This week on Uptown Radio, we explore cyber attacks on the healthcare industry, equestrian therapy for PTSD sufferers, and a move to the meatpacking district for New York City’s premier art gallery, the Whitney. Also in the show: using virtual reality to build empathy, street art in Brooklyn, and an update on the pet economy.
Indictments and guilty pleas in the George Washington Bridge closure scandal; protestors in New York respond to the charges filed in Baltimore against six police officers in the death of Freddie Gray; the Whitney Museum reopens in the Meatpacking District; and “Stand By Me” singer Ben E. Keith dies at 76.
Police officers involved in the death of Freddie Gray are facing criminal charges in Baltimore. The city has seen marches all week. Karsonya Wise Whitehead, the author of “Letters to my Black Sons: Raising Boys in Post-Racial America,” joined the protests alongside her two sons, aged 12 and 14.
The Whitney Museum of American Art finally reopened today. The New York institution’s much heralded move from the stately Upper East Side to the hip meatpacking district was highly anticipated. Joe Sykes reports on the opening on a building that’s already making waves downtown.