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.Read More
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.Read More
"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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
On November 28th, the first direct flight to Havana, Cuba in over fifty years took off from JFK, just three days after the death of controversial Cuban leader Fidel Castro.Read More
In 1993, my parents bought a Dodge Caravan minivan. The “Blue Van”, as we dubbed it in our family, had a pretty rough life.
Fatima Ali is the rare female chef in a male-dominated profession. She serves up her Pakistani food with a twist in a food stall called VanPakistan.
Telling stories is one of the oldest traditions in the world. But in New York City, a population with almost three million Latinos, public storytelling in both Spanish and English isn’t offered everywhere.Read More