Dramatic Increase in Homeless on Streets of NYC

Mary Brosnahan, president and CEO of the Coalition for the Homeless, discusses the current state of homelessness in New York City with MetroFocus host Rafael Pi Roman.

The third installment of stillspotting  nyc explores Jackson Heights, Queens, shown here in an aerial view. Photo by Iwan Baan.
Georgia Kral  |  April 2, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
stillspotting nyc explores urban life through immigrant stories and cultural narratives from Jackson Heights.VIDEO
Daniel T. Allen  |  April 2, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments

In a Brooklyn building shared by four schools, some say a new charter is one too many.

Experts say the tragic sinking of the Titanic a century ago can be blamed on low grade rivets that the ship's builders used on some parts of the ill-fated liner. AP/file image.
Michelle Michalos  |  March 30, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
As the Titanic Centennial approaches, people will recount that fateful night at lectures, screenings, readings, a dinner and even a ship journey.
A yellow-bellied sapsucker looks for its next snack at Wildcat Ridge. flickr/Michael
Sarah Berson  |  March 30, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
With spring comes puns: birds of a feather, whale of a time, seal of approval. Here's where to find nature in our metropolis.VIDEO
This rendering shows how NYU intends to expand in Greenwich Village by 2031. The school says it needs to grow to survive, but many neighbors say the plan will overwhelm their historic neighborhood. Image courtesy of New York University.
John Farley  |  March 29, 2012 4:00 AM | Updated: March 29, 2012 10:56 AM | Comments
Community leaders and urban planners discuss the expansion at a public panel at Municipal Art Society.VIDEO
Jonathan Piel tries out the model of bicycle to be used in New York City's first bike share program, which launches this summer. MetroFocus/ Georgia Kral
Georgia Kral  |  March 29, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
The city's first attempt at a bike share program launches this summer -- without controversy.VIDEO
Cindy Vielle at the daycare she operates. Her hopes for the neighborhood revolve around reading: She'd love a new library and a bookstore. City Limits/Pearl Gabel.
Darren Sands for City Limits  |  March 28, 2012 2:45 PM | 1 Comment
A federal Promise Neighborhoods grant in hand, one Brooklyn organization is asking residents how to address the causes and consequences of poverty in their neighborhood.
Todd Fine  |  March 28, 2012 4:00 AM | 4 Comments

Before the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel and the World Trade Center, Lower Manhattan was known as Little Syria, a neighborhood once famous throughout the Ottoman Empire for the “Pen League.”

Waiting for the bus
John Farley  |  March 28, 2012 4:00 AM | Updated: March 29, 2012 1:54 PM | 4 Comments

Will a system that allows New Yorkers to find out how far away the next bus is boost lagging ridership rates? MetroFocus looks at how successful similar programs have been in other cities.

'Peter and the Starcatcher,' which premiered Off-Broadway as part of the New York Theatre Workshop in 2010, opens on Broadway on April 15. Photo by Joan Marcus.
Michelle Michalos  |  March 27, 2012 4:00 AM | Updated: May 21, 2012 5:00 PM | Comments
An interview with the Broadway fight director behind a new show about the origins of Peter Pan.VIDEO
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