In the wake of the attacks in Brussels, New York City has stepped up its security. The NYPD has deployed special heavily-armed counterterrorism teams to major landmarks and transportation hubs across the city. But at the same time, President Obama is proposing to cut counter terrorism funds nearly in half. As Laura Gamba reports, that has security experts concerned about safety in the city. (18)
A new resource center for the transgender community will be opening in the Bronx later this month, the first of its kind for New York City. It’s called the Bronx Trans Collective, and is a collaboration between six organizations serving the community. City councilman Ritchie Torres has backed the project. Shandukani Mulaudzi visited the new center, and found that access to health care will be one of its primary missions.