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.

Kirsti Itameri  |  May 28, 2014 12:20 PM | Comments

New Yorker cartoonist Bob Mankoff on his new memoir and history of the magazine’s cartoons called How About Never? Is Never Good For You? My Life in Cartoons.

May 28, 2014 12:19 PM | Comments
28-year-old Nigel Dunkley has struggled for years with stuttering and pronunciation. But eight years ago, he found a solution in ventriloquism.VIDEO
May 21, 2014 4:23 PM | 1 Comment

In an interview with MetroFocus host Rafael Pi Roman, New York City’s Department for the Aging Commissioner Donna M. Corrado laid out her priorities for the city’s fast-growing senior population. According to the city’s Department for the Aging, the number […]

Kirsti Itameri  |  May 21, 2014 4:11 PM | 1 Comment
Henry Timms, newly appointed executive director of the 92nd Street Y, discusses the 140-year-old organization's mission and future with MetroFocus host Rafael Pi Roman.VIDEO
May 16, 2014 3:06 PM | Comments

New York City’s new commissioner of the Department for the Aging on poverty and the growing senior population, how the tech economy is creating the sharing economy, the new executive director of the 92nd street Y builds on140 years of tradition and a The New York Times video featuring robots that milk cows.

Esha Ray  |  May 14, 2014 12:39 PM | Comments
Henk Ovink, the Netherlands' acting director-general of Spatial Planning and Water Affairs, is now a senior advisor to HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan and the creative force behind "Rebuild by Design."VIDEO
Kirsti Itameri  |  May 14, 2014 12:38 PM | Comments

Anchor and reporter Jack Ford interviews lawyer Steven Wise, president of the Nonhuman Rights Project and focus of a The New York Times Op-Doc “Animals are Persons Too.”

Marisa Wong  |  May 14, 2014 12:38 PM | Comments

On the Lower East Side, near the intersection of the Manhattan and Brooklyn bridges, a “Little Free Library” has returned to its place in front of an affordable housing unit called 82 Rutgers Slip.

May 9, 2014 12:18 PM | Comments

On the next edition of MetroFocus: “Rebuild by Design” and innovative water management solutions from the Netherlands, The New York Times Op-Doc “Animals Are Persons Too” and an interview with animal rights lawyer Steven Wise, and the wonderful world of little free libraries.

May 7, 2014 11:05 AM | Comments

This week on MetroFocus: the lesser known health threats transmitted by the common deer tick, crime in Camden, NJ, an interview with the filmmaker of PBS Nature’s “Leave it to Beavers” and an up close look at an underwater classroom.

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