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Two screenshots from the Annenberg Institute for School Reform's new interactive college-readiness map show how many students in the Class of 2011 graduated college-ready in two adjacent Manhattan neighborhoods. Image courtesy of the Annenburg Institute.
Philissa Cramer for Gotham Schools  |  October 26, 2012 1:32 PM | Comments
A report says that New York City schoolchildren are prepared or not for college based on demographics.
Rafael Pi Roman MetroFocus Show
October 24, 2012 8:03 AM | Comments
Local elections and how changes in ethnic communities are being mapped. Nobel Laureate Joseph Stiglitz on income inequality. How the Arthur Ashe Institute is saving lives. VIDEO
This statue, also known as Bethesda Fountain, is on the Bethesda Terrace. The angel references a Biblical site and the Croton water system that first supplied New York City in 1842. The lily in the angel's hand represents the water's purity. 'Angel of the Waters' is the only statue that was commissioned for Central Park. Its sculptor, Emma Stebbins, was the first woman to receive a public art commission in New York City. Photo by MetroFocus.
Georgia Kral  |  October 24, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
The gift by a hedge fund manager from Queens is believed to be the largest gift ever to a public park. VIDEO
U.S. Census data shows that in New York City and Connecticut, the percentage of workers making more than $250,000 a year increased. In New York state, the number was stable, and in New Jersey, the percentage of people making over $200,000 fell.
Georgia Kral  |  October 24, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
Census figures show that in NYC, as the poor get poorer, the rich get richer. Nobel laureate Joseph Stiglitz talks about research from his book, "The Price of Inequality."VIDEO
Image courtesy Peter Moskowitz & Claudia Bracholdt
Peter Moskowitz & Claudia Bracholdt for narrative.ly  |  October 22, 2012 1:44 PM | Comments
Three immigrants seeking a highly coveted visa struggle to prove their worth to the United States.VIDEO
NYC Subways Report Card 025
Christina Knight  |  October 22, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments

An annual survey shows New Yorkers are happy, but they’re still concerned about jobs, safety, housing and costs.

MetroFocus/ Matt Chao.
Georgia Kral  |  October 22, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
The economist and intellectual Joseph Stiglitz says Occupy Wall Street fatally chose spontaneity over organization. VIDEO
Map courtesy of the Center for Urban Research.
Georgia Kral  |  October 17, 2012 12:05 PM | Comments
MetroFocus looks at the redistricting process in New York City, a politically charged process that takes place once every 10 years.
Opening night of Riverfront Stadium in Newark, N.J.: Newark Bears vs. the Lehigh Valley Diamonds, Friday, July 16, 1999. The $34 million minor league stadium, and the nearby New Jersey Performing Arts Center, were built in downtown Newark to help revitalize the city. AP/Mike Derer
NJ Today  |  October 17, 2012 11:34 AM | Comments
The betting will likely be limited to the state's casinos and four racetracks.VIDEO
Agave Kiss captures the Cicada grade III at Aqueduct in Queens. Since Gov. Andrew Cuomo has taken the reigns of the New York Racing Association, the horse racing world is anxiously awaiting the governor's decision on the sport's future. AP/New York Racing Association
Susan Arbetter for The Capitol Report  |  October 17, 2012 7:39 AM | Comments
The state takes in more money than Nevada and New Jersey, combined.VIDEO
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