There are about one-and-a-half million undocumented immigrants living in New York City. Many of them come here legally and overstay their visas. One of these visas? The J-1. It’s intended to be a “cultural exchange” visa — almost like a study abroad program. As Hannah Critchfield reports, migrant advocates say the J-1 is being abused.
A generic version of the HIV prevention drug Truvada is coming. Also known as PrEP, it’s the only drug known to prevent HIV, and since its invention in 2012 only one company has been allowed to produce it. Earlier this week its manufacturer Gilead Sciences announced it would allow another company, Teva, to make a […]
For the first time, artwork by former president of South Africa Nelson Mandela has come to the United States. On May 2nd, Mandela’s pastel drawing goes up for bids at Bonhams Auction House. The work is expected to sell for upwards of $60,000… but its beginnings were much more humble. Hannah Critchfield reports.
Last night, Governor Cuomo announced the appointment of 19 immigration lawyers. They’ll provide free representation to immigrants throughout New York state. Hannah Critchfield speaks to Amy Belsher, an immigration lawyer with New York Civil Liberties Union, about what this initiative means.
Host Intro New York City is at a crisis point with its infrastructure. Some people see bicycles as one possible solution. Others see them as a nuisance. This tension isn’t new — an exhibit at the City Museum of New York reminds us it’s almost as old as the city itself. Hannah Critchfield has 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. […]
HOST SCRIPT: If you’ve ever placed an order on Seamless or Grubhub, chances are you’ve employed one of the 50,000 food delivery cyclists working in New York City. To make those deliveries, many are riding a bike that’s caused a lot of controversy. Delivery guys consider them essential, but many New Yorkers fear them on […]