago … Read More
From Columbia Radio News in New York, I’m Camille Petersen. Ed Mangano, the former Nassau County Executive, was convicted today in federal court of bribery, fraud, and conspiracy to obstruct justice. Mangano held office from 2007 to 2017. A former New York City police officer was arrested on federal charges for assaulting a … Read More
At a public hearing at City Hall last night, advocates, city officials, and NYPD debated a proposal for a new civilian board on police misconduct. The elected review board would investigate complaints against New York police officers, especially in cases of excessive force. Hannah Critchfield reports. CRITCHFIELD 1 Sal Albanese is Charter Revision Commissioner. … Read More
Food insecurity in the U.S. looks like this: having to choose between food and rent, food and the electricity bill, and food and any other living expense.The elderly are especially vulnerable to this, partially because of issues of physical mobility. New York City government is currently negotiating how to fund food budgets that help … Read More