Full Episode: Neighborhood Parks Alliance, Politics in NJ/NY, The Village

June 12, 2013 at 3:13 pm

On this edition of MetroFocus hear how a new approach to help struggling city parks would connect big money to some of the smallest budgets. New York State Senator Daniel Squadron joins host Rafael Pi Roman to explain his proposed Neighborhood Parks Alliance.

Political power is shifting on both sides of the Hudson River. Alfred Doblin, editorial page editor of The Record sorts out special elections in New Jersey, a crowded field of candidates for mayor in New York City, and more talk of scandal in Albany.

A look at preserving New York’s architectural and cultural landmarks at an event honoring jazz legend Miles Davis and his former home on Manhattan’s Upper West Side.

What makes Greenwich Village, the Village? Author John Strausbaugh takes us through the history he chronicled in his new book, The Village–400 Years Of Beats And Bohemians, Radicals And Rogues—A History Of Greenwich Village.

And meet upstate New York artist Gary Weisman. Binghamton station WSKG profiles Weisman at work in his studio and foundry where his bronze sculptures come to life.

 

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