When it comes to improving a neighborhood, there are often as many ideas as their are residents. In Chinatown, a proposed Business Improvement District or BID has become a point of contention – some say it’s time to band together to improve the neighborhood…others say the BID is a burden for small business owners and part of the reason the neighborhood is losing its identity. Larry Tung reports.
Most Incoming NY Community College Students Need Remedial Courses
Across the country, communities colleges are crowded with students who need remedial classes in math and English. The City University of New York is no exception.Listen to the story.
MTA Launches New App to Send Train Schedule via Text
New York’s commuter train Metro North launched a new free service today:
train schedules via text message. Customers can send a text with their
starting points and destinations, and they will get a text back that
tells them the schedules for the next five trains. Listen to the story.
NYC Mayor Plans to Cut 6,100 Public School Teachers
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s new budget proposal has some
hard news for public school teachers. He says he needs to cut more than
6000 of them from the city’s payroll. That’s about 8 percent of the
city’s public school educators. If the cut actually happens, it would
be the biggest teacher layoff since the 1970s. Larry Tung reports. Listen to the story.
College Applications Up Drastically
The applications are in. College admission officers around the country
are slogging through a record-high number of applications. Here in New
York City, Columbia and NYU are no exceptions. Listen to the story.