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.
We’ve seen Donald Trump the GOP candidate, but who is Donald Trump the businessman? We take a look with reporter for Bloomberg News Max Abelson at the man that started the empire before he ever set foot on the campaign trail.
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.
A controversial drug initiative in Ithaca, N.Y. would allow drug users to inject heroin while under the supervision of a nurse without arrest. Mayor Svante Myrick joins us to explain the plan and why it is gaining so much support.
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.
Compared to this time last year, transit crime is up 25 percent and assault is up by 14 percent. In this year alone, there have been 15 slashings in the subway. Curtis Sliwa, an American anti-crime activist and founder and CEO of Guardian Angels, joins us to comment on why the group is back in the subways for the first time in more than 20 years. Managing Editor of “New York NOW” Matt Ryan joins us to give us a round-up of the biggest topics coming out of Albany. The final season of Downton Abbey is currently airing on PBS. As the show counts down to the final episode, we look back with senior culture editor and writer for The Daily Beast Tim Teeman. He explains why Downton and the Grantham family captured the hearts of so many viewers. The stretch of 8th Street between Third Avenue and Avenue A is known as St. Marks Place, which has served as the backdrop to music videos and artworks throughout the decades. Ada Calhoun, author of ‘St. Marks is Dead,’ examines the history of this iconic area and why its days–as it is–may be numbered.