If it seems like you’re getting lots of robocalls lately — you’re right. According to YouMail, a national index, New Yorkers received 175 million calls in the last month alone – that’s nearly 60 percent more than last year. In March state politicians introduced a bill that could ban the automated calls. Maddy Foley has […]
When women go to work, on average they don’t get paid as much as men. It’s called gender pay gap. And New York City wants to help, with a program that finances businesses owned by women and minorities. But according to a Comptroller’s report released last week the program hasn’t come close to meet its […]
The Shed opens tonight. That’s New York City’s newest art institution. It’s inside the $20 billion Hudson Yards development on Manhattan’s Far West Side. And as Camille Petersen finds, reactions to it are mixed. PETERSEN 1: The Shed is at the end of the High Line’s walking path. And you can’t miss it. It takes […]
Voting for participatory budgeting starts in 32 City Council districts tomorrow. In each of those districts, voters will decide how they want to spend $1 million of the City Council’s budget. But as Camille Petersen finds, democracy is complicated. PETERSEN 1: The participatory budgeting expo in Chelsea looks like a science fair. Community […]
The New York State Nurses Association is making a big push for “safe staffing” — mandatory nurse to patient ratios in every hospital. In Albany, it’s backing legislation. In New York City, members are negotiating with New York Presbyterian, Montefiore, and Mount Sinai — and threatening to go on strike if ratios aren’t put […]
The Armory Show is back in town. The annual, international exhibition of contemporary art will host over 200 galleries this week, making it one of the largest shows in the country. But over the last decade, a pair of art fairs have grown up around the Armory Show, each offering a different alternative.
From Columbia Radio News in New York, I’m Camille Petersen. Ed Mangano, the former Nassau County Executive, was convicted today in federal court of bribery, fraud, and conspiracy to obstruct justice. Mangano held office from 2007 to 2017. A former New York City police officer was arrested on federal charges for assaulting a […]
From Columbia Radio News in New York, I’m Andrea Salcedo. Venezuelan troops have killed at least one person and wounded several others today in an indigenous village near Brazil’s border. This is the first act of violence in the midst of efforts to bring humanitarian aid into the South American country. Venezuelan President Nicolas […]