While I was growing up, my parents lived apart from each other. But they weren’t separated or divorced. My dad’s a lawyer and he had a case that lasted 10 years. It was based out of Chicago. So my mom raised my two brothers and me in Los Angeles, pretty much as a single […]
In this piece from our Commentary Series, Camille Petersen reflects on her experiences dealing with grief. About a year ago, my grandma died. There are two things I remember most about the final week of her life. First, the last smile she gave me. She was in a shared hospital room. A flat screen TV […]
For the first time, artwork by former president of South Africa Nelson Mandela has come to the United States. On May 2nd, Mandela’s pastel drawing goes up for bids at Bonhams Auction House. The work is expected to sell for upwards of $60,000… but its beginnings were much more humble. Hannah Critchfield reports.
The original plan for L train repairs was to shut the line down completely. Tonight, a revised plan will take effect. Instead of a shutdown, it’s a slowdown. But as Camille Petersen finds, a slowdown will still create issues for commuters. PETERSEN 1: The Broadway Junction L stop is in Brownsville, Brooklyn. It’s near the […]
Furniture giant Ikea just opened a new branch in Manhattan last week. The store is radically different from Ikea’s usual one: it’s smaller, it works as a showroom and it doesn’t sell meatballs. Reporter Bianca Giacobone went to the Upper East Side to check it out.
Manhattan’s waterfront used to be home to one of the worlds busiest ports. Freighters lined the docks. And the water around the island was severely polluted. Now with the ships mostly gone, the cleaned up waterfront has become prime real estate for development, public parks and other uses. But this transition has led a new […]
If you came across a gaggle of children exploring a city park this week, it’s because of the city’s Urban Park Rangers. Kids Week is a free program timed with DOE spring break. And as Rebekah Ward reports, it’s about more than just fun and games.
This week marks the height of the spring migratory season, when millions of birds fly through the five boroughs on their way North. The city can be a dangerous place for our feathered friends — but a group of bird-watching apps have started raising awareness and changing laws. Maddy Foley has more. ((bird ambi up)) […]
HOST INTRO: Yesterday, a suspect was shot and killed by police during a shoot-out in Washington Heights. When a shooting occurs, there are impacts throughout the neighborhood. Reporters Cynthia Betubiza and Maggie Green were on the scene to document its ripple effect. BETUBIZA: Helicopters hovered above the scene at Broadway and 187th Street. Yellow police […]
WARBURTON 1: The Soundview Ferry Terminal, at Clason Point, is in a quiet, residential part of the Bronx. The ferry route opened last August. It starts here, has a couple stops on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, and lands near the bottom of Wall Street. Jason Soto works as an information manager at Unicef. […]
HOST INTRO: The city of New York launched a new program last month to help women in business. WE Credit offers loans up to 100,000 dollars for women-owned businesses that qualify. As Cynthia Betubiza reports, the program aims to shrink the entrepreneurship gender gap. [SOUND OF CHIT CHAT] BETUBIZA: About 30 people crowd into a […]
From Columbia Radio News, I’m Shannon Lin. Congressional Democrats issued a subpoena to the Justice Department today. They want special counsel Robert Mueller’s unredacted report. And the underlying evidence and testimonies Mueller gathered. Jerrold Nadler is the Democratic chairman of the Judiciary Committee. NADLER: I have formally requested that the Special Counsel Mueller testify before […]