Curious about the grid that New York City was built on in the 19th century? Historian and author of “City on a Grid: How New York Became New York,” Gerard Koeppel walks us through the origin’s of our city’s road network and the debate over whether it was effective.
Travel was often perilous and unwelcoming for African Americans prior to 1964, but thats where the The Negro Motorist Green Book, became vital, with suggestions for places to eat, stay and refuel that would be safe and welcoming for black travelers. To preserve this important piece of history, the New York Public Library is making 30 years of the travel guide available for free digitally on its website. MetroFocus Host Jenna Flanagan takes us within the archives to learn about the origin of the Green Book and its journey to the web.
In the second installment of a two-part interview and as part of our ongoing American Graduate series, NYS Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia discusses receivership and her request for more education funding. As part of our ongoing American Graduate series, we take a look at Mott Haven Academy, which aims to help educate children in foster care or the welfare system. Charlie Todd, the founder of Improv Everywhere and mastermind behind the “No Pants Subway Ride” prank, stops by to explain where the stunt started and what these viral jokes are trying to achieve.
Charlie Todd, the founder of Improv Everywhere and mastermind behind the “No Pants Subway Ride” prank, stops by to explain where the stunt started and what these viral jokes are trying to achieve.
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.
New York City Councilman Ritchie 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.
Watch Mayor Bill de Blasio announce his agenda for the upcoming year at his State of the City address Thursday, Feb. 4 at 7 p.m.
Snow is on its way to the tri-state area this weekend, and officials say there’s a chance it could be a doozy. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio issued a hazardous travel warning and the National Weather Service posted a blizzard watch for the region. We sit down with meteorologist George Wright to get the full forecast.
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.