The hottest days of summer kill more New Yorkers than any other type of extreme weather. The city reports an average of 13 heat stroke deaths each year, and many more from other heat-related causes. New York State has a program to help people heat and cool their houses, but it’s been geared towards help […]
At a public hearing today in New York City, members of the state assembly considered expert testimony on whether to do away with a test called the SHSAT. This standardized exam has been the sole requirement for entry into the city’s elite public schools since the 1970s. New Yorkers had strong opinions on both sides […]
We have basic human needs — food, shelter, water. These affect everybody, and college students are no exception. This week Temple University released a new survey on food insecurity among university students. Almost half of the students in the survey were affected by hunger; at CUNY in New York City, it’s higher than the average […]
This week, tenants in Brooklyn filed a legal objection when their landlord set out to install facial recognition technology in his rent-stabilized apartment buildings. The new tech would mean that a scan of each tenants’ face would serve as the keys to their front door. But tenants are worried about bias in the technology, and […]
If you came across a gaggle of children exploring a city park this week, it’s because of the city’s Urban Park Rangers. Kids Week is a free program timed with DOE spring break. And as Rebekah Ward reports, it’s about more than just fun and games.
New Jersey is mulling over a bill that would ban all single-use plastic bags, and more. But one city has gotten ahead of the state debate. Hoboken is the first city in Jersey to put a ban into practice. One month in, Rebekah Ward checks with locals to see how it’s going.
WARD 1: From Columbia Radio News in New York, I’m Rebekah Ward. President Donald Trump declared a national emergency today. He is bypassing the legislative branch to fund his proposed border wall. TRUMP1: It’s a great thing to do. Because we have an invasion of drugs, an invasion of gangs, an […]