A Push For Pedestrian Safety

Saturday, November 14th, 2015

Since Halloween, 12 New Yorkers have lost their lives in deadly traffic accidents across the city, adding additional poignancy and urgency to local commemorations of the Nov. 15 World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims.

Meanwhile, some Queens residents and officials are pressing the city’s Department of Transportation to improve street safety in their neighborhood as part of the Mayor de Blasio’s Vision Zero Action Plan which seeks to end traffic fatalities. citywide. State Sen. Jose Peralta (D-Queens) led a call for improvements at the dangerous intersection of 90th Street and Roosevelt Avenue.


AudioFiles: Hidden in Plain Sight

Sunday, October 11th, 2015

Walking down the street staring at your smartphone or passing the same people and places everyday can make you oblivious to wonders of the city.  But everyone – and everything – has a story to be told.

The latest edition of AudioFiles  explores the untold, ­­often history-laden side­­ of things hidden in plain sight – from a secret graffiti tunnel to the origin story of the distinctive lights outside NYPD precinct houses. Banjo picker Bennet Sullivan joins us for a live set in the studio.

Producer: Maggie Freleng

Host: Emrys Eller

Stories by: Levi Sharpe , Lilly Knoepp, Karen Shakerdge and Ryan Wallerson

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Clouds Amid the Friendly Skies

Sunday, October 11th, 2015

The merger of United and Continental Airlines spurred profit increases and a 37 percent rise in stock price in the past year. But some workers and and customers aren’t pleased with   United, the world’s largest carrier by number of destinations served. United also upended some New York customers with its recently announced plans to move out of Kennedy Airport, and shift its West Coast flights to its Newark Airport hub.

United Vice Chairman Jim Compton spoke, during the annual conference of the Society of American Business Editors and Writers, about steps the airline is taking to address its challenges.


G Train Growing Pains

Saturday, September 12th, 2015

For decades, commuters in Brooklyn relied on the G train primarily to connect them to Manhattan-bound trains. In recent years, ridership of the G has risen with the influx of new residents into Williamsburg and Greenpoint, as well as with the extension of the line, connecting riders to booming Brooklyn neighborhoods like Carroll Gardens and Park Slope.

Statistics released earlier this year show subway ridership at levels not seen since the 1940s, with Brooklyn leading the spike. Two G train stops – Flushing Avenue and Court Square – were among the top 10 stations in logging increased MetroCard swipes.

But the G train boom has brought growing pains in the form of frequent service and maintenance issues, commuters say. For many riders, a derailment Thursday caused by a crumbling wall underscored the G train’s mounting importance – and vulnerability.


Friday, May 29th, 2015

Illegal Driveways Cut Corners

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

UWS Traffic Safety Fears Grow

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

All Not Aboard on Bus Station

Friday, February 27th, 2015

Community Combines on Wish List

Monday, November 17th, 2014