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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CUNY Graduate School of Journalism and City Limits

 |  September 23, 2011 2:18 PM | 2 Comments
On one Tuesday in September, visits to 12 food pantries and soup kitchens in Brooklyn yielded unique stories of why patrons came, and reports from operators of rising demand. City Limits reports.
September 23, 2011 1:30 PM | Comments
No, not a garden, a real farm, and it's in the five boroughs!
City Hall News  |  September 23, 2011 10:51 AM | Comments
Gov. Cuomo’s poll numbers soared while the world’s leaders converged on Midtown to decide foreign policy and aggravate commuters. And, as always, the weeks winners and losers came into focus.
Council chambers at City Hall. City Council caucuses will be pushing their priority issues in the coming months for the 2011-2012 legislative year. Flickr/ambersandyslexyia
John Farley  |  September 23, 2011 6:00 AM | Comments
Now that New York City's legislative body is back in action, MetroFocus spoke to the various City Council caucuses about the bills most important to them this session.
September 22, 2011 4:54 PM | 2 Comments
Do you have a personal story that illustrates an experience with hate or intolerance? Share your story with MetroFocus.
Writer Truman Capote is seen at Studio 54 in New York City on January 7, 1978. (AP Photo)
John Farley  |  September 22, 2011 3:05 PM | 1 Comment
Find the homes of Brooklyn literary legends and learn a bit about their histories.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo
David Howard King for Gotham Gazette's  |  September 22, 2011 10:18 AM | 2 Comments
On Thursday, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo unveiled a new website designed to open the executive branch to the public by providing unprecedented access to his schedule, travel and more. Gotham Gazette reports.
Trains leaving the station at Journal Square in Jersey City. Mayor Jeremiah Healy calls the Port Authority toll hikes "a crushing blow."
Daniel T. Allen  |  September 22, 2011 8:09 AM | Comments
Commuters grumbled and the AAA threatened a law suit as the toll hikes went into effect this week. VIDEO
Rosario Lucero, center, stands near the site where her son Marcelo Lucero was stabbed to death in 2008, in Patchogue, N.Y., Monday, April 19, 2010, after his killer, Jeffrey Conroy, was convicted of manslaughter as a hate crime but acquitted of murder. At left is Lucero's brother Joselo Lucero, and at right is sister Isabel Lucero. The family went to the site of the incident after they left the Suffolk County courthouse Monday. AP Photo/Craig Ruttle
Sam Lewis  |  September 21, 2011 2:39 PM | Updated: Nov. 8, 2011 1:00 PM | 5 Comments
Three years ago, the racially charged killing of an Ecuadorian immigrant on Long Island made national headlines. MetroFocus looks at where the players involved are today.VIDEO
Chris Bragg for City Hall News  |  September 21, 2011 10:09 AM | 1 Comment
Walmart opponents predict an invasion of the big-box retailer in a new report set to be released on Wednesday. City Hall News reports.
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