On this episode of MetroFocus: NYC's hospitals rebuild and fortify after Sandy, maritime forests in Bradley Beach, NJ, a look at what's on the NY ballot, an interview with former mayor David Dinkins, and the story of a cheerleading squad that will inspire you.VIDEO
This edition of MetroFocus features an in-depth interview with mayoral candidate Joe Lhota. Reporter Rick Karr visits communities in the Rockaways where rebuilding is still underway. The New Yorker's George Packer joins Pi Roman to talk about his new book. And NJ Today’s Lauren Wanko shows us why “agri-tourism” is a significant source of income for farmers in NJ.VIDEO
Pumpkin picking, hay rides, farm animals and games are big business in the Garden State, providing more than $60 million a year in revenue for farmers and an additional $33 million in revenue for surrounding communities.VIDEO
MetroFocus is made possible by James and Merryl Tisch, the Ford Foundation, Cheryl and Philip Milstein Family, Charlotte and David Ackert, Jody and John Arnhold, Betty and John Levin, and the Dr. Robert C. and Tina Sohn Foundation. Corporate funding is provided by Mutual of America.