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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.

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.
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John Farley  |  July 11, 2011 6:00 AM | 4 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
Book Review-Willie Mays
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.
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Juliet Eilperin  |  July 11, 2011 6:00 AM | Comments
Sharks are nothing new to New York waters, we’ve just forgotten them.
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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.
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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.
"Break of Day," winning photo in the "Good Transit Scene" category. Sabrina Porter.
Daniel T. Allen  |  July 10, 2011 6:46 PM | Comments
It was the best of times (in transit), it was the worst of times. Check out the winners from 2011's Subway and Bus Contest, hosted by the Straphangers Campaign and Transportation Alternatives.
“Popping,” 2009, gelatin silver print 16x20Crown Street and Bedford Ave Brooklyn Block PartyPhoto by Anderson Zaca.
Daniel T. Allen  |  July 10, 2011 6:18 PM | Comments
This week on Kickstarter: block parties, George Plimpton...and phytoremediation (using plants to get rid of toxins -- duh).
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