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Anchor Rafael Pi Roman Remembers Ed Koch

Anchor Rafael Pi Roman reflects on New York's former mayor and MetroFocus curates thoughts and tweets from the social media world.

Drummers added an element of festivity and comraderie at the paid sick rally in Elmhurst, Queens. MetroFocus/ Georgia Kral
Georgia Kral  |  August 1, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
A million New Yorkers without paid sick days must choose between their job or their health when they fall ill. VIDEO
Clinic doctors with a WCCC patient. Phtoo courtesy of WCMC/John Abbott.
Esha Ray  |  August 1, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
The Affordable Care Act individual mandate will go into effect in 2014. If you need health care now, keep well with the help of these free and low-cost health clinics around the city.
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Menglin Huang  |  July 27, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
Hit these paddling sites in New York City before heading into the wilds beyond -- but nearby -- New York City. Our list also includes the best waterparks in the region.
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Lindsay Armstrong  |  July 27, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments

After a year of negotiations and lease extensions, the volunteer-run community bookstore in Washington Heights must find a new home by August 31.

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Milos Balac and Ben Teitelbaum  |  July 26, 2012 9:51 AM | Comments
Following in the footsteps of ultramarathoners, two filmmakers explain how they captured the days and nights of runners on city streets and race routes.VIDEO
The interface of the Roadify app shows the wide variety of transit options available for users. Image courtesy of roadify.com
John Farley  |  July 25, 2012 4:00 AM | 8 Comments
MetroFocus looked at some of the most handy apps to hit the tri-state in the past few years, covering the MTA, mass transit, traffic conditions and more.VIDEO
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Christina Mulligan  |  July 25, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
The American Cancer Society wants upstate New York to get the same dose of anti-smoking measures as New York City.VIDEO
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Menglin Huang  |  July 25, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
Neighborhood groups are working with the Department of Transportation to make streets safer. See interactive map of dangerous intersections and pedestrian fatalities.VIDEO
City Council Member Robert Jackson spoke out against the proposal, saying it would hurt small business. MetroFocus/ Georgia Kral
Georgia Kral  |  July 25, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
NYC's proposal to limit sugary beverages to 16 ounces has received national attention. On Wednesday, the public had their chance to speak, but few took the opportunity.
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Christina Mulligan  |  July 24, 2012 4:07 PM | Updated: July 26, 2012 5:32 PM | 3 Comments
Some 400 faculty members and 37 departments have come out against NYU 2031, an expansion plan within Greenwich Village. At issue is student tuition and whether the growth is needed.
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