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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

 

SPECIAL REPORT: Unsettling

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.

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Immigration Anniversary Action

Saturday, November 21st, 2015

The first anniversary of President Obama’s court-challenged executive action aimed at sparing millions of immigrants from deportation prompted events around the city – ranging from a demonstration at City Hall to a renewed push for the DREAM Act to the showcasing of new software that strives to simplify the complex citizenship application process. Our team covered a busy day for immigration advocates.

Dozens of New Yorkers who would qualify for immigration relief under Obama’s executive actions flocked to City Hall to call on the U.S. Supreme Court to remove the final legal barrier to the White House plan. Olivia Leach reports.

Immigrants Seek Supreme Relief from NYCity News Service on Vimeo.

 

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Some 200 young undocumented immigrants fighting for state financial aid to better afford an education gathered at John Jay College of Criminal Justice for the second annual conference of the CUNY DREAMers. It marked the latest chapter in a  four-year battle to pass the Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act. Danni Santana reports.

Pursuing a Shared DREAM from NYCity News Service on Vimeo.

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More than 700,000 people were sworn in as new citizens between October 2014 and September 2015. But they represented less than 10 percent of the estimated 8.8 million immigrants eligible for citizenship.

Immigration Advocates Network introduced a new beta version of its CitizenshipWorks software this month. It’s a step-by-step online service that helps simplify the complex citizenship application. Developers say the aim is to do for citizenship paperwork what TurboTax has done for tax preparation. Andrew Menezes reports.

From Software to Citizenship from NYCity News Service on Vimeo.

Saying ‘Ja’ to College Beyond NYC

Saturday, October 24th, 2015

Pre-K Storybook Ending Wishes

Saturday, September 19th, 2015

SPECIAL REPORT: Turning Point

Friday, May 29th, 2015

Punishing Push For School Sports

Wednesday, May 6th, 2015

SPECIAL REPORT: Counterfeit Ed

Friday, March 20th, 2015