Emily Lang

Assistant Producer, WNYC News

Emily Lang appears in the following:

The NYPD Is Seizing a Growing Number of "Ghost Guns"

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

This year, the NYPD has recovered at least 200 “ghost guns,” firearms that lack any serial numbers and are assembled from component parts, usually ordered online. 


New Yorkers Are Giving Their Opinions On How Their Congressional Districts Should Be Drawn

Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Public hearings over redrawn district maps started this week in the Bronx.


NYC's Favorite Weather Forecasters Give Listeners A Snapshot Into What Fall And Winter Will Look Like This Year

Friday, November 05, 2021

New York Metro Weather's lead forecaster answers listener questions. 


How A Black Theater Thrived In Manhattan 200 Years Ago

Friday, September 24, 2021

This month marks the 200th anniversary of the first all-Black production of Shakespeare in the United States. 


Pet Owners Are Dealing With A Vet Shortage, But The "Pandemic Puppy Boom" Isn't Solely To Blame

Friday, September 24, 2021

Veterinarian appointments were up by more than 6 percent in the first half of the year, but that's not being driven solely by new pet owners. 


New York City's Delivery Workers Win On-Job Protection

Thursday, September 23, 2021

New York City lawmakers passed a slate of bills that aim to protect delivery workers. 


The 95th Feast of San Gennaro Gets A Hype Man

Thursday, September 16, 2021

After being canceled last year due to COVID, the 95th feast of San Gennaro in Little Italy is back.


The Met Gala Returns After A Pandemic Intermission

Monday, September 13, 2021

The fashion world's biggest event returns tonight, and the theme is American independence. 


The Attica Prison Uprising 50 Years Later

Monday, September 13, 2021

On September 13, 1971, the uprising at New York's Attica Correctional Facility came to a bloody end.

Ida’s Health And Building Hazards Will Persist For Months

Friday, September 10, 2021

A step-by-step guide to dealing with flood damage.


Looking Back At The 1971 Attica Uprising: What Set The Stage For The Deadly Riots

Thursday, September 09, 2021

Professor Heather Ann Thompson walks us through the political chapters that led to the uprising.


Why NYC Is Still So Unprepared For Flash Floods

Thursday, September 02, 2021

As Hurricane Ida proved, the region still isn’t coping well with climate change, the wrath of severe storms and the perpetual threats posed by flash floods. 


What Germ Spillovers In New York Can Tell Us About The Hunt For COVID's Origins

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

New York has long-standing issues with zoonotic spillover events.


Governor Cuomo's Top Aide Resigns Amid Impeachment Inquiry

Monday, August 09, 2021

Secretary to the Governor, Melissa DeRosa, said "the past two years have been emotionally and mentally trying."


With the Delta Variant Spreading, Companies Scale Back on Return-To-Office Plans

Thursday, August 05, 2021

Many office workers may not return back to work in person until 2022. 


Why NYC Didn't Reinstate Universal Indoor Masking

Monday, August 02, 2021

Anticipation was high on Monday when Mayor de Blasio and New York Governor Cuomo held separate press briefings to discuss masking policy.


Where The City's Private Hospitals Currently Stand On Vaccine Mandates

Friday, July 23, 2021

After requiring New York City public hospital workers get vaccinated against COVID-19, Mayor de Blasio is asking private employers to create some type of vaccine mandate.


Wildfire Haze From Out West Could Be Worse Than Many New Yorkers Realize

Thursday, July 22, 2021

Particulate matter in the city's air is 2 to 3 times higher now than it was at the end of June.


NYC's Flood Maps Are Nearly 15 Years Overdue For An Update

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

The city's flood maps haven’t been updated in 14 years, potentially putting tens of thousands more New Yorkers in harm’s way. 


Remembering The Death Of Eric Garner After A Year Of Political Unrest

Friday, July 16, 2021

Saturday marks the 7th anniversary of Eric Garner’s death at the hands of NYPD officers on Staten Island.