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Bridget Leahy  |  December 1, 2011 4:00 AM | Updated: Dec. 2, 2011 11:03AM | Comments

Remember when you used to try and hide your report card from your parents? We won’t name any names (fine, we will), but there are a few City Council members who might want to try it…

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Sam Lewis  |  November 18, 2011 4:00 AM | Comments
The two women hold an important place in New York's radical past, but history has skimmed over their relationship.
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Sam Lewis  |  November 9, 2011 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
The story of how two strangers conspired to save an abandoned rail in the late '90s and transform it into a vital urban park.VIDEO
“A photograph is as personal as a name, a fingerprint, a kiss. It concerns me intimately and passionately.” – Sid Grossman. "Coney Island," c. 1947, by Sid Grossman courtesy of The Jewish Museum.
Sam Lewis  |  November 3, 2011 1:35 PM | 4 Comments
A new exhibition examines the legacy of the New York Photo League. MetroFocus looked into their contentious past and influence on current art and politics. VIDEO
In this Oct. 1, 2011 photo, police make their way a crowd of protesters who were the front line on New York's Brooklyn Bridge when police began making arrests during Saturday's march by Occupy Wall Street. Protesters speaking out against corporate greed and other grievances attempted to walk over the bridge from Manhattan, resulting in the arrest of more than 700 during a tense confrontation with police. The majority of those arrested were given citations for disorderly conduct and were released, police said. AP Photo/Stephanie Keith
Laura van Straaten and Sam Lewis  |  November 2, 2011 4:00 AM | 2 Comments
As the first batch of about 900 people charged in the Occupy Wall Street mass arrests prepare for their first court appearances on Nov. 3, MetroFocus looked at what's at stake.
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Sam Lewis  |  October 28, 2011 5:51 PM | 3 Comments
Students make up a large contingent of the Occupy Wall Street encampments in New York and it's not because they're schooled in democratic theory, it's a simple bread and butter issue: the student protesters say rising tuition costs and ballooning student debt are what drove them to the streets.
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Sam Lewis  |  October 20, 2011 3:03 AM | Updated: March 1, 2012 12:38 PM | 17 Comments
Occupy protesters are calling on the Whitney Biennial to end its association with Sotheby's, the auction house that has locked out its art handlers since August.
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Sam Lewis  |  October 18, 2011 4:00 AM | 33 Comments
Displaced by urban renewal in 1951, former residents of West 99th Street make a point of reuniting every year. MetroFocus spoke to the documentary filmmaker who captured their story on film.
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Sam Lewis  |  October 13, 2011 5:11 PM | 6 Comments
MetroFocus looks at what politicians had to say when the Occupy Wall Street movement started nearly four weeks ago, and what they're saying now.VIDEO
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Sam Lewis  |  October 7, 2011 9:27 AM | 1 Comment
On the 10-year anniversary of the War in Afghanistan, MetroFocus mined the numbers for a look at how the Middle East wars have affected New York State.
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