Next time you open a new credit card or bank account, all that fine print you’re supposed to read- could be a little shorter. This week, a federal agency proposed a new rule that would allow customers to bring class-action lawsuits against financial institutions- Something that all that fine print didn’t allow before. Tyler Pratt spoke with Loyola University New Orleans Law Professor, Imre Szalai Professor and asked him what he would have to do if he wanted to take his bank to court today.
Some New Yorkers are finding gospel on the dance floor. Club life in the city in the 80s and 90s was often defined by queer culture — a portion of the LGBT community that pushed back against mainstream society. Their late-night parties were full of costumes, gender bending, sexual liberation….and lots of dancing. These parties are making a comeback. And, as Tyler Pratt reports, the old spirit of Queer nightlife is being reclaimed by one new Sunday night party.
When you think of home, what does it mean to you? Take a second. What does “home” look like in your mind? Are you headed there right now or is “home,” someplace in your past? Maybe you’re still searching for it. Uptown Radio producer Tyler Pratt has been searching for home for years. And he finally found it.
When Governor Andrew Cuomo signed legislation into law this week to raise the state minimum wage to $15 dollars an hour, it didn’t include all low-wage jobs. One group left out was people who work for tips. Tipped workers in New York got their own raise at the end of last year- to nine bucks an hour. But reporter Tyler Pratt says a lot of advocates and servers still don’t think that’s nearly enough.
Evictions in New York City are down. According to tenant advocacy group Housing Court Answers – almost 20 percent from 2014.That’s the lowest they’ve been in a decade. The mayor credits new city programs aimed at helping low-income tenants. But as Tyler Pratt reports, many feel evictions are still a big problem, even, an epidemic.
It’s been over three years since Superstorm Sandy. But in some neighborhoods houses remain damaged and many owners can’t move back in because of on-going repairs. Repairs that some Brooklyn residents say should have been done a long time ago, but have been held up by poor city management and red tape. Tyler Pratt reports from Gerritsen Beach.
The mayor’s plan, Housing New York, promises to affordably house hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers in the next decade. But some residents in the communities that would be affected say they’re concerned that new affordable housing would be anything but. Tyler Pratt reports from Brooklyn.