February 05, 2019 at 5:15 am

No heat and scarce electricity at Brooklyn’s Metropolitan Detention Center during some of the coldest temperatures we’ve seen in a generation has outraged both inmates at the facility and their advocates over alleged sub-human conditions.  We’ve got the latest on this fluid situation. And, was your taxi fare higher today than it was yesterday? The answer is “yes,” and the reason: congestion pricing. The plan to help fund the MTA has begun amid much controversy. We have the details. Meanwhile, the federal government steps in to provide oversight to New York City’s failing public housing system – but is the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s NYCHA fix flawed? We’re finding out.

Aired on February 4, 2019.


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