Posts Tagged ‘219’
Rep. Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.) has held the same seat for four decades in Harlem, which has been the political center of New York’s 15th Congressional District. So what does this mean for the new boys of politics? Is there room for political change?
New York City is a diverse place of many languages and cultures. But did you know there are about 800 languages spoken in the five boroughs? 219 takes a closer look at the city’s little known languages that are now on the verge of extinction.
New York City’s tap water, considered some of the best in the country, may be in jeopardy. Critics say fracking – a method used to extract natural gas from underground – could be releasing chemicals into our water supply.
Beauty companies are cashing in on a new market – men and makeup. More and more men these days are using their financial muscle to knock down the stigma associated with skincare and cosmetics.
In the Bronx, which has the largest Puerto Rican community outside the island, political dynasties seem to be bucking the trend of anti-incumbent anger. 219 West explores the political legacy of Puerto Ricans in the Bronx and what lies ahead.
Political analyst Peter Beinart shares his 2010 election predictions for New York City and the rest of the country.