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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.

A modestly-sized Felix the Cat balloon became the first in the parade in 1927. Photo courtesy of Bill Smith collection.
Daniel T. Allen  |  November 24, 2011 4:00 AM | Comments
It's as American as apple pie but even the grittiest New Yorkers reserve some amount of affection for it. Here's a combo of historic and fun facts to spice up the 85th Thanksgiving Day Parade.
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Bekah Holloway for Eco Politics Daily  |  November 23, 2011 12:12 PM | Comments
A new climate change report predicts that more frequent severe weather patterns threaten the water supply and may flood transit systems and submerge a third of city streets.
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Bridget Leahy  |  November 23, 2011 4:00 AM | 3 Comments
Support the city and make your loved ones happy using our guide to unique gifts made only in New York.VIDEO
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Kate Fulton  |  November 23, 2011 4:00 AM | Comments
Wild turkeys have a long history in New York. MetroFocus talked to the top bird at the National Wild Turkey Federation about their past, present and future.VIDEO
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Samantha Riddell  |  November 22, 2011 4:00 AM | 2 Comments

Can’t make it (or don’t want to?) to the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree lighting this year? There are plenty of alternative tree lightings around the Tri-State area to keep the good cheer close to home this season.

Cliff Matias teaching an Eastern Woodlands Workshop with New York City children. Matias said Native Americans have a complex relationship with Thanksgiving, but he uses the holiday as a time for his family to come together. Photo courtesy of Cliff Matias.
Christina Knight for NYC ARTS  |  November 21, 2011 4:00 AM | 5 Comments
NYC ARTS spoke with a leader of New York City's Redhawk Native American Council about Native Americans' complicated relationship to Thanksgiving.
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Benjamin Kabak for Second Avenue Sagas  |  November 21, 2011 4:00 AM | 3 Comments
Nail-clipping? Teeth-flossing? Eye-brow-plucking? The founder of the blog Second Avenue Sagas opines on personal grooming habits that just shouldn’t be done on public transit.
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Daniel T. Allen  |  November 18, 2011 4:00 AM | 2 Comments
Filmmaker Robert Weide has made a career producing documentaries about his cultural heroes. For his latest film, he gained unprecedented access to Woody Allen.VIDEO
Green Shores NYC volunteers carting pruned tree limbs on a bicycle to a park nearby for chipping. Photo courtesy of Trudy Smoke.
Leslie Day and Trudy Smoke  |  November 17, 2011 4:00 AM | 1 Comment

When it comes to New York City’s trees, a recent New York Times story suggests something more than pollen is in the air. A local author of a new book about the city’s trees roots her argument in optimism.

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November 16, 2011 9:30 AM | Comments
It’s something that I look forward to in New York very much. It’s pure pleasure. It’s just pure pleasure for me.VIDEO
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