TONIGHT ON METROFOCUS

January 25, 2018 at 5:30 am

New York City Housing Authority’s number two official resigns as the embattled chairwomen of the agency is reportedly found to have lied during her sworn testimony about lead paint inspections before City Council. What are the consequences? Councilman Ritchie Torres, who presided over the questioning, is here to shed light on the subject and tell us about his new role investigating the operations of city agencies. We examine how to stop real-world violence that starts on social media with the president of the Citizens Crime Commission of New York City, Richard Aborn. “The Man with the Sawed-Off Leg and Other Tales of a New York City Block” provides an intimate look at the stories behind, and inside, seven buildings located on one Upper West Side block. Author Daniel Wakin is here to share the details on his new book that explores New York City history during the first 50 years of the 20th Century. Meet David Gerena, the street art pioneer whose story began on New York City’s subways.

Aired on January 24, 2018.