By James Williamson As a result of the multiple incidents occurring nationwide with regards to police brutality, watch-dog groups and the NYPD developed a police body-cam pilot program. The NYPD and City Council met last week to discuss an expansion of the program from city to state-wide.
By Katie Ferguson It’s winter break for primetime television, and some shows won’t be coming back in the new year. It’s cancellation season. But not just for cable — your favorite Netflix show might be in danger.
By Jephie Bernard On any given day in New York City, one out of five kids is missing school. That number doubles for students in Brownsville according to a recent report released by the Department of Mental Health and Hygiene. As Jephie Bernard reports, a team of social workers in one school is […]
By Zara Lockshin A global conspiracy to funnel millions of dollars in bribes through more than 40 countries, sometimes in briefcases full of cash. Pre-dawn arrests at a 5-star Swiss hotel. It sounds like a Hollywood movie. But soccer fans know this is the real life story of FIFA, soccer’s multi-billion dollar governing […]
By Gilda Di Carli Groups like Black Lives Matter have flooded our computer screens in recent months with messages against race-charged violence and inequality. But in the 60s and 70s, the Black Panthers effected change for the same causes in a different way. Gilda Di Carli talks to former members about activism then and […]
By Adrian Ma Winter doesn’t officially start until next week, but already the city is seeing an average of over 800 complaints a day from tenants who say they don’t have enough heat in their apartments. The law requires landlords to heat their buildings to a certain temperature based the time of […]
By Lindsay Purcell More than 1.3 million New Yorkers work as freelancers. According to the Freelancers Union, more than 70% of all freelancers are paid late – or not at all – at some point in their careers. And its not a small amount – the average amount of nonpayment is almost $6,000. A new proposed […]
By Asa Secher The community center Bronx Works is launching a social networking app, to give young people information about STDs and HIV. The Bronx has some of New York’s highest rates of STDs like chlamydia and gonorrhea – and this is what the youth leaders at Bronx Works want to change. […]
This morning the United Kingdom’s conservative party claimed victory in the UK , allowing prime minister David Cameron to serve another term in office. Polls projected a much closer race – but Labour wound up disappointed suffering a major loss of seats, mostly in Scotland. This morning Labor prime minister candidate Ed Miliband resigned from his leadership role. For more on the British election, I turned David Dimbleby, who’s been covering the British Elections for the BBC since 1979.
In 2007, Mayor Bloomberg decided to plant trees in the streets of New York. To make the city greener, one million trees would be planted in a decade. The initiative cost the city $400 million… and is now near its goal. As Adélie Pontay reports, the neighborhoods that needed the most trees were also some of the poorest areas in the city. She went for a walk around the leafy streets of East New York in Brooklyn to see how the neighborhood has changed.
As you heard earlier, the British election was expected to be a nail biter.
But after the exit poll came out in favor of the conservatives yesterday evening, the uncertainty faded – fast. Ariel Ritchin spent time at a bar where nearly 100 British expats were watching the results roll in.