TONIGHT ON METROFOCUS

March 21, 2018 at 5:30 am

From Sex and the City to governor of New York? After months of speculation, actress and activist Cynthia Nixon, announced that she is running for governor of New York, challenging two-term incumbent Andrew Cuomo in the Democratic Primary. Jarrett Murphy, executive editor of CityLimits.org, is here with the latest. There’s a computer caper in our schools. Thousands of personal computers, meant for New York City’s children, have gone missing. New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer is here and he wants answers. The neighborhood of Chelsea is a neighborhood of sharp contrasts. Home of The High Line, multi-million dollar condos, and tech giants like Google, Chelsea has seen rapid gentrification in the past three decades. And while many residents benefit from the development of the area, some in rent stabilized and public housing continue to struggle as prices rise. The New York Times housing reporter Mireya Navarro authored an article that examines the gentrification of this neighborhood and the anxiety correlated with the fear of being forced out. Navarro joins us to discuss the great wealth divide and income inequality. Media legend Larry King joins us to remember Jackie Robinson. King, a Brooklyn native, was at Ebbets Field on the historic day in 1947 when the Dodgers rookie would forever change the baseball landscape. King shares what it was like to witness Robinson taking the field for the first time.

Aired on March 20, 2018.