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The New York Times Living City Series: A Billion Gallons a Day

The New York City watershed was assembled during the 20th century, and the system’s underground aqueducts are considered an engineering marvel.

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May 14, 2014 12:39 PM | 1 Comment

On this edition of MetroFocus: “Rebuild by Design” and innovative water management solutions from the Netherlands, The New York Times Op-Doc “Animals Are Persons Too” and an interview with animal rights lawyer Steven Wise, and the wonderful world of little free libraries.

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Esha Ray  |  May 14, 2014 12:39 PM | Comments
Henk Ovink, the Netherlands' acting director-general of Spatial Planning and Water Affairs, is now a senior advisor to HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan and the creative force behind "Rebuild by Design."VIDEO
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Marisa Wong  |  May 14, 2014 12:38 PM | Comments

On the Lower East Side, near the intersection of the Manhattan and Brooklyn bridges, a “Little Free Library” has returned to its place in front of an affordable housing unit called 82 Rutgers Slip.

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Mike Schneider, NJTV News  |  May 7, 2014 11:04 AM | Comments
NJTV News Managing Editor Mike Schneider reports on the replacement of Camden, New Jersey's city police force with a county-wide one and the impact it's had on crime levels.VIDEO
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Marisa Wong  |  April 30, 2014 12:32 PM | Comments
A report by the Center for an Urban Future highlights New York City's critical infrastructure vulnerabilities.VIDEO
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April 25, 2014 12:48 PM | Comments

A new report by the Center for an Urban Future details the city’s aging infrastructure, a dune-building project in Toms River is projected to move ahead, the Adirondack P-TECH program is trying out a new education model designed to reduce youth unemployment and keep graduates in the region and more.

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March 21, 2014 11:01 AM | Comments
MTA photographer Patrick Cashin on the 2nd Ave. subway, remedies for a slow commute far upstate, The Rockefeller University's Parents & Science initiative teaches about research in childhood health and behavior and a visit to the Digital Atelier.VIDEO
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Christina Romano  |  February 19, 2014 12:28 PM | 1 Comment
Rockefeller Foundation President, Judith Rodin, says bus rapid transit, or BRT, is "absolutely critical for New York." VIDEO
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Marisa Wong  |  February 12, 2014 1:32 PM | 1 Comment
NYU Professor of Urban Studies and Architecture, Hilary Ballon, discusses the transit hub's past, present, and future.VIDEO
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January 22, 2014 1:13 PM | Comments
This week on MetroFocus: a new approach to mentoring, the Rockefeller Foundation president's serious suggestions for resiliency in New York City, and bringing a workhorse from the Vietnam War back to life.VIDEO
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