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City & State  |  February 24, 2012 10:07 AM | Comments
Elected officials had a holiday this week, but there are always winners and losers. One of New York's biggest religious leaders got a promotion and the investigation into NYPD spying continues.
Photo courtesy of Milk Not Jails.
Brenden Beck  |  February 24, 2012 4:00 AM | 2 Comments
With fewer people incarcerated upstate and New York’s farms showing signs of a resurgence, dairy is an economic alternative to the prison industry.VIDEO
The East River Ferry has been in operation since June, 2011. Average daily ridership has dropped 50 percent. Photo courtesy of NY Waterway’s East River Ferry.
Georgia Kral  |  February 23, 2012 4:00 AM | 4 Comments
MetroFocus spoke to the operator of the ferries about what's being floated for riders...Can we expect a tasty post-work cocktail on our commute home?
Public Advocate Bill De Blasio speaking at a protest against public transit in 2010. He is a winner because. Flickr/Digi Art 2011_Jason.Kuffer
City & State  |  February 17, 2012 9:42 AM | 2 Comments
Public Advocate Bill de Blasio helped score a win for 9/11 responders who suffered from cancer and the New York Times revealed unsavory details of Congressman Michael Grimm's past.
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Daniel T. Allen  |  February 17, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
In Manhattan, one in two households are occupied by singletons. Have Carrie and her "Sex and the City" girl gang taken over? Or is some other social meme at work...
Stephen Ritz, who teaches in the South Bronx, has transformed the lives of his students with the "edible wall" of produce he built in his classroom. Photo courtesy of Green Bronx Machine.
Stephen Ritz  |  February 16, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
A South Bronx high school teacher explains how building an "edible wall" of produce transformed his students from "super-sized and under-credited" to healthy graduates.VIDEO
Janette Sadik-Khan Shares, Department of Transportation Comissioner. Photo/Creative Commons
Georgia Kral  |  February 10, 2012 4:00 AM | 5 Comments
NYC is fast becoming a tech-centric metropolis, with city agencies as well as the private sector getting in on the game. The DOT leads the way...
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Sasha Chavkin for New York World  |  February 7, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
The redistricting maps for the New York State Legislature have been called "the most gerrymandered" in recent New York history. How exactly do districts get gerrymandered, and where is it happening?
Julie Geary scoops ice cream 50-60 hours a week for $7.25 an hour at Holey Cream in Hell's Kitchen. MetroFocus/ Georgia Kral
Georgia Kral  |  February 6, 2012 4:00 AM | 17 Comments
Who makes minimum wage? The coffee guy? Your buddy at the gym? MetroFocus recently spent a day talking to New Yorkers about the proposed wage increase.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo has not taken a position at the state version of the DREAM Act. He has said he supports the federal version. AP/Evan Agostini.
City & State  |  February 3, 2012 10:27 AM | 1 Comment
As the redistricting charade continued, the race to replace south Brooklyn's Carl Kruger got a little "racy" and Professor Cuomo continued to give lessons in "Expanding Executive Powers 101."
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