As Fashion Week kicks off in New York City, local designer Nanette Lepore tells us why Manhattan's garment district is crucial to her success. VIDEO
Paper Tiger Television -- the NYC public access show that set the stage for a generation of media critics, alternative news organizations and pranksters -- is celebrating its 30th.VIDEO
The owner of the now-closed NYC music club Luna Lounge opines on why he believes notorious punk rock club CBGB should be allowed to rest in peace.VIDEO
The redistricting maps for the New York State Legislature have been called "the most gerrymandered" in recent New York history. How exactly do districts get gerrymandered, and where is it happening?
They say there are 8 million stories in the city. At this event, at least of 10 of them are guaranteed to be incredible -- and you can participate.
A lot of songs have been written over the years about work, from Dolly Parton's "9 to 5" to Rose Royce's "Car Wash." Elliot Shapiro works in a field that does not exactly lend itself to song -- he's a criminal defense lawyer in the Bronx -- but that sure hasn't stopped him. VIDEO
Want to make money off your hobby? MetroFocus profiles several New Yorkers who have taken their talents to YouTube and say they are making a living at it -- from cooking Korean food to performing Britney Spears in sign language. VIDEO
What drew the likes of Tennessee Williams, Truman Capote and James Baldwin here? A look at the intellectual -- and physical -- pursuits that attracted these literary giants.