You’re hungry, on the way home from school and want a bite to eat. What will you choose? In New York City it’s easiest for kids to pick a sweet or salty snack, but one program in Morningside Heights is trying to change that. Nia Phillips reports.
New York City is one of the world’s sporting capitals, hosting events in almost every category — except one — Mixed Martial Arts.
Members of New York State Senate have been pushing to legalize the sport since 2010. In this week’s Focus report, Nia Phillips reports on the controversial state ban.
U.S. Brands on the Rise?
It’s the big event of the year for U.S. auto lovers. And despite quality improvements in American cars, it’s those from elsewhere that are commanding much attention. Nia Phillips reports from the Javits Center.
NYC Sugary Drink Restriction
Another one of the Mayor’s initiatives against obesity threatens to leave New Yorker’s cups half full. Mr. Bloomberg’s next target, just how big a sugary drink you can buy. In this weeks’ Consumer Watch Nia Phillips explains his latest plan to slim down the city.
Columbia News Tonight | March 18, 2013
Kicks, Flips, and Respect
People are learning the art of grappling and ground fighting just steps away from Penn Station. Nia Phillips spent time with Brazilian Jiu Jitsu instructor, Magno Gama, who teaches students that winning and losing are just part of the game.
Cigarettes Down, Cigars Up
Cigar rooms are one to the only establishments where smoking is permitted in New York City. Nia Phillips visited a cigar room in Hamilton Heights to see what’s driving the trend.
There’s a shortage of students studying science, technology, engineering, and math in the United States. Educators across the country are looking for ways for students to get involved. Nia Phillips spent Saturday afternoon in a non-traditional science classroom in uptown where educators are trying to make science fun.
Sounds of Brazil in Midtown
Brazilian guitarist João Kouyoumdjian performed at the Brazilian Endowment for the Arts in New York City on East 52nd St. Nia Phillips reports on how the young musician is breathing new life into the classics.
Runners race in Central Park despite canceled marathon
Even though New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg canceled the ING New York City Marathon just two days before it was to start, he couldn’t stop people from running.
Several hundred runners, many of whom had journeyed to New York from around the world, participated in an event called “Run Anyway 2012” that involved running four loops around the roads of Central Park.
Brazilian church embraces dual language community
Walk through the doors of the First Brazilian Baptist Church in Astoria, Queens any Sunday afternoon and everything said, heard, and read in its sanctuary will be in Portuguese.
On Friday nights, however, it feels like a different place. Most of the words spoken are in English.