When kids in foster care turn 21, they get eased out of the system. But the transition is often tricky for them. Homelessness is common among former foster youth. Our reporter Alissa Escarce spoke with two young people on the brink of adulthood — about what it’s like to live through this change. […]
Host: New York City’s annual budget is more than 80-billion dollars… and the process of deciding out how that money is spent can be confusing. But each year, some regular New Yorkers get to decide how a little bit of that money is spent. It’s a process called “participatory budgeting.” Alissa Escarce visited an […]
Host: New York’s City Council wants to give half-price metro cards residents below the federal poverty line. The initiative is called Fair Fares. Transit advocates say that one in four New Yorkers struggle to afford the fare. And Council members say the program would cost only a quarter of a percent of the city […]
Host: At least 30-thousand people are expected to converge in New York tomorrow for the March for our Lives. It’s one of dozens of marches being organized across the country to call for gun law reforms… after the high school shooting in Parkland, Florida last moth. This morning I spoke with Julia Ghahramani, who’s helping […]
There are lots of… strange places in New York. In January, we sent our Alissa Escarse to explore one bizarre corner of the East Village.. at Obscura Antiques and Oddities.