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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The training that could reform the Special Victims Division

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?

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Cynthia and the City: Will Cynthia Nixon’s Celebrity Past Get Her to The Governor’s Mansion?

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 […]

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With Frelinghuysen Out, the Race for New Jersey’s 11th District Intensifies

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.

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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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Women Hit the Campaign Trail for New York City Council


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.

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