Everyone knows New York has been the backdrop of tons of Oscar winning films. If you think you're a real NYC cinephile, prove it with our trivia game.
I jog in the morning. Forty years ago I had an experience on the streets of New York that inspired me to write a song -- my jaw dropped when I found out it had been co-opted by Occupy Wall Street.VIDEO
Some of New York's fading wall murals advertise cure-all tonics and horse carriage repairs from as far back as the 19th century. One photographer has documented these historic ads for 15 years, and sees them as an analogy for life in the big city.
In Manhattan, one in two households are occupied by singletons. Have Carrie and her "Sex and the City" girl gang taken over? Or is some other social meme at work...
In "Russian Transport," an immigrant family in Brooklyn runs into trouble when a visiting uncle engages in shady business. The playwright argues that struggling to eek out an honest life is a challenge many immigrants face.
On Valentine's Day, hear about New York City's best love stories from the ultimate story collector -- Dave Isay, the founder of StoryCorps.VIDEO
The founder of Teen Art Gallery, a project that displays works by artists between the ages of 12 and 19, talks to MetroFocus about what teenagers have to contribute to the art world — and how for some, it may be now or never.VIDEO