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.

Liza de Guia for Food Curated  |  October 3, 2011 3:05 PM | Comments
The owner of popular Brooklyn restaurant Egg does double-duty as the farmer behind the eatery's locally grown produce.VIDEO
Education officials have targeted 20 troubled public schools for possible closure next year - but advocates say the city has not done enough to turn them around.  MetroFocus/Sam Lewis
Helen Zelon for City Limits  |  October 3, 2011 12:29 PM | Comments
The grades are out, and so is the list of schools that might close because of them. But what's the difference between an A and a B when the Department of Education grades its 1,700 schools? City Limits reports.
Michael Dorf at City Winery. Courtesy of Michael Dorf.
Michael Dorf  |  October 3, 2011 6:00 AM | 1 Comment
Nightlife impresario Michael Dorf, the founder of the Knitting Factor and City Winery, reflects on some of the laws governing the city's entertainment scene today.
A fireman studies the four alarm fire at Kehilath Jeshurun Synagogue on the East Side of New York Monday July 11, 2011. Although the congregation has begun to rebuild, community members have been searching for other places to pray during the High Holidays. AP/David Karp
Daniella Greenbaum  |  September 29, 2011 6:00 AM | 1 Comment
After the blaze that engulfed the Kehilath Jeshurun synagogue, its 6,000 congregants, including me and my family, thought we would be homeless for the High Holidays.
Woodlawn cemetery is located, appropriately, at the end of the line on the 4 train. Flickr/bcakesny
Douglas Keister  |  September 29, 2011 6:00 AM | 1 Comment

In a city where everything seems to have a price, cemeteries are absolutely free (well, when you’re visiting). And where else can you get within six feet of so many notable New Yorkers?

Daniel T. Allen  |  September 28, 2011 3:55 PM | Comments
This week's Kickstarter picks are dedicated to preserving New York's lesser known histories.VIDEO
September 28, 2011 1:30 PM | Comments
Our bike route along the Hudson River.
The Oktoberfest tradition of drinking beer from a boot comes from claims that German soldiers drank from their boots in WWI before heading into battle. Photo/Flickr Sebastien Barre
Bridget Leahy  |  September 28, 2011 6:00 AM | 1 Comment
With six food fests to satisfy, the upcoming months are going to be good to your taste buds.
September 27, 2011 12:00 PM | Comments
This author's latest novel is all about the Lower East Side and his upcoming work is set in Harlem. He's the quintessential
New York writer.
Daniel T. Allen  |  September 25, 2011 9:45 PM | 7 Comments
Some Jewish New Yorkers look to the "High Holidays" with dread or ambivalence, but a growing number of spiritual leaders here bring their own flavor to the "days of awe."
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