HOST INTRO: For two centuries, Americans have told a familiar story. A lanky schoolteacher named Ichabod Crane visits a village, falls for the most beautiful girl in the land, and gets chased out of town by a headless horseman. This year marks the 200th anniversary of Washington Irving’s “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.” And the […]
HOST INTRO: If you’re a renter in New York City, there’s about a 50/50 chance your apartment is rent-stabilized. But the laws that outline protection for renters expire every four years. When they do, New Yorkers lobby the state legislature. Tenants want to expand renter protections. Landlords want to reduce them. As the bills come […]
New York state is moving closer to legalizing recreational marijuana. If it does, it will create a new marketplace. State and local lawmakers are considering ways to make sure that small business-owners, especially people of color, will be able to compete with large corporations. Moira Warburton explores one proposed solution. SOUND 1: Music, chatter (play […]
HOST INTRO: After a fatal crash that killed 20 people last October in upstate New York, Governor Cuomo wanted to ban stretch limousines. THEN, after much opposition from the limo industry, he agreed not to. Now, he is proposing all limo and large vehicles–old and new–to install seat belts for its passengers. Reporter Andrea Salcedo […]
HOST INTRO: After the news about Amazon broke yesterday, across the river New Jersey residents and politicians spoke out. Many want Amazon to reconsider Newark for its HQ2 location. After all, Newark was a finalist. As Lauren Lantry reports, the city is happy to be reconsidered less than four months after being rejected. […]
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 […]
Last week, Governor Andrew Cuomo released a new plan to build offshore wind farms in New York. The Offshore Wind Master Plan charts a course for the state to power over a million homes with clean wind energy by 2030. The plan calls for wind farms to be built 20 miles off the coast of Long Island. It’s been applauded by many… But as Bo Hamby reports, not everyone is jumping on board.