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.

New York’s Primary Focus

Tuesday, April 19th, 2016

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


Saving Manhattan’s Chinatown

Monday, February 29th, 2016

In Manhattan’s most culturally distinct neighborhood, long-term residents are fighting for their way of life.

Xue Yu Zhu, 56, lives at 113 Madison Street in the heart of Chinatown, nestled between the Brooklyn Bridge and Manhattan Bridge. “The landlord wants to kick out all the Chinese people and rent to white people. So they’re always harassing the tenants,” said Zhu.



Thursday, February 18th, 2016

SPECIAL REPORT: Green Jobs Gone Missing

Monday, February 1st, 2016

Beating Trump at His Own Game

Friday, January 29th, 2016

Flap Over Street Naming

Friday, December 11th, 2015

Immigration Anniversary Action

Saturday, November 21st, 2015