Host 1: It’s been a year and a half since Hurricane Sandy hit New York, and residents in places like the Rockaways say they don’t feel much more protected than they did in the immediate aftermath of the storm. They feel things that could make them safer aren’t being done. Host 2: But policy makers […]
From Columbia Radio News in New York, I’m Matt Collette. Mayor Bill de Blasio named a new fire commissioner at a ceremony this afternoon at the Fire Academy on Randall’s Island. Daniel Nigro (nye-grow), who became the city’s fire chief after the September 11th attacks, will come out of retirement for the job. Nigro served […]
Industry analysts say Amazon is getting ready to roll out its grocery delivery service, Fresh, to New York at some point this year. That, paired with a new device that makes it easier for customers to shop online, is set to disrupt the city’s grocery market.
David Letterman has been a fixture on late night TV show for more than three decades. He’s spent the last 21 years hosting CBS’s “The Late Show” at Broadway’s iconic Ed Sullivan Theater. Last night Letterman announced that he’ll be retiring sometime next year. And Matt Collette says the departure marks an end to the long-running late night wars between Letterman and rival Jay Leno — and could be a turning point in television history.
Lawmakers in New York and New Jersey — and others across the country — are pushing bills that would ban the use of wearable computers like Google Glass behind the wheel. But Google’s pushing back against the bill, launching a lobbying and publicity campaign to fight what they consider “misconceptions” about Glass — which include the idea that they’re distracting for drivers.
For Columbia Radio News, I’m Matt Collette. In East Harlem, Fire Commissioner Salvatore Cassano says it looks like everyone missing in Wednesday’s building explosion is accounted for. Eight people were killed by the blast. The cause remains unknown, though it’s suspected to have been a gas leak. Mayor Bill de Blasio visited the shelter where […]
HOST 1 INTRO: Over the past quarter century, the Allman Brothers Band has played the Beacon Theater on the Upper West Side 222 times. Each show, they sold all 2,800 seats. But tonight starts what may be the band’s last run of concerts there. HOST 2 INTRO: Two longtime members have announced they’re leaving the […]
Comcast is asking the federal government for permission to by Time Warner Cable, a $45 billion deal that critics say won’t improve broadband speed.
We probably can’t talk about that crazy thing that happened on House of Cards: Matt Colette Interviews Jen Chaney
Jen Chaney, an entertainment writer who’s been covering the Netflix series House of Cards for Vulture, talks with Matt Collette about the role of spoilers in today’s TV landscape.
HOST INTRO: Plenty of New Yorkers are probably tired of winter. But some are just plain tired. My co-host Matt Collette has this commentary. I just can’t wait for this winter to finally be over. Not because of the cold. I’m from New England — I can handle that. What I can’t take, though, is […]