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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.

Ang Lee’s 3D adaptation of “Life of Pi”  will open the festival. Photo courtesy of the NYFF.
Perry Santanachote for NYC-ARTS  |  September 25, 2012 11:25 AM | Comments
Richard Peña looks back at his 25-year tenure, high points of the NYFF and how technology has changed and challenged film.
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Anika Anand and Ken Christensen  |  September 24, 2012 2:53 PM | Comments
Preserving a lost art along the Coney Island Boardwalk.
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Perry Santanachote for NYC-ARTS  |  September 21, 2012 6:54 PM | Comments
When it premiered in 1976, the world of opera was turned on its head. Here are some of the details of this collaboration between Robert Wilson, Philip Glass and Lucinda Childs.
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
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