219: Season 4, Episode 2

Season 4 — By on December 23, 2011 5:03 pm


Tough Times, Tough City

Produced by Tamy Cozier. Reported by Erica Robinson

Economists say the recession ended two years ago. But people from Wall Street to Main Street are still worried about the fragile state of the economy. From the halls of Congress to the union halls, even to the classrooms, people are voicing dissatisfaction with the lack of jobs, access to healthcare and slow business growth. What began as a small demonstration against corporate greed on Wall Street is now a nationwide movement. 219 West has this special report.

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Small Business, Big Hope

Produced and reported by Kahliah Laney


While much of the country remains uncertain about the state of the economy, one Queens business owner isn’t letting pessimism stand in her way. 219 Reporter Kahliah Laney has the story.

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The Inn Thing at Brooklyn

Produced and reported by Judy Le

Escape Guesthouse owner Elizabeth Kennick went from making computer programs to serving breakfast when she opened a bed and breakfast in Brooklyn five years ago. Back then, she faced little competition. Now, big chain hotels are moving in and they aren’t backing down.

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Recession Proof Babestas

Produced and reported by Brenda Gonzalez

New York City has long been recognized as the nation’s fashion capital. Now, there’s a growing group of fashionistas, children under the age of 5, which has led to a boom in children’s boutiques. Brenda Gonzalez reports.

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Promised Lands, Part 1

Produced by Alva French

As diplomats argue the issue of Palestinian statehood in the UN Security Council, Brooklyn-based Palestinians are just as passionate about the debate. And many activists, including three in Bay Ridge, have varied political views on the issue.

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9/11 Satire

Interview by Jenny Hamblett

After the Sept. 11 tragedy, comedians and performers struggled with how and when it would be appropriate to make audiences laugh again. On the 10th anniversary of 9/11, a group of performers came together to mark the occasion with a satirical cabaret.

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