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.

New York City only recycles plastic bottles and jugs, though that is slated to change by 2013. Flickr/ kfisto
Georgia Kral  |  March 13, 2012 4:00 AM | 5 Comments
MetroFocus took to the streets armed with a camera to talk with New Yorkers about what they know -- or don't know, as seems to be the case -- about recycling. VIDEO
Bike polo, also known as cycle polo, has grown in popularity since 2007. Bike polo is very similar to traditional polo, but some rules have been adapted for the hardcourt sport. Photo courtesy of Flickr/John W. MacDonald.
Doris Martinez  |  March 9, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
Looking to relive the glory days of elementary school kickball games or your summer camp's competitive archery classes? Peruse the city's plentiful options for New Yorkers looking to team up.
The 9th Avenue Bike Lane was partially paid for with federal funds awarded through the Transportation Enhancements program. Flickr/ K_Gradinger
Georgia Kral  |  March 8, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
With the transportation bill stalled in Washington, the future of funds for non-motorized transportation is unclear.
This horse is one of many from the B&B Carousell that is being restored by the city's Economic Development Corporation. Photo courtesy of the NYC EDC.
Georgia Kral  |  March 7, 2012 4:00 AM | 7 Comments
New Yorkers yearning for a magical ride on a painted horse will soon have three times as many opportunities to fulfill their dreams. Some might say we're a city obsessed.VIDEO
Daniel T. Allen  |  March 7, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
For those who always wanted to know more about the design of the buildings in their own backyard, a new book, "How to Read New York," offers a crash course. Sketches and blueprints give you x-ray vision into the details of some of New York's most iconic -- and most overlooked -- buildings.VIDEO
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Georgia Kral  |  March 2, 2012 4:00 AM | 11 Comments

The film Titanic is being re-released in 3D, but 80 lucky people will soon experience a re-creation of the last meal served on board.

Velvet Underground frontman Lou Reed, captured on film by Andy Warhol. The Velvet's cult classic, "Waiting for the Man" illuminates a time in Spanish Harlem when rough trades were plied in broad daylight. Flickr/ -jeffrey-
James Helmsworth  |  March 2, 2012 4:00 AM | 27 Comments
Countless musicians have drawn inspiration from the streets of New York. If you pay close attention to their lyrics, you can hear the sound of a city that never stays the same.VIDEO
A fishmonger hocks his wares in Manhattan's Chinatown. While many seafood markets line the neighborhood's streets, the Bayard Market and Mulberry market are two of the largest and most popular. AP/Bebeto Matthews.
Sarah Berson  |  March 1, 2012 4:00 AM | 8 Comments
Want a meaty meal without forsaking your Friday Lenten fast? Or do you just like fish? Use this guide to learn how and when to get the best city's best catches.
Rock-and-Roll-Never-forgets 400
Dennis Elsas  |  March 1, 2012 4:00 AM | 4 Comments
Over his 40-plus year radio career, Dennis Elsas has interviewed legends of rock like John Lennon and Elton John -- experiences he now shares via a live presentation.VIDEO
Composite image. Clockwise: Photo courtesy of Kelly Geary; AP/ Mary Altaffer; AP/ Richard Drew; Photo courtesy of Sam Kim
Georgia Kral  |  March 1, 2012 4:00 AM | 2 Comments
Running a successful niche food production business takes chops. MetroFocus grills a few foodies on the particulars of DIY. VIDEO
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