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David Cruz for NJ Today  |  November 16, 2012 10:47 AM | Comments
After Hurricane Sandy, FEMA and the Small Business Administration don’t always fill the gap left by insurance coverage.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
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November 14, 2012 3:33 PM | Comments
This edition of MetroFocus explores storm-related topics, from the continuing efforts to bring light and heat to thousands, to tips on how to put traumatizing events in perspective for children.VIDEO
The Verizon building at 140 West Street in Lower Manhattan. Photo by Brian Goldberg.
Brian Goldberg  |  November 14, 2012 1:39 PM | Comments
Nearly a third of office space in Lower Manhattan is shuttered after Sandy. Small trading firms had many steps to climb to get their business online again.
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November 13, 2012 12:00 AM | 6 Comments
A look at wealth and questions of disparity with economist Diana Furchtgott-Roth, former New York Times economics columnist Jeff Madrick, and historian Kenneth Jackson. VIDEO
Long Beach, Long Island. Photo courtesy Long Island Business Report.
Jim Paymar for Long Island Business Report  |  November 8, 2012 8:34 PM | 3 Comments
Long Island Business Report anchor Jim Paymar visits Long Beach, Long Island, where Hurricane Sandy wiped out power and homes. VIDEO
The National Guard delivered cases of food and water to a distribution site at Surf Avenue and W. 25th Street in Coney Island, Brooklyn.
Doug Turetsky for the IBO  |  November 8, 2012 12:16 PM | Comments
While Hurricane Sandy shares the climatic origins of Irene, the extent of the physical devastation is more akin to 9/11.
Truck on Broad Street during Hurricane Sandy recovery. MetroFocus/Christina Knight
Christina Knight  |  November 5, 2012 6:45 PM | 1 Comment
Pick-up trucks, vans, Verizon vehicles, pumps and industrial dehumidifiers create a whirring buzz during recovery efforts.VIDEO
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Beth Garbitelli  |  November 5, 2012 5:14 PM | Comments
The storm is over, but related disasters are still raining down on East Rockaway.
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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