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 friend helps clean up a home belonging to Eileen Mannix in the Midland Beach neighborhood in the hard hit Staten Island borough New York, Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012, in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. AP Photo/Craig Ruttle.
Christina Knight  |  November 20, 2012 3:13 PM | 2 Comments
Recent news of storm deaths and condemned homes come from tight-knit communities in New York City that few outsiders are familiar with, or can even place on a map. VIDEO
Rick Karr  |  November 14, 2012 11:15 PM | Updated: Nov. 16, 2012 3:45 PM | Comments
Rick Karr reports on efforts to help residents at Knickerbocker Village on Manhattan’s Lower East Side and is joined by NY State Senator Daniel Squadron.VIDEO
Coney Island Recovery Columbia J School
November 14, 2012 11:03 PM | Comments
Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism students Jon Gerberg and Kristen Reed report from the Coney Island Gospel Assembly Church.VIDEO
Beth Garbitelli  |  November 14, 2012 7:00 PM | Updated: November 14, 2012 | Comments
The failure of the power grid have left many people wondering where the system went wrong. An energy consultant provides perspective.VIDEO
Congregation Beth Elohim sends out 10 car loads of supplies a day to areas in need. Image courtesy of Congregation Beth Elohim.
Georgia Kral  |  November 12, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments

Drawing on their member networks and organization skills, groups mobilize to aid hurricane victims and add disaster relief to their services.

Inside the Smith Houses, days after Hurricane Sandy knocked out power.
Jon Gerberg and Kristen Reed  |  November 8, 2012 8:55 PM | Comments
Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism students Jon Gerberg and Kristen Reed take us inside the Smith Houses.VIDEO
A volunteer delivers water to residents in NYCHA's Haber Houses, which are next to the Coney Island boardwalk and are exclusively for senior citizens.
Christina Knight  |  November 8, 2012 8:48 PM | Comments
Hundreds of New Yorkers made their way to Southern Brooklyn this week to help distribute food, water, and information to residents.VIDEO
November 8, 2012 8:37 PM | Comments
MetroFocus anchor Rafael Pi Roman reports on the devastation in the section of Queens known as the Rockaways.VIDEO
Long Beach, Long Island. Photo courtesy Long Island Business Report.
Jim Paymar for Long Island Business Report  |  November 8, 2012 8:34 PM | 3 Comments
Long Island Business Report anchor Jim Paymar visits Long Beach, Long Island, where Hurricane Sandy wiped out power and homes. VIDEO
The line was long at 5 p.m. at the PS 92 poll site.
David Howard King for the Gotham Gazette  |  November 7, 2012 10:50 AM | Comments
While a New York victory for President Obama was expected, the real fights were at the state and local levels.
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