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.

NYC Health Commissioner Thomas Farley defended the city's restaurant grading system this week, after a drop in salmonella. AP/Richard Drew
City and State  |  March 9, 2012 10:37 AM | 2 Comments
Federal Magistrate Roanne Mann surprised us all by releasing her Congressional maps a week early, and promptly sent New York’s political world into a frenzy. But who wins and loses the week?
'Self-Portrait with Glasses,' painted by Haring's friend and fellow NYC street artist, Kenny Scharf, circa 1980. Photo courtesy of Keith Haring Foundation.
Michelle Michalos  |  March 9, 2012 4:00 AM | 2 Comments

Twenty-two years after Keith Haring’s untimely death, the Brooklyn Museum is mounting a large-scale exhibition of his work. Why the big show? And what was it about our city that so inspired him?

Bike polo, also known as cycle polo, has grown in popularity since 2007. Bike polo is very similar to traditional polo, but some rules have been adapted for the hardcourt sport. Photo courtesy of Flickr/John W. MacDonald.
Doris Martinez  |  March 9, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
Looking to relive the glory days of elementary school kickball games or your summer camp's competitive archery classes? Peruse the city's plentiful options for New Yorkers looking to team up.
The 9th Avenue Bike Lane was partially paid for with federal funds awarded through the Transportation Enhancements program. Flickr/ K_Gradinger
Georgia Kral  |  March 8, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
With the transportation bill stalled in Washington, the future of funds for non-motorized transportation is unclear.
Solomon dives into the East River, shackled, in preparation for an escape. According to Solomon, figuring out how to connect with an audience is the key to staying relevant. Photo courtesy of Thomas Solomon.
Thomas Solomon  |  March 8, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
On March 18, NYPD officers will handcuff me, then I will be thrown into the New York Aquarium’s colossal observation tank and attempt to remove the restraints.
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March 8, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
I've been known to see two Broadway or off-Broadway plays in one day. I just saw something great at the Public Theater.
This horse is one of many from the B&B Carousell that is being restored by the city's Economic Development Corporation. Photo courtesy of the NYC EDC.
Georgia Kral  |  March 7, 2012 4:00 AM | 7 Comments
New Yorkers yearning for a magical ride on a painted horse will soon have three times as many opportunities to fulfill their dreams. Some might say we're a city obsessed.VIDEO
Daniel T. Allen  |  March 7, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
For those who always wanted to know more about the design of the buildings in their own backyard, a new book, "How to Read New York," offers a crash course. Sketches and blueprints give you x-ray vision into the details of some of New York's most iconic -- and most overlooked -- buildings.VIDEO
U.S. Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security, speaks at a news conference in front of police headquarters in New York on  March 5. King was present with dozens of activists to demonstrate support for the NYPD and their surveillance of Muslim communities. AP/Seth Wenig
John Farley  |  March 6, 2012 4:00 AM | Updated: March 6, 2012 10:08 AM | 1 Comment
Geographical allegiance, rather than party alliances, appears to be influencing whether pols support or oppose the NYPD's surveillance operations of Muslim communities.VIDEO
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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.
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