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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.

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John Farley  |  August 23, 2011 6:00 AM | 2 Comments
Just in time for the end of summer, New Yorkers for Parks has released their "2011 Report Card on Beaches." All seven New York City beaches have experienced significant improvement.
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Daniel T. Allen  |  August 19, 2011 12:06 PM | 1 Comment
While those outside the community chose to reflect with words, some of the those who live in central Brooklyn have chosen art.
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Julian Gerson  |  August 18, 2011 3:43 PM | 4 Comments
Heading into my second year at Dalton, I am just as excited as others to see the school growing into a varied and unique place. But I'm also cautious about the changes that the focus on diversity might have on the school's curriculum.
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Zoe Proom  |  August 17, 2011 9:57 AM | Comments
Celebrated Cuban-American writer Oscar Hijuelos, a life-long New Yorker, speaks to SundayArts' Rafael Pi Roman about his recent memoir "Thoughts Without Cigarettes."VIDEO
After 20 years, the city has determined that the site of the Bronx New School in Bedford Park is contaminated and so has shut the building. Other schools on leased property remain open and could pose a danger to the health of their students and staff. Photo courtesy of Gotham Gazette
Melissa Checker for Gotham Gazette  |  August 17, 2011 9:48 AM | 2 Comments
As the city shuts Bronx New School after finding contamination there, other schools on leased property remain open and could pose a danger to the health of their students and staff. Gotham Gazette reports.
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Catherine Dunn for City Limits  |  August 17, 2011 7:55 AM | 1 Comment
The crisis in the national housing market has slipped from the front pages, but it's still big news in New York's neighborhoods of color.
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John Farley  |  August 16, 2011 2:57 PM | Comments
Three uniformed departments in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut are currently embroiled in scandals over racism within their ranks.
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John Farley and Melissa Galvez  |  August 16, 2011 1:50 PM | 5 Comments
Did you know the Civil War brought thousands of Confederate prisoners of war to Governors Island?
My "Russian Dolls." Babushka watches television as my fiance Olga and future mother-in-law, Elena, sit on the couch. Olga's sister and Irina and father Sasha can be seen in the background. Photo by Daniel T. Allen.
Daniel T. Allen  |  August 15, 2011 5:11 PM | 1 Comment
In September, I'll marry into a Russian-speaking family in Brooklyn. That's why sitting down to watch the premiere of Lifetime's new reality series "Russian Dolls" was a matter close to the heart.VIDEO
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Zach Bergson for Gotham Gazette  |  August 15, 2011 11:00 AM | Comments
New policies by the HIV/AIDS Service Administration make it even more difficult for people living with the disease to obtain affordable housing, let alone pay for it.
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