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November 15, 2016 at 6:26 pm

You can’t see where you’re going unless you know where you’ve been. At least, that’s the way the Museum of the City of New York sees it in a new exhibit, “New York at Its Core.” The permanent display takes visitors through a comprehensive history of the Big Apple, from its colonial beginnings as a Dutch village to the beloved mecca of art, culture, and innovation it is today. MetroFocus’ Andrea Vasquez takes us to the first-of-its-kind exhibit before its premiere this weekend and shows us how the history of our city comes alive and helps us envision its bright future.

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November 14, 2016 at 6:29 pm

Bullying in schools is reportedly on the rise after President-elect Trump’s victory last week. Parents across the Tri-state are already raising concerns after hearing about taunting between classmates involving the campaign. Tonight we take a look at the issue with help from NBC New York, which recently investigated reports of bullying in Suffolk County, Long Island. Then we’ll be joined […]

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November 11, 2016 at 6:28 pm

Last veterans day, Metrofocus introduced you to Toba Potosky, a Brooklyn resident who has spent the last 6 years raising public interest and funds to restore a nearly forgotten treasure- a World War II memorial in his neighborhood. The Brooklyn War Memorial in Cadman Plaza Park was dedicated in 1951 as a monument to the nearly 12,000 Brooklynites who gave […]

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November 11, 2016 at 6:27 pm

According to data from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, more than 7,400 veterans took their own lives in 2014, which accounted for 18 percent of all suicides in America. That number is staggering but reveals the harsh reality that our nation’s veterans return to when they leave the battleground. Thankfully, there is someone in their corner. Dr. John Draper, […]

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November 11, 2016 at 6:26 pm

Country crooner Lee Greenwood’s 1984 flag-waving song “God Bless the USA” has stood the test of time, transcended our culture, and served as a bright beacon of hope for Americans following the attacks on 9/11. But this music legend is more than his classic patriotic tune. In fact, he’s made it his mission to bring attention to the troops who […]

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November 11, 2016 at 5:30 am

Tonight, President Obama welcomed Donald Trump to the White House this morning to begin the process of passing the presidential torch to his newly-elected successor. Last night, anti-Trump protests erupted across the country, from Los Angeles, where American flags were burned in the streets, to Chicago, where police barricades were erected to try and control the crowds. The streets of Manhattan were no exception. Thousands chanted slogans such as, “Donald Trump, go away. Racist. Sexist. Anti-gay,” as they marched from Union Square to Trump Tower. 65 New Yorkers were arrested, mostly on charges of disorderly conduct outside of Trump’s headquarters and penthouse apartment, and some burned the American flag and effigies of Donald Trump in the street. All of this comes after the Democratic candidate, Hillary Clinton, asked her supporters to give the president-elect a “chance to lead.” Tonight, we fill you in on the protesting and give updates on the many pending legal battles that are moving forward despite Trump’s win.

Next, President-Elect Donald Trump may have taken home a big win for the Republican party, which is not only poised to hold the presidency but the majority in Congress as well. While many in the GOP are excited to hold much of the nation’s power, one prominent Republican is not enthused at the thought of having Donald Trump as our Commander in Chief. Christine Todd Whitman was formerly the Governor of New Jersey and hasn’t been a fan of Trump since the beginning of his campaign. In fact, she’s gone so far as to urge her fellow Republicans to vote for Hillary Clinton. Tonight, she joins us to react to Trump’s victory and discuss how these developments may affect her party.

Then, tomorrow is Veterans Day, a U.S. holiday that commemorates the signing of the armistice between the Allied nations and Germany in 1918 and the official end of World War I. In the 98 years that have passed, we take the day to remember and thank veterans for their service to protect our beloved Land of the Free. Here in Manhattan, the New York City Veterans Day Parade pays homage to our servicemen at home and abroad and allows New Yorkers to show their respect and support every November 11th. Held and organized by the United War Veterans Council, this year’s parade is sure to be an amazing event. Tonight, we discuss the festivities with Dan McSweeney and Ryan Hegg, two members of the council who organize the parade every year.

Also, in 2010 DOC NYC began it’s inaugural year in the West Village’s IFC Center, hosting over 60 events over the course of seven days. Six years later DOC NYC has become one of, if not the largest, documentary film festivals in the country, having showcased over 200 films and events last year. This festival promises to continue the tradition as they host hundreds of new, ground-breaking films. We have an inside look at the cinematic excitement to come as DOC NYC’s Artistic Director Thom Powers gives us a preview of what’s to come.

Finally, the Hearst Tower stands as an impressive, geometric contribution to the iconic New York City skyline. The 46-story-tall steel and glass skyscraper sits atop an art deco base that was originally built in 1928 and gives a stunning picture of New York City’s past and present. The building, its construction, and its history is explored in Treasures of New York, Hearst Tower. We have a preview of this documentary with Lord Norman Foster, Pritzker Prize-winning architect, as well as the architect behind the design of the Hearst Tower, who will take us for a unique tour of the building. Also, don’t miss the full episode, which airs tonight at 8 p.m. on WLIW and Sunday November 13th at 7 p.m. on Thirteen.

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November 10, 2016 at 6:27 pm

Tomorrow is Veterans Day, a U.S. holiday that commemorates the signing of the armistice between the Allied nations and Germany in 1918 and the official end of World War I. In the 98 years that have passed, we take the day to remember and thank veterans for their service to protect our beloved Land of the Free. Here in Manhattan, the New York City Veterans Day Parade pays homage to our servicemen at home and abroad and allows New Yorkers to show their respect and support every November 11th. Held and organized by the United War Veterans Council, this year’s parade is sure to be an amazing event. Tonight, we discuss the festivities with Dan McSweeney and Ryan Hegg, two members of the council who organize the parade every year.

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November 10, 2016 at 6:27 pm

In 2010 DOC NYC began it’s inaugural year in the West Village’s IFC Center, hosting over 60 events over the course of seven days. Six years later DOC NYC has become one of, if not the largest, documentary film festivals in the country, having showcased over 200 films and events last year. This festival promises to continue the tradition as they host hundreds of new, ground-breaking films. We have an inside look at the cinematic excitement to come as DOC NYC’s Artistic Director Thom Powers gives us a preview of what’s to come.

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November 10, 2016 at 6:26 pm

The Hearst Tower stands as an impressive, geometric contribution to the iconic New York City skyline. The 46-story-tall steel and glass skyscraper sits atop an art deco base that was originally built in 1928 and gives a stunning picture of New York City’s past and present. The building, its construction, and its history is explored in Treasures of New York, Hearst Tower. We have a preview of this documentary with Lord Norman Foster, Pritzker Prize-winning architect, as well as the architect behind the design of the Hearst Tower, who will take us for a unique tour of the building. Also, don’t miss the full episode, which airs tonight at 8 p.m. on WLIW and Sunday November 13th at 7 p.m. on Thirteen.

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