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.

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John Farley  |  October 25, 2011 4:00 AM | 8 Comments
In his new book "When the Garden Was Eden," sports writer Harvey Araton paints a sweeping portrait of a team crucial to the future of basketball, and to New York City.
October 24, 2011 6:14 PM | Comments
I prefer skating as a spectator sport, and the best place to watch is...
Daniel T. Allen  |  October 24, 2011 5:33 PM | Updated: Oct. 26, 2011 12:15PM | Comments
The MTA is celebrating the 25th anniversary of its Arts for Transit program, which features Tom Otterness' cartoon-like bronze critters.VIDEO
Courtney Burke, commissioner of the State Office for the Developmentally Disabled. In a few days, the office will release a report on the improvement it's made over the past six months. Photo courtesy of
John Farley  |  October 21, 2011 2:12 PM | Updated: October 25, 2011 10:15 AM | 2 Comments
Six months after reports surfaced of rampant abuse of developmentally disabled people living under state care, the new head of the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities discusses what's changed under her watch.
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October 21, 2011 1:30 PM | Comments
A quick list of some of the best bars in Park Slope and beyond.
The "Digital Communications" panel, including Occupy Wall Street spokesperson, Bill Buster (second from left). The panel talked about proven strategies, and current roadblocks, to political organizing through digital means. MetroFocus/Charnee Perez.
John Farley  |  October 21, 2011 9:00 AM | Updated: October 24, 2011 10:23 AM | 1 Comment
On Oct. 21, technology leaders in government, advocacy and business held a panel discussion about online organizing with a spokesperson from Occupy Wall Street.VIDEO
Don't shy away from a big furniture. Think about having one statement piece, like this red couch, and keep the rest of the room simple. Flickr/rcarver
Bridget Leahy  |  October 21, 2011 4:00 AM | 2 Comments
Living in a small space shouldn't cramp your style. New York City interior designers offer tips for maximizing apartments with minimal square footage.
Joe Lhota is the newly appointed chairman of the Metropolitan Transit Authority. Gov. Andrew Cuomo has been deliberating on a new MTA chief since Jay Walder resigned in July. Photo courtesy of Madison Square Garden.
Gene Russianoff  |  October 20, 2011 5:15 PM | Comments
Joe Lhota will be taking on one of the toughest jobs in government in one of the harshest economic times in America. But he's qualified for the job.
Rendering of Moynihan Station in Midtown Manhattan. Image courtesy of
John Farley  |  October 20, 2011 10:44 AM | Comments
By naming one of his deputies to run the Port Authority yesterday and putting the agency in charge of building an expanded Moynihan Station in Midtown, Gov. Andrew Cuomo put another footprint in the center of Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s New York City.
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October 20, 2011 6:00 AM | Comments
Here's a great way to spend a day in Cold Spring, N.Y., where nature meets culture.
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