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Filmmaker Neil Barsky’s Intimate Documentary Portrait of Mayor Ed Koch

New York City mayors tend to get a lot of attention beyond the city limits, but perhaps no mayor managed to dominate the national and international stage as ed Koch did during his 12 tumultuous years in office.

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Kirsti Itameri  |  September 4, 2013 3:47 PM | Comments
Jarrett Murphy, executive editor of City Limits, and Morgan Pehme, editor-in-chief of City & State, join host Rafael Pi Roman to discuss the upcoming election, turnout and the Five Borough Ballot reporting project.VIDEO
Marisa Wong  |  September 4, 2013 3:46 PM | Comments
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September 4, 2013 3:44 PM | Comments
Democratic candidate Bill Thompson, the nominee in 2009 and former city comptroller, talks to host Rafael Pi Roman about some of the key issues in the campaign, including stop and frisk, transportation, and taxes.VIDEO
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September 4, 2013 11:00 AM | Comments
Interviews in Brownsville confirm what the polls say: Bill de Blasio is the candidate of the moment. But voters want to know more before committing.
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August 30, 2013 1:49 PM | Comments
The next edition of MetroFocus features mayoral candidate Bill Thompson, a review of the Five Borough Ballot reporting project, New Jersey's micro-grid study, an upcoming documentary about Billie Jean King, and the Central Park BioBlitzVIDEO
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August 28, 2013 3:56 PM | Updated: October 16, 2013 4:00PM | 1 Comment
Republican mayoral candidate Joe Lhota, former head of the MTA and deputy mayor under Rudy Giuliani, talks to host Rafael Pi Roman about why he’s running.VIDEO
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August 28, 2013 3:56 PM | 1 Comment
This week: a look behind the jobs numbers that perplex economists, an interview with Republican mayoral candidate Joe Lhota, how nature can protect us from natural disasters, and the story of self-taught artist GC MyersVIDEO
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August 23, 2013 4:21 PM | 1 Comment
The next edition of MetroFocus covers unemployment and economic recovery in New York, mayoral candidate Joe Lhota, natural coastline protection, and self-taught artist GC MyersVIDEO
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Kirsti Itameri  |  August 14, 2013 3:19 PM | Comments
Rafael Pi Roman talks to Jamie S. Rubin, the New York State Director of President Obama's Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force.VIDEO
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August 14, 2013 3:19 PM | Comments
Democratic mayoral candidate Christine Quinn talks to MetroFocus' Rafael Pi Roman about her plans to reduce pension and healthcare costs, setting herself apart from Mayor Bloomberg, and being NYC's first openly gay mayor.VIDEO
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