On this edition of MetroFocus: a new proposal for a parks alliance, political power in New York and New Jersey, the history of Greenwich Village, and works from an upstate sculptor.
From the pre-WWI arts scene to the birth of the gay rights movement to the recent real estate boom, Greenwich Village has been an integral part of many moments in New York City’s history.
Rafael Pi Roman talks to the author of “Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us” about food corporations and how food executives have been thinking about obesity and other health crises.
Since 1982, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden has fêted their cherry blossom collection with Sakura Matsuri, a weekend festival showcasing both traditional and contemporary Japanese culture.
You may have heard versions of the story of the O.K. Corral, but have you heard the story of the woman behind the story? Ann Kirschner, University Dean of the Macaulay Honors College, joins host Rafael Pi Roman to discuss her new book, “Lady at the O.K. Corral.”
Sonia Manzano’s novel, The Revolution of Evelyn Serrano, is a young girl’s coming of age story set in New York City’s “el Barrio” neighborhood in the late 1960s.
Author and actress Sonia Manzano speaks to MetroFocus anchor Rafael Pi Roman about her book, The Revolution of Evelyn Serrano.