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.
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
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.