Fitness fads come in and out of style – remember tae bo and jazzercise? Well, one of the latest workout trends is immersive technology. It may sound cool, but do these new technologies actually help us work out better? Gilda Di Carli went to a new exercise studio where riders cycle in front of an IMAX screen to find out.
A new exhibit about Paul Robeson, a performer and civil rights activist, opens today at the Whitney. The exhibit was designed by Academy-Award winning filmmaker Steve McQueen. Gilda Di Carli has the story.
Student safety is measured in numbers of violent incidents. But the problem is what numbers do you use? An advocacy group is taking the Department of Education to court. It says because it claims the city is not doing enough to keep students safe. They city says schools are safer. On some level, the disagreement comes down to which sets of numbers you’re looking at. Gilda Di Carli reports.
Tourists go to Times Square to take pictures and not to get hassled by life-size cartoon characters. That’s the logic behind a bill pending before City Council. It would give the Department of Transportation the authority to regulate where costumed characters can stand and do their photo-ops. This comes amid an uptick in reports of aggressive encounters with passersby. Gilda Di Carli went to Times Square to find out more.
Last month the City’s Department of Education found that 40% of the its over 100,000 special needs students are not getting services that are required by state law. And now… a lawsuit filed by Public Advocate Letitia James argues that part of the blame lies with SESIS, the DOE’s 130 million dollar data system. Gilda Di Carli reports.
On March 3rd, 1991, Los Angeles police were filmed brutally beating an African American during an arrest. His name was Rodney King. The video caused widespread outrage, and led to the LA riots a year later.
To mark the 25th anniversary of this turning point in race relations in the country, I spoke with Melina Abdullah, a Professor of African-American studies at California State University. She still remembers when she first heard the news.
One of Mayor de Blasio’s most touted campaign promises will be a reality for thousands of New York children next fall: Pre-K for all. But one prominent charter school network, Success Academy, has found itself embroiled in a dispute with the Mayor, a dispute which could force it to suspend its pre-k programing. Gilda Di Carli has more.
We all remember when our parents went through their midlife crises- you know, that period from their 40s to their 60s where they did weird things in hopes of finding eternal youth. Commentator Gilda Di Carli says she’s found it. And it’s no elixir.