MetroFocus Preview: February 27

February 22, 2013 at 4:05 pm


MetroFocus reports from three New York regions four months after Sandy. NJ Today’s David Cruz explores Hoboken’s efforts to prevent flooding from future storms. Two students from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism return to the South Street Seaport’s storm-struck Paris Cafe.  Jim Paymar, host of the Long Island Business Report, talks to Randi Dresner, President of Island Harvest, a food bank and charity that feeds hundreds of thousands more people after Sandy.

Rafael Pi Roman interviews Vin Cipolla, president of The Municipal Art Society, about plans to make major changes to Manhattan’s East Midtown area. The Center for an Urban Future’s David Giles talks to Pi Roman about his year-long study, “Branches of Opportunity.”  We listen in on a panel called “Tackling Poverty,” sponsored by City Limits and the Institute for Children, Poverty & Homelessness.  The New York Times’ Samantha Stark introduces us to James Mitchell, who marries as many as 200 couples a week at the Manhattan Marriage Bureau.

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