New York City

NYC Launching Citywide Gun Buyback Program

by Associated Press

Gregory Wild-Smith, flickr

New York City will launch a citywide gun buyback program later this year aimed at removing thousands of illegal guns off the street.

City Council Speaker Christine Quinn made the announcement Sunday. The Council and the NYPD each will contribute $150,000 for 10 gun buyback events.

Individuals can surrender handguns with no questions asked.

The program will offer $200 for handguns and assault rifles and a $20 for rifles and shotguns.

'Core 34' Vow to Override Veto

by Jeff Coltin
Councilman Jumaane Williams

Jeff Coltin, WFUV

New York City Council member Jumaane Williams is livid at Mayor Bloomberg's veto of the Community Safety Act, saying "This Mayor should be embarrassed of himself. And he has embarrassed this city!"
 
Williams joined about a dozen City Council members outside City Hall Wednesday to protest the veto. Behind them stood a wide coalition of advocacy groups.

Cityscape: Typewriters, Atari, and 1800s X-rays

by George Bodarky, Morlene Chin

George Bodarky, WFUV

Does the clack clack sound of typewriter keys make you nostalgic? How about the crackle of vinyl spinning on a record player? You may consider typewriters and record players relics of the past but there are plenty of people keeping them alive and well. In this episode of Cityscape we talk with people still using machines from decades past.

Fasting a Heatwave

by Jeff Coltin
Faithful wait in Musa Mosque's courtyard

Jeff Coltin, WFUV

 
For the 30 days of Ramadan, devout Muslims observe a strict fast from sunrise to sunset. That means no food and no water during the hottest part of the day.
 

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