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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.

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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
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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.

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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.

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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.
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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
New York City is the only municipality that requires food stamp recipients to be fingerprinted. Governor Andrew Cuomo wants to change that. MetroFocus/Kevon Greene
Georgia Kral  |  January 18, 2012 4:00 AM | Updated: February 1, 2012 10:23 AM | 23 Comments
As Cuomo and Bloomberg battle it out over whether recipients of food stamps should be fingerprinted, MetroFocus breaks down the basics of New York's food stamp program.
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James Helmsworth  |  January 17, 2012 4:50 PM | 3 Comments
Planning a ski trip can be a chore but getting to the slopes doesn't have to be. Several ski destinations are reachable by bus or train from New York City. VIDEO
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Chris Gethard  |  January 12, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
Comedian Chris Gethard writes about his evolution from a nerdy N.J. teen growing up in the shadow of Manhattan to host of his own talk show. VIDEO
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