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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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April 4, 2014 4:03 PM | Comments

On the next edition of MetroFocus: Common Core education standards and testing, The One Club’s Creative Bootcamps, rooftop garden solutions, and more.

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February 12, 2014 1:32 PM | Comments
This week on MetroFocus: The New York Times’ Bill Keller on media in NYC, City Comptroller Scott Stringer on The Pension Peril, and the story behind the rise and fall of Penn Station.VIDEO
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Christina Romano  |  February 12, 2014 1:32 PM | 2 Comments
More than 700,000 civil servants – both retired and active – are eligible for pensions in New York City. But are their pensions in peril?VIDEO
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Kirsti Itameri  |  February 12, 2014 1:32 PM | Comments
The death of big media has been widely reported, but if you live in New York City, you know that big media - and small - are thriving.VIDEO
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February 7, 2014 2:33 PM | Comments
This week on MetroFocus: The New York Times’ Bill Keller on media in NYC, City Comptroller Scott Stringer on The Pension Peril, and the story behind the rise and fall of Penn Station.VIDEO
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Kirsti Itameri  |  January 29, 2014 12:26 PM | Comments
What is the state of American poverty today? PBS NewsHour Weekend's Megan Thompson reports on the less visible but growing number of poor in America’s suburbs.VIDEO
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January 24, 2014 2:48 PM | Comments

On the next edition of MetroFocus: the growing problem of poverty in America’s suburbs, an interview with the co-director of POV’s “American Promise” documentary, and sportscaster Len Berman talks to retiring NBA Commissioner, David Stern.

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January 23, 2014 4:25 PM | Comments

On this edition of MetroFocus: the growing problem of poverty in America’s suburbs, an interview with the co-director of POV’s “American Promise” documentary, and sportscaster Len Berman talks to retiring NBA Commissioner, David Stern.

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Thomas Shomaker, Columbia Graduate School of Journalism  |  December 18, 2013 3:32 PM | 1 Comment
In the last few years, electronic recycling companies - like the Lower East Side Ecology Center’s E-Waste Warehouse - have opened the industrial Gowanus area of Brooklyn. VIDEO
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December 18, 2013 3:32 PM | Comments
On the next edition of MetroFocus: a look at what the eight billion dollar cost of public pensions in NYC may mean for Mayor-Elect Bill de Blasio.VIDEO
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