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.

Curtis Skinner, The New York World  |  April 1, 2013 4:23 PM | Comments
One victim of the federal budget sequester: medical training programs bringing physicians to underserved communities.
Jessica Siegel, The Brooklyn Bureau  |  April 1, 2013 9:51 AM | Comments
East Brooklyn Churches typically work behind the scenes. But they've made headlines by forcing candidates to provide detailed housing, school and policing proposals.
March 29, 2013 3:30 PM | Comments
MetroFocus looks at different approaches to saving failing schools. Cuban blogger Yoani Sánchez talks to Rafael Pi Roman in one of her few interviews in the United States.VIDEO
Mike Schneider, NJ Today Managing Editor  |  March 29, 2013 10:52 AM | Comments
In a new book, award-winning journalist Dan Fagin writes about the legacy of Toms River and lessons learned about the relationship between cancer and the environment.VIDEO
Susanna Blankley and Lindsay Cattell, City Limits  |  March 29, 2013 10:28 AM | 1 Comment
With 2,000 cases rolling in every day and 11,000 families losing their housing last year, a survey found that tenants are at a stark disadvantage in Bronx Housing Court.
Brenda Flanagan, NJ Today  |  March 28, 2013 11:35 AM | 1 Comment
Massive jaws take big bites of debris from the pile of rubble in Union Beach. While families watch, it dumps their homes into a waiting trash hauler bite by bite.VIDEO
Joe Hirsch, City Limits  |  March 27, 2013 9:31 AM | 1 Comment
Mayoral frontrunners skipped a recent forum in the South Bronx neighborhood.
March 20, 2013 4:48 PM | 1 Comment
MetroFocus reports on the debate over raising the minimum wage, we talk about our Five Borough Ballot reporting project on the mayoral election, some famous cheesecake by upstate nuns, and much more...VIDEO
Greg Jacobs  |  March 20, 2013 9:58 AM | Comments
Should we raise the minimum wage? Rick Karr asks Linda Archer, a low-wage worker, and Heather Briccetti of the Business Council of New York State. Rafael Pi Roman sits down with Stephanie Luce Associate Professor of Labor Studies at the Joseph S. Murphy Institute for Worker Education.VIDEO
Poh Si Teng, The New York Times  |  March 20, 2013 9:57 AM | Comments
Monks are known to make beer to support their order. The nuns of New Skete, in upstate New York, bake cheesecake.VIDEO
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