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219 West: Underground and Outer Space

Monday, April 13th, 2015

The latest edition of our monthly TV news magazine tackles challenges faced by subway dancers and stargazers.

Our reporters also visit a jukebox hero, a friend to frogs, a music class with a beat all its own and a gathering of Britney Spears fans who see her as a feminist icon worthy of semi-serious study.

 

Embracing New York’s Dark Side

Saturday, April 4th, 2015

If a friend told you that they were spending the night stargazing in New York City, you might well assume they were on the lookout for Woody Allen or Scarlett Johansson. But for many amateur astronomers, they are more interested in the stars and planets above.

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UWS Traffic Safety Fears Grow

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

Pedestrian fatalities dipped citywide last year after the introduction of Mayor de Blasio’s Vision Zero program – but the crackdown on drivers seemingly had little effect on the Upper West Side.

The 10025 zip code recorded six pedestrian deaths in 2014 – up from one the previous year.

Upper West Side community leaders contend the mayor’s plan to eliminate pedestrian fatalities by 2024 has made zero progress in their bustling neighborhood. They’re calling for stricter traffic regulations and urging people to be careful every time they step off the curb.

 

Summit Tackles Gender Equality

Wednesday, March 11th, 2015

Thousands of women from around the world flocked to the United Nations to promote gender equality and better business practices. The event, hosted by the Women’s Empowerment Principles, a partnership of UN Women and the UN Global Compact, drew business leaders, government officials – and a few men.

Also on hand was presumed presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton, who opened the event at the UN after addressing questions about why she used her personal email account when she was secretary of state.

The two-day event drew more than 6,000 participants to discuss concrete steps to advance gender equality in the workplace and in communities across the globe.

Staten Island’s Heroin Problem

Monday, March 9th, 2015

Foodies Get a Kickstart

Friday, January 30th, 2015

Park Puppets Pull Heartstrings

Thursday, December 18th, 2014

Mold Takes Their Breath Away

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

Mold’s Still a Growing Problem

Sunday, December 14th, 2014