Marijuana legalization may bring parity for minorities as it relates to the criminal justice system while helping some achieve their “American dream.” Aired on April 16, 2019.
In a MetroFocus Exclusive, Bronx Borough President Rubén Díaz Jr. will weigh in on criminal justice reform, the fallout of closing Rikers Island, and a potential run for City Hall. As Passover approaches and Jewish people around the world remember their exodus from slavery, Holocaust survivors prepare to leave their final testimony, via hologram. Auschwitz survivor and Anne Frank’s step-sister, […]
Amid a citywide surge of emotional distress calls, the recently launched news outlet, “The City,” exposes a shocking fact. Although 14 mentally ill New Yorkers died at the hands of the police in the last three years, less than one-third of the force has undergone training on how to better deal with this vulnerable population. The Shed has officially opened at […]
The Shed has officially opened at Hudson Yards! But, with an inclusive mission in an exclusive part of town, can this shape-shifting cultural arts center transform the Yard? Aired on April 5, 2019.
New York State’s $175.5 billion budget has passed. From congestion pricing, to a plastic bag ban, and toll hikes that will bring you into Staten Island for $19, we have a breakdown of what this means for you and your family in dollars and common sense. An intimate and unfiltered look at life after a parent is incarcerated. It’s time to vote […]
New York State’s $175.5 billion budget has passed. From congestion pricing, to a plastic bag ban, and toll hikes that will bring you into Staten Island for $19, we have a breakdown of what this means for you and your family in dollars and common sense. Aired on April 1, 2019.
A report reveals that Long Island is the 10th most segregated metropolitan region in the country. Why? We’re taking a closer look. With an average daily ridership of over 350,000, the Long Island Railroad is the busiest commuter rail in North America. But, is it the safest? We’ll take a look at the growing concerns. With Long Island’s minority student […]
New York City’s first lady Chirlane McCray was called to testify before the City Council about her “Thrive NYC” mental health initiative. We have the key questions the Council wants answered. Two student survivors of the Parkland massacre and a father of one of the Sandy Hook shooting victims committed suicide within days of each other. Why? Tonight, we’ll have […]
New York Times reporter Saki Knafo covers crime in New York City while exploring our criminal justice system in his new podcast, “Conviction.” To listen, click here. Aired on March 26, 2019.