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Yes, It's Hot In Here: Former New York Mets Mascot AJ Mass

AJ Mass grew up walking distance from Shea Stadium, destined to be a New York Mets fan. What he didn’t expect to happen was eventually fitting into the Mr. Met suit.

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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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Denisse Moreno  |  June 25, 2014 11:44 AM | Comments
Jack Ford interviews photographer Camilo José Vergara on his book Harlem: The Unmaking of a Ghetto.VIDEO
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June 25, 2014 11:44 AM | Comments
Artist Bonnie Gale creates sculptures and structures from both living a and dead willow branches.VIDEO
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June 20, 2014 11:29 AM | Comments

On the next edition of MetroFocus: a conversation with 92nd Street Y 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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June 18, 2014 11:33 AM | Comments

On this edition of MetroFocus: New York City Public Advocate Letitia James, environmental journalist Dan Fagin on his Pulitzer Prize-winning book, Toms River: A Story of Science and Salvation, actor Christopher Plummer at the Theatre World Awards, and Kara Walker on LIVE from the NYPL.

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Denisse Moreno  |  June 18, 2014 11:32 AM | Comments

Rafael Pi Roman interviewed this year’s John Willis Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, Christopher Plummer, at the Theater World Awards in New York City.

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Marisa Wong  |  June 18, 2014 11:32 AM | Comments
As part of the New York Public Library's LIVE from the NYPL series, artist Kara Walker talks to Jad Abumrad about her latest work at the Domino Sugar Factory.VIDEO
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June 13, 2014 2:20 PM | Comments

On the next edition of MetroFocus: New York City Public Advocate Letitia James, environmental journalist Dan Fagin on his Pulitzer Prize-winning book, Toms River: A Story of Science and Salvation, actor Christopher Plummer at the Theatre World Awards, and Kara Walker on LIVE from the NYPL.

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Kirsti Itameri  |  June 11, 2014 2:33 PM | Comments

Reporter Rick Karr investigates New York City’s plan to provide free internet access across the city in an effort to bridge the digital divide.An interview with the founder and editor of AdaptNY, a project that works to foster conversation and connect local residents to decision-makers. Christie’s Huguette Clark auction and Bell Dedman’s new book on the heiress.

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Esha Ray  |  June 11, 2014 2:32 PM | Comments
Empty Mansions author and NBC News investigative reporter Bill Dedman unravels the mystery of a reclusive New York heiress with $300 million to her name.VIDEO
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