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In the wake of the mass shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, on Friday, December 14th, a familiar debate began about the causes of the tragedy. At an interfaith vigil held two days later, President Obama pledged to use his office to make an effort to prevent similar incidents from occurring in the future. We asked people in New York what they thought of the President’s remarks and about what they think can be done.
The holiday season is upon us, so, this week on BTR Pulse, we speak to people about their favorite holiday traditions and how this festive time affects them. We also ask how the current state of the economy may impact and alter their usual traditions.
As the East Coast continued its recovery from Superstorm Sandy, we visited the Brooklyn neighborhood of Red Hook which was devastated by flood waters. With many residents without power -- including those in Red Hook Houses, the largest public housing development Brooklyn -- and both big and small business forced to shut down, the Red Hook Initiative organized hundreds of volunteers to work together with FEMA and other local groups to help out the ravaged community. BTR Pulse spoke with everyone from small business owners to government officials on the scene.
Hurricane Sandy may have postponed the season opener of the Nets at the recently opened Barclays Center, delaying the newly Brooklyn-based team’s first match-up against the New York Knicks, but that doesn’t mean local basketball fans don’t already have opinions about the surely looming inter-Borough rivalry. BTR Pulse’s Lauren Hawker asks people which side they’ll be taking as Brooklyn gets it’s first major sports franchise since the Dodgers left for Los Angeles.
Ever since Ronald Reagan asked voters to consider, “Are You Better Off Than You Were Four Years Ago?,” during his 1984 campaign for reelection and they answered by returning him to the White House in a landslide, the question has been a benchmark for voters to consider every presidential election cycle. Given the shaky state of the country when President Obama took office in 2008, we decided to ask people their thoughts about this quadrennial concern as they consider whether to give him another term or turn to his Republican challenger, Mitt Romney.
Ever since Ronald Reagan asked voters to consider, “Are You Better Off Than You Were Four Years Ago?,” during his 1984 campaign for reelection and they answered by returning him to the White House in a landslide, the question has been a benchmark for voters to consider every presidential election cycle. Given the shaky state of the country when President Obama took office in 2008, we decided to ask people their thoughts about this quadrennial concern as they consider whether to give him another term or turn to his Republican challenger, Mitt Romney.
Why immigration reform isn't Obama's biggest failure and why no one should expect the DREAM Act to pass by 2016.
September 6-13 is Fashion Week in NYC. Over the coming days, designers, models, and fashionistas from across the world will invade the Big Apple to celebrate Fashion Week. This yearly September showcase will include endless runway shows and high profile parties with designers presenting what's hot for Spring 2013 at Lincoln Center as well as other venues throughout the City. In anticipation, we asked New Yorkers about what the week-long spectacle means to them.
Through the entire month of May, Madison Square Eats has been indulging the intersection of Broadway and Fifth Avenue with array of specialty foods. With over 25 vendors -- including Asia Dog, Red Hook Lobster Pound and and Hong Kong Street Cart -- this foodie’s dream serves up a number of signature dishes all in one location. This week, on BTR Pulse, Lauren Hawker speaks to vendors and patrons at this outdoor food haven.