Governor Cuomo has a new plan to lift the MTA out of its eight month-long state of emergency. The proposal, developed by the advisory panel “Fix NYC,” would raise funds for the agency and limit congestion by making drivers pay to use Manhattan streets. In the past, congestion pricing has proved a divisive issue for New Yorkers, but this time around, they’re doing something radical… looking for common ground. Sarah Wyman has more.
Now we turn to a cutting edge cancer treatment — immunotherapy, which uses the body’s own immune system. It’s been in the news. But it’s a treatment dating back 130 years, right here in New York City. Today, the same institutions where immunotherapy was born are pushing for it to become the next standard of care for cancer. Meira Gebel 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.
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.