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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.

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June 18, 2014 11:33 AM | Comments

On this edition of MetroFocus: New York City Public Advocate Letitia James, environmental journalist Dan Fagin on his Pulitzer Prize-winning book, Toms River: A Story of Science and Salvation, actor Christopher Plummer at the Theatre World Awards, and Kara Walker on LIVE from the NYPL.

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Denisse Moreno  |  June 18, 2014 11:32 AM | Comments

Rafael Pi Roman interviewed this year’s John Willis Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, Christopher Plummer, at the Theater World Awards in New York City.

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Marisa Wong  |  June 18, 2014 11:32 AM | Comments
As part of the New York Public Library's LIVE from the NYPL series, artist Kara Walker talks to Jad Abumrad about her latest work at the Domino Sugar Factory.VIDEO
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June 13, 2014 2:20 PM | Comments

On the next edition of MetroFocus: New York City Public Advocate Letitia James, environmental journalist Dan Fagin on his Pulitzer Prize-winning book, Toms River: A Story of Science and Salvation, actor Christopher Plummer at the Theatre World Awards, and Kara Walker on LIVE from the NYPL.

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Kirsti Itameri  |  June 11, 2014 2:33 PM | Comments

Reporter Rick Karr investigates New York City’s plan to provide free internet access across the city in an effort to bridge the digital divide.An interview with the founder and editor of AdaptNY, a project that works to foster conversation and connect local residents to decision-makers. Christie’s Huguette Clark auction and Bell Dedman’s new book on the heiress.

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Esha Ray  |  June 11, 2014 2:32 PM | Comments
Empty Mansions author and NBC News investigative reporter Bill Dedman unravels the mystery of a reclusive New York heiress with $300 million to her name.VIDEO
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June 6, 2014 4:09 PM | 1 Comment

Reporter Rick Karr investigates New York City’s plan to provide free internet access across the city in an effort to bridge the digital divide.An interview with the founder and editor of AdaptNY, a project that works to foster conversation and connect local residents to decision-makers. Christie’s Huguette Clark auction and Bell Dedman’s new book on the heiress.

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May 28, 2014 12:21 PM | Comments

On this edition of MetroFocus, Albany Public TV’s Innovation Trail reporter Jenna Flanagan travels to the Finger Lakes where this past winter’s “Polar Vortex” took a harsh toll on the region’s wineries. The federal government declared 19 counties in upstate New [...]

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Kirsti Itameri  |  May 28, 2014 12:20 PM | Comments

New Yorker cartoonist Bob Mankoff on his new memoir and history of the magazine’s cartoons called How About Never? Is Never Good For You? My Life in Cartoons.

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May 28, 2014 12:19 PM | Comments
28-year-old Nigel Dunkley has struggled for years with stuttering and pronunciation. But eight years ago, he found a solution in ventriloquism.VIDEO
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