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February 08, 2016 at 11:56 pm

After a crane collapsed Friday in Lower Manhattan killing one person and injuring three others, we discuss the safety of the industry and how its regulated. New York City Councilman Richie Torres joins us to explain how a once-promising deal to reduce the horse-drawn carriage industry in Manhattan is no longer on the table. New York City Public Advocate Letitia James takes us through her offices annual list of the most irresponsible landlords in the city and discusses her proposed legislation to improve housing conditions. Brandon Stanton, the human behind Humans of New York, tells us how his new book, Humans of New York Stories, is different than his other works.

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February 06, 2016 at 10:56 am

Mayor Bill de Blasio painted his vision for the future and touted his accomplishments these last two years, particularly the city’s progress on crime, in his State of the City address last night. Meanwhile, two officers were shot just miles away in the Bronx. We discuss the night’s events and break down the politics in de Blasio’s speech with Journalist and Political Analyst Ellis Henican, Democratic Councilman Jumaane Williams and Manhattan Republican Party Chairwoman Adele Malpass.

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February 04, 2016 at 8:54 pm

No matter where you live, you’ve likely heard of the burgeoning water crisis in Flint, Mich. Residents unknowingly consumed water with dangerously high levels of lead for months after officials switched the city’s water source from Detroit to the Flint River. The elevated levels have caused serious sides effects, including hair loss and rashes. The potential impacts on children are […]

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