HOST: Yesterday, the New York City Comptroller’s office released a report which found that ICE activity in New York has increased significantly in the last two years. I spoke with Randy Capps, director of research for US programs at the Migration Policy Institute, to understand the context behind those numbers.
HOST INTRO: The political fallout of Amazon pulling out of Long Island City is making its way to a local election. As Ali Swenson reports, two lawmakers in Queens are using it to stand out in a crowded race. SWENSON 1: City Council Member Eric Ulrich is in a hurry. ((SOUND: Bustle […]
New York City has a new goal: Get levels of lead exposure down to zero. Lead paint in apartments can cause neurological problems in children. Now, a new multi-agency initiative is ramping up inspections in all five boroughs. Mayor Bill de Blasio kicked off a new initiative called LeadFreeNYC last month, which focuses on […]
This week on Uptown Radio, new jobs numbers are out, the city’s annual homeless count is coming up, and the City Council plans to vote on pay raises for members. Also on the show, universities attempt to address diversity issues on campus, an exhibit at the Museum of Natural History explores bacteria in the human gut, and an arts program helps keep women out of the criminal justice system.
In 2007, Mayor Bloomberg decided to plant trees in the streets of New York. To make the city greener, one million trees would be planted in a decade. The initiative cost the city $400 million… and is now near its goal. As Adélie Pontay reports, the neighborhoods that needed the most trees were also some of the poorest areas in the city. She went for a walk around the leafy streets of East New York in Brooklyn to see how the neighborhood has changed.
New York City public high school students are demanding for more equitable funding for team sports from the Department of Education and the Public School Athletic League.