Local news update from New York City.
The HBO TV series Game of Thrones will begin its fifth season next week. And this year, for the first time, viewers who don’t subscribe to the network will be able to watch it, and the network’s other series, online and on their mobile devices. Distributors worry that services like this will lead more people to cancel their cable subscriptions.
For most musicians, the sign, and sound, of a breakthrough is when you hear yourself on the radio. Now, if you wrote the song, you get royalties every time it’s played. But the performer doesn’t. The U.S. is one of the few countries in the world where AM and FM radio stations don’t pay royalties to performers. And now, a new resolution introduced in Congress aims to make sure they never have to. But Hanna Klingberg hears the sounds of change.
the Housing and Buildings committee discussed establishing an emergency repair program that would allow the city to step in and fix the elevator when the landlord doesn’t. That’s good news for the residents of 545 W 146th St. The building is number five on the city’s “Top Elevator Offenders” list. It has 17 violations.