News

Hunting Season: Immigration and Murder in an All-American Town

Veteran journalist and Columbia School of Journalism professor Mirta Ojito investigates Marcelo Lucero's murder—and the community in which it happened—in her new book.

7-cartoon 7-15-95-cropped
Richard Zacks  |  March 5, 2012 4:00 AM | 2 Comments
In 1895, Theodore Roosevelt was appointed NYC police commissioner, and set off to clean up the decidedly sin-loving town. But sin wasn't going down without a fight.
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, right, greets Ruben Diaz Jr. as he arrives to deliver his State of the City address, Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012 at the Morris High School Campus in the Bronx borough of New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
City & State  |  March 2, 2012 9:57 AM | Comments
While most would agree Comptroller John Liu had the worst week ever, we looked beyond the headlines for the true winners and losers.
This image is in the public domain.
Georgia Kral  |  March 2, 2012 4:00 AM | 11 Comments

The film Titanic is being re-released in 3D, but 80 lucky people will soon experience a re-creation of the last meal served on board.

Velvet Underground frontman Lou Reed, captured on film by Andy Warhol. The Velvet's cult classic, "Waiting for the Man" illuminates a time in Spanish Harlem when rough trades were plied in broad daylight. Flickr/ -jeffrey-
James Helmsworth  |  March 2, 2012 4:00 AM | 27 Comments
Countless musicians have drawn inspiration from the streets of New York. If you pay close attention to their lyrics, you can hear the sound of a city that never stays the same.VIDEO
A fishmonger hocks his wares in Manhattan's Chinatown. While many seafood markets line the neighborhood's streets, the Bayard Market and Mulberry market are two of the largest and most popular. AP/Bebeto Matthews.
Sarah Berson  |  March 1, 2012 4:00 AM | 8 Comments
Want a meaty meal without forsaking your Friday Lenten fast? Or do you just like fish? Use this guide to learn how and when to get the best city's best catches.
Rock-and-Roll-Never-forgets 400
Dennis Elsas  |  March 1, 2012 4:00 AM | 4 Comments
Over his 40-plus year radio career, Dennis Elsas has interviewed legends of rock like John Lennon and Elton John -- experiences he now shares via a live presentation.VIDEO
Composite image. Clockwise: Photo courtesy of Kelly Geary; AP/ Mary Altaffer; AP/ Richard Drew; Photo courtesy of Sam Kim
Georgia Kral  |  March 1, 2012 4:00 AM | 2 Comments
Running a successful niche food production business takes chops. MetroFocus grills a few foodies on the particulars of DIY. VIDEO
A contractor closes a valve at a fracking facility in Claysville, P.A. Recent studies on the impact of fracking on human health have offered mixed results, but two Congressmembers have asked the EPA to examine the most recent report out of Colorado. AP/Keith Srakocic
John Farley  |  February 29, 2012 4:00 AM | 6 Comments
Two court rulings upheld local bans on hydraulic fracking in New York State. MetroFocus looks at which towns might be next in the ongoing judicial battle.
pine hill
Michelle Michalos  |  February 29, 2012 4:00 AM | 2 Comments
A chance Brooklyn encounter created a friendship and a film -- "Welcome to Pine Hill" -- that traverses race and class, city and country, fact and fiction. VIDEO
NealBaernew2_130x130
February 29, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
As an executive producer for a show set in New York, a very important part of my job is helping to decide where we shoot. Here's my advice on how to scout a good location in New York City.VIDEO
Page 102 of 168« First...102030...100101102103104...110120130...Last »
About Us    Contact Us    The MetroFocus Team   Mobile   WNET Pressroom   Privacy Policy    Terms of Service

Mutual of America

Funders

MetroFocus is made possible by James and Merryl Tisch, Bernard and Irene Schwartz, Sue and Edgar Wachenheim III, the Cheryl and Philip Milstein Family, Rosalind P. Walter and Jody and John Arnhold. Corporate funding is provided by Mutual of America, your retirement company.
© 2015 WNET    All Rights Reserved.    825 Eighth Avenue    New York, NY 10019