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Theodore Roosevelt was the 33rd governor of New York. Photo by the Pach Brothers. This image is in the public domain.
Georgia Kral  |  January 4, 2012 4:00 AM | 2 Comments
As Gov. Andrew Cuomo preps for the delivery of his State of the State speech on Wednesday afternoon, MetroFocus took a look at what the Empire State governors of yesteryear had to say in their annual addresses.VIDEO
Senator Carl Kruger will discuss a possible plea deal with a judge on Tuesday. AP/Mike Groll.
Matt Draper  |  December 20, 2011 4:00 AM | Updated: Dec. 21, 2011 7:00AM | Comments
As State Sen. Carl Kruger resigned amid bribery charges, MetroFocus took a look back at New York's naughtiest pols of 2011. There was no dearth of eligible candidates...
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Georgia Kral  |  December 13, 2011 4:00 AM | Comments
In light of a new study showing that tweets about politicians are overwhelmingly negative and opinionated, MetroFocus decided to see what Twitter users had to say these days about Tri-State pols. It wasn't pretty.
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December 8, 2011 4:38 PM | 3 Comments
Gov. Andrew Cuomo's new tax plan makes cuts to the MTA's payroll tax revenues, but at whose expense?VIDEO
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Laura Nahmias for City Hall News  |  November 22, 2011 9:57 AM | 1 Comment
A majority of New York City Democrats would vote against a mayoral candidate who opposed paid sick leave and a living wage, according to a new survey to be released today. City Hall News reports.
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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
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Matt Draper  |  November 7, 2011 4:00 AM | Updated: December 5, 2011 9:48 AM | 17 Comments
Passengers love to complain about New York City's 100,000-plus taxicab and limousine drivers. But what do they say about us, the riders? MetroFocus hit the road to find out.
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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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Marina Lopes and Tom Liddy for DNAinfo  |  October 17, 2011 10:28 AM | 1 Comment
Tens of thousands of Occupy Wall Street protesters, emboldened after plans to clean their encampment at Zuccotti Park were scrapped, crammed into the Crossroads of the World after marching on banks across Manhattan Saturday amid a series of rallies across the globe. DNAinfo reports.VIDEO
Gov. Chris Christie holds a press conference in Trenton announcing he will not be running for President. (Photo courtesy of Chris Christie)
Steve Adubato for NJTV  |  October 6, 2011 2:59 PM | Comments
Candidates are always more attractive from a distance. But did you ever notice that as soon as they jump in, the media, the pundits and, of course, their political enemies begin to pick them apart and then they don’t look so good?VIDEO
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