Government & Politics

Deputy Mayor Alicia Glen on Expanding Affordable Housing

Alicia Glen, New York City's Deputy Mayor for Housing and Economic Development, joins MetroFocus host Rafael Pi Roman to discuss Mayor de Blasio's affordable housing plan.

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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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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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January 17, 2014 1:37 PM | Comments
MetroFocus examines the success of mentoring in public schools, suggestions for NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio from the President of the Rockefeller Foundation, Judith Rodin, and the story of New Jersey Vietnam War veterans bringing a helicopter back to life.VIDEO
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Kirsti Itameri  |  January 15, 2014 4:25 PM | Comments
After a mayoral campaign in which now-Mayor Bill de Blasio emphasized a "tale of two cities" narrative, Governor Andrew Cuomo ended his State of the State address with a declaration of unity.VIDEO
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January 15, 2014 4:03 PM | Comments
Rafael Pi Roman talks to New York Magazine's Chris Smith about Governor Cuomo’s 2014 agenda, outgoing Lincoln Center president Reynold Levy discusses a decade of changes to the performing arts center, Meet the Coywolf, and more.VIDEO
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January 10, 2014 12:08 PM | Comments
Rafael Pi Roman talks to New York Magazine's Chris Smith about Governor Cuomo’s 2014 agenda, outgoing Lincoln Center president Reynold Levy discusses a decade of changes to the performing arts center, Meet the Coywolf, and more.VIDEO
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A.J. Chavar, The New York Times  |  January 8, 2014 3:36 PM | Comments
One of the most extraordinary things revealed in the documents disclosed by Edward J. Snowden is the surveillance of video games like World of Warcraft by Western spy agencies.VIDEO
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Beth Garbitelli  |  December 18, 2013 3:32 PM | 2 Comments
Detroit’s ruling on December 3 that pensions could be slashed to fix an insolvent city government’s finances will impact the entire nation, even economically strong cities like New York.VIDEO
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November 7, 2013 2:19 PM | Comments
This edition of MetroFocus features analysis of election returns from the metropolitan region, former co-anchor of the MacNeil-Lehrer NewsHour, Robert MacNeil, on a new documentary “JFK: 1 PM Central Standard Time," and a non-profit technology training center in Chelsea that gets seniors online and back into the workforce.VIDEO
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