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.

Mahalet Dejene  |  July 11, 2011 12:30 PM | 4 Comments
July 13 marks the second and last Manhattanhenge of the year. Grab your cameras and head on over to the Empire State or Chrysler buildings -- or a location as far east in Manhattan as possible -- for magnificent views.
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Avery Monsen  |  July 11, 2011 6:00 AM | 3 Comments
Other cities make delicious pizza and bagels. Other cities have thriving arts scenes. And if you can’t take a joke about your city...
More than 1.8 million city residents received foods stamps in December, 2010. MetroFocus/Sam Lewis
Sam Lewis  |  July 11, 2011 6:00 AM | 2 Comments
Did welfare reform help or hurt New York City?
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Gabrielle and Ben Ryder Howe  |  July 11, 2011 6:00 AM | Comments
A couple who ran a Brooklyn deli, out of which developed the critically acclaimed book "My Korean Deli," weigh in on what makes the best bodega.
John Farley  |  July 11, 2011 6:00 AM | 6 Comments
The Asian American Writers Workshop looks beyond the map in its attempt to define Chinatown, examining the Chinatowns of New York as a set of memories, spaces and associations through a collection of oral histories.VIDEO
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Max Linsky  |  July 11, 2011 6:00 AM | Comments
The New York Times isn’t exactly known as a sports writing powerhouse. Slipped into the back of Business Day for most of the week, the Sports section tends to feel like an afterthought. A chore, even. But even if the Times fails to scratch your sports writing itch on a daily basis, you’ll be hard-pressed to find three better sports books for your summer reading list than the ones written by veterans of the Gray Lady.
Juliet Eilperin  |  July 11, 2011 6:00 AM | Comments
Sharks are nothing new to New York waters, we’ve just forgotten them.
Kate Christensen  |  July 11, 2011 6:00 AM | Comments
I first moved to north Brooklyn in 1990 when I was 28 and just starting out in life. I lived on Graham off Metropolitan Avenue, above a laundromat, in a small one-bedroom apartment with a skylight in the bathroom, a parquet floor and a roof deck outside my bedroom door. It cost $350 a month.
Sam Lewis  |  July 11, 2011 6:00 AM | Comments
On the first Friday of every month, the Franciscan Friars partake in what they call a “Jesus Run” -- a night where they seek out homeless people to offer food, prayers and faith.
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Sam Lewis  |  July 11, 2011 6:00 AM | 4 Comments
The government estimates that a person spends $150/month on food. We ask New Yorkers what's in their food baskets.
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