Full Episode Sept. 12: Election analysis, NYC after Bloomberg, Georgia O’Keeffe at Lake George, drawing every building in NY

September 11, 2013 7:48 PMvideo

This edition of MetroFocus features a wrap up and analysis of round one in the New York City race for mayor.  Political reporters and editors from The New York Times, City & State and City Limits join host Rafael Pi Roman to discuss the primary vote and what’s next.

On the twelfth anniversary of 9-11, the PBS program NOVA takes us inside the new 104-story tower at the World Trade Center site and the adjoining 9-11 museum, in an excerpt from the new documentary Ground Zero Supertower.

Since 2001, New York City’s architecture and development changed dramatically during Mayor Bloomberg’s three terms in office.  Pi Roman talks with New York Magazine architecture critic and Pulitzer prize-winner Justin Davidson about the city’s landscape “after Bloomberg.”

The summer season at Lake George is winding down but there is one more weekend to see the exhibit Modern Nature: Georgia O’Keeffe and Lake George at The Hyde Collection in Glens Falls, NY. If you can’t make it, Mountain Lake PBS reporter Thom Hallock shows you the first-of-its-kind exhibit.

This month also marks the debut of the PBS landmark documentary series Latino Americans starting September 17.   In an excerpt and extra from a companion program, Latino Americans of NY & NJ, set to air on Thirteen immediately after the national program on September 17, we meet the Serrano sisters, boxers from Bushwick, and their coach.

And can one person draw all the buildings in New York? We have a whimsical look at a young artist and author who sees more than bricks and mortar as he draws his way through the boroughs.

Watch the individual MetroFocus segments below and stay up to date on MetroFocus news from the New York region on Twitter.

New York Times columnist Michael Powell, editor-in-chief of City & State Morgan Pehme, and editor-in-chief of City Limits Jarrett Murphy join host Rafael Pi Roman to discuss the primary vote and what’s next.
MetroFocus talks to New York Magazine architecture critic Justin Davidson about his article on Mayor Bloomberg's concrete legacy.
Latino Americans of NY & NJ, a local tie-in program to PBS’s national documentary series “Latino Americans,” highlights the history, culture and influence that this large community has had in the metro region.
Engineers race to complete 1 World Trade Center as they grapple with the final challenges.
Works by celebrated American painter Georgia O’Keeffe that she painted during summers she spent in the Adirondacks are showcased in a rare exhibit at the Hyde Collection Art Museum in Glens Falls.
Illustrator James Gulliver Hancock hails from Australia, but he's made it his mission to draw every building in New York City.

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