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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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Perry Santanchote for NYC-ARTS  |  September 7, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
On the anniversary of 9/11, more than 100 dancers perform a moving tribute in a free outdoor event at Lincoln Center.
The journalist Norman Oder has been chronicling the story of the Atlantic Yards development on his watchdog blog Atlantic Yards Report for more than five years. Photo by Jonathan Barkey.
Georgia Kral  |  September 6, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
The Barclays Center opens Sept. 28. Is it according to plan and what happens next?VIDEO
Documentary filmmaker Rory Kennedy turned her lens on her famous mother, Ethel Kennedy, the widow of Robert F. Kennedy. Photo courtesy of Rory Kennedy.
Bob Feinberg  |  September 5, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
Rory Kennedy's latest documentary, "Ethel," reveals the woman that supported Robert F. Kennedy during his remarkable career.
Professor and flutist Bärli Nugent discusses Juilliard's opening ceremonies for the 2012-13 school year with graduate and choreographer. Photo courtesy of Evan Leatherwood.
Evan Leatherwood  |  September 5, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
Even the talented graduates of an elite performing arts school need business skills to practice their art.
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Christina Knight  |  August 30, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
Business has skyrocketed at Modell's Sporting Goods, located just across the street from where the Nets will play.
Deb Goldstein. "This is shot in what was once my brother's apartment. Now, 'Center Court' of the 'Barclay's Arena'". Photo by Michael Galinsky.
Toby Milstein  |  August 30, 2012 4:00 AM | 2 Comments
Deb Goldstein designed the t-shirt "I'm still calling it Atlantic Av - Pacific St."
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Christina Knight  |  August 30, 2012 4:00 AM | 15 Comments
Before even more Brooklyn Nets T-shirts and caps hit the streets, MetroFocus takes a look at how people are wearing their Brooklyn pride.
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Toby Milstein  |  August 22, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
"On My Block" invites New Yorkers to form teams with their neighbors to create one- to five-minute films using their block as a setting.
The all black NYC by way of D.C. band, Bad Brains, fused hardcore with reggae in the 1980s, helping pave the way for the afro-punk movement. Photo courtesy of Midnight Raver
John Farley  |  August 20, 2012 4:00 AM | 4 Comments
From black punks to Erykah Badu to skateboarding, the term "Afro-Punk" and the festival that celebrates it continues to evolve.VIDEO
On Aug. 6, Mayor Bloomberg and Park Commissioner Adrian Benepe opened the renovated Rockaway Park in Queens. Photo courtesy of the mayor's office
John Farley  |  August 15, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
The wealth or poverty of a neighborhood is not the determining factor in how nice or well maintained a city park is.
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