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.

The original off-Broadway cast of "Altar Boyz" which premiered at New World Stages in 2005 after a 2004 debut at NYMF. Pictured (l-r): Scott Porter, David Josefsberg, Andy Karl, Tyler Maynard and Ryan Duncan. Photo by Carol Rosegg
Michelle Michalos  |  August 1, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
New York Musical Theatre Festival, FringeNYC and others provide a launching pad for producers to move new plays and musicals to Broadway and beyond. VIDEO
Clinic doctors with a WCCC patient. Phtoo courtesy of WCMC/John Abbott.
Esha Ray  |  August 1, 2012 4:00 AM | 4 Comments
The Affordable Care Act individual mandate will go into effect in 2014. If you need health care now, keep well with the help of these free and low-cost health clinics around the city.
County-run nursing homes in New York are facing financial woes. Flickr/ ulrichkarljoho
Georgia Kral  |  July 31, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
Privatization may be the answer, some executives say. But tax cuts in Washington are also a threat.VIDEO
Currently, New York's Medicaid program costs about $54 million. Flickr/Images_of_Money.
Esha Ray  |  July 30, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
New York plans to expand Medicaid in 2014 under the Affordable Care Act, but the state's expensive program calls for better reform.
Flushing Avenue connects downtown Brooklyn and DUMBO with the Brooklyn Navy Yard. MetroFocus/ Georgia Kral
Georgia Kral  |  July 27, 2012 7:01 AM | Comments
To connect the fast-growing area of DUMBO, Downtown Brooklyn and the Navy Yard, a new bus line will roll out. But who will use it?
Menglin Huang  |  July 27, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
Hit these paddling sites in New York City before heading into the wilds beyond -- but nearby -- New York City. Our list also includes the best waterparks in the region.
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Lindsay Armstrong  |  July 27, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments

After a year of negotiations and lease extensions, the volunteer-run community bookstore in Washington Heights must find a new home by August 31.

Milos Balac and Ben Teitelbaum  |  July 26, 2012 9:51 AM | Comments
Following in the footsteps of ultramarathoners, two filmmakers explain how they captured the days and nights of runners on city streets and race routes.VIDEO
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NJ Today  |  July 26, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
New Jersey towns will likely resume ticketing red-light violations recorded by the devices which are found throughout the state. VIDEO
Sam Schwartz has been thinking about traffic in NYC for more than 40 years. Photo courtesy of Sam Schwartz Engineering.
Georgia Kral  |  July 26, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
Traffic engineer Sam Schwartz explains why he's optimistic about the future of transportation in NYC.VIDEO
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