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After Months Of Delays, NYPD Watchdog Published Officers' Misconduct Records

When police officers are disciplined in New York City, the public will now know about it. That's after a federal appellate court announced that the city can begin making those records public following months of delay because of a lawsuit from police unions. But while the NYPD is still putting together its own database, New York City's police watchdog agency has already published it's own. WNYC Race and Justice Unit reporter George Joseph told All Things Considered host Sean Carlson it's one...


Homebound Seniors And Their Families Are More Than Ready For City's In-Home Vaccination Program

Centenarian Una Roberts, who deals with arthritis in her legs and receives her food through a Meals on Wheels program with the Lower East Side non-profit Henry Street Settlement, had a vaccine appointment at a nearby Duane Reade on Monday. But the Two Bridges resident ended up canceling because of how much pain she was in that day. She’s been bedridden for around two months, according to her granddaughter, Ferria Charles. “She’s very concerned about the virus entering the house,” said...


Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson Vaccines To Split Appointment Slots At Yankee Stadium

The COVID-19 vaccine hubs at Yankee Stadium and the Javits Center will start operating 24/7 this week. As Caroline Lewis reports, the state is experimenting with overnight appointments after receiving its first shipments of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.


(Some) Performance Spaces Will Reopen as Soon as April

Governor Cuomo has announced that some arts and entertainment venues can reopen in April. But WNYC Culture Editor Jennifer Vanasco says - the capacity limits will keep others closed for much longer.


Cuomo Addresses Sexual Harassment Allegations

Governor Cuomo has emerged a week after the first allegation of sexual misconduct was made against him. WNYC's Brigid Bergin joins All Things Considered host Sean Carlson for this report.


NYC Mayoral Candidates Attend First Ever Forum on Biking

Several of the top candidates for mayor spoke at a forum hosted by Bike New York this week to discuss their vision for the future of cycling in the city, about their own personal biking habits, and how it informs their decision-making and planning. For more, visit Gothamist.com.


Xi'an Famous Foods Takes a Hit from Anti-Asian Racism

The story of Xi'an Famous Foods has become New York restaurant lore, in the way it went from one basement eatery to a mini-empire, with a little help from Anthony Bourdain. But the pandemic has hit the company hard, said CEO Jason Wang, who estimated business is down 70 percent. Currently, just eight of fourteen locations are in operation. Adding to the economic hardship have been attacks against employees, which have prompted Wang to adjust the hours at all locations so that no employee is...


Good Things: Signs of Spring

It's been a particularly rough winter, and the first day of spring is still a few weeks away. But when the temperature broke 50 degrees recently, a feeling of giddiness spread across the city. WNYC's Amy Pearl followed the sunshine to Orchard Beach in the Bronx. She wasn't the only one.


Protesters Rally Outside of Governor Cuomo's Manhattan Office

A small group of progressive activists and elected officials held a demonstration demanding the governor's resignation after sexual harassment allegations.


Job Recovery Remains Slow, IBO Says

Even though movie theaters and middle schools in New York City are coming back to life, the job market isn't expected to fully recover for years.


The Big Idea: A Mayoral Hopeful Wants To Give Annual Cash Payments To NYC Kids

Shaun Donovan's "Equity Bonds" would establish government savings accounts for all New York City children and make annual contributions to those in low-income families.


How Cuomo Backed Women’s Issues For Political Gain

Attorney General Letitia James will investigate claims of sexual harassment against Governor Cuomo. No matter what happens next, the allegations have hurt him politically -- and are raising questions about his record on issues that affect women. What do Cuomo-backed initiatives like the Women's Equality Party, the Reproductive Health Act and the so-called Women's Justice Agenda have to do with this moment? WNYC's Brigid Bergin joins All Things Considered host Sean Carlson for this...


WQXR's Artist Propulsion Lab: Supporting NYC Musicians

"Artists are really the molecules of the music field," WQXR's Chief Content Officer Ed Yim explains the impetus behind WQXR's new Artist Propulsion Lab, an initiative designed to help support and promote early- and mid-career musicians in New York City. Flutist Brandon Patrick George is one of those artists, and he joined Yim to discuss his work, the disruption of the last year, and his hopes for a post-pandemic future.


Third Woman Says Cuomo Made Unwelcome Sexual Advances

The woman, 33-year-old Anna Ruch posted on Instagram that the governor had slid his arm down her lower back. When she removed his hand, he grabbed her face and asked if he could kiss her. He then kissed her on the cheek.


The First Month Of New York’s Pandemic, Revisited

The first known case of COVID-19 in New York State was reported one year ago this week when it was publicly announced that a Manhattan woman was found to be infected with the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus. The March 1st case set off a month with an exponential increase in infections that would soon lead to a relentless blare of sirens through the city and a wave of death that would later be called the city’s worst mass fatality event in modern history. To recap what happened in March 2020,...


Four Republican Candidates Line Up In New York City's Mayoral Race

With less than four months to go until the mayoral primary, the Republican field is finally starting to take shape—with a few recognizable names.


Judas and the Black Messiah: Worldbuilding in Sound

WQXR's James Bennett II walks listeners through the score and soundtrack of Judas and the Black Messiah. Click "Listen" for his conversation with WNYC's Sean Carlson on All Things Considered.


Hundreds Rally Against Anti-Asian Bias Attacks

Hundreds of demonstrators and elected officials gathered in Federal Plaza on Saturday amidst an alarming number of bias incidents and attacks against Asian New Yorkers. The event, called Rally to Rise Up Against Asian Hate, was organized by the Asian American Federation. Speakers included Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Rep. Grace Meng as well as Noel Quintana, a Filipino-American man who was slashed in the face while riding the subway in early February. “I called for help but...


Week Ahead: March 1, 2021

In this week's look ahead: Governor Cuomo is under investigation for sexual harassment. New Jersey's recreational cannabis market is getting off the ground — and listeners, you can call in ask him about it on this week's Ask Governor Murphy. Even as New York hits a coronavirus milestone, movie theaters will reopen in New York City this Friday. And: it's March 1st — the start of meteorological spring, and a great time to say "rabbit rabbit."


Fighting Back: Apps Kept City Restaurants and Gig Workers Afloat During the Pandemic, But Now They Want More

New York City restaurants became heavily reliant on third-party delivery services during the pandemic, but that came at a price for them and for delivery workers.