219 West: Facing Challenges

Thursday, June 9th, 2016

The latest edition of our TV news magazine tackles challenges, past and present: Outgoing Rep. Charles Rangel (D-Harlem) recounts his long, eventful career on the local and national stages, while Rep. Nydia Velazquez (D- Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan) gears up for a re-election fight. Our reporters examine new pushes to prevent the spread of HIV and to expand supportive housing. We also look at the how some young handball players are competing to wring scholarships out the longtime city game, which is gaining fans far beyond local parks.

Contributors include: Nicole Ashley, Shaquille Omari Bekoe, Stephanie Daniel, Deanne Gaston, Nico Grant, Janae Hunter, Erica Jackson, Mariya Moseley, Brandon Nix and Michelle Simon.

219 West: Primary Concerns

Friday, April 15th, 2016

The latest edition of our TV news magazine looks at the hometown presidential wannabe who may be in for an unwelcome homecoming. Meanwhile, outgoing Rep. Charles  Rangel (D-Harlem) weighs in on the race.

In other stories, our reporters look at a literacy program that helps young New Yorkers make the grade, and at how African-American history is being woven into quilts. We also explore the little-known connection between a favorite fungus and carriage horses.

Contributors include: Nicole Ashley, Terron Austin, Shaquille Bekoe, Camila Cibils, Stephanie Daniel, Deanne Gaston, Nico Grant, Janae Hunter, Erica Jackson, Zameena Mejia, Mariya Moseley, Brandon Nix, Michelle Simon, Sumeja Tulic and Mary Wilson



Thursday, February 18th, 2016

Recipe for a Healthy Brownsville

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016

A cooking school and restaurant featuring healthy, locally grown food is looking to revolutionize the neighborhood’s food culture.

The yet-to-be-named school has leased space inside 69 Belmont Ave. — formerly home to a 99-cent store — and hopes to open by the fall. It’s now accepting applications from interested students, and will offer free tuition, organizers said.


Immigration Anniversary Action

Saturday, November 21st, 2015

Saying ‘Ja’ to College Beyond NYC

Saturday, October 24th, 2015

Pre-K Storybook Ending Wishes

Saturday, September 19th, 2015


Friday, May 29th, 2015

Punishing Push For School Sports

Wednesday, May 6th, 2015