Josh Robin, NY1 political reporter, reports on the battle to preserve horse-drawn carriages in the city (with actor Liam Neeson taking a leading role) against Mayor de Blasio's promise to end the business now under attack for mistreating the animals.
Our discussion of the impending hurricane season continues when NY1 political reporter Josh Robin breaks down his reporting on the Mayor's expected proposals for protection from future storm surges. These proposals include removable steel panels up to 12 feet in height along flood-prone waterfront areas. Also, WNYC editor and reporter Matthew Schuerman discusses his reporting on plans developed 50 years ago to build hurricane walls in NYC.
Three if this region's major political stories come to a head today. Chris Dodd will not be seeking another term as Connecticut Senator. Gay marriage is likely up for a vote in New Jersey. And Governor David Paterson addresses the legislature on the state of New York and anti-corruption legislation. ...
Rudy Giuliani won’t be running for governor, the former mayor announced yesterday. He endorsed Rick Lazio. Josh Robin, political reporter for NY1 joins us to talk about Rudy’s decision and the political landscape for 2010 races.