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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.

"Gil Hodges," by By Tom Clavin and Danny Peary. Published by NAL/Penguin, August 2012
By Tom Clavin and Danny Peary  |  October 26, 2012 4:00 AM | 11 Comments
In the Met’s 50th anniversary year, Hodges' fans remain incredulous that baseball hasn't given the first baseman its top honor.
Ruth Browne, CEO of Arthur Ashe Institute
October 24, 2012 3:50 PM | Comments
Browne is the architect of many programs that bring preventive health measures to underserved communities in New York and elsewhere.VIDEO
Rafael Pi Roman MetroFocus Show
October 24, 2012 8:03 AM | Comments
Local elections and how changes in ethnic communities are being mapped. Nobel Laureate Joseph Stiglitz on income inequality. How the Arthur Ashe Institute is saving lives. VIDEO
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October 24, 2012 8:03 AM | Comments
From Babe Ruth to Derek Jeter, historian Marty Appel talks about the "Pinstripe Empire."VIDEO
This statue, also known as Bethesda Fountain, is on the Bethesda Terrace. The angel references a Biblical site and the Croton water system that first supplied New York City in 1842. The lily in the angel's hand represents the water's purity. 'Angel of the Waters' is the only statue that was commissioned for Central Park. Its sculptor, Emma Stebbins, was the first woman to receive a public art commission in New York City. Photo by MetroFocus.
Georgia Kral  |  October 24, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
The gift by a hedge fund manager from Queens is believed to be the largest gift ever to a public park. VIDEO
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Bijan Rezvani  |  October 23, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
Mollenkopf discusses how the city's changing demographics will affect local politics.VIDEO
Image courtesy Peter Moskowitz & Claudia Bracholdt
Peter Moskowitz & Claudia Bracholdt for narrative.ly  |  October 22, 2012 1:44 PM | Comments
Three immigrants seeking a highly coveted visa struggle to prove their worth to the United States.VIDEO
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Christina Knight  |  October 22, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments

An annual survey shows New Yorkers are happy, but they’re still concerned about jobs, safety, housing and costs.

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Philly Bubaris  |  October 19, 2012 4:00 PM | Comments
Master carver Ray Villafane and his team will transform the world's largest pumpkins into a Halloween zombie display at The New York Botanical Garden.
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Michelle Michalos  |  October 19, 2012 12:44 PM | Comments
A wealthy brewery owner purchased a second class team in 1915 and by 1939, the Yankees had eight World Championships.VIDEO
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