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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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June 19, 2013 2:54 PM | Comments
On the occasion of the 50th anniversary year of Dr. Martin Luther King’s “I Have A Dream” speech, MetroFocus examines the story behind the letter King wrote from a jail cell in Birmingham, Alabama a few months before the famous speech.VIDEO
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Nyier Abdou, The Star-Ledger  |  June 19, 2013 2:53 PM | Comments
Eight years after they met in the frames department of the IKEA store in Elizabeth, Berkeley "Rashid" Smith, of Newark, and his bride, Shirley Stewart, were married at the same spot, before a small party of family and friends. VIDEO
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June 19, 2013 2:53 PM | Comments
Rebuilding NYC after Sandy, no swimming at NJ beaches, new book on MLK, IKEA wedding vows.VIDEO
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June 19, 2013 2:52 PM | Comments
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June 17, 2013 3:24 PM | Comments
On this week's Listening In segment, we take you to Macaulay Honors College where a film screening panel examines the portrayal of women in comics and pop culture through history.VIDEO
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Martha Yuan Tao  |  June 12, 2013 3:17 PM | Comments
Students from Harlem School of the Arts Advanced Jazz Combo perform at an event honoring jazz legend Miles Davis and his former home on Manhattan’s Upper West Side.VIDEO
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Martha Yuan Tao  |  June 12, 2013 3:14 PM | Comments
For more than 15 years, the Historic Landmarks Preservation Center (HLPC) has recognized New Yorkers’ contributions to the arts, sciences, the law, business, education, sports and politics through its Cultural Medallion Program.VIDEO
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June 12, 2013 3:13 PM | Comments
Web Extra: The Village author John Strausbaugh talks about his connection to Greenwich Village and his favorite local character.VIDEO
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June 12, 2013 3:13 PM | Comments
On this edition of MetroFocus: a new proposal for a parks alliance, political power in New York and New Jersey, the history of Greenwich Village, and works from an upstate sculptor.VIDEO
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June 12, 2013 3:13 PM | Comments
From the pre-WWI arts scene to the birth of the gay rights movement to the recent real estate boom, Greenwich Village has been an integral part of many moments in New York City's history. VIDEO
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