Is it possible to be lonely in New York City? Surprisingly, even with 8.4 million people surrounding you, the reality is that human connection is not guaranteed. The case of 72 year-old George Bell exemplifies this notion. Bell died alone in his Jackson Heights apartment during the summer last year, but no one knew exactly when. The circumstances of his death were so troubling, they landed on the front of The New York Times. But is loneliness as distressing as we make it out to be? Olivia Liang is the author of a book that delves into that issue, The Lonely City: Adventures in the Art of Being Alone. She joins us to explain her interest in this subject and share how her thoughts on isolation changed through the course of writing this book.
Our “Chasing The Dream” initiative takes us from the gridiron to the classroom. We talk to former New York Giants Super Bowl champ Amani Toomer, as he teams up with the United Way to pave the way for kids in need.
The transit summer nightmare that’s more than just a bad dream-with new re-routings! New cancellations! And new delays! We’ll take you into the tunnels for a rare look at the breakdowns causing chaos for commuters. Putting an end to the stigma surrounding male sexual assault. Once a victim, now a leading voice-the son of NBA legend Isaiah Thomas, Zeke Thomas […]
Our Chasing The Dream initiative spotlights The Pinkerton Foundation as it helps New York’s underprivileged children get a leg up.
Brace yourselves for the Amtrak summer of hell. Delays… cancellations… sweat and tears! If you’re one of the many who rely on the rails, you can’t afford to miss this! Hail Trump? This is one production of Julius Caesar you won’t soon forget! Tonight, the man directing the controversy is here! We continue our conversation with New York City’s First […]