HOST INTRO: New Yorkers are famous for their accents. Half of New York City’s residents speak a language other than English at home, and many have foreign accents, even if they’ve spent years in the United States. In this era of cracking down on immigration – an accent can make people a target. For decades, […]
The NYPD can issue you a ticket for a lot of minor violations—like littering and letting your dog off its leash. The ticket includes a “summons to court” – no big deal if you go and pay the fine—but if you don’t, there’s a warrant out for your arrest. Sarah Gibson brings us to an annual event called “Begin Again”, where the Brooklyn District Attorney is helping New Yorkers resolve these warrants.
Three years ago, a Con Edison gas leak explosion rocked East Harlem, destroying two 6 story buildings, killing 8 people, and injuring 50 more. Last night, ConEdison and the New York Public Service Commision in Albany came to a settlement: ConEdison will pay 153.3 million dollars to the state to cover the damage and repay former residents at the site of the blast. Our reporter Sarah Gibson talked with locals about what the settlement could mean for them.