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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.

It has been a tumultuous year for education stakeholders -- resources are tight, inequality persists and hundreds of school employees are out of a job. City Hall News and Gotham school hosted a panel discussion with politicians and leaders in the field to discuss
Sam Lewis  |  August 25, 2011 7:59 PM | Comments
It has been a tumultuous year for education stakeholders -- resources are tight and inequality persists. How will last year's battles play out in the fall?VIDEO
Kurt Boone has worked as a foot messenger for over 14 years, rushing throughout the city in all weather conditions, picking up and delivering these critical business documents. In Asphalt Warrior he tells his story as one of the fastest messengers in the city and his experiences in the now world-famous messenger culture,Photo Courtesy of John Sarsgard
Kurt Boone  |  August 25, 2011 5:56 PM | 11 Comments
In the last five years, the city has created several new bike lanes. But bike messenger Kurt Boone says the lanes don't work for cyclists on the clock.
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Laura van Straaten  |  August 25, 2011 5:52 PM | 5 Comments
Is there an image, place or object that instantly brings back your experience on or after 9/11? The MetroFocus staff shares their stories and images and asks for yours.
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John Farley  |  August 25, 2011 4:45 PM | Updated: Aug. 27, 2011 11:00 PM | 14 Comments

Mass transit across the New York City and New Jersey region shutdown at noon on Saturday. A tornado watch was also issued in the city.

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August 25, 2011 12:43 PM | Comments
Two great end-of-summer places for families.
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Jake Mooney for City Limits  |  August 25, 2011 11:34 AM | Comments
Advocates praise the motives behind New York's plan to reduce the amount of sewage released untreated into its waterways. But they're worried about the details.
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John Farley  |  August 24, 2011 10:30 AM | 5 Comments
The Straphangers Campaign released its annual "State of the Subways" report, which provides New Yorkers with individual profiles and comparative rankings of 20 subway lines.
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Andrew Hawkins for City Hall News  |  August 24, 2011 9:56 AM | Comments
Both Democratic Assemblyman David Weprin and his Republican opponent Bob Turner are reaching out to a diverse group of voters in the Ninth Congressional District for this fall's special election. But one population group that makes up a significant portion of the district seems to be getting left in the cold: Latino voters. City Hall News reports.
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Michael Ventura for DNAinfo  |  August 23, 2011 2:28 PM | Updated: Aug. 23, 2011 9:00PM | Comments
An earthquake in Washington, D.C. rattled New York City Tuesday afternoon.
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Laura Nahmias for The Capitol  |  August 23, 2011 10:48 AM | Comments
New hire Courtney Burke plans to transform a New York agency with an ugly past. The Capitol report.VIDEO
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