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Jacob Riis Park on the Rockaway Peninsula, nicknamed "The People's Beach," is now a massive short dump. Photo courtesy of the DSNY.
Georgia Kral  |  November 19, 2012 3:18 PM | 1 Comment
The Army Corps of Engineers estimates 3.6 million cubic yards of debris will ultimately be carted out of NYC.VIDEO
The share of total income going to the top 1 percent in NYS and NYC rose sharply between 1980 and 2010. (2011 and 2012 projected.) Graph courtesy of the Fiscal Policy Institute.
Georgia Kral  |  November 15, 2012 4:00 AM | 4 Comments
The Fiscal Policy Institute's report shows the gap between the city's and state's rich and poor has been a trend since the 1970s.VIDEO
The New York Art Foundry studio was completely flooded after the banks of the Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn were breached by Hurricane Sandy's storm surge. MetroFocus/ Georgia Kral
Georgia Kral  |  November 14, 2012 7:05 PM | Updated: November 14, 2012 5:00 PM | Comments
Businesses are coming back to life in the areas of the city most affected by Hurricane Sandy. The city's Department of Small Business Services provides many resources. VIDEO
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November 14, 2012 7:00 PM | Comments
Post-Sandy topics include continuing efforts to bring light and heat to thousands, the power grid, and tips on how to put traumatic events in perspective for children. VIDEO
Congregation Beth Elohim sends out 10 car loads of supplies a day to areas in need. Image courtesy of Congregation Beth Elohim.
Georgia Kral  |  November 12, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments

Drawing on their member networks and organization skills, groups mobilize to aid hurricane victims and add disaster relief to their services.

At PS 29 in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn, on Tuesday morning the wait to vote exceeded two hours. Photo by Andy Hawkins.
Georgia Kral  |  November 7, 2012 3:41 PM | Comments
It was an election day like no other, shrouded under the cloud of Sandy.
In Stony Brook on Long Island, a line of about 100 students wait to cast their vote in the auditorium at Stony Brook University. Many commuter students chose to vote here to save gas, therefore giving up their say in local elections. MetroFocus/Philly Bubaris
Georgia Kral  |  November 6, 2012 12:13 PM | 1 Comment
MetroFocus provided updates from the polls, reporting on the very act of voting after a natural disaster disrupts life as we know it.
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November 6, 2012 7:00 AM | Comments
Today is Election Day. PBS member stations are contributing to this live blog -- see what's happening across the nation!
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November 4, 2012 9:20 PM | Updated: Nov. 8, 2012 11:35 AM | 4 Comments
Many in the region are struggling: here's how you can help others and get help for yourself and your family.
The line of people waiting to take the bus from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn to midtown Manhattan wrapped all the way around the new arena. MetroFocus/ Georgia Kral
Georgia Kral  |  November 2, 2012 8:20 PM | Comments
Who's on the bus to Manhattan? People who have to work and people whose journeys are worth the time it takes.
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