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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.

Kim Brooking and her son, Joseph. Photo by Lili Holzer-Glier
Lili Holzer-Glier  |  May 30, 2012 4:00 AM | 2 Comments
Racetrack families live in a tight-knit world at Belmont Park and Aqueduct Racetrack. Helping their fragile existence is the country's only racetrack daycare center.
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Charnèe Perez  |  May 25, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
Whether you just said your "I do's" or want to reinvent your identity, your personal decision to change your name is now a public matter. Our tri-state guide for navigating just about any name changing scenario has you covered.
Dharun Ravi, center, listens to a court officer with his attorneys Philip Nettl, left, and Steve Altman, during his sentencing in New Brunswick, N.J., Monday, May 21, 2012. Ravi, a former Rutgers University student who used a webcam to watch his roommate kiss another man days before the roommate killed himself was sentenced Monday to 30 days in jail. A judge also gave 20-year-old Dharun Ravi three years of probation. AP/Mel Evans
John Farley  |  May 21, 2012 7:11 PM | Comments
During sentencing, judge said Ravi acted out of "colossal insensitivity," not hate, in spying on Tyler Clementi.VIDEO
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John Farley  |  May 18, 2012 4:00 AM | 6 Comments
As the debate over medical marijuana in New York State heats up, MetroFocus looked at who the power players are.
A woman cooks up fresh tortillas out of a truck on Roosevelt Ave. in Jackson Heights, Queens. Many immigrant food vendors, particularly women, face stiff fines and even confiscation of their equipment, since they often can't afford to buy permits off what tour guide Andrew Silverstein calls the "grey market." Photo courtesy of Streetwise New York.
John Farley  |  May 16, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
Enjoy diverse culinary delights with a side of socio-economic and personal history.
Artist Bernard Safran shot this photo, "Subway Riders," in the '60s, which shows a group of New Yorkers headed to work. Looking at a diverse array of data, MetroFocus looked at the kinds of jobs New York City is really creating. Photo by Bernard Safran.
John Farley  |  May 11, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
MetroFocus compared a slew of recent data on job creation to see what kinds of jobs we're really creating and who's getting them.
ew York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg presents his proposed executive 2013 New York City budget at City Hall in New York, Thursday, May 3, 2012. The total proposed city budget exceeds $68.7 billion this year and Bloomberg has until the end of June to negotiate a final version with the City Council. AP/Lucas Jackson, Pool
John Farley  |  May 7, 2012 12:37 PM | Comments
The full schedule of City Council's hearings on the executive budget for 2013 is now available.
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Jon Lentz for City & State  |  May 7, 2012 10:01 AM | Comments
As the Bloomberg administration explores new ways to recycle, follow one empty coffee cup from the 49th floor of a Midtown skyscraper to a slow boat to China and beyond.
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Lorena Galliot and Julie Percha  |  May 3, 2012 4:00 AM | 18 Comments
What happens when a clueless foreigner meets Williamsburg hipsters?VIDEO
On May 1, unionized workers at the Strand Bookstore formed a picket line in front of their workplace, and were joined by participants from Occupy Wall Street. The Strand's unionized employees' contract expired last September, and they say they're preparing to authorize a strike vote.
John Farley  |  May 3, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
On May Day, workers at the Strand Bookstore picketed their workplace and said they're planning to vote whether to authorize a strike. VIDEO
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