Over one million New Yorkers live in deficient housing. That means they cope with problems like mold, pests, and neglected repairs. But the city’s legal system can seem overwhelming and it can be hard to access for tenants if they don’t know where to begin. It’s a problem that led three New Yorkers to create an app so that tenants facing landlord harassment might have a fighting chance both at home and in housing court. It may seem improbable– technology helping tenants fight problem landlords–but for some New Yorkers, it’s already helping to tip the scales. Hannah Long-Higgins reports.
A new federal law that could affect how many guns legally come into New York City. The Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017 is currently being reviewed by a house subcommittee focused on security. If passed it will make states honor conceal carry handgun permits issued by other states. Kamila Kudelska takes a closer look at the possible consequences in New York City. If passed the bill would let guns move around the city more freely including places concealed guns are banned from now like bars and schools.