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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.

Photo courtesy of 50 Eggs Films.
Georgia Kral and Annie Rose Ramos  |  February 27, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
"The Apple Pushers" tells the story of five immigrant green cart vendors -- and New York City's fight to tackle obesity. VIDEO
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Deborah Feldman  |  February 27, 2012 4:00 AM | 7 Comments
Deborah Feldman, 25, left Brooklyn's Satmar Hasidic community, and was surprised how fully she could reinvent herself.VIDEO
Even with all of the technology and maps available, navigating the city can leave you scratching your head. Flickr/Ed Yourdon
Doris Martinez  |  February 24, 2012 4:00 AM | 2 Comments
You're running to an appointment but your smartphone's dead and there's not a subway map in sight. Here are a few rules of thumb to help you navigate the city the old-fashioned way.
The East River Ferry has been in operation since June, 2011. Average daily ridership has dropped 50 percent. Photo courtesy of NY Waterway’s East River Ferry.
Georgia Kral  |  February 23, 2012 4:00 AM | 4 Comments
MetroFocus spoke to the operator of the ferries about what's being floated for riders...Can we expect a tasty post-work cocktail on our commute home?
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February 22, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
I jog in the morning. Forty years ago I had an experience on the streets of New York that inspired me to write a song -- my jaw dropped when I found out it had been co-opted by Occupy Wall Street.VIDEO
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John Farley  |  February 22, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
In the city's fiercely competitive restaurant industry, are women getting a raw deal? The numbers certainly seem to say so.
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Cristina Alger  |  February 20, 2012 4:00 AM | 2 Comments
The author of a new novel set during the financial collapse talks about the inspiration she drew from her own life as an Upper East Sider and former analyst at Goldman Sachs.
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George Bodarky and Sarah Berson  |  February 17, 2012 4:00 AM | 2 Comments
Some of New York's fading wall murals advertise cure-all tonics and horse carriage repairs from as far back as the 19th century. One photographer has documented these historic ads for 15 years, and sees them as an analogy for life in the big city.
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Daniel T. Allen  |  February 17, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
In Manhattan, one in two households are occupied by singletons. Have Carrie and her "Sex and the City" girl gang taken over? Or is some other social meme at work...
Stephen Ritz, who teaches in the South Bronx, has transformed the lives of his students with the "edible wall" of produce he built in his classroom. Photo courtesy of Green Bronx Machine.
Stephen Ritz  |  February 16, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
A South Bronx high school teacher explains how building an "edible wall" of produce transformed his students from "super-sized and under-credited" to healthy graduates.VIDEO
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