Economy

Did High Fees and Poor Performance Cost NYC’s Pensions $2.5 Billion?

According to a report issued by the New York City comptroller's office in April, Wall Street money managers cost the city's public pension system $2.5 billion in "lost value" over the past ten years.

Rafael Pi Roman MetroFocus Show
September 19, 2012 5:30 PM | Comments
National and local gun politics, and interviews with the former NYC Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe, Israel's Consul General and journalists Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn.VIDEO
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September 19, 2012 2:35 PM | Comments

In an interview with MetroFocus, the husband and wife team share what motivated them to take on the difficult subject of violence against women and girls.

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September 19, 2012 1:27 PM | Comments
The Consul General joins MetroFocus host Rafael Pi Roman for an interview on cultivating ties between New York and Israel. VIDEO
Last year at the Brooklyn Book Festival, a newspaper was available with the schedule of events. This year, there will be an app for your smart phone. Photo courtesy of the Brooklyn Book Festival.
Georgia Kral  |  September 17, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
In its seventh year, festival adds more days of panels and readings and a new app to keep track of them.VIDEO
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Daniel T. Allen  |  September 14, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
According to Ido Aharoni, Israel's Consul General in New York, Israel's economy has a lot to offer Americans.VIDEO
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Daniel T. Allen  |  September 14, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
As Jews prepare to celebrate Rosh Hashanah, some New Yorkers will launch the new year and their new lives in Israel. VIDEO
Health Commissioner Thomas Farley, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services Linda Gibbs and Chairman and CEO of Forest City Ratner developers Bruce Ratner congratulate each other at a press event following the passage of the ban on sugary drinks over 16 ounces in size. Flickr/ nycmayorsoffice
Georgia Kral  |  September 13, 2012 4:13 PM | 1 Comment
Bloomberg's fight against obesity and diabetes includes limiting the size of sweet drinks sold at certain establishments.
Rafael Pi Roman MetroFocus Show
September 13, 2012 12:02 PM | Comments
On the next MetroFocus: Gun violence, and interviews with the former NYC Parks Commissioner, Israel's Consul General and New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof.VIDEO
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Georgia Kral and Perry Santanachote for NYC-ARTS  |  September 13, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
More than just political actions are planned to mark the first year of the Occupy movement.VIDEO
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Stephan Rabimov and Alexey Timbul for DEPESHA  |  September 10, 2012 5:01 PM | Comments
The Russians are coming to New York Fashion Week, at the Lincoln Center tents, Milk Studios, Runway@Pier 57 and beyond.
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