A Legend Lives On: ‘Sleepy Hollow’ Celebrates 200 Years

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 […]

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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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Bronx Cookspace Creates Opportunities For Food Entrepreneurs


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.

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Battle Over the Bedford Union Armory Continues in Crown Heights


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.

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What the $15 minimum wage means for New Yorkers

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 […]

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Officials Call for Expansion of Summer Jobs Program


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.

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Proposed City Legislation Seeks to Protect Freelancers

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 […]

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