That Chinatown tour is one of many Jane Jacobs tours being offered this weekend in neighborhoods throughout the world. Earlier I spoke with Alia Scanlon, the director of Jane’s Walk, which organizes behind these tours. She said the tradition started with Jacobs herself.
For decades, burial in a casket was the way to go. Most Americans didn’t give it a second thought. But that’s changing. Cemeteries in the city will soon be at capacity as burial spaces are becoming few and far between. Meg Dalton reports on how the funeral is heating up in New York City. —- […]
Since November’s election, there’s been a push for more women to run for office. Think school boards, state legislatures, and the New York City Council. More than 30 women have thrown their hats in the ring for this year’s City Council election. And they’re getting support from groups and politicians alike. Meg Dalton hit the campaign trail with one hopeful contender.
In New York City, Muslim women have become front-and-center of the anti-Trump resistance. They’re organizing protests. Speaking at rallies. And doing work behind-the-scenes. For many of them, it’s become a moment to break down stereotypes–both in their public and private lives. And one way they’re doing this is by reclaiming a symbol that’s often misunderstood in this country: the hijab. Meg Dalton reports.