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December 22, 2016 at 5:35 am

There is a crusade going on in Manhattan to stop illegal evictions. We have details on who is at risk and the ongoing fight from AARP New York State director Beth Finkel.

Real estate boom or bust? We’ll show you where you can get more bang for your buck in the outer boroughs, and there is nothing like a Dame: Dame Angela Lansbury, that is! The iconic actress is here with memories of her legendary career on stage and screen.

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December 16, 2016 at 4:03 am

Find out Mayor de Blasio’s thoughts on the Trump presidency, its potential impact on New York’s working poor, the future of the Democratic Party, terror threats to the city, and what the mayor feels are his greatest accomplishments and challenges. WABC Eyewitness News anchor Bill Ritter joins MetroFocus host Jack Ford with analysis of his conversation with the mayor on ABC 7’s Up Close.

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December 15, 2016 at 5:05 am

Get paid to house your homeless friends and relatives for the holidays! We’ve got the details of New York’s “Home for the Holidays” program in an exclusive interview with Steven Banks, NYC Commissioner of Social Services.

Then, the Brooklyn-Queens Connection starts to gain steam! We’ve got the details of this ambitious $2.5 billion project, and four years ago today the worst mass school shooting in US history occurred: 20 children under the age of 7 were murdered along with 6 staffers in Newtown Connecticut. Can a community move forward after such horrific heartbreak?

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December 13, 2016 at 6:35 am

Women and children make up the majority of NYC’s homeless. Former City Council Speaker Christine Quinn offers solutions.

Then, find out how one boy sung his way from poverty to center stage at the Metropolitan Opera, and reports that our President-elect is scrambling for “A-List performers” for Inauguration Day has hit a major snag. We have the inside story.

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