HOST INTRO: For two centuries, Americans have told a familiar story. A lanky schoolteacher named Ichabod Crane visits a village, falls for the most beautiful girl in the land, and gets chased out of town by a headless horseman. This year marks the 200th anniversary of Washington Irving’s “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.” And the […]
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 […]
HOST INTRO: Soho hasn’t been rezoned since 1971. But city councillors and the borough president hope to change that. They’re holding a series of public hearings to gather opinions. Now, according to zoning laws, you have to be an artist to live in the area. As Moira (MOY-rah) Warburton (WAR-burr-tun) reports, the potential for change […]
HOST INTRO: Tech company Amazon broke up with Long Island City on Valentine’s Day. But some New Yorkers, including Governor Andrew Cuomo, are still trying to salvage the relationship. For the past two weeks, Cuomo has been calling Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos to try to woo back HQ2, the New York Times […]
Starting a food business is risky. At the outset, costs are high and there’s no guarantee that a new venture will turn a profit in its first years. One space in the Bronx is trying to change the odds of success. It’s called Bronx Cookspace and it’s been helping young food entrepreneurs get established through an incubator program. This year is its 25th anniversary. Makana Eyre has the story.
The Bedford Union Armory in Crown Heights is a 500,000 square foot site that has been vacant for years. In 2015, private developers won a city contract to overhaul it. Since then, some in the Crown Heights community have fiercely opposed the project, right up until the moment the city council gave it final approval. And their fight still isn’t over. Amara Omeokwe reports.
More than half of adult New Yorkers are overweight or obese. But nonprofit is trying to change that statistic through a younger crowd: kids. More than 200 public school students had a field day in the Upper East Side hosted by Asphalt Green. Melissa Caceres reports on how childhood exercise isn’t just good for the […]
Host Intro: Governor Andrew Cuomo and the state legislature finalized the state budget early this morning – just hours after the official deadline. The more than 700 page budget outlines nearly one-hundred-fifty billion dollars in spending. Cuomo backed off on a plan to cut state funding for CUNY schools – but increased funding for school […]
Thousands will stream into the Javitz Center this week for the New York International Auto Show, which begins today. It’s the oldest and largest show of its kind in the country. And as Adrian Ma explains, the big takeaway from the show is that the SUV is making a comeback.
Every year around this time, tens of thousands of New York teenagers enter the lottery. And no, I’m not talking about Powerball. Instead, it’s the Summer Youth Employment Program. Applications for the city-funded internship program opened this week. And if this year’s lottery is like the last, over half the young adults who apply won’t get in. Now though, a growing chorus of advocates and city officials are working to change that. Adrian Ma has the details.
Mayor Bill de Blasio gave his 2016 State of the City speech last night. In it, he shared some of his administration’s biggest achievements over the last year.De Blasio also outlined his vision for improving transportation, health and police services for residents in the outer boroughs.
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 […]
Huge numbers of New York City’s street vendors are unlicensed and at a daily risk of arrests and fines. But this may soon change…