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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.

The Brooke Jackman Foundation hosts a read-a-thon at the Winter Garden Atrium in the World Financial Center in Downtown Manhattan every year. Photo by John Munson/MunsonVisuals.com
Georgia Kral  |  April 24, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
The Brooke Jackman Foundation will donate 75-100 books to 20 school libraries in the metropolitan area. Parents can vote for their school through April 30.
Valerie Neng, WHEDco's sustainability manager, in front of Urban Horizons, a building the organization made green out of financial necessity. Adi Talwar/City Limits
Patrick Arden for City Limits  |  April 23, 2012 12:39 PM | Comments
If New York is going to meet the mayor's greenhouse goals, its apartment buildings are going to have to get greener. But getting there is difficult.
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Georgia Kral  |  April 23, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
MetroFocus talked with a geneticist and a technology whiz who came to New York to succeed.
n a march over New York's Brooklyn Bridge to protest the Department of Corrections policy to "funnel" illegal immigrants into the Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention and deportation program. AP/Bebeto Matthews
John Farley  |  April 20, 2012 2:02 PM | Comments
MetroFocus met four immigrants whose own experiences led to careers fighting for the rights of others.
The Nissan NV200, aka the Taxi of Tomorrow, has disability rights advocates protesting its inaccessibility. AP/ Richard Drew.
Perry Santanachote  |  April 20, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
Ticket sales, credit card swiping en route, screens for the visually impaired and iPads are just some of the new options.
The Green Festival makes its first stop in New York City on Saturday from 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. at the Javits Center. Photo courtesy of the Green Festival.
Georgia Kral  |  April 20, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
The Green Festival has taken root across the nation over the past ten years but this weekend marks the first time the environment-focused show digs into New York City.
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Martha Yuan Tao  |  April 20, 2012 4:00 AM | 2 Comments
A fourth-generation beekeeper, Andrew Coté produces honey gathered from rooftop hives in the three boroughs.VIDEO
Founded by the elf-ear wearing Reverend Jen, whose love for “cute and ugly elemental beings” inspired the collection, the Troll Museum is located on the sixth floor of a walkup on the Lower East Side. Reverend Jen’s living-room-turned-troll-sanctuary includes vintage trolls and memorabilia featuring the mythical creatures. Photo courtesy of Flickr/:::Mat:::
Doris Martinez  |  April 20, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
Are you looking for a literal inside view of New York architecture, outlandish thingamajigs from decades past, or unusual settings for art and music, but aren’t quite sure where to begin your search? Then check out our round-up of some of the best resources for hidden gems and insider events. VIDEO
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Alice Brennan and Curt Skinner for the New York World  |  April 19, 2012 1:52 PM | Comments
This new series by the New York World explores spending on political influence in New York State.
Unisphere at Flushing-Meadows Park
Perry Santanchote for NYC-ARTS  |  April 19, 2012 11:38 AM | Comments
Arturo O'Farrill leads the Grammy Award-winning Afro-Jazz Latin Orchestra. French guitarist Stephane Wremble plays locally and writes scores for Woody Allen's films. VIDEO
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