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The Chelsea Hotel, home to artists and writers and the fodder for many gossip columns. Flickr/ WilliamNYC.
Zoe Pappas  |  January 12, 2012 4:00 AM | 3 Comments
As tenants and the landlord do battle over the Hotel Chelsea, one 17-year resident muses on its mythology.VIDEO
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Henry Alford  |  January 10, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
Are New Yorkers ruder than the rest? Read an excerpt from humor writer Henry Alford's new book on the rules of modern etiquette to find out.VIDEO
Alex Gilvarry's debut novel tells the story of Boyet Hernandez, the "Fashion Terrorist." Photo by Beowulf Sheehan
Georgia Kral  |  January 9, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments

Gilvarry’s debut book, “From the Memoirs of a Non-Enemy Combatant: A Novel,” is set in the post-9/11 New York fashion world. MetroFocus spoke to the author about why he chose Williamsburg, Brooklyn, as a setting for his novel, and about his views on the intersection of fashion and politics.

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Caroline Laskow and Ian Rosenberg  |  January 6, 2012 4:00 AM | 21 Comments
Two documentarians explore the lasting comedic and cultural legacy of the Catskills resort Kutsher's, where the likes of Sid Caesar and Jerry Seinfeld launched their careers... VIDEO
Bloomberg is predicted to tout his aggressive - and successful- public health agenda in his State of the City address. Flickr/yourdon.
Samantha Riddell  |  December 28, 2011 4:00 AM | 2 Comments
As 2011 ends and 2012 begins, MetroFocus looks back on what we've bid adieu to and what's coming our way in the new year.
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December 27, 2011 10:30 AM | Comments
Tucked away in a seedy corner of the theater district is a place I go to hear Lizst and Russian folksongs played on a white grand piano.
Jamie Scott and Daniel Madoff in Merce Cunningham's "Duets," 2011. Photo by Anna Finke.
Georgia Kral  |  December 27, 2011 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
Two years after Merce Cunningham's death, the company will take one final bow. Five-year veteran Jamie Scott shares her feelings about the end of an era. VIDEO
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Daniel T. Allen  |  December 22, 2011 4:00 AM | Comments
With nearly 3,500 projects originating in the New York City area, this region remains the epicenter of the Kickstarter trend. Jane Pauley talks to Kickstarter co-founder Yancey Strickler about why his innovative online funding platform is such a success in New York.VIDEO
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Joshua M. Bernstein  |  December 20, 2011 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
Every couple of months, I become a tour guide. I don't take foreigners to the Statue of Liberty or Times Square. That’s not my bag. I’m a journalist and a beer lover, not necessarily in that order. Thus, I lead a homebrewers tour in Brooklyn.
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Daniel T. Allen  |  December 15, 2011 4:00 AM | 2 Comments
For "Thru-Line," 44 musicians will perform the same snippet of Bach on every subway platform along the F train on Dec. 21. MetroFocus spoke with the composer and musicians making it happen.VIDEO
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