WNYC Newsroom

WNYC Newsroom appears in the following:

1968: The Year In Review

Friday, December 28, 2018

We spent the year examining some of the most important events that happened in 1968 in the New York City region. Here's our summary. 

Comments [1]

Amtrak's Northeast Corridor Is Endangered By Rising Sea Levels

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

A new report by Bloomberg News details the threat climate change poses to the bustling transit corridor. 

Comments [3]

A Year in Review for New Jersey's Attorney General

Monday, December 24, 2018

In his first year as the state's top cop, Gurbir Grewal has tackled polluters, butted heads with the feds over policing immigrant communities and made moves to clean up local politics.


Google to Spend $1 Billion on New Campus in Hudson Square

Monday, December 17, 2018

The company's new campus, located at 315 and 345 Hudson Street and 550 Washington Street, is set to be completed in 2022.

Comments [2]

Birders in New York Are Conducting the Avian Census

Friday, December 14, 2018

The National Audubon Society's annual Christmas Bird Count is underway, and non-experts are encouraged to join the effort.


Undocumented Workers Describe Hostility at Trump Golf Course

Friday, December 07, 2018

Spurned on by Donald Trump's comments about immigrants and what she describes as workplace abuse, Victorina Morales took her story to The New York Times.

Comments [2]

Spicing it Up With the Last of the Season's Peppers

Wednesday, December 05, 2018

It's that time of year—urban farmers have brought in the last of the late summer crop. But what do you DO with an entire bowl of really hot peppers?

Comments [5]

Storms, Personal Failure or Raccoons: What Scares You?

Tuesday, December 04, 2018

The creators of the podcast "10 Things That Scare Me" hope that sharing fears might make people feel less alone.


You're Fired! Wait, Who's Fired?

Monday, December 03, 2018

The New York City Emergency Management commissioner may have been fired. But he doesn't think so.

Comments [8]

Three NYCHA Officials Charged With Repeatedly Lying About Fixing Elevators

Friday, November 30, 2018

After an 84-year-old man died in a faulty elevator in the Bronx, top NYCHA officials continued to falsely claim lifts had been inspected, according to indictments unsealed this week.


New State Education Guidelines Will Affect New York City's Yeshivas

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

The New York State Education Department is rolling out stricter standards for religious and private schools.

Comments [5]

How Predatory Lenders Are Using a New York Loophole to Seize Borrowers' Assets

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

An arcane practice, led by the guy who inspired the Vin Diesel movie, "Boiler Room," is causing vulnerable small business owners to lose assets, often with no recourse. 


For Decades, NYCHA Fought Claims When Child Residents Tested Positive for Lead

Monday, November 19, 2018

A New York Times investigation found that nearly every time the city's Health Department ordered NYCHA to remove lead from its apartments, the agency challenged the order.


NY State Legislature Gears Up For Next Session, With New Leadership

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

State Sen. Andrea Stewart-Cousins is on her way to becoming a major power broker in Albany. She has a long to-do list.


When Black Athletes Took a Stand (Part 2)

Tuesday, November 06, 2018

One black athlete decided to sit out the 1968 Olympics entirely in protest of the treatment of black people in the U.S. His name was Lew Alcindor. You know him as Kareem Abdul-Jabaar.


When Black Athletes Took a Stand (Part 1)

Tuesday, November 06, 2018

On Oct. 16, Tommie Smith and John Carlos raised their fists to protest the treatment of black people in the United States and to endorse the human rights of all people.


Pioneering Writer Ntozake Shange Dies at 70

Saturday, October 27, 2018

The award-winning author of "for colored girls who have considered suicide / when the rainbow is enuf" addressed issues of race and womanhood in her work.


Watch Live: New York Senate Debate Between Gillibrand and Farley

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Democratic Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is running for re-election against Republican Chele Farley. Their 30-minute debate on WABC will stream live starting at 1:30 p.m.

Comments [1]

Retired Police Detective Helped Identify Suspicious Package Sent to Robert De Niro

Thursday, October 25, 2018

A law enforcement source said a device found Thursday in Tribeca was similar to the others sent to Democratic figures and CNN’s Manhattan headquarters.

Comments [1]

Pipe Bomb Removed From CNN Headquarters in Manhattan

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

The New York City Police says investigators are reviewing security video to see if they can identify a courier believed to have delivered the package.

Comments [3]