May 22: NYC’s Aging Population, The Sharing Economy, 92nd Street Y, Rise of the Milkbots

Encore: May 22, 2014

On the next edition of MetroFocus, New York City’s new commissioner of the Department for the Aging, Donna M. Corrado, faces a serious challenge. By 2030, one in every five New Yorkers will be over the age of 65. The number of seniors is projected to increase to more than 1.8 million, making it the fastest-growing age group in New York.

To add to the challenge, a recent census report shows almost 20 percent of elderly New Yorkers live in poverty. Safe, affordable housing and good nutrition are at the top of the commissioner’s list of services to improve. “Aging is on everyone else’s agenda, not just the Department for the Aging,” Corrado says.  

The tech economy is creating the sharing economy. Companies like Airbnb, Uber and other peer-to-peer businesses are changing the way we use goods and services. PBS NewsHour Weekend anchor Hari Sreenivasan asks NYU Stern School of Business professor Arun Sundararajan, who studies the effects of digital technologies, what these new shared services mean for traditional businesses and consumers.  Sundararjan says, “They’ve invented a new way of providing something familiar, and this new way doesn’t fit into the old regulatory boxes.”

The 92nd Street Y is famous for its cultural programs, performances and well-known speakers. Now, the 140-year-old organization has a new executive director, Henry Timms. Timms joins MetroFocus host Rafael Pi Roman to discuss his vision for the future, including his ideas for social media and outreach.

Timms created the social media campaign #GivingTuesday in 2012, as the Deputy Executive Director for Innovation Strategy and Content of the Y. The idea is to encourage philanthropy and giving back after Thanksgiving weekend’s frenzied shopping days, Black Friday and Cyber Monday.  It returns this fall with the popular “unselfies” – a “selfie” taken with the aim of unselfishly giving back. “The tradition of the 92nd Street Y is innovation, it’s about how we think differently about the needs of the next generation,” Timms says.

And The New York Times’ video journalist Mac William Bishop takes us to Schaghticoke, New York to meet the milkbots. These robot milkers feed and milk cows without the help of humans, making the pre-dawn rituals of dairy farmers a thing of the past.

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> FROM THE WORLD'S LEADING CENTER FOR FINANCE, THE ARTS PUBLISHING, SCIENCE, RESEARCH, MEDIA, INNOVATION AND MUCH MORE, THIS IS 'METROFOCUS' WITH RAFAEL AND TONIGHT WITH BOSTON.

TONIGHT, NEW YORK'S GROWING POPULATION

AGEING IS ON EVERYONE'S AGENDA

TECHNOLOGY LAUNCHES A NEW KIND OF ECONOMICS.

IN SOME WAYS, IT'S MORE OF SHARING ECONOMY THAN ANY OTHER CITY

TAKING CHARGE OF THE 90 SECOND STREET Y.

SOME OF THE BIG NAMES ON TH STAGE T. DEEP SERVICE OF THE Y IN OUR COMMUNITY

AND MEET THE MILKBOX.

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> HELLO.

WELCOME TO 'METROFOCUS.'

SENIORS REPRESENT THE FASTES GROWING SEGMENT OF NEW YOR CITY BY THE YEAR 2030, THE NUMBER O SENIORS IS PROJECTED TO INCREASE BY MORE THAN 1.8 MILLION THE POVERTY RATE FOR THOSE OVE 65 IS 19.1% IN NEW YORK CITY AS THE POPULATION AGES, THINGS LIKE AFFORDABLE HOUSING WILL BECOME MORE CRITICAL JOINING ME NOW TO TALK ABOUT THIS AND MORE IS DONNA, TH COMMISSIONER OF THE CITY'S DEPARTMENT OF THE AGEING WELCOME.

THANK YOU, RAFAEL

WHAT ARE THE TOP TWO OR THREE MOST CRITICAL ISSUES FACIN SENIORS IN THE CITY?

ONE OF THEM, NATURALLY IS THE LEVEL OF INCOME, AS YO MENTIONED.

NEW YORK ACTUALLY HAS TWICE TH LEVEL OF POVERTY THAN TH NATIONAL POVERTY RATE.

THE NUMBERS ARE ASTOUNDING GROW ING AND IT'S A MAJOR CONCERN IT SHOULD BE FOR EVERY NEW YORKER BECAUSE WE ARE AL AGEING NEW YORK PRESENTS SPECIFIC CHALLENGES THAN OTHER CITIES BEING THAT THE MEDICAL COSTS AND THE COSTS OF MEDICAL CARE AN HOUSING REALLY BRINGS THAT OVER.

IT'S THE TIPPING POINT FOR SENIORS.

LET'S TALK ABOUT BECAUSE FO ALL NEW YORKERS, THAT'S PROBLEM.

WHAT IS THE ADMINISTRATION DOING TO HELP ELDERLY NEW YORKER WHO IS ARE POOR KEEP THEIR HOME OR HAVE ACCESS TO IT?

THERE'S TWO THINGS.

ONE IS THE MAYOR'S VER EXPANSIVE PLAN TO PRODUCE AN PRESERVE 200,000 UNITS O AFFORDABLE HOUSING, IN ADDITIO TO CREATING MORE SENIOR HOUSING.

WHAT ABOUT HUNGER AMONG THE ELDERLY?

IS THAT A PROBLEM?

A MAJOR PROBLEM FOOD AND SECURITY IS A PROBLEM THROUGHOUT THE CITY.

NOT ONLY FOR SENIORS, BUT AL POPULATIONS, ESPECIALLY SENIOR LIVING ON A FIXED INCOME WE NEED TO INCREASE THE NUMBER OF MEAL THAT IS ARE SERVED I DIFFERENT POPULATIONS AN DIFFERENT COMMUNITIES WHERE THEY HAVE A LARGE NUMBER OF IMMIGRANT POPULATIONS AND THEY ARE THERE FOR TWO, THREE MEALS IF NOT FOR THAT MEAL, THEY HAV NO OTHER FOOD.

WHEN YOU TALK ABOUT HELPING SENIORS, YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT HELPING THEIR CAREGIVERS WHAT IS THE CITY WHAT IS THIS ADMINISTRATIO DOING TO HELP THE CAREGIVERS O SENIORS?

IT'S CERTAINLY A PRIORITY O THIS ADMINISTRATION AND PRIORITY OF ME AS COMMISSIONER TO ENHANCE THE SERVICES WITH FAMILY CAREGIVERS.

AT THE NEW YORK CITY DEPARTMEN FOR THE AGEING, YOU CAN GO AND GET INFORMATION AND BE SUPPORTED, RECEIVE COUNSELIN AND BE HOOKED UP WITH ALL TH RESOURCES AVAILABLE TO THE CIT AND THROUGH THE VOLUNTAR NETWORK AS WELL.

THE BUDGET WAS REDUCED FROM 2005 TO 2012 BY 5% HOW COULD THAT HAPPEN WHEN THE POPULATION OF THE ELDERLY IS GROWING AND THEIR NEEDS AR GROWING?

AS YOU KNOW, THE RECESSION, WITH THE RECESSION, THEY HAD T DO BUDGET CUTS ACROSS ALL CITY AGENCIES IT HAPPENS THAT THE SOCIAL SERVICE SECTOR GOT HIT THE HARDEST.

WHAT IS THE de BLASIO ADMINISTRATION DOING TO MAKE U FOR THE CUTS

IN THE EXECUTIVE BUDGET, de BLASIO WAS ABLE TO PUT MONEY I TO REDUCE CASE LOADS AND CAS MANAGEMENT TO MAINTAIN PEOPLE IN THE COMMUNITY AND HELP FAMILIE HELP THEIR LOVED ONES STAY I THE COMMUNITY BY PROVIDING RESOURCES AND HOOKING THEM U WITH PROGRAMS SUCH AS HOME DELIVERED MEALS, CASE MANAGEMENT SERVICES, HOME CARE AND ALL TH THINGS THAT THEY WOULD NEED TO HELP KEEP THEM IN THE COMMUNIT AND KEEP THEM SAFE

COMMISSIONER, YOU SPENT MOR THAN 22 YEARS WORKING FO CATHOLIC CHARITIES -

RIGHT

-- DEALING WITH A LOT O THESE ISSUES HOW DIFFERENT IS IT TO TACKL THEM AS COMMISSIONER

ACTUALLY, IT'S EASIER YOU HAVE THE RESOURCES OF TH CITY YOU HAVE OTHER, YOU KNOW, CITY DEPARTMENTS TO HELP YOU.

I'M FORTUNATE TO COME IN AT THIS TIME WE HAVE AN ADMINISTRATION THAT REALLY CARES ABOUT SENIORS CARES ABOUT HUMAN SERVICES AND INEQUALITY AND FOOD INSECURITY I FEEL LIKE I HAVE MANY, MAN PARTNERS AND, YOU KNOW, TO HEL US MEET OUR AGENDA

WHAT IS THE ONE GOAL THAT YOU WANT TO MAKE SURE YOU ACHIEVE IN YOUR FIRST YEAR AS COMMISSIONER?

I WANT TO REALLY STRENGTHEN THE DEPARTMENT'S ABILITY, TH INFRASTRUCTURE OF THE NEW YORK CITY TO TACKLE SOME OF THESE ISSUES RIGHT NOW, IT'S ABOUT REBUILDING WHAT WAS LOST OVER THE LAST TE YEARS IN TERMS OF STAFFING, IN TERMS OF TALENT, IN TERMS OF OUR OWN RESOURCES AND WHERE IT WAS TO TACKLE SOME VERY COMPLE ISSUES IT'S NOT LIKE IT WAS TEN YEARS AGO.

WE HAVE OTHER POPULATIONS MOVING INTO THE CITY THAT WE HAVE T DEVELOP THAT CULTURA SENSITIVITY.

THE IMMIGRANT POPULATION AND THE CULTURAL AND LINGUISTIC TALENT TO BE ABLE TO WORK WIT DIFFERENT POPULATIONS.

ALSO, TO NAVIGATE THIS NEW HEALTH CARE, WITH THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT, MANAGED CARE AND THE THRUST TO DO THINGS DIFFERENTLY.

WE NEED TO GET UP TO SPEED AND OUR PROVIDER NETWORK NEEDS T GET UP TO SPEED.

WE ARE CONCENTRATING AND WE AR ALSO REVIVE AND EVERYTHING THA THE BLOOMBERG ADMINISTRATION DID THAT WAS POSITIVE AROUND SENIORS, THE AGE FRIENDLY NE YORK INITIATIVE, THERE ARE SEVERAL OF THEM.

WE HOPE TO REINVIGORATE THOSE EFFORTS AS WELL.

THANK YOU

THANK YOU

> THERE'S SOMETHING CHANGING IN THE FAST GROG TECH ECONOMY.

IT'S CALLED SHARING.

APPS AND WEBSITES ARE DISRUPTING TRADITIONAL BUSINESSES WE ASKED A PROFESSOR AT NY ABOUT WHAT THE SHARING ECONOMY MEANS FOR BIDSES, GOVERNMENT AND CONSUMERS.

SO, WE ARE TALKING ABILITY THE SHARING ECONOMY.

PEOPLE HAVE SHARED THEIR LAW MOWER OR SNOW SHOVEL FOR YEARS WHAT IS NEW ABOUT THE SHAR ECONOMY THEY ARE TALKING ABOUT

I THINK WHAT'S REALLY NEW ABOUT IT IS THE FACT IT'S BEYOND YOUR IMMEDIATE NEIGHBORHOO RATHER THAN HAVING A CONSTRAINED LOCAL COMMUNITY, WHAT YOU HAVE IS A COMMUNITY THAT IS ONL CONSTRAINED BY THE INTERNET.

INSTEAD OF SHARING YOU LAW MOWER OR KAUR WITH PEOPLE THAT LIVE NEARBY OR SOCIALL CONNECTED, YOU CAN USE WHA PEOPLE CALL THE DIGITAL TRUS INFRASTRUCTURE AND THE INTERNE TO BE ABLE TO BORROW AND LEND TO PEOPLE WHO ARE NOT WITHIN YOUR IMMEDIATE NEIGHBORHOOD O IMMEDIATE SOCIAL CIRCLE.

WHAT ARE THE RAMIFICATIONS OF THAT, POINT TO POINT TRANSPORTATION IS SOMETHIN PEOPLE ARE FAMILIAR WITH WIT SERVICES LIKE UBER OR LIFT

THERE ARE A NUMBER OF RAMIFICATIONS.

FIRST OF ALL, IN A FEW YEARS THE POINT TO POINT TRANSPORTATION OF TAXI CAB SERVICES WILL LOOK COMPLETEL DIFFERENT.

HOW

THEY ARE GOING TO BE LARGEL BASED ON MOBILE PHONES THERE'S GOING TO BE A WIDE VARIETY OF THEM IN THE NEW YOR CITY AREA.

UBER WILL GROW TO THOUSANDS OF CARS TWO OTHER SERVICES, WHICH ARE LITTLE DIFFERENT THEIR PREDICATED MORE ON PEOPL WHO ARE NOT PROFESSIONAL DRIVERS, BUT LENDING YOU SPACE IN YOUR CAR AS THEY GO FROM ON PLACE TO ANOTHER I THINK THAT INDUSTRY IS GOING TO LOOK VERY DIFFERENT I THINK THE ACCOMMODATIO INDUSTRY LARGELY DRIVEN BY AIR B & B, BUT THERE ARE OTHER PLAYERS AS WELL.

IF YOU THINK ABOUT IT, THERE'S NO REASON WHY WE HAVE TO DEDICATE SPECIFIC BUILDINGS, EXCLUSIVELY FOR PEOPLE WHO SPEND A FEW DAYS IN THE CITY THERE'S NO REASON WHY WE CAN'T INTEGRATE SOME OF THAT ACCOMMODATION INTO THE APARTMENTS THAT PEOPLE ARE SEEING OVER LONG PERIODS

EACH OF THESE INDUSTRIES EN UP CHALLENGING AN EXISTING ONE THAT HAS A LONG BODY OF RULE AND REGULATIONS AND ESTABLISHE PLAYERS IN IT.

OBVIOUSLY, THAT'S DISRUPTING THE STATUS QUO THEY ARE GETTING A LOT O PUSHBACK THE HOTELS ARE PUSHING BACK ON AIR B & B AND TAXI CAB DRIVERS ARE PUSHING BACK ON UBER AND LIFT GROUPS OF CYCLISTS MIGHT PUS BACK ON CITY BIKES

YEAH.

WELL, YOU KNOW, I GUESS IT'S IMPORTANT TO REALIZE THAT, YOU KNOW, THIS IS VERY DIFFERENT FROM THE PREVIOUS WAYS O DIGITAL DISRUPTION IT'S FOR THE REASONS YOU BROUGHT UP THESE ARE FAMILIAR SERVICES.

THIS IS NOT SOME NEWFANGLE INTERNET BASED THING TRANSPORTATION, ACCOMMODATIONS N. FUTURE, ENERGY AND HEALTH CARE THEY ARE THINGS WHERE WE HAD MODELS OF IT FOR DECADES NOW BECAUSE OF THAT, WE HAVE A BUNCH OF RULES AND REGULATIONS SHA EMERGED TO MAKE SURE THE MARKE AND MAKE SURE PEOPLE ARE SAFE.

SO, THE TROUBLE THAT THE NEW PLAYERS ARE FACING IS THAT THE HAVE INVENTED A NEW WAY OF PROVIDING SOMETHING FAMILIAR THIS NEW WAY DOESN'T FIT INT THE OLD REGULATORY BOXES IF YOU OCCASIONALLY GIVE SOMEONE A RIDE ON SIDE CAR, YOU ARE NO REALLY A TAXI PROVIDER YOU ARE NOT DOING THE 12 HOURS A DAY, SEVEN DAYS A WEEK ON THE OTHER HAND, IT SEEM REASONABLE THERE WOULD BE SOME RULES THAT GOVERN LIKE, YO KNOW, SAFETY, MAKE SURE THER ARE ENOUGH WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE CARS IF YOU RENT YOUR APARTMENT OUT ON AIR B & B A FEW DAYS A MONT OR A FEW DAYS A YEAR, IT DOESN'T MAKE SENSE TO CLASSIFY YOU AS HOTEL, BUT YOU ARE PROVIDING SHORT TERM ACCOMMODATIONS.

THERE HAS TO BE SOMETHING THAT KEEPS PEOPLE SAFE, FIRE SAFETY GUIDELINES ARE POSTED.

A LOT OF THE CONFLICT WE ARE SEEING, A LOT OF THE MISSTEPS IS REALLY THE FACT THE NEW MODELS DON'T FIT INTO THE OLD BOXES WE NEED TO RESHAPE THESE BOXES TO ACCOMMODATE THE INNOVATIV NEW MODELS

WHO MAKES THAT?

HERE'S NEW YORK, THE CAPITAL O INNOVATION AND IT SEEMS TO B FALLING BEHIND SOME OF THESE COMPANIES ARE NO ALLOWED TO DO BUSINESS THE WAY THEY WOULD LIKE TO HERE.

THERE'S SORT OF AN IRONY.

NEW YORK IS MORE OF A SHARIN ECONOMY THAN ANY OTHER CITY.

YOU SHARE TRANSPORTATION WE SHARE, WE BELONG TO CO-OPS, WE LIVE IN APARTMENTS, WE SHAR TOP SPACE.

I THINK THE VERY REASON WE ARE IN A SHARING ECONOMY IS PART O THE REASON THE COMPANIES ARE HAVING SO MUCH TROUBLE HERE.

IT'S BECAUSE THEY USED TO LIFESTYLE THAT INVOLVES SHARED TRANSPORTATION AND ACCOMMODATIONS, EATING OUT A RESTAURANTS FREQUENTLY BECAUSE YOU DO IT ON A SCALE PART OF OUR EVERY DAY LIVE RATHER THAN SOMETHIN OCCASIONAL, THE RULES AN REGULATIONS ARE FAR MORE ELABORATE.

IT'S PART OF A DAY-TO-DAY LIFE IN THE CITY FUNCTION SO, THE BAD YEARS TO THE NEW COMPANY AND MODELS ARE IN SA FRANCISCO OR PORTLAND OR AUSTIN.

THE SHARING ECONOMY, CERTAINLY IT'S NOT UNEXPECTED.

WHAT WE NEED IS SORT OF FORWAR LOOKING CITY AND STATE GOVERNMENT THAT SORT OF SEES BEYOND THE FACT THERE'S MISSTEPS AND THINKS ABOUT NOT LIKE HOW DO WE CHANGE THESE MODELS TO FI INTO OUR RULES AND REGULATIONS BUT THINKS MORE EXPANSIVELY.

THIS IS INNOVATION THIS IS GOING TO ENABLE US T MAKE THE CITY MORE EFFICIENT THIS IS GOING TO ENABLE US T ATTRACT JOBS AND INNOVATION.

HOW DO WE EXPAND THE REGULATION?

HOW TO WE DIVIDE UP TH RESPONSIBILITIES, BETWEEN TH BASE GOVERNMENT AND TH PLATFORMS AND A COMMUNIT ORGANIZATION IN A WAY THAT FACILITATES TH GROWTH OF THESE NEW BUSINESS MODELS

THANKS SO MUCH.

THANK YOU

> 90 SECOND STREET Y IS ONE OF NEW YORK'S TREASURES THE EAST SIDE INSTITUTION FOUN IT AS A JEWISH CULTURAL CENTER IN 1874 AND DEVELOPED INTO A VENUE FOR PERFORMANCES AND THE EXCHANGE OF IDEAS.

U.S. PRESIDENTS, WORLD CLASS MUSICIANS, AUTHORS AND ACTOR HOSTS THEM WIDE.

THE 92nd STREET Y IS NAMED A THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR HE BRINGS A VISION THAT IS BOT NEW AND BUILT ON THE ORGANIZATIONS CORE VALUES OF COMMUNITY AND GENEROSITY

WE PROVIDE 5,000 PROGRAMS A YEAR FOR OVER 300,000 NE YORKERS IN THE BUILDING.

THREE THINGS YOU MAY NOT KNOW IS WE RUN A SUMMER PROGRAM FOR KIDS OF ALL AGES.

THERE'S A FOCUS ON STE EDUCATION.

THEY ARE BRINGING SCIENCE, ENGINEERING AND MATH A GREAT PROGRAM THERE.

ALSO, EACH YEAR THE JEWISH ORGANIZATION HOSTS HIG HOLIDAYS LAST YEAR, IT WASN'T JUST PLACE IN THE BUILDING, PEOPLE IN 100 COUNTRIES AROUND THE WORLD PAINTED BY LIVE STREAM IN TH WORK WE WERE DOING THIRD, WE HAVE A SENIO OPLATION, A SENIOR PROGRAM WHICH SERVED 1,000 SENIORS EVERY THA OF THE YEAR AND SUPPORTS THE LOCAL COMMUNITY.

THE Y IS KNOWN FOR THE BIG NAMES ON THE STAGE, THE DEEP SERVICE OF THE Y IS IN THE LOCAL COMMUNITY.

DO YOU HAVE A FAVORITE EVEN FROM THE 92nd STREET Y

THAT'S THE KIND OF QUESTION THAT GETS ME IN TROUBLE.

THAT'S WHY I ASKED.

THE ANNUAL GALA IS WHEN THE WHOLE COMMUNITY COMES TOGETHER TO CELEBRATE THE WORK, THE Y THEY COME TOGETHER TO SUSTAI OUR TRADITION.

SECRET OF THE 92nd STREET ISN'T THE INDIVIDUAL PROGRAMS, IT'S THE SPIRIT OF THE ORGANIZATION IF YOU WALK AND EVERY DAY I WALK THROUGH THE DOOR, IN 1929, THE WROTE IN STONE ON THE SIDE O THE BUILDING -

BEFORE YOU WERE PERMANENT DIRECTOR, YOU WERE THE DEPUT DIRECTOR FOR INNOVATION AN CONTENT.

SOUNDS LIKE A BUSY JOB

ONE OF THE THINGS THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS HAS BEEN FOCUSED ON IS THINKING ABOUT, WE JUST CELEBRATED 140 YEARS WHAT ARE THE NEXT TEN YEAR GOING TO BE AS COMMUNITIES CHANGE SO MUCH AND THE NEEDS LOCALLY AND AROUND THE WORLD CHANGE SO MUCH, HOW DO WE ENGAGE IN NEW WAYS WITH LONG STANDING TRADITIONS I THINK DIFFERENTLY ABOUT HOW TO IMAGINE THE NEXT TEN YEARS AS DIFFERENT WAY OF SERVING THE Y WE HAVE BEEN FOCUSING ON INNOVATION AND IMAGINING WHA NEXT

HOW BIG A ROLE OR HOW IMPORTANT ARE NEW TECHNOLOGIES AND SOCIAL MEDIA TO THE MISSIO OF THE 92nd STREET Y

IT'S A NEW TECHNOLOGY THEY FIND WAYS TO BRING OU VALUES ALIVE I THINK THE TECHNOLOGIES WIL ALWAYS CHANGE AND INCREASINGLY THEY ARE CHANGING.

THE ORGANIZATIONS AT 140 YEARS OLD IS TO THINK TO OURSELVES WITH THE DEPTHS OF WHAT WE LOO AFTER HERE, THE VALUES W CHERISH HERE AT THE Y, HOW DO WE RENEW THEM THE TRADITION.

HOW WE THINK DIFFERENTLY ABOUT THE NEEDS OF THE NEX GENERATION WE ARE NOT GETTING UPSET WE HAVE TO DO FACEBOOK WE ARE GETTING UPSET WITH HOW IS COMMUNITY CHANGING AND HOW DOE TECHNOLOGY PLAY A ROLE

TALK ABOUT GIVING TUESDAY WHICH YOU STARTED IN 2012 AT THE 92nd STREET Y.

WHAT IS IT AND HOW IS IT REDEFINING FILL ANT PI

WE THOUGHT WHAT ABOUT GIVIN TUESDAY AFTER TUESDAY' FORGETTING DEALS, WHAT ABOUT A DAY FOR GIVING BACK.

WE LAUNCHED THIS AS A SPIRIT O INNOVATION THAT'S HAPPENING AT THE Y.

WE LAUNCHED IT AND IT CAUGHT O LIKE WILDFIRE.

AFTER TWO DAYS, WHEN WE THIN ABOUT THE THINGS WE WANT T CONSUME, WE THINK ABOUT TH THINGS WE WANT TO GIVE BACK.

LAST YEAR, GIVING TUESDAY HA 10,000 PARTNERS IN ALL 5 STATES WE SAW ONLINE GIVING ON THE DA INCREASE BY 90% ACROSS THE COUNTRY.

BUT, WE ALSO SAW SOMETHING PROFOUND, FAMILIES AT DINNER TABLES STOP IN AND SAYING WHAT DO WE WANT TO GIVE AS A FAMILY OUR SENIOR PROGRAM GETS 1,00 HATS WHAT WE SAW WAS SPIRIT AND VALUE OF OUR ORGANIZATION WHICH LIVE ON THE UPPER EAST SIDE OF NE YORK NEW TECHNOLOGY ALLOWS TO AMPLIFY THEM

I THINK MOST PEOPLE KNOW ON OF THE MOST POPULAR THINGS O SOCIAL MEDIA IS THE SELFIE GET A CAMERA OUT AND TAKE PICTURE OF YOURSELF.

AS PART OF GIVING TUESDAY, W HAD THE UNSELFIE

IT'S A SELF-LESS SELFIE IT'S A WAY TO TELL ABOUT WHA YOU ARE GIVING ON GIVING TUESDAY.

THIS IS A PICTURE OF YO GIVING BACK.

HOW YOU GIVE BACK TO YOU COMMUNITY.

HOW YOU THINK ABOUT LOCAL NEED WE SAW THOUSANDS ALL OVER TH INTERNET WE THINK THE UNSELFIE CAMPAIGN DECEMBER 2nd THIS YEAR, YO SHOULD START THINKING ABOUT WHAT YOUR UNSELFIE IS GOING TO BE

YOU ARE THE FIRST PERSON, NON-JEWISH PERSON TO B EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR DOES THAT SIGNAL A SHIFT I FOCUS?

ABSOLUTELY NOT.

THE CORE GOAL OF THE 92nd STREET Y IS TAKE JEWISH VALUES, JEWIS CULTURE AND IDEAS AND SHARE IT AS GENEROUSLY AS THE ORGANIZATION CAN WE HAVE BEEN RECIPIENTS OF THA GENEROSITY WE HAVE BEEN WELCOMED INTO A WORLD OF IDEAS, A CULTURE AN TRADITIONS SHARED WITH US.

THE JOB AT THE Y IS TO TAKE TH TRADITIONS AND VALUES AND SHAR THEM WITH GREAT GENEROSITY I HAVE BEEN A RECIPIENT OF THAT.

I AM NOW A STEWARD OF THAT TRADITION.

AMPLIFYING THE CORE OF OUR MISSION.

NEW TECHNOLOGY IS ALLOWING US TO DO THAT IN WAYS THAT FIVE YEAR AGO WASN'T IMAGINABLE.

WHAT IS YOUR ONE KEY GOAL THE ONE KEY GOAL YOU HOPE TO ACCOMPLISH IN YOUR FIRST YEAR AS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

SO, I THINK THE MOST EXCITING THING RIGHT NOW AS I WAL THROUGH THE BUILDING, WE HAV THE MOST EXTRAORDINARY STAFF A THE Y.

YOU HAVE PEOPLE THAT ARE GENUINELY LEADERS IN THEIR FIELDS, THINKING BIG ABOUT WHA WE CAN DO LOCALLY AND THINKING TOO, ABOUT HOW CAN WE TAKE THE VALUES WE HAVE AND SHARE THE MORE WIDELY?

THE MOST IMPORTANT THING FOR M IN THE NEXT 12 MONTHS IS WOR WITH THE BREATH OF TALENT WE HAVE AND SEE WHAT THEY ARE GOING TO COME UP WITH NEXT OUR TRADITION IS EVERYONE ASKING THEMSELVES WHAT NEXT

THANK YOU SO MUCH

THANKS FOR YOUR TIME.

GETTING UP TO MILK THE COWS IS A PRE-DAWN RITUAL DAIRY FARMERS AND FAMILIES KNOW AL TOO WELL IT WILL BE A THING OF THE PAST THE COWS WILL BE MILKED, BUT THE FARMERS GET TO SLEEP LONGER.

WE GO UP STATE TO MEET THE MILKBOX.

REALLY THEY ARE A PART OF THE FUTURE IN DAIRY.

WHAT WE ARE ABLE TO ACCOMPLISH WE CAN GET MORE THAN THREE MILKINGS WITH THE SAME LABOR A TWICE A DAY MILKINGS

THIS DAIRY FARM NORTHEAST O ALBANY, NEW YORK HAS BEEN TAKE OVER BY ROBOTS THE BORDON FAMILY INVESTED $1.

MILLION ON THE ROBOTS AND THEI MILKING FACILITY THE FARMERS HERE COULDN'T BE HAPPIER.

THE FIRST STEP, AS IT GOE IN, A COUPLE ROTATING BRUSH THAT IS GO IN IT GOES AROUND AND CLEANS OF THE TEET AND THE BOTTOM OF THE UTTER.

THEN THE LASER'S TAKE OVER THERE'S THREE LEVELS OF LASERS IT'S RESCANNING THE UTTER AN LOOKING FOR THE TEAT, AGAIN.

THEY HAVE A GENERAL IDEA O WHERE THEY ARE THIS TECHNOLOGY DOES TAKE ONE OF THE DAILY CHORES OUT OF BEING DAIRY FARMER

Reporter: RISING DAIRY PRICES HAVE GIVEN THE FARMER'S HOPE O RECOOPING THEIR INVESTMENT AHEAD OF SCHEDULE.

YOU'LL HAVE TROUBLE FINDING IT WHAT WILL MILK WILL LIKE NEX YEAR LET ALONE THE NEXT SEVE YEARS.

IT'S A LEAP OF FAITH

Reporter: REDUCING LABO COSTS.

MEANWHILE, THE ROBOTS STAN READY TO MILK THE COWS ALMOST 24 HOURS ADAY

A NEW ONE IS PROBABLY FASTER.

WHAT THE ROBOTS GOT PROBABLY ALL US BEATEN.

I'M A PERSON WHO'S MILKED COWS MY WHOLE LIFE A. ROBOT I CONSISTENT THIS IS THE AMOUNT OF GRAIN SH WAS SUPPOSED TO GET, NOT WHA WAS FED OUT.

IT'S DONE.

YOU WOULD EXPECT HER TO FINISH UP SOON.

THEY RECEIVE RAIN AND THE MILK THEMSELVES.

THEY PICK P THE TIME THEY WANT TO GO. SHE WALK SBOOS THE CHUTE.

THE BORDEN'S SAY THE ROBOTS ALLOW MORE TIME INTERACTIN INSTEAD OF BEING UNDERSIDE YOU REALLY ONLY SEE THE BACK END OF THE COW ANYWAY.

I DON'T SEE THAT AS, YOU KNOW, BUILDING UP MUCH OF RELATIONSHIP

DESPITE THE SLOW LEARNINGS, THE BORDEN'S COWS AR COMFORTABLE WITH THE ROBOTS.

THE COWS ARE VERY -- THEY ARE VERY DOCILE, AS YOU CAN SEE.

THEY DON'T HAVE TROUBLE COMING UP AND CHEWING THE WHOLE TIME.

IT GETS VERY, VERY HAPPY HAPPY COWS MAKE A HAPPY FARMER TOO.

> THOSE HAPPY COWS AND THEIR MILKBOTS MAKE THEM THE THIRD LEADING MILK PRODUCER LAST YEAR.

CALIFORNIA AND WISCONSIN ARE ONE AND TWO.

THE CONVERSATION ONLINE IS ABOUT SENIORS.

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SEE YOU NEXT TIME.

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