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.

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
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.
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
Cindy Vielle at the daycare she operates. Her hopes for the neighborhood revolve around reading: She'd love a new library and a bookstore. City Limits/Pearl Gabel.
Darren Sands for City Limits  |  March 28, 2012 2:45 PM | 1 Comment
A federal Promise Neighborhoods grant in hand, one Brooklyn organization is asking residents how to address the causes and consequences of poverty in their neighborhood.
Todd Fine  |  March 28, 2012 4:00 AM | 4 Comments

Before the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel and the World Trade Center, Lower Manhattan was known as Little Syria, a neighborhood once famous throughout the Ottoman Empire for the “Pen League.”

Medical Marijuana
John Farley  |  March 26, 2012 4:00 AM | 11 Comments
Legislation to legalize medicinal cannabis is making strides in Connecticut. Meanwhile, New Jersey is plagued by NIMBY issues.VIDEO
Occupy protester Tom Hintze poses with the handcuffs that were used to arresthim at Zuccotti Park on Saturday. On Monday morning, the NYPD seems to have made a blunder, because Hintze discovered the handcuffs in his backpack. Photo courtesy of Sam Lewis.
John Farley  |  March 22, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
The NYPD sent one jailed Zuccotti protester home without charges, but with the pair of metal handcuffs used during his arrest.
The Kingsbridge Armory, located at, is tktk. Flickr/Shan 213
Doris Martinez  |  March 22, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
Visions of film studios, churches, ice rinks, chess museums and more for the Kingsbridge Armory in the Bronx.
Andrea Vasquez and Ally Gimbel  |  March 21, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
The Upper East Side townhouse that once belonged to President Franklin Delano Roosevelt has become a modern center for public policy and education.VIDEO
Saturday is St. Patrick's Day -- are you ready for some pints of Guiness? MetroFocus/Karan Brazell
Sarah Berson  |  March 14, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
Leery of leprechaun lore? Brush up on your St. Paddy's Day facts before donning excessive layers of green and toasting with that Guinness.
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