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Tracking Poverty in New York City

While the federal definition of poverty is most often based solely on income, here in the most expensive city in America, there is a growing concern that poverty needs to be redefined.

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Esha Ray  |  July 23, 2014 11:33 AM | 1 Comment

Maria Torres-Springer, commissioner of the city’s Department of Small Business Services, talks to MetroFocus host Rafael Pi Roman about her priorities as commissioner and the main issues that small businesses face.

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July 18, 2014 3:10 PM | Comments

On the next edition of MetroFocus: NYC Small Business Services Commissioner Maria Torres-Springer, The Marshall Project’s Editor-in-Chief Bill Keller on redefining criminal justice reporting, the history of Tammany Hall, and a photographic journey to North Brother Island.

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Esha Ray  |  July 16, 2014 4:58 PM | 1 Comment
Steve Malanga, senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research, and Teresa Ghilarducci, director of the Schwartz Center for Economic Policy Analysis at The New School take a closer look at public pension funds in the tri-state region.VIDEO
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July 2, 2014 12:09 PM | Comments
NJTVNews' Arts Correspondent Maddie Orton takes us to the Valley Arts District, where keeping life affordable for the artists who revitalize the neighborhood is a main goal.VIDEO
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Marisa Wong  |  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.VIDEO
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Kirsti Itameri  |  May 28, 2014 12:20 PM | 1 Comment
New York Now's Innovation Trail reporter Jenna Flanagan takes us to the Finger Lakes region, where many wineries suffered extensive damage from last winter's polar vortex.VIDEO
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May 23, 2014 9:37 AM | 1 Comment

On the next 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

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Esha Ray  |  May 21, 2014 4:12 PM | 1 Comment

New York City’s Department for the Aging Commissioner Donna M. Corrado lays out her priorities for the city’s fast-growing senior population.

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Marisa Wong  |  May 21, 2014 4:11 PM | Comments
Hari Sreenivasan discusses the sharing economy in New York City with NYU Stern School of Business professor, Arun Sundararajan.VIDEO
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May 16, 2014 3:06 PM | Comments

New York City’s new commissioner of the Department for the Aging on poverty and the growing senior population, how the tech economy is creating the sharing economy, the new executive director of the 92nd street Y builds on140 years of tradition and a The New York Times video featuring robots that milk cows.

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