After another bout of anti-Semitic incidents in the Tri-State area, an encounter with a white supremacist made MetroFocus’ Dan Allen realize just how common intolerance can be.
From the quotidian to the profound, “New York Diaries: 1609 to 2009,” offers journal entries written in New York by both regular joes and cultural and literary figures of the past 400 years, including Thomas Edison, Henry Hudson and George Washington.
In honor of the Chinese New Year, a two-week celebration starting Jan. 23, MetroFocus talked dumplings with the unlikely duo behind the much-lauded, farm-to-table, country casual, neo-Chinese, destination restaurant Red Farm in Manhattan.
MetroFocus chatted with the creator of the viral video “Sh*t New Yorkers Say” about this new addition to the popular “Sh*t…Say” Internet meme.
As the cast of the hit IFC show “Portlandia” prepares to hit NYC, check out how the real Portland, Oregon, compares to New York City — you may just be more “Portlandia” than you think.
As Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Michael Bloomberg battle it out over whether recipients of food stamps should be fingerprinted, MetroFocus breaks down the basics of New York’s food stamp program — who gets them, who pays for them and where the candidates for the 2013 mayoral election stand on the issue.
With equipment rentals, snow pants and unpredictable weather, planning a ski trip can be a chore. But how you get to the slopes doesn’t have to be a hassle. Here are several ski destinations reachable by bus or train from New York City.
In a story riddled with seriously funny tales of seriously poor judgment, comedian Chris Gethard writes about his evolution from a nerdy N.J. teen growing up in the shadow of Manhattan to host of his own talk show.
City educators and advocates share their predictions — and their hopes — for what makes it into Bloomberg’s State of the City address.