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Cristina Alger  |  February 20, 2012 4:00 AM | 2 Comments
The author of a new novel set during the financial collapse talks about the inspiration she drew from her own life as an Upper East Sider and former analyst at Goldman Sachs.
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George Bodarky and Sarah Berson  |  February 17, 2012 4:00 AM | 2 Comments
Some of New York's fading wall murals advertise cure-all tonics and horse carriage repairs from as far back as the 19th century. One photographer has documented these historic ads for 15 years, and sees them as an analogy for life in the big city.
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Daniel T. Allen  |  February 17, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
In Manhattan, one in two households are occupied by singletons. Have Carrie and her "Sex and the City" girl gang taken over? Or is some other social meme at work...
Gov. Andrew Cuomo has not taken a position at the state version of the DREAM Act. He has said he supports the federal version. AP/Evan Agostini.
Georgia Kral  |  February 16, 2012 5:43 PM | Comments
Without a minute to spare, state education officials and the teachers' unions said Thursday that a deal on teacher evaluations had been reached. But not so for City Hall and the UFT...VIDEO
Stephen Ritz, who teaches in the South Bronx, has transformed the lives of his students with the "edible wall" of produce he built in his classroom. Photo courtesy of Green Bronx Machine.
Stephen Ritz  |  February 16, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
A South Bronx high school teacher explains how building an "edible wall" of produce transformed his students from "super-sized and under-credited" to healthy graduates.VIDEO
Abby Arauz was a Rockette for ten years, and when she started working in the family feather business, the Rockettes were one of her first clients. Photo courtesy of Abby Arauz.
Georgia Kral  |  February 15, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
Feathers aren't just for costuming and fly fisherman anymore. The owner of The Feather Place in Midtown discusses her shop's success as the feather trend continues...
Fashion from the Spring 2012 collection of Nanette Lepore is modeled on Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2011 in New York.  (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
Nanette Lepore  |  February 9, 2012 4:00 AM | 4 Comments
As Fashion Week kicks off in New York City, local designer Nanette Lepore tells us why Manhattan's garment district is crucial to her success. VIDEO
Julie Geary scoops ice cream 50-60 hours a week for $7.25 an hour at Holey Cream in Hell's Kitchen. MetroFocus/ Georgia Kral
Georgia Kral  |  February 6, 2012 4:00 AM | 17 Comments
Who makes minimum wage? The coffee guy? Your buddy at the gym? MetroFocus recently spent a day talking to New Yorkers about the proposed wage increase.
MetroFocus/Karen Brazell. Composite image, clockwise from left: Mister Chase, YouTube/MisterChase; JR Sport Brief, YouTube/JRSportBrief; Maangchi, YouTube/Maangchi; Rachel's English, YouTube/Rachel's English
Georgia Kral  |  February 6, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
Want to make money off your hobby? MetroFocus profiles several New Yorkers who have taken their talents to YouTube and say they are making a living at it -- from cooking Korean food to performing Britney Spears in sign language. VIDEO
Gov. Andrew Cuomo has not taken a position at the state version of the DREAM Act. He has said he supports the federal version. AP/Evan Agostini.
City & State  |  February 3, 2012 10:27 AM | 1 Comment
As the redistricting charade continued, the race to replace south Brooklyn's Carl Kruger got a little "racy" and Professor Cuomo continued to give lessons in "Expanding Executive Powers 101."
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