At the Met Gala last weekend, celebrities in elaborate costumes paraded up the steps of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. They were there, dressed as trendy monks and Catholic icons, to raise money for the museum’s newest Costume Institute exhibit. That exhibit, called Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination, opened today. Reporters Wendy Rhodes and Sarah Wyman report the exhibit is landing well with young audiences.
Every New Yorker dreams of living in a rent stabilized apartment. But the price is going up. The New York City Rent Guidelines Board met last night to propose the second increase in four years. Sarah Stefanski of the Independent Budget Office talks about why the city believes the increases are justified.
Invasive species. Destructive plants and animals that hitched rides here on boats, planes and even people. Then multiplied, and in some cases, took over. And like other states, New York has had little success fighting them. But ground-breaking new technology might change that.
Bill O’Reilly. Harvey Weinstein. Matt Lauer. President Trump. Stories of sexual harassment are everywhere. New York City is addressing the issue head-on with a new set of laws that will affect every public and private business in the city. Wendy Rhodes begins our story with a street side poll. “Yes, I’ve suffered sexual harassment at […]
For many students, grad school is more than just a place to learn and build a professional network. It’s also where you make lifelong friends. But how do you forge friendships across a generation gap that’s three decades wide? Here’s Wendy Rhodes. I remember my first grad school party. The guy who invited me […]
New York City is host to about 60 million tourists each year. And instead of staying in hotels, many of them prefer short-term rentals in private homes. Airbnb is the largest company that facilitates private home rentals, and they are thriving. But a new report argues that Airbnb is contributing to gentrification and racial income inequality in some parts of the city. Wendy Rhodes has the story.
It can be expensive to be charged with a crime. For those facing charges, there can be lawyer’s fees, court costs, and lost wages. And currently the city keeps three percent of your bail deposit – even if you show up for court. But that all changes next week.