Solar energy is hot right now in New York City. The number of applications for solar panel permits increased by 400% over the last six years. This is partly due to the significant drop in the cost of solar. As Emily Dugdale reports, that doesn’t mean everyone who wants solar energy can afford it.
The new span of the Kosciuszko [Ko-Schoo-Skoh] bridge connecting Brooklyn and Queens officially opened on Thursday. It’s part of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s $500 million dollar plan to strengthen the city’s bridges and roadways – with a little flair. The new bridge lit up last night with thousands of colorful LED lights that Cuomo hopes will make the bridge safer and draw in more tourism. Emily Dugdale reports from last night’s bridge light show at Maspeth, Queens.
"The Get Down,” is back. The second season of Netflix’s series about hip hop’s origins in the South Bronx premiered over the weekend. It’s inspired a new walking tour this weekend. But locals say it doesn’t completely change mixed feelings about how their history is being portrayed. Emily Dugdale reports.
Diversity consultant. Equity coach. Anti-racism educator. These are are a few terms for entrepreneurs who make their living tackling loaded subjects like race and discrimination. It’s an inexact science with different approaches.
Westport, Connecticut is 97 percent white. But the town has a relatively unknown diversity council -- a group of volunteers who try to promote racial and multicultural awareness. The council made national news for a high school essay contest this month, sparking local controversy. The topic? White privilege.
As the temperature drops, food delivery apps like GrubHub, Seamless and Yelp Eat24 make it easy to stay indoors. But data shows that New Yorkers are stingier when it comes to tipping the people who go out so you don’t have to. Emily Dugdale has the story.
A record number of U.S. Latinos are eligible to vote this year — and polls indicate they will overwhelmingly vote for Hillary Clinton. But a recent national study shows more millennial Latinos see a vote for Clinton as a vote against Donald Trump than an endorsement of her leadership.