Economy

What’s Next for Long Island’s Economy?

Long Island is home to a number of Fortune 500 companies and some of America’s top research facilities, yet the economy is burdened by high cost of living and a diminishing population of young people.

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Menglin Huang  |  August 6, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
Chart how the upcoming science institutes will drive the city's technological and economic future.
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Menglin Huang  |  August 6, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
The city is helping Columbia open a new campus by offsetting some energy costs, a practice that is more common than you might think.
More than 1.8 million city residents received foods stamps in December, 2010. MetroFocus/Sam Lewis
Need to Know  |  August 3, 2012 11:50 AM | Comments
Need to Know shines a human light on families in need.VIDEO
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Bijan Rezvani  |  August 3, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
MetroFocus reviews recent news around MTA advertisements, the basic mechanics of MTA's ad system and what it means to have it in your pocket.
Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries speaks with a Prospect Heights resident on Bergen Street at one of his summer Subway Office Hours events. MetroFocus/ Georgia Kral
Georgia Kral  |  August 2, 2012 11:10 AM | Comments

For six years, Hakeem Jeffries has been meeting constituents outside the subway stations in his district.

Drummers added an element of festivity and comraderie at the paid sick rally in Elmhurst, Queens. MetroFocus/ Georgia Kral
Georgia Kral  |  August 1, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
A million New Yorkers without paid sick days must choose between their job or their health when they fall ill. VIDEO
County-run nursing homes in New York are facing financial woes. Flickr/ ulrichkarljoho
Georgia Kral  |  July 31, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
Privatization may be the answer, some executives say. But tax cuts in Washington are also a threat.VIDEO
Currently, New York's Medicaid program costs about $54 million. Flickr/Images_of_Money.
Esha Ray  |  July 30, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
New York plans to expand Medicaid in 2014 under the Affordable Care Act, but the state's expensive program calls for better reform.
Flushing Avenue connects downtown Brooklyn and DUMBO with the Brooklyn Navy Yard. MetroFocus/ Georgia Kral
Georgia Kral  |  July 27, 2012 7:01 AM | Comments
To connect the fast-growing area of DUMBO, Downtown Brooklyn and the Navy Yard, a new bus line will roll out. But who will use it?
Rafael Pi Roman, host of MetroFocus.
July 25, 2012 9:00 PM | 1 Comment
MetroFocus explores the diverse ways to get around the metropolitan area and the large-scale projects that will improve overburdened transit systems. VIDEO
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