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.

Daniel Ross  |  December 1, 2011 4:19 PM | 1 Comment
The Metropolitan Museum's renovated Art in Arab Lands galleries offer one of the world's most comprehensive collections of Muslim art.VIDEO
The M101 bus on East 42 Street, with questionable reliability. The M101 won this year's Straphangers Schleppie award for most unreliable bus line.
John Farley  |  December 1, 2011 11:22 AM | Comments
On Dec. 1, the NYPIRG Straphangers Campaign released their annual "Pokey and Schleppie Awards" for the worst bus routes in town. The snail award went to the slowest bus, while the elephant award went to the most unreliable.
Bridget Leahy  |  December 1, 2011 4:00 AM | Updated: Dec. 2, 2011 11:03AM | Comments

Remember when you used to try and hide your report card from your parents? We won’t name any names (fine, we will), but there are a few City Council members who might want to try it…

Anti-fracking protestors gathered outside of the Tribeca Performing Arts Center on Nov. 28 before a public hearing on whether to allow drilling in New York. Members of the opposition group included politicians, lawyers, scientists and residents. MetroFocus/John Farley.
John Farley  |  November 30, 2011 6:03 PM | 6 Comments
A boisterous group of more than 1,000 people showed up at a public hearing in TriBeCa on Nov. 30 to voice their opinion on hydraulic fracking. Unlike in more fracking-friendly upstate New York, the crowd was -- by an extremely rough estimate -- about 99 percent against, and 1 percent (familiar numbers?) for fracking.
Steve Adubato for NJTV  |  November 30, 2011 3:51 PM | Updated: Dec. 1, 2011 12:00PM | 1 Comment
In New Jersey we like to think of ourselves as a state with progressive public policies. But when it comes to the issue of allowing pharmacies to sell syringes, our state's public policy has been an abject failure.
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November 30, 2011 1:30 PM | Comments
When I'm doing bridal designs, I sometimes use floral motifs. Being in this environment really puts me into my element.
Laura Nahmias for The Capitol  |  November 30, 2011 10:15 AM | 1 Comment
Assemblyman William Boyland Jr. allegedly collected a bribe from an undercover FBI agent at a Brooklyn fundraiser but he claimed expenses in Albany that day. The Capitol reports.
Daniel T. Allen  |  November 30, 2011 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
Bogdan George Apetri, one of the directors featured in New York's Romanian Film Festival, lives and works in New York while continuing to create Romanian films.VIDEO
New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly speaks during a ceremony to promote police officer Feris Jones to detective Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2010  in New York.  (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
Alice Brennan for The New York World  |  November 29, 2011 5:11 PM | 2 Comments
So far this year, police officers have stopped and frisked more than 1,500 New Yorkers a day on average, a statistic that may rise by the end of 2011.
November 29, 2011 1:30 PM | Comments
A great way to learn about Italian opera from a real enthusiast and the performers themselves.
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