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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.

“A photograph is as personal as a name, a fingerprint, a kiss. It concerns me intimately and passionately.” – Sid Grossman. "Coney Island," c. 1947, by Sid Grossman courtesy of The Jewish Museum.
Sam Lewis  |  November 3, 2011 1:35 PM | 4 Comments
A new exhibition examines the legacy of the New York Photo League. MetroFocus looked into their contentious past and influence on current art and politics. VIDEO
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A film about coming to New York City that I must have watched about a hundred times. VIDEO
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Jem Cohen  |  November 3, 2011 4:00 AM | Comments
Filmmaker Jem Cohen explains how the purely lyrical film he intended to make became political after his footage was confiscated by the authorities.VIDEO
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My neighborhood in Brooklyn has quirky houses from another era.
Mediterranean lamb balls are one of the many varieties of meatballs available at The Meatball Shop. Photo courtesy of Ballantine Books.
Daniel Holzman and Michael Chernow  |  November 1, 2011 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
The guys behind the incredibly popular restaurant The Meatball Shop write about their journey from 13-year-old delivery boys for a vegan restaurant in New York City to building a business out of meatballs.
New York City Marathon founder Fred Lebow. Photo courtesy of Judd Ehrlich.
Michelle Michalos  |  October 31, 2011 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
A filmmaker chronicles the life of Fred Lebow, the ambitious founder of the New York City Marathon. VIDEO
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John Farley  |  October 31, 2011 4:00 AM | 2 Comments
Temporary spaces work great for retailer and restaurants, but some of the best uses are coming from the arts community.
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Daniel T. Allen  |  October 27, 2011 1:38 PM | 2 Comments
New York's armories once served as depots, parade grounds and social clubs for National Guardsmen. Today, they host sporting events, fashion shows and art installations. VIDEO
Composite image: Flickr/Flickr4jazz, Courtesy of Smalls and Creative Commons
Christina Knight for NYC ARTS  |  October 27, 2011 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
New York City's jazz musicians offer their top recommendations for off-the-beaten path jazz venues.VIDEO
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Bridget Leahy and Sam Lewis  |  October 27, 2011 4:00 AM | Comments
An iPhone finger-painter shares his latest collection of New York City inspired images. VIDEO
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