On one Tuesday in September, visits to 12 food pantries and soup kitchens in Brooklyn yielded unique stories of why patrons came, and reports from operators of rising demand. City Limits reports.
Do you have a personal story that illustrates an experience with hate or intolerance because of your race, nationality, ethnicity, religion, disability or sexual identity? Share your story with MetroFocus.
Three years ago, the racially charged killing of Marcelo Lucero, an Ecuadorian immigrant, made national headlines. MetroFocus looks back at the impact the crime had on the community, and where the players involved in the case are today.
With news that Ray’s Pizza on Prince Street in Manhattan will close this Sunday, humorist Mark Katz remembers creating a fraught meeting of sorts between Famous Ray and Original Ray.
Some commuters dread their daily schlep, but this week’s Kickstarter picks prove that the subway system can be a source of creative inspiration.
To mark a new 50th anniversary edition of “The Death and Life of Great American Cities,” MetroFocus looked at who’s shaping NYC today through the lens of the late activist and writer.
Mohamed El Filali, president of the Islamic Center of Passaic, N.J., said that like the rest of the world, his community was still dealing with the aftermath of the Sept. 11 attacks. But while everyone, including Muslims, was contending with loss of life, the Muslim American community was also subject to shifting public perceptions of Islam in the wake of the attacks.