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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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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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Paula J. Massood  |  November 14, 2011 6:00 PM | Comments

This year marks the twentieth anniversary of Spike Lee’s “Jungle Fever.” The film is often overlooked, but what it reveals about race relations in New York, most especially Harlem in the late 1980s and early 1990s, is worth revisiting.

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November 14, 2011 1:30 PM | Comments
When it comes to a New York sound, it's music to my ears...VIDEO
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November 10, 2011 11:30 AM | Comments
For me, New York is all about going to restaurants. You know, low down restaurants like this one...
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Daniel Katz  |  November 10, 2011 4:00 AM | 4 Comments

The nearly 33,000 garment workers in New York are facing the same troubles that European immigrants successfully tackled two generations ago. The way the unions succeeded back then was to engage in a meaningful way in people’s lives beyond the factory floor.

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Sam Lewis  |  November 9, 2011 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
The story of how two strangers conspired to save an abandoned rail in the late '90s and transform it into a vital urban park.VIDEO
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Urban Omnibus  |  November 8, 2011 6:06 PM | Comments
An architect and artist who documents New York's houses of worship discusses the evolving relationship between religious practices, cultural identity and urban life.
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November 8, 2011 1:30 PM | Comments
It’s a place where regardless of the time of day, there is always a gathering of extremely interesting and friendly people.
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Matt Draper  |  November 7, 2011 4:00 AM | Updated: December 5, 2011 9:48 AM | 17 Comments
Passengers love to complain about New York City's 100,000-plus taxicab and limousine drivers. But what do they say about us, the riders? MetroFocus hit the road to find out.
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City Hall News  |  November 4, 2011 9:27 AM | Comments
Occupy Albany hit its stride, while those Zuccotti Park hit a speed bump. The recessions hit home for kids when Bloomberg downsized his Halloween candy. This week's winners and losers...
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