April 18, 2018 at 5:30 am

Fifty-two percent of New Yorkers do not have a retirement plan. 60% of all retirees live in poverty, 90% of which are minorities. But now there’s relief. New York State Assemblymember Robert Rodriguez is here with the details. No heat, rodent infestations, deadly mold and lead poisoning are a part of everyday life for some who live in NYCHA public housing. What are the health effects of living in one of these apartments? We’re taking a look. Closing businesses and vacant storefronts reach epidemic proportions in New York City. Mayor Bill de Blasio blames greedy landlords, but says he has the cure. The City Council recently passed a rezoning measure that will impact Jerome Avenue in the Bronx. How will this affect the community? Photographer Nathan Kensinger is here with his views.

Aired on April 17, 2018.


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