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Georgia Kral

A chipper makes a Christmas tree into mulch, giving it a second life. Flickr/Flatbush Gardener.
Georgia Kral  |  December 26, 2011 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
Don't throw that Christmas tree to the curb -- recycle it! Check out your Tri-State options for tree recycling, including New York City's 16th annual MulchFest.VIDEO
Emergency text message alerts were received across the city today. MetroFocus/ Georgia Kral
Georgia Kral  |  December 15, 2011 2:47 PM | Comments
Wireless customers across New York City received emergency alert texts Thursday during a FEMA alert system test. The whole country will be wired for the alerts by April.
Haimson expects Bloomberg to discuss the success of charter schools citywide. Pictured here are students at a Lincoln Center Institute led charter high school. Photo courtesy of New Visions for Public Schools.
Georgia Kral  |  December 14, 2011 4:00 AM | 2 Comments
Arts organizations around the city are getting into the education biz. Lincoln Center jumped in with two schools this fall -- guess who else is playing in the schoolyard?
subway trash 132
Gene Russianoff  |  December 13, 2011 11:04 AM | Comments
The NYPIRG Straphangers Campaign released its list on Tuesday of the top 10 best and top 10 worst New York City public transit events in 2011.
Photo courtesy of Twitter.com
Georgia Kral  |  December 13, 2011 4:00 AM | Comments
In light of a new study showing that tweets about politicians are overwhelmingly negative and opinionated, MetroFocus decided to see what Twitter users had to say these days about Tri-State pols. It wasn't pretty.
dumpster pools
Georgia Kral  |  December 12, 2011 4:00 AM | 2 Comments
The four City Council members involved give MetroFocus an update on the project's progress, including their picks for the quirkiest and boldest ideas proposed to date.
"Just Do It: A Tale of Modern Day Outlaws"
Georgia Kral  |  December 7, 2011 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
The “Films for the Occupation” series will screen at venues across New York City beginning Dec. 13. VIDEO
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