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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John Farley  |  September 23, 2011 5:25 PM | 1 Comment
A new report details an ethnicity-based NYPD surveillance probe into the city's Moroccan community. On the sunny side, the probed businesses may receive added business thanks to the leaked documents.
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 |  September 23, 2011 2:18 PM | 2 Comments
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.
September 23, 2011 1:30 PM | Comments
No, not a garden, a real farm, and it's in the five boroughs!
September 22, 2011 4:54 PM | 2 Comments
Do you have a personal story that illustrates an experience with hate or intolerance? Share your story with MetroFocus.
Rosario Lucero, center, stands near the site where her son Marcelo Lucero was stabbed to death in 2008, in Patchogue, N.Y., Monday, April 19, 2010, after his killer, Jeffrey Conroy, was convicted of manslaughter as a hate crime but acquitted of murder. At left is Lucero's brother Joselo Lucero, and at right is sister Isabel Lucero. The family went to the site of the incident after they left the Suffolk County courthouse Monday. AP Photo/Craig Ruttle
Sam Lewis  |  September 21, 2011 2:39 PM | Updated: Nov. 8, 2011 1:00 PM | 5 Comments
Three years ago, the racially charged killing of an Ecuadorian immigrant on Long Island made national headlines. MetroFocus looks at where the players involved are today.VIDEO
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Mark Katz  |  September 20, 2011 6:00 AM | Updated: Oct. 24, 2011 | 1 Comment
With news that Ray's Pizza on Prince Street will close this Sunday, humorist Mark Katz remembers creating a fraught meeting of sorts between Famous Ray and Original Ray.
Daniel T. Allen  |  September 19, 2011 6:19 PM | 1 Comment
Some commuters dread their daily schlep, but this week's Kickstarter picks prove that the subway system can be a source of creative inspiration.VIDEO
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Sam Lewis  |  September 16, 2011 6:00 AM | 4 Comments
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.VIDEO
September 14, 2011 1:00 PM | Comments
Imagine a bookstore with only one section: "Cookbooks."
With 9-11 Past, New Jersey Muslims Reflect - MetroFocus - THIRTEEN
Daniel T. Allen  |  September 13, 2011 4:41 PM | Comments
Mohamed El Filali, president of the Islamic Center of Passaic, N.J., said that 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. VIDEO
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