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Media and Race Relations After Ferguson

NYU Steinhardt associate professor Charlton McIlwain discusses race relations and the role of the media during coverage of the shooting of Michael Brown in Missouri.

The 70-foot column that supports the statue of Columbus ends here in a coffee table that offers magazine and books to visitors. Photo by Perry Santanachote.
Perry Santanachote for NYC-ARTS  |  September 20, 2012 5:22 PM | 1 Comment
The explorer welcomes visitors to his living room high above Columbus Circle, brought to NYC by the artist Tatzu Nishi and Public Art Fund.
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September 19, 2012 5:30 PM | Comments
National and local gun politics, and interviews with the former NYC Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe, Israel's Consul General and journalists Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn.VIDEO
Students at the IRC Refugee Summer Academy in 2012. Photo by Mirza Bhuiyan, courtesy of IRC.
Philly Bubaris  |  September 19, 2012 4:58 PM | Comments
A New York Times video profile of the Refugee Youth Summer Academy and a Q&A with its education advisor on what happens next for school-age immigrants.VIDEO
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September 19, 2012 2:35 PM | Comments

In an interview with MetroFocus, the husband and wife team share what motivated them to take on the difficult subject of violence against women and girls.

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September 19, 2012 1:27 PM | Comments
The Consul General joins MetroFocus host Rafael Pi Roman for an interview on cultivating ties between New York and Israel. VIDEO
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Christina Knight  |  September 19, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
Poets, angels and a rescue dog are some of those that have been deemed worthy of remembrance in Central Park.VIDEO
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Christina Knight  |  September 19, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
Find out about some of the secrets buried deep in Central Park, from Adrian Benepe, the former NYC Parks and Recreation Commissioner.VIDEO
Last year at the Brooklyn Book Festival, a newspaper was available with the schedule of events. This year, there will be an app for your smart phone. Photo courtesy of the Brooklyn Book Festival.
Georgia Kral  |  September 17, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
In its seventh year, festival adds more days of panels and readings and a new app to keep track of them.VIDEO
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Adrian Benepe  |  September 17, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
Adrian Benepe recounts his 30-plus year career working in city parks in the book "Central Park: An Anthology" and in his interview on MetroFocus.VIDEO
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Daniel T. Allen  |  September 14, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments

The Nayowitz family, who immigrated to Israel from Manhattan in July 2012, uses Facebook to share their journey with friends and family in the U.S.

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