Earlier this month, a group of sex workers, advocates and academics gathered in a Manhattan apartment. They were there to talk about labour organizing for people working in New York City’s sex industry. Meetings like this are becoming more frequent across the US. But for all their efforts, organizing in the sex industry is facing […]
Carolee Schneemann was a groundbreaking feminist performance artist. But when poor health limited her ability to create art like she used to, she turned to an unusual collaborator – her cat, La Niña. The resulting exhibit, entitled “Tooth and Paw,” opened last night in Chelsea. It features sculptures assembled by La Niña, alongside text and […]
Manhattan’s waterfront used to be home to one of the worlds busiest ports. Freighters lined the docks. And the water around the island was severely polluted. Now with the ships mostly gone, the cleaned up waterfront has become prime real estate for development, public parks and other uses. But this transition has led a new […]
WARBURTON 1: The Soundview Ferry Terminal, at Clason Point, is in a quiet, residential part of the Bronx. The ferry route opened last August. It starts here, has a couple stops on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, and lands near the bottom of Wall Street. Jason Soto works as an information manager at Unicef. […]
New York state is moving closer to legalizing recreational marijuana. If it does, it will create a new marketplace. State and local lawmakers are considering ways to make sure that small business-owners, especially people of color, will be able to compete with large corporations. Moira Warburton explores one proposed solution. SOUND 1: Music, chatter (play […]
When reporter Moira Warburton was fourteen years old, she was diagnosed with a condition that meant she needed hearing aids. Now, years later, she’s coming to terms with the fact that she’ll need them for the rest of her life. High school sucked for me in all the usual awkward ways. I was growing hair […]
HOST INTRO: Soho hasn’t been rezoned since 1971. But city councillors and the borough president hope to change that. They’re holding a series of public hearings to gather opinions. Now, according to zoning laws, you have to be an artist to live in the area. As Moira (MOY-rah) Warburton (WAR-burr-tun) reports, the potential for change […]
HOST: Yesterday, the New York City Comptroller’s office released a report which found that ICE activity in New York has increased significantly in the last two years. I spoke with Randy Capps, director of research for US programs at the Migration Policy Institute, to understand the context behind those numbers.