Two court rulings upheld local bans on hydraulic fracking in New York State. MetroFocus looks at which towns might be next in the ongoing judicial battle.
In addition to a career in medicine, Dr. Neal Baer has been an executive producer of “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” and now “A Gifted Man,” both television shows set in New York City. A major challenge of his job is finding shoot locations in the city that fit the script. Here are a few things he’s learned during his career overseeing large-scale television productions in and around New York.
It was a political holiday this week, but for some reason there were still plenty of winners and losers to consider. Redistricting seemed to be nearing some sort of end game, while Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Michael Bloomberg raised the stakes on pension reform. Albany and Washington were on vacation, as were public school teachers, who stared down a P.R. nightmare. Here’s how the rest of the week shook out for New York politics.
With fewer people incarcerated upstate and New York’s farms showing signs of a resurgence, the advocacy group Milk Not Jails is proposing dairy as an economic alternative to the prison industry.
Independent filmmaker and musician Melvin Van Peebles shares an experience on the streets of New York that inspired his song “Love, That’s America.” Forty years later, that song was co-opted by the Occupy Wall Street movement.