Searching for Community in a Bingo Hall

 

Searching for community is what brings one group of senior citizens in Brooklyn to what might be the likeliest of places: a bingo hall. Call them old-fashioned, but that’s where they go, sometimes as often as six nights a week. They meet friends, gossip, eat, and play game after game. As Nina Agrawal reports, having a place to do that is still important in our technology-driven world.

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Leave Policies Only First Step Toward Balancing Career and Family, Advocates Say

Today was the second and last day of the Women in the World Summit, a conference at Lincoln Center about global women’s issues. Panel conversations repeatedly turned to the subject of balancing family and career, especially at the highest professional ranks. These conversations came on the heels of major developments for paid leave, but as reporter Nina Agrawal found out, those who care about gender equality in the workforce say we still have a long way to go.

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Waste Collectors Say New Proposal to Reform Trash Collection Won’t Work

A new bill in the city council could change the way commercial trash is collected in the city. A group of environmental and labor activists say the bill would reduce truck traffic and hold the private waste hauling industry accountable for better standards. But the private waste companies that collect this trash say the proposal just won’t work. Nina Agrawal has more.

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City Struggling With Rising Sea Levels


New Yorkers who experienced intense flooding during and after Hurricane Sandy have been seeing more flooding during ordinary weather events. According to new research published last week, sea levels are rising at a faster rate than ever before. While the city has taken steps to protect critical infrastructure, Nina Agrawal found out that it hasn’t done quite as much in residential areas.

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Urban-Wildlife Clash Plays Out at JFK


Living in a city like New York, we sometimes forget that nature is all around us. And the tension between the hustle and bustle of urban life and the plants and animals that surround us can sometimes boil over in unexpected ways. One of the places this is most evident is at JFK Airport, which sits on nearly five thousand acres of land, right next to a wildlife refuge.

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