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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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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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Philip Sutton for the New York Public Library  |  November 15, 2011 4:00 AM | 3 Comments

Have you ever wondered who lived in your apartment before you? Thanks to the Library’s Milstein Division, you can gain access to hundreds of resources to help solve the mystery. Philip Sutton, blogger for the New York Public Library’s Milstein Division, explains.

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