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President of the New York Public Library Discusses Past, Present and Future

Jack Ford talks to New York Public Library President and CEO Tony Marx about the past, present and future of the nation's largest library system.

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July 25, 2014 3:00 PM | Comments

On the next edition of MetroFocus: the past, present and future of Penn Station, Environmental journalist Dan Fagin discusses his Pulitzer Prize-winning book, “Toms River: A Story of Science and Salvation”, Jane Pauley on helping people over fifty reimagine their lives, and the story of a Little Free Library on Manhattan’s Lower East Side.

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Denisse Moreno  |  July 23, 2014 11:31 AM | 1 Comment

Author and photographer Christopher Payne tells the story of an uninhabited island in New York City.

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July 17, 2014 10:08 AM | 1 Comment

On this edition of metroFocus: Anthony Marx on New York’s Public Library, transportation expert Gridlock Sam, the public pensions debate, and a summer meals program that is keeping New Jersey students from hunger.

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July 2, 2014 12:10 PM | Comments

On the next edition of MetroFocus we tackle rising gun violence in New York City, an effort to stop the spread of invasive species in Lake George, a New Jersey arts district’s plan to include artists in its revitalization, and more.

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July 2, 2014 12:09 PM | Comments
NJTVNews' Arts Correspondent Maddie Orton takes us to the Valley Arts District, where keeping life affordable for the artists who revitalize the neighborhood is a main goal.VIDEO
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July 2, 2014 12:09 PM | Comments
Author Susan Cheever shares stories from her new biography of poet E.E. Cummings in an excerpt from House of Speakeasy's monthly live showcase series "Seriously Entertaining."VIDEO
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Created by Vietnamese-born Danish artist Danh Vo, the exhibit titled We the People invites viewers to reflect on the meaning of liberty from multiple perspectives, just in time for the Fourth of July.VIDEO
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June 27, 2014 4:32 PM | Comments

On the next edition of MetroFocus we tackle rising gun violence in New York City, an effort to stop the spread of invasive species in Lake George, a New Jersey arts district’s plan to include artists in its revitalization, and more.

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June 25, 2014 11:44 AM | 1 Comment

On this edition of MetroFocus: we revisit the 92nd Street Y with executive director Henry Timms, anchor and reporter Jack Ford talks to photographer Camilo Jose Vergara about his book “Harlem: The Unmaking of a Ghetto”, New Yorker cartoon editor Bob Mankoff shares stories from his memoir, and Binghamton’s WSKG has the story of artist Bonnie Gale who transforms willow tree branches into living works of art and architecture.

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