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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.

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Sarah Berson  |  April 6, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
As you're lightening your wardrobe for the heat of summer, read tips for cleaning and storing wintery garb. No room under the bed? Check out our guide to storage facilities!
An abandoned nursing home rots at 2300 Cropsey Ave. in Gravesend, Brooklyn. The organization Picture the Homeless advocates for abandoned properties to be rehabbed and used to house the city's homeless population, but due to a New York Post article, the group's funding is now in question. FlickrJMazzolaa/
John Farley  |  April 5, 2012 4:00 AM | 3 Comments
A New York Post article resulted in City Council putting a hold on Picture the Homeless' funding. Did a member of the group teach people how to squat vacant buildings?VIDEO
Subway station benches sold like hotcakes from the MTA's memorabilia website. Photo courtesy of the MTA.
Sarah Berson  |  April 5, 2012 4:00 AM | 3 Comments
Ever feel like the subway is your second home? You can bring parts of it home with you, as-is.
Rachel Klingberg practicing Bartitsu, a martial art founded in the 19th century that was intended. Photo by George Bodarky.
George Bodarky  |  April 3, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
They can't time travel like Hugh Jackman in the 2001 film "Kate and Leopold," but several New Yorkers incorporate 19th-century city life into their daily routines.VIDEO
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John Farley  |  April 2, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
The massive development project will be exempt from living wage requirements if a City Council bill passes.
The third installment of stillspotting  nyc explores Jackson Heights, Queens, shown here in an aerial view. Photo by Iwan Baan.
Georgia Kral  |  April 2, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
stillspotting nyc explores urban life through immigrant stories and cultural narratives from Jackson Heights.VIDEO
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Daniel T. Allen  |  April 2, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments

In a Brooklyn building shared by four schools, some say a new charter is one too many.

Experts say the tragic sinking of the Titanic a century ago can be blamed on low grade rivets that the ship's builders used on some parts of the ill-fated liner. AP/file image.
Michelle Michalos  |  March 30, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
As the Titanic Centennial approaches, people will recount that fateful night at lectures, screenings, readings, a dinner and even a ship journey.
A yellow-bellied sapsucker looks for its next snack at Wildcat Ridge. flickr/Michael
Sarah Berson  |  March 30, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
With spring comes puns: birds of a feather, whale of a time, seal of approval. Here's where to find nature in our metropolis.VIDEO
Jonathan Piel tries out the model of bicycle to be used in New York City's first bike share program, which launches this summer. MetroFocus/ Georgia Kral
Georgia Kral  |  March 29, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
The city's first attempt at a bike share program launches this summer -- without controversy.VIDEO
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