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.
Reporter Rick Karr introduces us to 86 year-old Larry Stanton, who says he didn’t need a college diploma when he started in the business just after World War II because making gloves was in his genes.
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
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.
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
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
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
The creator of the Village's annual boombox parade, "Unsilent Night," reflects on how the piece came to be as the project celebrates its 20th holiday season.VIDEO