Gracie Mansion has been the home for New York City’s Mayors since 1942. Mayor Bill de Blasio set out to create “Windows on the City” an exhibit that would capture the diversity of our history. We get a sneak peek of the installation inside Gracie Mansion, one of the oldest and most historic houses in the state.
“Looks like the seven levels of hell.” That’s how New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo described Penn Station at a transportation event Tuesday. We look at his $3 billion plan to revitalize it. We’ve seen Donald Trump the GOP candidate, but who is Donald Trump the businessman? We take a look at the man that started the empire before he ever set foot on the campaign trail with reporter for Bloomberg News in New York, Max Abelson. In our on-going American Graduate series, we take a look at a program that allows students to train in the STEM industry at no cost. Former First Lady Nancy Reagan, died this past Sunday and in the time since, she has been remembered by both former Presidents and First Ladies alike. We take a look at what Nancy Reagan’s New York City looked like during the time she spent here.
Former First Lady Nancy Reagan died this past Sunday, and in the time since she has been remembered by both former presidents and first ladies. We take a look at the legacy she leaves behind from politics to her style with Fashion Designer Carolina Herrera.
Under a new drug initiative, drug users could inject heroin while supervised by a nurse. President of the New American Leaders Project Sayu Bhojwani joins us to discuss diversity in the legislature. Dawn Ennis, editor of The Advocate, talks about her interview with Caitlyn Jenner. And we celebrate 50 years of the Harlem School of the Arts.
Studies by the New American Leaders Project show only 14 percent of state legislators identify as African-American, Asia- American, Latino or Native American, despite those groups making up nearly 40 percent of the U.S. population. Sayu Bhojwani, the group’s founder and president and former New York City Commissioner of Immigrant Affairs, joins us to discuss how her organization hopes change mindsets and train diverse leaders for tomorrow.
When Dawn Ennis, the first out transgender editor of New York’s The Advocate newspaper, secured an interview with LGBT activist Caitlyn Jenner, she was excited to be among the first transgender journalists to interview the former Olympian. But when Jenner told Ennis which presidential candidate had her vote, Ennis and the rest of the LGBT community were taken aback. Ennis shares details of the interview and its fall out tonight.
We’re joined by the President of the Harlem School of the Arts Eric Pryor and student We’Ani McDonald, with her father, Dr. Varleton McDonald, to celebrate 50 years of the prestigious institution and how arts schools improve student achievement.
New Jersey Transit and rail workers are back at the bargaining table this week in hopes of reaching a deal. If not, employees threaten to strike as soon as March 13, and officials are scrambling to secure a contingency plan for the more than 100,000 commuters. Former Deputy Executive Director of NJ Transit Martin Robins joins us to explain what’s driving the dispute and how a possible strike would impact you. Famed novelist Jerome Charyn returns home in his latest work, “In Bitter Bronx: Thirteen Stories. Charyn’s new novel depicts a world before and after urban renewal destroyed the borough’s gritty sanctity made famous by Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig and Joltin’ Joe. Charyn joins us to discuss why it was so difficult to make the journey home. You probably know him from his long-running eponymous television show: Dick Cavett joins us to discuss his most recent book “Brief Encounters,” a collection of his columns for the New York Times. While he’s here, we reminisce about his talk show days and all the big names in entertainment he’s rubbed elbows with over the years. Dame Maggie Smith is a critically acclaimed and award-winning actress best known for her roles from “Harry Potter” to Masterpiece Classics “Downton Abbey.” Although the Grantham family and the doors of Downton have closed for the last time, we sit down with Maggie Smith’s biographer, author Michael Coveney, to see what a post-Downton world holds for Smith.
Famed novelist Jerome Charyn returns home in his latest work, “In Bitter Bronx: Thirteen Stories. Charyn’s new novel depicts a world before and after urban renewal destroyed the borough’s gritty sanctity made famous by Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig and Joltin’ Joe. Charyn joins us to discuss why it was so difficult to make the journey home.