Mayor Bill de Blasio is calling for changes to the carriage industry and wants fewer horses on the job. Councilwoman Helen Rosenthal discusses the online lodging service Airbnb and explains why she claims it’s driving up rents in the city. We mark 73 years since the debut of “Casablanca” with actress Ingrid Bergman’s daughter, Pia Lindström.
Mayor Bill de Blasio is calling for changes to the carriage industry and wants fewer horses on the job. We’ll have a breakdown of his proposal and explain the next steps.
NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer tells us about his report on the city’s homeless shelters. Johnathan Lovitz of the Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce discusses equality in business. We discuss the State Comptroller’s list of municipalities experiencing fiscal stress. In our on-going American Graduate series,we learn about Common Core standards and a growing number of students who are opting out.
New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer joins us to talk about a new report from his office that discovered conditions in some of the city’s shelters are so bad that many homeless New Yorkers would rather sleep on the streets.
Director of the Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce’s New York branch Jonathan Lovitz discusses equality in the business world and explains how he’s fighting to bring new policies here.
MetroFocus Host Jenna Flanagan takes us to Saugerties in Ulster County, New York, which landed on the state comptroller’s list of municipalities experiencing fiscal stress. Find out how towns like Saugerties are trying to make a comeback.
In our on-going series featuring WCNY’s “Connect:NY,” we learn about the Common Core standards and a growing movement of students who are opting out of tests in New York State.
We’re joined by award-winning journalist and filmmaker Jose Antonio Vargas, who previously spoke with New York Times Magazine about his struggles growing up as an undocumented immigrant.