Exploring the Seeds of Today's Middle East Conflict with Ari Shavit

In this special edition of MetroFocus, author and journalist Ari Shavit joins anchor Jack Ford to discuss the history of the country of Israel - how it came to be, how it has survived, and the threats it faces.

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.
New Yorkers participate in the Parks Department Lap Swim program. Photo by Malcolm Pinckney, NYC Parks and Recreation.
Lindsay Armstrong  |  July 18, 2012 4:00 AM | 6 Comments
Feeling inspired by the upcoming Summer Olympics? Check out our guide to free and low-cost fitness opportunities in New York City.
doggie world
Christina Mulligan  |  July 13, 2012 4:00 AM | 4 Comments
MetroFocus sniffs out dog events and the places where you can shop, eat or just relax with your canine companion.
Technology Service Corps students. Photo courtesy of NPower.
Esha Ray  |  July 6, 2012 4:00 AM | 6 Comments
Be frugal and tech-savvy at the same time, through low- or no-cost technology education programs throughout the city that can help you succeed.
Menglin Huang  |  June 29, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
Dig into MetroFocus' ultimate fireworks guide to help you grab a spot for the dazzling night, whether you're in Manhattan or New Jersey. See our tips for daytime observances, too.
Michelle Michalos  |  June 27, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
Open your eyes and ears to the inspiring art found on New Yorkers' daily subway commutes.VIDEO
Christina Mulligan  |  June 22, 2012 4:00 AM | 3 Comments
Whether you want to surf, swim, relax or play sports, we’ve looked at beaches throughout the area to discover their best and distinguishing features.
Musicians herald the arrival of summer during Make Music New York 2011. Photo by Darial Sneed.
Lindsay Armstrong  |  June 19, 2012 4:00 AM | 2 Comments
Summer begins one day earlier this year. Welcome the season at a solstice-inspired event this week. You'll have to wait until July for Manhattanhenge.
Flickr/Abdulla Al Muhairi
Lindsay Armstrong  |  June 15, 2012 4:00 AM | 3 Comments
Unplug and fulfill your summer reading needs the old-fashioned way at one of New York City's independent book stores.
Tourists in Times Square. Flickr/Courtney Collison.
Lindsay Armstrong, Menglin Huang, Christina Mullgan, Esha Ray  |  June 8, 2012 4:00 AM | 4 Comments
MetroFocus asked some of the foot soldiers of tourism what they wish tourists, and New Yorkers, understood about the city.
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