From his computer at home, data scientist Ben Wellington has changed the way we pay for MetroCards and cabs in New York City. Wellington is also the voice behind the popular blog “I Quant New York,” and he stops by to tell us how he’s using public data to take on the city’s problems.
She sits like a wounded sentinel; New York City’s guardian angel against rising seas and superstorms: Jamaica Bay. But she’s disappearing at an alarming rate. We take you inside this distressing story with the team behind a new documentary about the fight to save the bay.
The story of Dead Horse Bay is a little known chapter in the history of New York City’s development, and a lesser-known portion of Robert Moses involvement in changing the area’s landscape. ABC News Digital Producer Evan Simon joins us to discuss why this bay is considered trash to some but a treasure to others.
Here are some of the top sites being considered for historic designation during the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission. The commission’s members will consider nearly 100 items that were placed on the commission’s calendar before 2010.
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.
New York NOW’s Matt Ryan explains several of the initiatives Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced in his annual reports on policy and the budget.
City Councilman Corey Johnson shares his efforts to grow affordable housing to his Mid-Manhattan district amid rising rates of homelessness across the city. We also bring you the best Christmas lights in the area. We know where they are and we’re sharing our list. And Chef Lidia Bastianich helps us get into the holiday cooking spirit with her favorite Christmas recipes.
Reforming the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey after the Bridgegate Scandal. New Jersey Capitol Report Anchor Steve Adubato breaks down what’s needed to overhaul this institution that affects every one of us.