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.

John Farley  |  February 28, 2012 4:00 AM | 7 Comments
Hollywood actor and New York filmmaker Ed Burns discusses the merits of low budget movie-making, and plans for a sequel to his breakout hit, "The Brothers McMullen."VIDEO
Photo courtesy of 50 Eggs Films.
Georgia Kral and Annie Rose Ramos  |  February 27, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
"The Apple Pushers" tells the story of five immigrant green cart vendors -- and New York City's fight to tackle obesity. VIDEO
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John Farley  |  February 27, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
On Feb. 23, government, business and nonprofit leaders gathered to discuss the city's infrastructure, quality of life and higher education challenges, and possible solutions.VIDEO
Deborah Feldman  |  February 27, 2012 4:00 AM | 7 Comments
Deborah Feldman, 25, left Brooklyn's Satmar Hasidic community, and was surprised how fully she could reinvent herself.VIDEO
City & State  |  February 24, 2012 10:07 AM | Comments
Elected officials had a holiday this week, but there are always winners and losers. One of New York's biggest religious leaders got a promotion and the investigation into NYPD spying continues.
Photo courtesy of Milk Not Jails.
Brenden Beck  |  February 24, 2012 4:00 AM | 2 Comments
With fewer people incarcerated upstate and New York’s farms showing signs of a resurgence, dairy is an economic alternative to the prison industry.VIDEO
Even with all of the technology and maps available, navigating the city can leave you scratching your head. Flickr/Ed Yourdon
Doris Martinez  |  February 24, 2012 4:00 AM | 2 Comments
You're running to an appointment but your smartphone's dead and there's not a subway map in sight. Here are a few rules of thumb to help you navigate the city the old-fashioned way.
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February 24, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
It's one of the hippest jazz joints in the country and there's one act I'm especially looking forward to seeing.VIDEO
Sarah Berson  |  February 24, 2012 4:00 AM | 2 Comments
With two Broadway revivals, 25 years of "Phantom" and the upcoming film adaptation of its sequel, Andrew Lloyd Webber is at the top of the theatrical food chain.VIDEO
The East River Ferry has been in operation since June, 2011. Average daily ridership has dropped 50 percent. Photo courtesy of NY Waterway’s East River Ferry.
Georgia Kral  |  February 23, 2012 4:00 AM | 4 Comments
MetroFocus spoke to the operator of the ferries about what's being floated for riders...Can we expect a tasty post-work cocktail on our commute home?
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