Lisa Chow

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Who Will Run Belmont Next Year?

Friday, June 08, 2007

The upcoming Belmont Stakes is not the only event on the minds of New York's thoroughbred racing world. There's the high-stakes race between four competitors to run the state's tracks. WNYC's "All Things Considered" host Amy Eddings has the story, with reporting from WNYC's Lisa ...


Chinatown Resists Gentrification

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Luxury condominiums have penetrated pretty much every ethnic neighborhood in Manhattan. WNYC's Lisa Chow finds one place that appears to be resisting the forces of gentrification.

REPORTER: First, let's talk about a neighborhood that's changed.

GERRINGER: It used to be predominantly a black community in Harlem. We ...


Mayor Aims for Hybrid Taxi Fleet

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

As part of his plan to tackle climate change, Mayor Bloomberg wants to replace all 13,000 taxicabs with more fuel-efficient hybrid vehicles in the next 5 years. The New York Taxi Workers Alliance says drivers will feel the costs. WNYC's Lisa Chow reports.

REPORTER: The mayor ...


Wall Street's Role in Addressing Climate Change

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Today in our continuing series on climate change, we look at Wall Street. New York's financial firms are heavily invested in power, oil and gas, and mining companies - all big emitters of greenhouse gases. WNYC's Lisa Chow finds out how some banks view their ...


Gentrification in Brooklyn, One Bodega at a Time

Thursday, March 08, 2007

Rising rents and housing prices are changing this city. Much of the discussion has focused on the residents moving out of certain neighborhoods and into others. WNYC’s Lisa Chow looks at businesses at the front edge of gentrification in Brooklyn, and sees how they’re managing ...


IBO Releases Report on Taxes

Thursday, February 22, 2007

Taxes take a bigger bite out of the Big Apple than any other urban area in the nation. A report from the Independent Budget Office found that New Yorkers pay $9 for every $100 of taxable transactions and assets. That's 30% more than in LA ...


Cabbie Knows Best

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

New technology in taxis may help you pay your fare by credit card or check out the latest news on small TV screens. It may also bring advertisers from the rooftop INTO the taxi. But WNYC’s Lisa Chow reports sometimes the best advertising is in ...


Schumer, Bloomberg and Spitzer Push for Finance Sector Changes

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

It's a strange fight to join - for the man who used to be New York's top Wall Street cop. Governor Eliot Spitzer, along with Mayor Bloomberg and Senator Schumer, announced a plan yesterday to push for the easing of federal accounting rules that govern ...


Bank Branches Battle it out on City Streets

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

If you haven’t noticed, bank branches are continuing to crop up on streets the way Starbucks did in years past. And if you thought there were too many banks in your neighborhood, it’s not over yet. Commerce Bank wants to double the number of branches ...


Chinatown Brims with Produce Bargains (Part 1)

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

The price of produce in New York varies widely from neighborhood to neighborhood. Prices in Chinatown are especially cheap. You can often buy produce for a small fraction of the price you’d pay in a bodega or supermarket less than a mile away. WNYC’s Lisa ...


Chinatown Brims with Produce Bargains (Part 2)

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

If your resolution this New Year is to save more money, and eat a healthier diet, there's a neighborhood in Manhattan that can help. Chinatown sells some of the cheapest fruits and vegetables in the city. Like Europeans, Chinese cooks shop daily for ripe produce ...


Limited Food Vendor Permits Leads to Black Market

Monday, December 25, 2006

A food vendor's permit is a hot commodity in New York. Only 3100, 2-year mobile food permits are available in the city, but they're desired by thousands of people. The restriction has created a black market in permits. WNYC's Lisa Chow has more.

REPORTER: If you have a street vending permit, ...


Independent Budget Office Calls Property Taxes Out of Whack

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

It's good to be a homeowner in Park Slope or Carroll Gardens. Property owners in these two neighborhoods have the lowest effective tax rates in all five boroughs. That's according to the Independent Budget Office. WNYC's Lisa Chow reports.

REPORTER: People who own a million-dollar house ...


Taxi Fare Increase Starts Today

Thursday, November 30, 2006

Sitting in traffic just got more expensive. That's because taxicabs are doubling their rates for waiting time to 40 cents a minute, starting today. WNYC's Lisa Chow reports.

REPORTER: Yes, the cost of waiting just went up, but it doesn't seem to bother some New Yorkers. ...


Hurry Up and Wait in NYC

Thursday, November 30, 2006

With the holidays approaching, New York heads into a season of ritualized waiting – waiting in store lines, waiting at the airport, waiting to see the Christmas show at Radio City Music Hall. WNYC’s Lisa Chow finds out how some places are working to cut ...


Local Businesses Not Likely to Benefit From Giant Wall Street Bonuses

Monday, November 27, 2006

Big profits on Wall Street mean hefty bonuses this year. Investment bankers and traders can expect 10 to 15 percent higher bonuses this year, according to Options Groups, a New York consulting firm. But who else benefits from this money coming into the marketplace? WNYC’s ...


PlayStation 3 Launch Sparks Creative Commerce

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Sony's latest mega-toy, the PlayStation 3 goes on sale Thursday at midnight. Besides being capable of destroying enemies wirelessly from across your living room, WNYC's Lisa Chow says the hot game consoles have sparked some creative commerce.

REPORTER: Jody King wants one. Right away. But he ...


Manhattan is Money Machine for Political Fundraising

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Today’s elections are brought to you by... New York. It turns out in this campaign season, four of the top five political fundraising zip codes in the country are in Manhattan. The zip code that raised the most money for candidates and parties is 10021, ...


Is Rent Control Good For New York?

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Rent control and rent stabilization programs are good for New York, right? Well, if you've been trying to find an affordable apartment lately, you might not agree. And most American economists don't think it's so good for the market either. WNYC's Lisa Chow reports.


Wal-Mart Holds Analysts' Meeting in NJ for First Time Ever

Monday, October 23, 2006

Wal-Mart has lost several battles trying to build stores here. Today it comes to the city, or close to it, not to build but to woo investors and analysts. Wal-Mart begins its annual analysts' meeting in Teaneck, New Jersey. It's the first time the company's ...