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Manhattan Was a "Garden of Eden" Says Environmental Historian Ted Steinberg

When you think of New York City, the term "Garden of Eden" probably doesn't spring immediately to mind. But a new book by noted environmental historian Ted Steinberg says that that's exactly what the island of Manhattan was some 400 years ago.

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July 2, 2014 12:10 PM | Comments
NYNow's Matt Ryan has the story on what's being done to prevent the spread of invasive species to Lake George.VIDEO
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June 27, 2014 4:32 PM | Comments

On the next edition of MetroFocus we tackle rising gun violence in New York City, an effort to stop the spread of invasive species in Lake George, a New Jersey arts district’s plan to include artists in its revitalization, and more.

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Kirsti Itameri  |  June 18, 2014 11:32 AM | Comments
Environmental journalist Dan Fagin recounts the dramatic tale in his Pulitzer Prize-winning book, Toms River: A Story of Science and Salvation.VIDEO
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June 13, 2014 2:20 PM | Comments

On the next edition of MetroFocus: New York City Public Advocate Letitia James, environmental journalist Dan Fagin on his Pulitzer Prize-winning book, Toms River: A Story of Science and Salvation, actor Christopher Plummer at the Theatre World Awards, and Kara Walker on LIVE from the NYPL.

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Kirsti Itameri  |  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.An interview with the founder and editor of AdaptNY, a project that works to foster conversation and connect local residents to decision-makers. Christie’s Huguette Clark auction and Bell Dedman’s new book on the heiress.

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Kirsti Itameri  |  June 11, 2014 2:33 PM | Comments
Adam Glenn, founder and editor of AdaptNY, talks to MetroFocus host Rafael Pi Roman about his organization's mission to keep the climate change discussion at the forefront.VIDEO
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June 6, 2014 4:09 PM | 1 Comment

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.An interview with the founder and editor of AdaptNY, a project that works to foster conversation and connect local residents to decision-makers. Christie’s Huguette Clark auction and Bell Dedman’s new book on the heiress.

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May 14, 2014 12:39 PM | 1 Comment

On this edition of MetroFocus: “Rebuild by Design” and innovative water management solutions from the Netherlands, The New York Times Op-Doc “Animals Are Persons Too” and an interview with animal rights lawyer Steven Wise, and the wonderful world of little free libraries.

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Esha Ray  |  May 14, 2014 12:39 PM | Comments
Henk Ovink, the Netherlands' acting director-general of Spatial Planning and Water Affairs, is now a senior advisor to HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan and the creative force behind "Rebuild by Design."VIDEO
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May 9, 2014 12:18 PM | Comments

On the next edition of MetroFocus: “Rebuild by Design” and innovative water management solutions from the Netherlands, The New York Times Op-Doc “Animals Are Persons Too” and an interview with animal rights lawyer Steven Wise, and the wonderful world of little free libraries.

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