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Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver Arrested in Manhattan

The longtime Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver has turned himself in to the FBI.

Rafael Pi Roman MetroFocus Show
October 24, 2012 8:03 AM | Comments
Local elections and how changes in ethnic communities are being mapped. Nobel Laureate Joseph Stiglitz on income inequality. How the Arthur Ashe Institute is saving lives. VIDEO
U.S. Census data shows that in New York City and Connecticut, the percentage of workers making more than $250,000 a year increased. In New York state, the number was stable, and in New Jersey, the percentage of people making over $200,000 fell.
Georgia Kral  |  October 24, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
Census figures show that in NYC, as the poor get poorer, the rich get richer. Nobel laureate Joseph Stiglitz talks about research from his book, "The Price of Inequality."VIDEO
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Bijan Rezvani  |  October 23, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
Mollenkopf discusses how the city's changing demographics will affect local politics.VIDEO
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Bijan Rezvani  |  October 23, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
The Center for Urban Research Director John Mollenkopf uses mapping to show the changing balance of native-born and immigrant racial groups.VIDEO
Image courtesy Peter Moskowitz & Claudia Bracholdt
Peter Moskowitz & Claudia Bracholdt for narrative.ly  |  October 22, 2012 1:44 PM | Comments
Three immigrants seeking a highly coveted visa struggle to prove their worth to the United States.VIDEO
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Christina Knight  |  October 22, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments

An annual survey shows New Yorkers are happy, but they’re still concerned about jobs, safety, housing and costs.

MetroFocus/ Matt Chao.
Georgia Kral  |  October 22, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
The economist and intellectual Joseph Stiglitz says Occupy Wall Street fatally chose spontaneity over organization. VIDEO
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Christina Knight  |  October 19, 2012 12:17 PM | Comments
The Bronx's only independent bookstore sold "The Satanic Verses" when major chains pulled it, and a weekly paper was firebombed.VIDEO
Mayor Michael Bloomberg and others walk the perimeter of the Four Freedoms Park on Roosevelt Island on Wednesday, Oct. 17. The park opens to the public on Oct. 24. Flickr/ nycmayorsoffice
Georgia Kral  |  October 18, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
Forty years in the making, the park on Roosevelt Island, designed by Louis Kahn, will open on Oct. 24.VIDEO
Map courtesy of the Center for Urban Research.
Georgia Kral  |  October 17, 2012 12:05 PM | Comments
MetroFocus looks at the redistricting process in New York City, a politically charged process that takes place once every 10 years.
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