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Councilmember Daniel Dromm on Soon-to-Launch Municipal ID Program

New York City Councilmember Daniel Dromm answers questions about what he calls this “must-have accessory for all New Yorkers."

New York City only recycles plastic bottles and jugs, though that is slated to change by 2013. Flickr/ kfisto
Georgia Kral  |  March 13, 2012 4:00 AM | 5 Comments
MetroFocus took to the streets armed with a camera to talk with New Yorkers about what they know -- or don't know, as seems to be the case -- about recycling. VIDEO
NYC Health Commissioner Thomas Farley defended the city's restaurant grading system this week, after a drop in salmonella. AP/Richard Drew
City and State  |  March 9, 2012 10:37 AM | 2 Comments
Federal Magistrate Roanne Mann surprised us all by releasing her Congressional maps a week early, and promptly sent New York’s political world into a frenzy. But who wins and loses the week?
The 9th Avenue Bike Lane was partially paid for with federal funds awarded through the Transportation Enhancements program. Flickr/ K_Gradinger
Georgia Kral  |  March 8, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
With the transportation bill stalled in Washington, the future of funds for non-motorized transportation is unclear.
This horse is one of many from the B&B Carousell that is being restored by the city's Economic Development Corporation. Photo courtesy of the NYC EDC.
Georgia Kral  |  March 7, 2012 4:00 AM | 7 Comments
New Yorkers yearning for a magical ride on a painted horse will soon have three times as many opportunities to fulfill their dreams. Some might say we're a city obsessed.VIDEO
U.S. Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security, speaks at a news conference in front of police headquarters in New York on  March 5. King was present with dozens of activists to demonstrate support for the NYPD and their surveillance of Muslim communities. AP/Seth Wenig
John Farley  |  March 6, 2012 4:00 AM | Updated: March 6, 2012 10:08 AM | 1 Comment
Geographical allegiance, rather than party alliances, appears to be influencing whether pols support or oppose the NYPD's surveillance operations of Muslim communities.VIDEO
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Richard Zacks  |  March 5, 2012 4:00 AM | 2 Comments
In 1895, Theodore Roosevelt was appointed NYC police commissioner, and set off to clean up the decidedly sin-loving town. But sin wasn't going down without a fight.
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, right, greets Ruben Diaz Jr. as he arrives to deliver his State of the City address, Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012 at the Morris High School Campus in the Bronx borough of New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
City & State  |  March 2, 2012 9:57 AM | Comments
While most would agree Comptroller John Liu had the worst week ever, we looked beyond the headlines for the true winners and losers.
A contractor closes a valve at a fracking facility in Claysville, P.A. Recent studies on the impact of fracking on human health have offered mixed results, but two Congressmembers have asked the EPA to examine the most recent report out of Colorado. AP/Keith Srakocic
John Farley  |  February 29, 2012 4:00 AM | 6 Comments
Two court rulings upheld local bans on hydraulic fracking in New York State. MetroFocus looks at which towns might be next in the ongoing judicial battle.
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February 29, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
As an executive producer for a show set in New York, a very important part of my job is helping to decide where we shoot. Here's my advice on how to scout a good location in New York City.VIDEO
Photo courtesy of 50 Eggs Films.
Georgia Kral and Annie Rose Ramos  |  February 27, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
"The Apple Pushers" tells the story of five immigrant green cart vendors -- and New York City's fight to tackle obesity. VIDEO
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