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Sam Lewis  |  October 4, 2011 4:00 AM | Comments
Students at International High School hail from 45 countries. A journalist who spent a year with them shares her experience.
Rosario Lucero, center, stands near the site where her son Marcelo Lucero was stabbed to death in 2008, in Patchogue, N.Y., Monday, April 19, 2010, after his killer, Jeffrey Conroy, was convicted of manslaughter as a hate crime but acquitted of murder. At left is Lucero's brother Joselo Lucero, and at right is sister Isabel Lucero. The family went to the site of the incident after they left the Suffolk County courthouse Monday. AP Photo/Craig Ruttle
Sam Lewis  |  September 21, 2011 2:39 PM | Updated: Nov. 8, 2011 1:00 PM | 4 Comments
Three years ago, the racially charged killing of an Ecuadorian immigrant on Long Island made national headlines. MetroFocus looks at where the players involved are today.VIDEO
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Sam Lewis  |  September 16, 2011 6:00 AM | 4 Comments
To mark a new 50th anniversary edition of "The Death and Life of Great American Cities," MetroFocus looked at who's shaping NYC today through the lens of the late activist and writer.VIDEO
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Sam Lewis  |  September 9, 2011 9:39 AM | 1 Comment
MetroFocus asked our readers to respond to this question: Is there an image, place or object that instantly brings back your experience on or after 9/11?
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Sam Lewis  |  September 9, 2011 6:00 AM | 1 Comment
Leading up to the 10th anniversary of Sept. 11, MetroFocus spent several days exploring the streets around the World Trade Center site. We wanted to see how the events of that day still shape people’s daily experiences.
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Sam Lewis  |  August 30, 2011 3:24 PM | Updated: August 30 4:29 PM | 6 Comments
Here's what residents of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut can do to make sure they receive fair treatment from their insurer.
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Sam Lewis  |  August 27, 2011 8:00 PM | Comments
On Saturday afternoon, some residents in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, stocked up on batteries and water, while others strolled along the pier or guzzled beer at local bars.
It has been a tumultuous year for education stakeholders -- resources are tight, inequality persists and hundreds of school employees are out of a job. City Hall News and Gotham school hosted a panel discussion with politicians and leaders in the field to discuss
Sam Lewis  |  August 25, 2011 7:59 PM | Comments
It has been a tumultuous year for education stakeholders -- resources are tight and inequality persists. How will last year's battles play out in the fall?VIDEO
City Councilmember Melissa Mark-Viverito, a leading sponsor of a bill to limit the city's cooperation with federal immigration officials, spoke at a rally before the measure was introduced on Wednesday. Jane C. Timm/Gotham Gazette
Jane C. Timm for Gotham Gazette  |  August 22, 2011 10:14 AM | Comments
A majority of City Council members has moved to take on the Obama administration and current city policy in an effort to reduce the threat of deportation for some of New York's undocumented residents.
After 20 years, the city has determined that the site of the Bronx New School in Bedford Park is contaminated and so has shut the building. Other schools on leased property remain open and could pose a danger to the health of their students and staff. Photo courtesy of Gotham Gazette
Melissa Checker for Gotham Gazette  |  August 17, 2011 9:48 AM | 2 Comments
As the city shuts Bronx New School after finding contamination there, other schools on leased property remain open and could pose a danger to the health of their students and staff. Gotham Gazette reports.
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