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.

The members of Mice at Play also play dress up. At a recent event, they dressed in 20s garb and posed for photos. Photo courtesy of Mice at Play.
Georgia Kral  |  February 1, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
Women’s social clubs are popping up all over New York City. But unlike the days of yore, the emphasis is on fun rather than social causes. What is it about the feminine mystique these days?VIDEO
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John Farley  |  February 1, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
Foodies, gourmands, and those who hate wings with ranch dressing: take a bite out of MetroFocus' guide to Super Bowl specials at NYC's best restaurants.
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Erin Barker  |  January 31, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
From tales of unearthing environmental scandal to participating in a medical study gone too far, the science-based stories spun in the creative collective The Story Collider are seriously weird -- but true.
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John Farley  |  January 30, 2012 2:59 PM | Comments
What are five religious leaders in Flushing, Queens -- perhaps the most theologically diverse neighborhood in America -- thinking, preaching and teaching about climate change?VIDEO
Daniel T. Allen  |  January 27, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments

A New York working stiff seeks fame in L.A., a Texas pastry shop opens in Brooklyn and a film features New York, sans New Yorkers. These Kickstarter projects have a little something for everyone.

Daniel T. Allen  |  January 26, 2012 4:00 AM | 35 Comments

After another bout of anti-Semitic incidents in the Tri-State area, an encounter with a white supremacist made MetroFocus’ Dan Allen realize just how common intolerance can be.

Teresa Carpenter  |  January 24, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
From the quotidian to the profound, "New York Diaries: 1609 to 2009," offers journal entries written in New York by both regular joes and cultural and literary figures.
Restaurateur and Chinese food aficionado Ed Schoenfeld and chef Joe Ng fight like brothers and eat like kings in their popular neo-Chinese place Red Farm in Manhattan's West Village. They are planning special delicacies in honor of Chinese New Year, which starts Jan. 23.  Photo courtesy of Clay Williams.
Laura van Straaten  |  January 20, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
In honor of the Chinese New Year, MetroFocus talked dumplings with the unlikely duo behind the much-lauded, farm-to-table, neo-Chinese restaurant RedFarm.
Georgia Kral  |  January 19, 2012 4:55 PM | 2 Comments
MetroFocus chatted with the creator of the viral video "Sh*t New Yorkers Say" about this new addition to the popular "Sh*t...Say" Internet meme.VIDEO
Fred Armisen, Carrie Brownstein and guest star Jeff Goldblum are shown in a scene from the IFC series "Portlandia." But is Portland really more ridiculous than our very own Brooklyn?   AP/IFC, Danielle Mathias
Jamie Helmsworth  |  January 19, 2012 4:00 AM | 2 Comments
As the cast of "Portlandia" prepares to hit NYC, check out how the real Portland, Oregon, compares to New York City -- you may be more "Portlandia" than you think.VIDEO
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