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.

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.
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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Christina Mulligan  |  July 23, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
This MTA project aims to increase rail capacity from Long Island into Manhattan by nearly 50 percent, and save East Side-bound travelers 30 to 40 minutes a day.VIDEO
Rafael Pi Roman, host of MetroFocus.
July 19, 2012 5:44 PM | 1 Comment
From transit experts to New Yorkers seeking traffic safety, MetroFocus looks at new proposals and the large-scale projects that will improve overburdened transit systems.VIDEO
Cody Lyon for Gotham Gazette  |  July 18, 2012 11:16 AM | Comments
In the near future, subway riders exiting a station may be able to use their fare cards to use bikes at docking stations.
New Yorkers participate in the Parks Department Lap Swim program. Photo by Malcolm Pinckney, NYC Parks and Recreation.
Lindsay Armstrong  |  July 18, 2012 4:00 AM | 6 Comments
Feeling inspired by the upcoming Summer Olympics? Check out our guide to free and low-cost fitness opportunities in New York City.
Constuction on the Alexander Hamilton Bridge will cause delays on the George Washington Bridge. Flickr/ parvapax.
David Cruz for NJ Today  |  July 15, 2012 1:11 PM | Comments
For at least three months, a road rehabilitation project at the Alexander Hamilton Bridge will cause massive delays for traffic heading eastbound onto the George Washington Bridge.VIDEO
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Daniella Greenbaum  |  July 13, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
Congregation Kehilath Jeshurun, a synagogue over 110 years old, was severely damaged by a fire one year ago. The congregation has remained intact, and resilient, and unveiled rebuilding plans this week.
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Christina Mulligan  |  July 13, 2012 4:00 AM | 4 Comments
MetroFocus sniffs out dog events and the places where you can shop, eat or just relax with your canine companion.
Planning Comission Chair Amanda Burden, Mayor Bloomberg and Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) Commissioner Mathew Wambua stand on the over-size blueprint for the city's new micro-units. HPD has put out a request for proposals seeking a developer to build the tiny apartments in Kip's Bay. Photo by Edward Reed for the City of New York
John Farley  |  July 13, 2012 4:00 AM | 11 Comments
The city's proposal for teeny apartments is part of a larger movement to fill the evolving needs of a growing population.
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