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.

City Hall News  |  December 9, 2011 10:37 AM | Comments
On this week's list the governor seems to be unstoppable and a favorite New York celebrity discovered that you can put your foot in your mouth on Twitter.
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Gregory Wessner  |  December 9, 2011 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
In celebration of the 200th anniversary of Manhattan's street grid, architects were asked to imagine the future of the city's master plan. Read about the competition and watch Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jon Meacham's video tour of the project's exhibition. VIDEO
Wollman Rink, near 59th St. in Central Park, is the city's largest rink. Flickr/SpecialKRP
Annie Rose Ramos  |  December 9, 2011 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
Get your skate on at these lovely -- and less crowded -- alternatives to Rock Center's iconic rink.
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December 8, 2011 4:38 PM | 3 Comments
Gov. Andrew Cuomo's new tax plan makes cuts to the MTA's payroll tax revenues, but at whose expense?VIDEO
Four winning regions were announced Wednesday, in Gov. Andrew Cuomo's new competition for capitol funding. Cuomo created 10 regional councils in New York State last summer. MetroFocus/Kevon Greene.
John Farley  |  December 8, 2011 2:53 PM | Comments
All of the competitors in Gov. Andrew Cuomo's experimental regional funding contest were at least given a consolation prize, but only four took home the truly big bucks.
December 8, 2011 12:27 PM | Comments
Chefs are at their happiest when they go to a restaurant and know someone in charge is cooking well. That explains why so many of us are kooky for sushi.
Erik Baard, along with a coalition of green groups, planted 50 endangered apple trees on Randall's Island on Wednesday. Baard has
Erik Baard  |  December 8, 2011 4:00 AM | 3 Comments
Did you know that all the varieties of apples on our store shelves can be traced back to Kazakhstan? Take a bite out of the history of the Big Apple's apples.
Natasha Glasgow and her son, Alfredo, in their foreclosed building in Far Rockaway, Queens. On Dec. 6, Occupy Our Homes illegally entered and cleaned a vacant foreclosure in East New York, where Natasha plans to move her family later this week. Photo courtesy of Sam Lewis.
John Farley  |  December 7, 2011 4:00 AM | Comments
The Occupy movement has brought its protest against income inequality and financial corruption full circle to where the financial crisis began -- the housing market.
"Just Do It: A Tale of Modern Day Outlaws"
Georgia Kral  |  December 7, 2011 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
The “Films for the Occupation” series will screen at venues across New York City beginning Dec. 13. VIDEO
Gov. Andrew Cuomo has not taken a position at the state version of the DREAM Act. He has said he supports the federal version. AP/Evan Agostini.
John Farley  |  December 6, 2011 4:00 AM | Updated: December 8, 2011 10:46 AM | 2 Comments
While Cuomo's expedient push to raise taxes on the wealthy pleased many people of disparate political beliefs, it has also raised concerns about the governors' disregard for transparency.VIDEO
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