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June 21, 2017 at 6:00 am

Joel Rodriguez wants to unseat Bill de Blasio for Mayor of New York City. Staten Island’s Alice Austen was a turn of the century trail blazing artist. The home she shared with her long-time partner officially declared today a national LGBTQ historic landmark. We’re on the scene at “Clear Comfort.” From New York harbor to the Far East, get a […]

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June 16, 2017 at 6:26 pm

Is it possible to be lonely in New York City? Surprisingly, even with 8.4 million people surrounding you, the reality is that human connection is not guaranteed. The case of 72 year-old George Bell exemplifies this notion. Bell died alone in his Jackson Heights apartment during the summer last year, but no one knew exactly when. The circumstances of his death were so troubling, they landed on the front of The New York Times. But is loneliness as distressing as we make it out to be? Olivia Liang is the author of a book that delves into that issue, The Lonely City: Adventures in the Art of Being Alone. She joins us to explain her interest in this subject and share how her thoughts on isolation changed through the course of writing this book.

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June 15, 2017 at 5:30 am

The transit summer nightmare that’s more than just a bad dream-with new re-routings! New cancellations! And new delays! We’ll take you into the tunnels for a rare look at the breakdowns causing chaos for commuters. Putting an end to the stigma surrounding male sexual assault. Once a victim, now a leading voice-the son of NBA legend Isaiah Thomas, Zeke Thomas […]

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June 09, 2017 at 5:30 am

A historic day for America as James Comey, the former FBI Director, takes the stand.  Was he fired for cause or because he wouldn’t bow to pressure from President Trump?  We’re breaking down his testimony with Watergate Assistant Special Prosecutor, Jill Wine-Banks. Then, when the Puerto Rican Day Parade rolls down Fifth Avenue on Sunday, it does so amid controversy.  […]

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June 07, 2017 at 5:30 am

Democratic Congressman Sean Maloney is on a mission to inform.  He disagrees with President Trump on healthcare, and he has had enough of his Republican counterparts avoiding town halls and their angry constituents who are demanding answers.  His solution?  He’s taking their place!  Congressman Maloney will be joining us to discuss. Next, views of New York like you’ve never seen […]

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