NY1 VIDEO: On the March 18, 2017 edition of "The New York Times Close Up":

  • Can we afford to be New Yorkers? City Comptroller Scott Stringer may have some answers when he joins Sam Roberts to discuss this remarkable week.
  • The playwright Steven Levenson, author of the wonderfully received "Dear Evan Hansen" and "If I Forget," reports on the first time he attended a political protest. He writes about it for this Sunday's Arts and Leisure section.
  • New York Times Metro Reporter James Barron explores "The One Cent Magenta."  It's not a color swatch — it's a one-cent stamp that sold for mega millions, and the subject of his latest book.
  • We learn about a tuition-free university. We'll talk with the founder and president of University of the People, Shai Reshef.  
  • New York Times journalists Contributing Reporters Clyde Haberman and Eleanor Randolph, City Hall Bureau Reporter J. David Goodman, and Metro Reporter William Rashbaum discuss the week's lead stories.