Over the past decade, Bushwick has become a center for New York’s creatives. Musicians and artists have created a network of informal performance venues, known as the DIY scene. But now, the neighborhood is changing again. Rents are rising, and venues are under pressure to close down. Mayor de Blasio created the Office of Nightlife in […]
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 […]
Sarah Wyman reflects on self-care, adulthood and the roommate she didn’t know she had.
HOST INTRO: Last week marked 100 days since President Trump’s decision to move the Israeli embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. The embassy will open on May 14th to coincide with the 70th anniversary of Israel’s founding. The move is greeted with enthusiasm by the Israeli government, hostility from Palestinians. And caused a rift among […]
More than a dozen companies have cut their ties to the NRA, including Hertz and Delta, which cut their discount programs for members. These businesses say they’re responding to public debate following the Parkland shooting. I spoke to Lawrence Glickman, a history professor at Cornell University about the effect this movement could have on policy.
The Dow dropped almost 600 points after President Trump announced tariffs on imported steel and aluminum on Thursday. A third of the steel and up to 90 percent of aluminum used in the US is imported from trading partners around the world – like the EU, Canada, Mexico and China. But, as Juan Torres-Falcon finds the new tax is sharply dividing the manufacturing sector.
HOST INTRO: The Hudson River is a stew of dissolved pharmaceuticals. That’s according to a new study from the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory. Sixteen common pharmaceuticals were detected — including antibiotics, anticonvulsants, drugs for treating high blood pressure, epilepsy. A plan to reduce the contamination is in the works, but as Bo Hamby reports, there’s already quite a bit of medication in the water.
Mayor Bill De Blasio wants to close down Rikers Island. In place of the notoriously problematic jail, he wants to build a new facility in the Bronx, as well as modernize three others in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens. But that takes funds the city may not have. Juliette Jabkhiro reports.
March is Women’s History Month. This morning, New York’s most prominent progressive women gathered in a midtown ballroom to celebrate their accomplishments.
But as they toasted the past, they also looked to the future. Gun control is at the top of their agenda. The group is organizing a nation-wide walkout of high school students to demand stricter firearm regulations. But these same leaders also say they want to credit the diverse voices who they say were fighting gun violence long before Parkland
INTRO: Last week, it looked like spring might be coming early to New York City. But today… snow and rain are turning the streets into a slushy mess. As producer Sarah Wyman found out, if you’re struggling to make the call between sandals and snow boots, you’re not alone.
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.