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A Tale of Two Cities: Disco Era Bushwick in Photos

MetroFocus reporter Jenna Flanagan retraces teacher and photographer Meryl Meisler's walk from the subway to work in a formerly decimated part of the Bushwick neighborhood of Brooklyn.

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This week on MetroFocus: a proposal for NYC parks, big money for bridges, the history of Greenwich Village, sculptor Gary Weisman, and art from Superstorm Sandy.VIDEO
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Peter Max discusses his love for the universe and how he goes about creating his iconic pieces.VIDEO
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A new arts education program takes an interactive approach to teaching New York City students and children everywhere about the performing arts.VIDEO
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June 26, 2013 5:23 PM | Comments
This week on MetroFocus, we begin our interviews with the candidates for New York City mayor and preview a new PBS documentary about a Broadway classic.VIDEO
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June 21, 2013 5:19 PM | Comments
This week on MetroFocus, we begin our interviews with the candidates for New York City mayor. Democratic candidate and current city Comptroller John Liu joins Rafael Pi Roman to discuss a fair wage, stop and frisk, and why he's "the most thoroughly investigated candidate in the history of New York." VIDEO
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June 21, 2013 5:13 PM | Comments
Hosted by Sigourney Weaver, the film explores the Botanical Garden’s history and stunning plant collections.VIDEO
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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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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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