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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Daniel T. Allen  |  February 9, 2012 4:00 AM | 4 Comments
Watch out Spike Lee -- the young directors featured in the New Voices in Black Cinema festival bring tales of love, loss and hope back to Brooklyn.VIDEO
Rob Sacher  |  February 8, 2012 4:00 AM | 4 Comments
The owner of the now-closed NYC music club Luna Lounge opines on why he believes notorious punk rock club CBGB should be allowed to rest in peace.VIDEO
February 7, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
They say there are 8 million stories in the city. At this event, at least of 10 of them are guaranteed to be incredible -- and you can participate.
Julie Geary scoops ice cream 50-60 hours a week for $7.25 an hour at Holey Cream in Hell's Kitchen. MetroFocus/ Georgia Kral
Georgia Kral  |  February 6, 2012 4:00 AM | 18 Comments
Who makes minimum wage? The coffee guy? Your buddy at the gym? MetroFocus recently spent a day talking to New Yorkers about the proposed wage increase.
Bronx criminal defense lawyer Elliot Shapiro write songs inspired by his 42-year legal career. Photo courtesy of Elliot Shapiro.
George Bodarky  |  February 6, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
A lot of songs have been written over the years about work, from Dolly Parton's "9 to 5" to Rose Royce's "Car Wash." Elliot Shapiro works in a field that does not exactly lend itself to song -- he's a criminal defense lawyer in the Bronx -- but that sure hasn't stopped him. VIDEO
MetroFocus/Karen Brazell. Composite image, clockwise from left: Mister Chase, YouTube/MisterChase; JR Sport Brief, YouTube/JRSportBrief; Maangchi, YouTube/Maangchi; Rachel's English, YouTube/Rachel's English
Georgia Kral  |  February 6, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
Want to make money off your hobby? MetroFocus profiles several New Yorkers who have taken their talents to YouTube and say they are making a living at it -- from cooking Korean food to performing Britney Spears in sign language. VIDEO
Christopher Bram  |  February 3, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
What drew the likes of Tennessee Williams, Truman Capote and James Baldwin here? A look at the intellectual -- and physical -- pursuits that attracted these literary giants.
"The Hundred Story House" is part public sculpture, part book lending library. Photo courtesy of Leon Reid IV.
Daniel T. Allen  |  February 3, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
NYC has an abundance of almost everything (except cheap rent) but often that "you can get anything here" feeling can be overwhelming. This week's Kickstarter projects are about making urban life just a little bit more manageable.VIDEO
February 2, 2012 4:06 PM | Comments
I was there for a party ages ago and I just remember saying to my wife: "Wow, what a weird place."
Daniel T. Allen  |  February 2, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
Bagel or baguette? Shake or kiss? Amélie or Carrie Bradshaw? A visual take on the differences -- and similarities -- between two of the world's greatest cities...
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