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January 06, 2017 at 5:32 am

New York State Senator Tony Avella thinks our homeless problem is getting worse, taxes are growing too high, and the quality of life is fading, and he wants to do something about it. In fact, he wants to unseat Bill de Blasio as mayor to make these problems go away. He’ll be here with his plan to fix what he thinks is broken in New York City.

Russians expelled from Long Island in the wake of the election hacking scandal. We have the latest on this drama playing out on the North Shore. Then, if you’re all about the next must have gadget and can’t afford to get out to the Consumer Electronics Show starting today in Las Vegas: fear not. We’re going to take you there and preview the latest that technology has to offer.

Finally, we’re headed to the heights, Jackson Heights that is, for an intimate look at the people and the dreams that make that neighborhood a special part of New York City.

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January 05, 2017 at 5:42 am

Tonight, an LIRR train came off its tracks at the busy Atlantic Station terminal in Brooklyn at the height of today’s morning rush hour. We have the latest on the incident that injured over one hundred commuters, it’s a pristine piece of New York that is being hotly contested. Just where will you stand on the Boreas Ponds debate? We have the details, and NYC Winter Jazzfest begins tomorrow. If you’re in need of something to warm you up during the coming arctic blast, fear not: hot jazz is on the way. We have a preview of the NYC Winter Jazzfest, which will scat around the city from January 5th through January 10th.

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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 21, 2016 at 5:47 am

We take you inside the fight by Church sanctuaries in Manhattan to remain safe havens for undocumented immigrants.

A stunning development in Long Island’s Gilgo Beach serial killer case? Is it possible that the former chief of police is involved? That’s the claim, and we’ve got the latest.

He was the visionary architect that saw the future and made it so. We have a look at the new PBS American Masters documentary that explores the work of Eero Saarinen.

Finally, what was supposed to be a look for love, turned into a study in arranged marriages. We have a look at the Independent Lens documentary Meet The Patels which follows the hijinks of one man’s 21st century search for a wife using traditional Indian methods.

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December 14, 2016 at 6:33 am

After the death of 2 children and other abuses while under the observation New York’s Children’s Services, the Commissioner, Gladys Carrion, has resigned. In a MetroFocus Exclusive, City Comptroller Scott Stringer calls for major reform – IMMEDIATELY!

Then, will New York’s immigrant-friendly ID cards lead to thousands of deportations? Bronx Councilman Richie Torres joins us to discuss, and do you hate entering the hell that is Penn Station or LaGuardia Airport? If so, help is on the way! We’ve got the details

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