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 […]
Decades ago, Italians came to New York City in droves. According to the most recent census 15% of the population in the Tri-State area has some Italian heritage. Now a stagnant economic situation back home is pushing Italians to immigrate again. But today’s Italian immigrants are different – they are better off and more educated […]
The caped crusader Batman will celebrate his 80th birthday on Saturday, March 30. He made his comic book debut in 1939. Since then, Batman has taken on many personas, both in print and on film.
Tomorrow, Gotham City’s masked hero Bat-Man turns 80. The superhero made his debut in 1939. Since then, Batman has appeared on comic books pages and the big screen both as a lighthearted hero, and, a deeply troubled vigilante. But one thing that’s never changed? His status as an American icon.
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 […]
Starting a food business is risky. At the outset, costs are high and there’s no guarantee that a new venture will turn a profit in its first years. One space in the Bronx is trying to change the odds of success. It’s called Bronx Cookspace and it’s been helping young food entrepreneurs get established through an incubator program. This year is its 25th anniversary. Makana Eyre has the story.
As New York City tries to curb sex shops, adult entertainment giant, Pornhub, opened up a pop up store in the upscale neighborhood of Soho. Local sex shops with a long history in New York City talk about what their work is about and some of the challenges they face today. Lorena Rios reports.
The NYC LGBT Historic Sites Project retraces the steps of the city’s gay influencers, literally. The project is part geographic archive, part campaign to nominate sites to the National Register of Historic Places. The honorary federal list includes more than 90,000 sites. Yet LGBT representation is largely missing. Their next nomination has roots at Columbia University. Heather Schroering reports.
Recently, a wave of sexual harassment allegations has filled headlines nationwide. The New York Commission on Human Rights gathered in Long Island City last week to hear from everyday women about their Me Too moments. Kelsie Blazier reports.
On Wednesday, hundreds gathered on lower Manhattan to pay tribute to the 146 workers who died in the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire. The fire – which took place 105 years ago today – was the worst industrial disaster in the history of the city. Today, 90 teams of artists are drawing chalk figures on sidewalks with details of each worker who died in the fire. As Elizabeth Brockway reports, people at both events says the effects of that fire are still being felt today.
1 in 5 Americans is disabled. That’s about 20% of the country. That’s not news to the folks behind this weekend’s reelability film festival. The event shows films that represent different kinds of ability on the big screen. But the focus this year, is making sure everyone, regardless of ability, can experience them. Isabella Kulkarni reports.