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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.

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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Daniel T. Allen  |  September 14, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
According to Ido Aharoni, Israel's Consul General in New York, Israel's economy has a lot to offer Americans.VIDEO
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Daniel T. Allen  |  September 14, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
As Jews prepare to celebrate Rosh Hashanah, some New Yorkers will launch the new year and their new lives in Israel. VIDEO
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September 13, 2012 12:02 PM | Comments
On the next MetroFocus: Gun violence, and interviews with the former NYC Parks Commissioner, Israel's Consul General and New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof.VIDEO
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Georgia Kral and Perry Santanachote for NYC-ARTS  |  September 13, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
More than just political actions are planned to mark the first year of the Occupy movement.VIDEO
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Stephan Rabimov and Alexey Timbul for DEPESHA  |  September 10, 2012 5:01 PM | Comments
The Russians are coming to New York Fashion Week, at the Lincoln Center tents, Milk Studios, Runway@Pier 57 and beyond.
Daela ensemble/Kimberly Bartosik performance. Photo by Junenoire Mitchell.
Perry Santanachote for NYC-ARTS  |  September 10, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments

New festival keeps Brooklyn artists close to new arts communities, and for a great price.

The Tribute in Light shines two beams into the night sky, which call to memory the Twin Towers. Flickr/ arijit-saha.
Georgia Kral  |  September 7, 2012 6:45 AM | 3 Comments
Visit the official 9/11 memorial, attend a performance, walk for tolerance or look up to the Tribute in Light.
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