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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 1, 2011 6:00 AM | 5 Comments
Controversy has consumed the construction of three arenas in recent years. Why does the combination of sports and development incite such furious debate?
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Mahalet Dejene  |  July 29, 2011 4:12 PM | 1 Comment
Which train station should really get the popular Apple Store and the trendy Shake Shack: Grand Central or the beleaguered Pennsylvania Station?
COLORS is a worker-owned cooperative dedicated to improving working conditions, wages, racial equality, and career mobility in the restaurant industry. Former workers from Windows on the Word established the restaurant on 417 Lafayette Street in Manhattan. Photo AP/Bebeto Matthews
Sam Lewis  |  July 29, 2011 6:00 AM | 3 Comments
One year ago, the city began branding restaurants with grades based on cleanliness and food safety -- but how can you tell what the conditions are for workers?
Bikers appreciate Park Avenue, sans cars, during 2010's Summer Streets event.
Bridget Leahy  |  July 28, 2011 12:51 PM | Comments
The NYC DOT encourages people to "Play. Run. Walk. Bike" at the fourth annual Summer Streets event.
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Bridget Leahy  |  July 28, 2011 12:23 PM | Comments
Grown on Long Island Day spotlights L.I. agriculture and encourages visitors to enjoy the local harvest in every season.
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Sam Lewis  |  July 28, 2011 8:08 AM | 1 Comment
Over the past week, news about the Bronx has cast the borough in a spectrum of lights, from a model for urban redevelopment to a place riddled with failing infrastructure.
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Nevin Cohen for Gotham Gazette  |  July 28, 2011 6:00 AM | Comments
Policies and programs to improve food access, nurture community gardens and promote healthy school food were largely ignored in the city’s sustainability plan.
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July 27, 2011 5:12 PM | Comments
Your kids will love these spots in North Jersey.
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John Farley  |  July 27, 2011 2:27 PM | Comments
Administration for Child Services Commissioner John Mattingly announced on Tues. that he is resigning after seven years of service. On Weds., Mayor Michael Bloomberg appointed his replacement, Family Court Judge Ronald E. Richter, who inherits a complicated legacy.
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Edward Deitch  |  July 27, 2011 6:00 AM | Comments
Wine blogger Edward Deitch discusses his list of the top five Long Island wines to enjoy this summer.
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