Rent Laws Expire in Two Months. Let the Political Battle Begin.

HOST INTRO: If you’re a renter in New York City, there’s about a 50/50 chance your apartment is rent-stabilized. But the laws that outline protection for renters expire every four years. When they do, New Yorkers lobby the state legislature. Tenants want to expand renter protections. Landlords want to reduce them. As the bills come […]

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Comptroller gives City a D+ on Minority and Women owned business program. City disagrees.

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 […]

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As Brexit Tensions Boil Over Abroad, a Separatist Movement Brews at Home

    HOST INTRO: Yet another Brexit deadline was missed today. British lawmakers had to negotiate a plan to leave the European Union. But with tensions high and no resolution in sight, they got a two-week extension to decide for good whether the UK wants in or out. Meanwhile, as Ali Swenson reports, there’s another separatist […]

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Cuomo Launches Educational Initiative for Online Privacy

Two-way interview by Uptown Radio reporter Bianca Giacobone, broadcasted on 08 March 2019. Guest speaker American journalist David “Doc” Searls. During Nation Consumer Protection Week Governor Cuomo just announced a new initiative to educate consumers about the risks of personal information online. As a first step, the state division of consumers’ protection published an analysis […]

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New York Bookstores Turn To Loyal Communities To Survive

For small businesses, New York can be a city of unique challenges and opportunities. For bookstores, those challenges can be overwhelming. In the 50s, there were almost 400 bookstores in Manhattan. Now, less than quarter of that number remain. Stores are hoping to leverage the loyalty of their communities to survive. SCRIPT: GIACOBONE: Book Culture […]

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