Bitter cold and no heat is a reality for thousands of people living in New York City Housing Authority apartments in the most extreme weather we’ve had so far this winter. It’s a new scandal for the already embattled agency. City Comptroller Scott Stringer is here with details and next steps. New York’s cash bail system sends thousands to jail simply because they […]
Despite the freezing cold temperatures, dozens of straphangers stripped down for the annual “no pants subway ride.” We have the backstory. Aired on January 8, 2018.
It’s a new year and there is a lot of news beyond the frigid temperatures. Yesterday, Mayor Bill de Blasio began his second term as Mayor of New York City. What’s on his to-do list and can he get it done? Also, on the eve of Governor Cuomo’s State of the State address, we’ll preview what to expect, as we […]
What’s the correlation between the U.S. Census and your wallet? Billions of tax dollars may be a stake, and a haphazard count may threaten your voice in Congress. New York State Assemblyman Marcos Crespo is here to share his insights. Actor Alec Baldwin and satirist Kurt Andersen offer a political satire of President Trump’s first year in office in their […]
Located in Midtown Manhattan, Grand Central Terminal is a historic, world-famous landmark. Sam Roberts, New York Times urban affairs correspondent, gives us a look inside the transportation hub that changed the nation. Aired on December 5 & 28, 2017.
Tonight on MetroFocus! We’re going beyond the headlines in a special year end edition looking back at 2017. From President Trump’s first year in office to the long hot summer days of delays to terror attacks in the city to the silence breakers whose “MeToo” movement became a rallying cry heard around the world. Then, we have 2017’s top pop […]
It’s been a year of change and challenge. From President Trump’s first year in office to the long hot summer days of delays to terror attacks in the city to the “silence breakers” whose “MeToo” movement took down pillars of power and became a rallying cry heard around the world. Aired on December 21, 2017.
An investigation found that New York City Housing Authority officials lied to the feds about apartment inspections. The lies left children sick, and residents are furious. New York City Council Member Ritchie Torres is here with the details and next steps. What’s in a name? A movement by angry New Yorkers is calling for the Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge to return […]
What’s in a name? A movement by angry New Yorkers is calling for the Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge to return to the Hudson River crossing’s old moniker, the Tappan Zee Bridge. The person behind this movement and a change.org petition, Monroe Mann, is here to explain. Aired on December 19, 2017.