Scientists say they are under attack. By a president who has proposed drastic cuts to federal science programs. A president who has withdrawn from an international climate agreement. Who appointed an Environmental Protection Agency director that believes climate change is a hoax. And now, those scientists are taking off their lab coats and heading for the streets.
Thousands of Sikhs are set to march down the streets of Manhattan in the annual New York City Sikh Parade. The parade celebrates the Sikh New Year, or Vaisakhi. On the same day tens of thousands of free vegetarian meals will be given out. But the parade isn’t only about good music and free meals. It’s also about changing perceptions of a community long plagued by suspicion and bias in America.
There’s a new plan coming to overhaul New York’s ailing subway system. Andy Byford, head of the New York City Transit authority, announced this morning that he’ll have a radical transformation for New York’s subways ready to announce by the end of the May. Augusta Anthony was at the annual assembly of the Regional Plan Association this morning, where Byford addressed a crowd of around 1,000 transit experts.
New wireless technologies are poised to reshape the internet yet again. In labs, researchers are clocking internet speeds ten times faster than current cellular connections. But just because it works in a lab, doesn’t mean it will work in the real world. Academics are launching a new wireless test bed to work out some of these technical challenges. But to get 5G working cities also requires leaping some political hurdles.
New York City has a lot of waste. And most of it, is food waste. Last year, the Department of Sanitation collected nearly 30,000 tons of banana peels, coffee grounds and expired lettuce. And the city is expanding its composting program. But not mandating it. If it did, it could be collecting 40 times that. As the program stands now, few people are participating. And environmentalists are hoping to get that number up. Meira Gebel reports.
Every New Yorker dreams of living in a rent stabilized apartment. But the price is going up. The New York City Rent Guidelines Board met last night to propose the second increase in four years. Sarah Stefanski of the Independent Budget Office talks about why the city believes the increases are justified.
Invasive species. Destructive plants and animals that hitched rides here on boats, planes and even people. Then multiplied, and in some cases, took over. And like other states, New York has had little success fighting them. But ground-breaking new technology might change that.
It seems that everyone has a bone to pick with Facebook, from the recent Cambridge-Analytica scandal to the dissemination of fake news and the possible effect it may have had on the 2016 election, Now, even some Sketch-Comedians are complaining. Their video’s once ruled the web–but many charge that Facebook may be killing comedy Juan … Read More
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will debut this Sunday as the most expensive broadway play every produced. But is the “boy who lived” popular enough to pay back the record 68 million dollars spent on production? Eileen Grench reports.
HOST 1: This morning the city Board of Corrections held a meeting in downtown Manhattan. On the agenda, was a recent report on sexual assault and sexual harassment allegations at Rikers Island. HOST 2: The report showed some alarming numbers. Juliette Jabkhiro reports. ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. JABKHIRO 1: Victoria Phillips used to work at Rikers Island as … Read More
Today, the Trump administration began a 60-day review process of the oil and gas drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. This area has long been sought after by both the oil lobby and conservationists. Stevie Hertz spoke with Dave Murphy, a Professor of Environmental Science at St. Lawrence University. He’s researched the economic benefits … Read More