‘Voters should not be disregarded’: Alvin Bragg reflects on first year as Manhattan’s DA
Manhattan's top prosecutor reflects on becoming Republican gubernatorial candidate Lee Zeldin's target and what he needs to improve next year in a one-on-one with WNYC's Brigid Bergin.
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A new interactive map of Hopper paintings reveals a century of gentrification
A new map has been released to promote an Edward Hopper show at the Whitney Museum of American Art.
The pins on the map all represent places painted by the artist. They are often documents of New York City history and a nostalgic city life—he largely ignored new or fancy buildings. The present-day photos that accompany the paintings show a deeply changed skyline, with skyscrapers towering over or even replacing Hopper's chosen landmarks. Exhibit curator Kim Conaty tells WNYC, the paintings reveal Hopper's dislike of gentrification.
"Edward Hopper's New York" is on view at the Whitney through March 5, 2023.
Recent attacks sparking concerns over a larger pattern targeting gay men
The recent robberies and deaths of two men who police say may have been drugged while at gay bars in Manhattan has sparked wider fears in the community and a renewed conversation over other, similar incidents.
Many fear the incidents may be part of a larger pattern targeting gay men. And the attacks come at a moment queer communities are facing increased violence and threats.
City Councilmember Erik Bottcher represents Hell's Kitchen, Chelsea and the West Village. He spoke with WNYC's Morning Edition host Michael Hill.
Plan to house people discharged from Rikers with serious medical problems meets backlash
According to one study, about 2,500 of the people held at Rikers Island every year struggle with homelessness.
In the Morris Park section of the East Bronx, one plan to help stem this crisis is turning neighborhood debates into frenzies.
David Brand is the senior reporter covering housing at the non-profit newsroom City Limits. He wrote about the fierce opposition surrounding this development. He spoke with WNYC's Moring Edition host Michael Hill about what's behind the backlash.