News

Hunting Season: Immigration and Murder in an All-American Town

Veteran journalist and Columbia School of Journalism professor Mirta Ojito investigates Marcelo Lucero's murder—and the community in which it happened—in her new book.

angryhead130
Henry Alford  |  January 10, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
Are New Yorkers ruder than the rest? Read an excerpt from humor writer Henry Alford's new book on the rules of modern etiquette to find out.VIDEO
Alex Gilvarry's debut novel tells the story of Boyet Hernandez, the "Fashion Terrorist." Photo by Beowulf Sheehan
Georgia Kral  |  January 9, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments

Gilvarry’s debut book, “From the Memoirs of a Non-Enemy Combatant: A Novel,” is set in the post-9/11 New York fashion world. MetroFocus spoke to the author about why he chose Williamsburg, Brooklyn, as a setting for his novel, and about his views on the intersection of fashion and politics.

An artist's rendering of the planned convention center's interior. At 3.8 million square feet, the convention center would be the largest in the country. Genting.
Steve Malanga for City Journal  |  January 6, 2012 1:25 PM | 5 Comments
City Journal's Steve Malanga critiques Cuomo's plan to build a convention center in Queens, a tactic he says has failed to grow business in other cities and ultimately leaves taxpayers on the hook for ballooning costs.
New Museum. Photo by Moritz Schmaltz
January 6, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
Don't spend the winter months hibernating in your apartment -- instead, get some culture on the cheap. Check out our listing of free and discounted admission days offered by museums throughout the city.
kutshersfeatured130x130
Caroline Laskow and Ian Rosenberg  |  January 6, 2012 4:00 AM | 20 Comments
Two documentarians explore the lasting comedic and cultural legacy of the Catskills resort Kutsher's, where the likes of Sid Caesar and Jerry Seinfeld launched their careers... VIDEO
Gustavo Rivera handily beat scandal-plagued State Senator Pedro Espada in 2010. Photo by Adi Talwar.
Georgia Kral  |  January 5, 2012 4:00 AM | 2 Comments
The start of State Sen. Gustavo Rivera's legislative career coincided with the apparent beginning of Albany's clean-up, following years of corruption. MetroFocus spoke with Rivera after Gov. Andrew Cuomo's State of the State address on Wednesday.
batali 300
John Farley  |  January 4, 2012 4:00 AM | 26 Comments
Mario Batali has joined a coalition of chefs and restaurateurs united against hydraulic fracking, which they say could make New York's restaurants less tasty -- and less safe.
Theodore Roosevelt was the 33rd governor of New York. Photo by the Pach Brothers. This image is in the public domain.
Georgia Kral  |  January 4, 2012 4:00 AM | 2 Comments
As Gov. Andrew Cuomo preps for the delivery of his State of the State speech on Wednesday afternoon, MetroFocus took a look at what the Empire State governors of yesteryear had to say in their annual addresses.VIDEO
williamsburg waterfront after rezoning (1)
John Farley  |  January 3, 2012 4:00 AM | 2 Comments
Despite how little most people know about the process, nothing has played as dramatic a role in shaping the city as zoning regulations -- particularly under Bloomberg.
I Feel Relatively Neutral About New York
Georgia Kral  |  December 30, 2011 4:00 AM | Comments
Set aside some time, sit back and visit the MetroFocus vault with us. Here are a few of the stories we ran in 2011 that show off the many fabulous facets of our beloved city.VIDEO
Page 90 of 147« First...102030...8889909192...100110120...Last »
About Us    Contact Us    The MetroFocus Team   Mobile   WNET Pressroom   Privacy Policy    Terms of Service

Ford FoundationMutual of America

Funders

MetroFocus is made possible by the Ford Foundation, James and Merryl Tisch, Cheryl and Philip Milstein Family, Charlotte and David Ackert, Jody and John Arnhold and the Dr. Robert C. and Tina Sohn Foundation. Corporate funding is provided by Mutual of America.
© 2014 WNET    All Rights Reserved.    825 Eighth Avenue    New York, NY 10019