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.

Photo courtesy of NY Tech Meetup
Georgia Kral  |  April 12, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
As the technology industry grows in NYC, so too does NY Tech Meetup, which now boasts more than 20,000 members.VIDEO
Making Your Mark on Central Park - MetroFocus -
Monica Alba  |  April 11, 2012 4:00 AM | 3 Comments
Reading the romance, wit and mystery in the parks' 120-character bench plaques, and seeking their back stories.VIDEO
ric Weltman of Food and Water Watch speaks during a "New Yorkers Against Fracking" news conference in Albany, N.Y., on Monday, March 26, 2012. Dozens of grassroots environmental groups and several national organizations are joining forces to launch a coordinated campaign to ban natural gas development in New York state using high-volume hydraulic fracturing. AP/Mike Groll
John Farley  |  April 11, 2012 4:00 AM | 5 Comments
A coalition of activists are demanding New York State keep its promise to study the impact of fracking on human health. What have other health studies revealed?
The different eras of war in the city, recounted by Steven H. Jaffe.
Steven H. Jaffe  |  April 10, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
Steven H. Jaffe chronicles four centuries of the city at war and defense in "New York at War."
Craig Shepard leads a silent walk through Vinegar Hill
Bijan Rezvani and Daniel Ross  |  April 9, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
Every Sunday, composer Craig Shepard invites the public to join him on a walk to an outdoor performance, where his own music melds with the sounds of the city.
Doris Martinez  |  April 6, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
With 72 percent of American households playing computer or video games, the gaming industry is booming and New York start-ups are itching to get in on the action.VIDEO
Sarah Berson  |  April 6, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
As you're lightening your wardrobe for the heat of summer, read tips for cleaning and storing wintery garb. No room under the bed? Check out our guide to storage facilities!
The Nissan NV200, aka the Taxi of Tomorrow, has disability rights advocates protesting its inaccessibility. AP/ Richard Drew.
Georgia Kral  |  April 5, 2012 4:00 AM | Updated: May 2, 2012 1:30PM | 6 Comments
Until the cabs are compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act, Comptroller John Liu has put the brakes on the city's plans for the Nissan NV200.VIDEO
An abandoned nursing home rots at 2300 Cropsey Ave. in Gravesend, Brooklyn. The organization Picture the Homeless advocates for abandoned properties to be rehabbed and used to house the city's homeless population, but due to a New York Post article, the group's funding is now in question. FlickrJMazzolaa/
John Farley  |  April 5, 2012 4:00 AM | 3 Comments
A New York Post article resulted in City Council putting a hold on Picture the Homeless' funding. Did a member of the group teach people how to squat vacant buildings?VIDEO
Subway station benches sold like hotcakes from the MTA's memorabilia website. Photo courtesy of the MTA.
Sarah Berson  |  April 5, 2012 4:00 AM | 4 Comments
Ever feel like the subway is your second home? You can bring parts of it home with you, as-is.
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