At a public hearing today in New York City, members of the state assembly considered expert testimony on whether to do away with a test called the SHSAT. This standardized exam has been the sole requirement for entry into the city’s elite public schools since the 1970s. New Yorkers had strong opinions on both sides […]
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 […]
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 […]
HOST INTRO: After a fatal crash that killed 20 people last October in upstate New York, Governor Cuomo wanted to ban stretch limousines. THEN, after much opposition from the limo industry, he agreed not to. Now, he is proposing all limo and large vehicles–old and new–to install seat belts for its passengers. Reporter Andrea Salcedo […]
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 […]
HOST INTRO: New York City’s election for public advocate is Tuesday. It’s happening now because Tish James, who used to hold the seat of city watchdog, just started as the state’s attorney general. But since it’s an off-season special election, it’s nonpartisan. That means even when candidates identify as Democrats or Republicans, those parties […]
HOST INTRO: The political fallout of Amazon pulling out of Long Island City is making its way to a local election. As Ali Swenson reports, two lawmakers in Queens are using it to stand out in a crowded race. SWENSON 1: City Council Member Eric Ulrich is in a hurry. ((SOUND: Bustle outside Fox News. […]
The NYPD says that their unit that investigates sex crimes is the best in the country. But victims of sexual assault and advocates say that while the police detectives have definitely improved in recent years – how they talk to survivors still has a long way to go. Both sides agree training is the answer, but as Stevie Hertz found, the question has become – how much?
MARSTON: New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has a commanding lead over political newcomer Cynthia Nixon. That’s according to a NBC Marist poll released yesterday, which shows 68 percent of democrats in the state favor Cuomo. Nixon was at 21 percent. If you’re not familiar with Nixon, maybe this will help… ((Sex and the City theme […]
New Jersey’s 11th Congressional district is gearing up for a fight. The Northern suburban district has been under Republican leadership for three decades. But last week, longtime incumbent Rodney Frelinghuysen announced that he’s retiring at the end of his term. This historically red district may turn blue. Jennifer Sigl 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.
Since November’s election, there’s been a push for more women to run for office. Think school boards, state legislatures, and the New York City Council. More than 30 women have thrown their hats in the ring for this year’s City Council election. And they’re getting support from groups and politicians alike. Meg Dalton hit the campaign trail with one hopeful contender.