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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's office says there's no connection between a $2 million contribution from the Gaming Association and his casino plan. The plan itself has hit major snags. AP/Hans Pennink
John Farley  |  March 15, 2012 8:21 AM | Updated: March 15, 2012 1:20 PM | 28 Comments
An abridged version of the long and complex 2011-2012 New York redistricting story could read, "quite a mess." But it could be messier.
Dharun Ravi listens to testimony during  Ravi's trial at the Middlesex County Courthouse in New Brunswick, March 12, 2012. Ravi, 20, is accused of using a webcam for the central crime, then using Twitter, instant messages and texts to tell friends about it. He's charged with 15 criminal counts, including bias intimidation and invasion of privacy. His roommate, Tyler Clementi, committed suicide in September 2010, just days after the alleged spying. AP/The Star-Ledger, John O'Boyle, Pool
John Farley  |  March 14, 2012 4:00 AM | Updated: March 21, 2012 3:39 PM | 2 Comments
A nation learns from a landmark case on privacy, technology and bias intimidation.VIDEO
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Richard Zacks  |  March 5, 2012 4:00 AM | 2 Comments
In 1895, Theodore Roosevelt was appointed NYC police commissioner, and set off to clean up the decidedly sin-loving town. But sin wasn't going down without a fight.
A contractor closes a valve at a fracking facility in Claysville, P.A. Recent studies on the impact of fracking on human health have offered mixed results, but two Congressmembers have asked the EPA to examine the most recent report out of Colorado. AP/Keith Srakocic
John Farley  |  February 29, 2012 4:00 AM | 6 Comments
Two court rulings upheld local bans on hydraulic fracking in New York State. MetroFocus looks at which towns might be next in the ongoing judicial battle.
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Daniel T. Allen  |  February 9, 2012 4:00 AM | 4 Comments
Watch out Spike Lee -- the young directors featured in the New Voices in Black Cinema festival bring tales of love, loss and hope back to Brooklyn.VIDEO
Bronx criminal defense lawyer Elliot Shapiro write songs inspired by his 42-year legal career. Photo courtesy of Elliot Shapiro.
George Bodarky  |  February 6, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
A lot of songs have been written over the years about work, from Dolly Parton's "9 to 5" to Rose Royce's "Car Wash." Elliot Shapiro works in a field that does not exactly lend itself to song -- he's a criminal defense lawyer in the Bronx -- but that sure hasn't stopped him. VIDEO
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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John Farley  |  January 31, 2012 4:00 AM | 37 Comments
For 72 weeks, two NYC graffiti artists curated one of the best art exhibits in recent years that no one will ever see.
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Daniel T. Allen  |  January 26, 2012 4:00 AM | 35 Comments

After another bout of anti-Semitic incidents in the Tri-State area, an encounter with a white supremacist made MetroFocus’ Dan Allen realize just how common intolerance can be.

Brad, Burnham, a partner at Union Square Ventures, opposes the Stop Online Piracy Act for a multitude of reasons. On Jan. 18, Burnham will give Congress a piece of his mind. Flickr/Esthr
Brad Burnham  |  January 13, 2012 4:00 AM | Updated: Jan. 18, 2011 7:30AM | 10 Comments
A co-founder of one of New York City's largest tech venture capital firms explains why he's testifying that the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) will be bad for NYC tech.
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