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September 28, 2023: Evening
The operator of the Brooklyn construction company found responsible for a deadly wall collapse in 2018 will serve 2 to 4 years in prison. Also, what would a U.S. government shutdown mean for New Yorkers? WNYC's Giulia Heyward reports. Plus, New Jersey is one of the top producers of blueberries, asparagus, and other crops in the U.S., mostly because it's fueled by thousands of farm workers. WNYC’s Karen Yi reports on the increased health threats these workers face
September 28, 2023: Midday News
Governor Hochul has signed a new set of human trafficking bills into law during a visit to Flushing Queens. Meanwhile, David Jakubonis, the 44-year-old man who attacked former Republican gubernatorial candidate Lee Zeldin at a campaign event last year, has agreed to a plea deal. Finally, starting next week New York City will begin expanding its curbside composting program to Brooklyn, joining Queens, with the Bronx, Staten Island and Manhattan to follow next year. Jessica Tisch, Commissioner of the New York City Department of Sanitation joins us to talk about what this means for Brooklyn and the rest of the city.
September 28, 2023: Morning Headlines
Get up and get informed! Here’s all the local news you need to start your day: Members of the New York City council say they're fed up with chronic delays in processing food stamps and cash assistance applications. Meanwhile, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer calls the charges against Senator Bob Mennedez upsetting. Plus, data from New York City's Office of Special Enforcement shows that the legal registration process for landlords and tenants using short term rental platforms like AirBnb can be tricky.
September 27, 2023: Evening Roundup
September 27, 2023: Midday News
Senator Bob Menendez has pleaded not guilty in federal court today to three counts related to bribery and corruption. Meanwhile Rex Heuermann, the man charged with the Gilgo Beach killings is back in court today two months after his initial arrest for a status hearing. Also, the Adams Administration wants to boost government resources available for the city's nightlife scene.
Plus, for the last six years the MTA has allowed a small group of people in the Access-a-Ride program to take as many trips as they want, whenever they want, using an app-based taxi service for $2.75. But last month, the agency killed the program. WNYC’s Stephen Nessen reports on what happened next.
September 27, 2023: Morning Headlines
Get up and get informed! Here’s all the local news you need to start your day: The Adams administration is appealing a judge’s order to vacate a Staten Island emergency migrant shelter. Meanwhile, a New York judge accuses former President Trump of long-standing fraud in his real estate ventures. Also, a 25-year-old withdraws from a plea deal moments before his federal court appearance for allegedly robbing a Brooklyn pastor on live-stream. In sports, the New York Liberty level their playoff series with the Connecticut Sun, 1-1.
Yesterday I reviewed Undiscarded: Stories of New York and said it was a love letter to New York. This is also a love letter. It brings the city to my ears. Hard facts, human stories. I love New York.
Why oh why did you have to air the woman (Eve?) crying about her dumb summer breakup!! Of all the stories!!!