The ninth circuit court of appeals has upheld a suspension of President Donald Trump’s travel ban – what does this mean? Reporter Kristin Schwab interviews constitutional law professor Kenji Yoshino to get an explanation.
Forensic DNA familial DNA search – should it be banned in NYC? Uptown Radio’s Katherine Sullivan reports from a rally at City Hall.
The introduction of forensic DNA testing fundamentally changed criminal investigations, and has even led to exonerations for some wrongfully convicted. But a controversial method of DNA testing–Familial DNA–is under debate in the state. Katherine Sullivan went to City Hall today to hear arguments about whether New York should allow the practice.
This morning, New Yorkers held a town hall meeting on changing zoning laws to prevent super high-rise buildings on residential side streets. Kamila Kudelska reports.
New York City has limited space….so developers build up. But skyscrapers can mean higher rents and casting shadows. Sutton Place, a residential community on the Upper East Side, is fighting to re-zone their area so that 1,000 foot megatowers won’t come into their neighborhood. Kamila Kudelska has this report.
Valentine’s Day is coming up next week. Consumers are buying cards, candy and flowers. One group is spending significantly more than any other. According to a National Retail Federation survey, millenials will shell out $40 extra for February 14. And who they’re buying for might surprise you. Kristin Schwab reports.
Yesterday, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in California rejected President Trump’s efforts to lift his travel ban from seven majority-muslim countries. The judges on the case challenged Trump’s claim that the courts should stay out of the process, and ruled that there was no immediate threat to national security to warrant the ban.But Trump has vowed to keep fighting. And so have a slew of human rights organizations. Rebecca Scott brings us this story from a protest today in midtown Manhattan.
Indian power plant closing discussion with reporter for The New York Times.
According to Curbed NY- a website dedicated to New York real estate, rents are high as ever. Mayor de Blasio ran on campaign of creating more affordable housing. The main way that’s happened is through giving developers tax breaks if they make a certain percentage of new apartments more affordable. But enforcement has been tricky and a recent audit says the city may have given away more than $2 billion dollars in these tax credits with little to show for it. Now, Governor Cuomo has a new affordable housing on the table. Max Hauptman reports.
New York’s Silicon Alley may be extending into the Bronx. A new virtual reality academy is the latest program designed to train Bronx residents for careers in tech. Bronx leaders see the academy as part of a larger effort to bring jobs and new skills to the historically underserved borough. Devin Briski has the story.
In January, Governor Cuomo’s office announced plans to shut down the Indian Point Energy Center. The nuclear plant supplies power to New York City and the eastern seaboard. But for years the plant has struggled with coding and safety violations, and it’s less than an hour’s drive from midtown Manhattan. Cuomo says the facility will be closed in just four years. So where will New Yorkers turn for a replacement source of power? No one really knows. Pia Peterson has the story.
New Yorkers may soon be able to find out if their lamb kebobs are hygienic as well as halal. A new city council bill proposed earlier this month is pushing for street food carts to display their health grades – just like restaurants do. Melissa Caceres reports from the Upper East Side.
HOST INTRO: For people who take the L-train, the countdown clock is ticking to January 2019, when it will be shut down between 8th Avenue and Bedford Avenue for an estimated 18 months. The MTA and city Department of Transportation say the line needs significant repairs due to damage during SuperStorm Sandy. Now, they’re holding public meetings to ask commuters what transportation alternatives they want to see. And while many still dread the shutdown, others are more optimisitc about what will come of it. Camila Kerwin has more.