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Yes, It's Hot In Here: Former New York Mets Mascot AJ Mass

AJ Mass grew up walking distance from Shea Stadium, destined to be a New York Mets fan. What he didn’t expect to happen was eventually fitting into the Mr. Met suit.

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Stephen Farrell, The New York Times  |  November 13, 2014 12:16 PM | 2 Comments

New York’s tallest residential building, 432 Park Avenue, has reached its full height of 1,396 feet. It opens next year and the penthouse views, in all directions, are spectacular.

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November 10, 2014 5:35 PM | Comments

NewsHour Weekend investigates whether soccer is too dangerous for kids, toys that teach kids to code, Maria Hinojosa on changing American demographics and New York’s newly-crowned tallest residential building.

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October 23, 2014 11:19 AM | Comments

A heroin epidemic on Staten Island, how New York City’s billion gallons of water a day get here, Manhattan’s transformation from “Garden of Eden” to sprawling metropolis and Sesame Street at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts.

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October 23, 2014 11:18 AM | Comments

MetroFocus visits The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts’ exhibit celebrating Sesame Street’s 45th anniversary.

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October 20, 2014 12:50 PM | Comments

A heroin epidemic on Staten Island, how New York City’s billion gallons of water a day get here, Manhattan’s transformation from “Garden of Eden” to sprawling metropolis and Sesame Street at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts.

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October 16, 2014 2:22 PM | Comments

The New York Times’ Living City video series continues with a look at steam energy, Dr. Ruth discusses her ongoing work and career, director Neil Barsky on his documentary Koch and photographer Meryl Meisler explores disco era Bushwick.

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Kirsti Itameri  |  October 16, 2014 2:22 PM | Comments
MetroFocus host Rafael Pi Roman talked to Dr. Ruth in advance of the first Richard D. Heffner Open Mind Lecture in Communications and Human Values at Rutgers University, which she will deliver on October 22.VIDEO
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October 16, 2014 2:21 PM | Comments
New York City mayors tend to get a lot of attention beyond the city limits, but perhaps no mayor managed to dominate the national and international stage as ed Koch did during his 12 tumultuous years in office.VIDEO
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Kirsti Itameri  |  October 16, 2014 2:21 PM | 2 Comments
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.VIDEO
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October 10, 2014 3:24 PM | Comments

The New York Times’ Living City video series continues with a look at steam energy, Dr. Ruth discusses her ongoing work and career, director Neil Barsky on his documentary Koch and photographer Meryl Meisler explores disco era Bushwick.

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