Pigeons, roaches, rats and widespread neglect were discovered inside thousands of dilapidated tanks that supply drinking water to millions of New Yorkers. Frank Runyeon, a senior reporter for City & State, broke the story. He takes us inside his shocking investigation. Aired on May 30, 2018.
Brooklyn is the largest of New York City’s boroughs, and it’s caught a lot of flack for being the freshly-gentrified home to New York City’s hipsters. But tonight in this special episode of MetroFocus, we’re only showing you the best of the borough from Coney Island to Bushwick.
From Coney Island to Williamsburg, Brooklyn’s varied and eclectic neighborhoods that have been home to names like Barbra Streisand, Jay-Z, and the Brooklyn Dodgers, it’s easy to be overwhelmed by which place to visit first. Luckily, Ellen Freudenheim is a veteran of the Brooklyn scene after living there for more than 30 years, and she’s written four comprehensive Brooklyn guides over 25 of those years. Now, she stops by to talk about the ultimate Brooklyn guide that covers the borough’s history, culture, and cutting edge in her new guide The Brooklyn Experience.
The New York Aquarium in Brooklyn is the oldest continually operating aquarium in the United States. The Wildlife Conservation Society oversees it and four other zoos in New York, and now this beloved aquarium is getting a face-lift. So what can the city’s marine-life-lovers expect from the changes? Cristian Samper, President and CEO of The Wildlife Conservation Society gives us a preview.
PBS’ “The Great American Read” continues in New York fashion. We’re headed to the Algonquin Hotel to explore the literary legacy of the writers who sat at its infamous “Round Table.” Aired on May 24, 2018.
PBS’ “The Great American Read” has kicked off! Tonight historian Jon Meacham is here to discuss our turbulent times and his book, “The Soul of America: The Battle for Our Better Angels.” Aired on May 23, 2018.
Trump attorney Michael Cohen’s former business partner strikes a plea deal with the feds. Plus, woman across the country win big in elections, while here in New York Barbara Underwood becomes New York’s new Attorney General. We examine both stories. Aired on May 23, 2018.