Full Episode Sept. 12: Election analysis, NYC after Bloomberg, Georgia O’Keeffe at Lake George, drawing every building in NY

Encore: September 11, 2013

This edition of MetroFocus features a wrap up and analysis of round one in the New York City race for mayor.  Political reporters and editors from The New York Times, City & State and City Limits join host Rafael Pi Roman to discuss the primary vote and what’s next.

On the twelfth anniversary of 9-11, the PBS program NOVA takes us inside the new 104-story tower at the World Trade Center site and the adjoining 9-11 museum, in an excerpt from the new documentary Ground Zero Supertower.

Since 2001, New York City’s architecture and development changed dramatically during Mayor Bloomberg’s three terms in office.  Pi Roman talks with New York Magazine architecture critic and Pulitzer prize-winner Justin Davidson about the city’s landscape “after Bloomberg.”

The summer season at Lake George is winding down but there is one more weekend to see the exhibit Modern Nature: Georgia O’Keeffe and Lake George at The Hyde Collection in Glens Falls, NY. If you can’t make it, Mountain Lake PBS reporter Thom Hallock shows you the first-of-its-kind exhibit.

This month also marks the debut of the PBS landmark documentary series Latino Americans starting September 17.   In an excerpt and extra from a companion program, Latino Americans of NY & NJ, set to air on Thirteen immediately after the national program on September 17, we meet the Serrano sisters, boxers from Bushwick, and their coach.

And can one person draw all the buildings in New York? We have a whimsical look at a young artist and author who sees more than bricks and mortar as he draws his way through the boroughs.

Watch the individual MetroFocus segments below and stay up to date on MetroFocus news from the New York region on Twitter.

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> FROM THE WORLD'S LEADING CENTER FOR FINANCE, THE ARTS PUBLISHING SCIENCE, RESEARCH MEDIA, INNOVATION AND MUCH MORE, THIS IS 'METRO FOCUS' WINNER O THE BROADCASTING AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING LOCALLY PRODUCED TELEVISION PROGRAM

> TONIGHT WHO WON, WHO LOST, WHO VOTED.

12 YEARS LATER, AN INSIDE LOOK AT THE GROUND ZERO SUPER TOWER WHAT WILL NEW YORK'S LANDSCAPE LOOK LIKE AFTER BLOOMBERG?

I THINK WHAT HE REALLY WANTED DESIRABLE MAGNETIC CITY.

TO DO WAS TURN NEW YORK INTO A

THE ADIRONDACK LANDSCAP DYNAMIC CITY

DRAWING BUILDINGS HELPS M INSPIRING GEORGIA O'KEEFE.

MAKE A MAP FOR MYSELF AN

IT HELPS ME MAKE A MAP FO UNDERSTAND IT BETTER

FUNDING FOR THIS PROGRAM IS MYSELF AND UNDERSTANDING BETTER.

FUNDING FOR THIS PROGRAM IS MADE POSSIBLE BY THE FOR FOUNDATION, WORKING WITH VISIONARIES ON THE FRONT LINES OF SOCIAL CHANGE WORLDWIDE MADE POSSIBLE BY THE FOR CORPORATE FUNDING FOR 'METRO FOCUS' IS PROVIDED BY MUTUAL O AMERICA, YOUR RETIREMENT COMPANY AND BY THE FOLLOWING

> HELLO.

WELCOME TO 'METRO FOCUS.

IT'S NOT OVER UNTIL IT'S OVER IN THE RACE TO BE THE NEXT MAYOR OF NEW YORK ELECTION NIGHT ENDED WITH BILL DE BLASIO WINNING THE PRIMARY.

FORMER MTA CHIEF DEFEATED HI OPPONENTS.

WITH TURNOUT LOW, WHAT DO WE NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE CAMPAIG TO COME?

THERE'S SO MUCH TO ANALYZE WE ASKED THREE POLITICAL JOURNALISTS TO JOIN US O WEDNESDAY MORNING.

MICHAEL POWELL OF THE 'NEW YOR TIMES,' MORGAN PERKMAN AND JARED MURPHY HAD THE INSIDE STORY JUST 12 HOURS AFTER THE POLLS CLOSED.

GENTLEMEN, LET'S START WITH TH LIGHTNING ROUND.

MICHAEL, WHAT HAPPENED

WELL, DE BLASIO SHOWED THIS SURGE OF HIS WAS SOMETHING T BEING RECKONED WITH.

HE RAN THE BOARD IN AN INTERESTING WAY ACROSS ETHNI GROUPS, ACROSS NEIGHBORHOODS AND SIGNALED HE'S GOING TO BE SERIOUS CANDIDATE COME THE GENERAL ELECTION

AND WE SAW ALL CANDIDATES WHO WERE DOGGED BY SEXUA IMPROPRIETIES ALL GO DOWN IN FLAMES

I THINK THE THING THA SURPRISED US THE LAST GENERA ELECTION WAS THE SURPRISE OR THE DARK HORSE THIS TIME, WHICH WA RESENTMENT OF MAYOR BLOOMBERG.

DE BLASIO TAPPED INTO THAT AND HE STUCK WITH THAT AND I THINK IT PAID OFF.

WE'RE SHOOTING ON WEDNESDAY MORNING.

IS THERE GOING TO BE A RUNOF AND IF THERE IS, WHAT HAPPENS?

I DON'T KNOW IF THERE LAB RUNOFF THIS IS A LOT LIKE THE SITUATION 2005 WHEN WE ENDED PRIMARY NIGHT THINKING THAT FERNANDO FERRERI AND ANTHONY WEINER WERE GOING TO HAVE A RUNOFF.

WE MIGHT BE IN THAT SAME SITUATION AGAIN.

THEN THERE'S ALSO GOING TO BE THIS PAINFUL PERIOD IF THERE I A RUNOFF, IF HE FAILS TO CLEAR THE 40% HURDLE, IT'S GOING TO BE BY A VERY FEW VOTES OR I THOMPSON CHOOSES TO CHALLENGE IT AND THEN IT GETS REALLY MESS BECAUSE CAN YOU SPEND THE BETTER PART OF A WEEK OR MORE JUS DOING THE COUNTING WITH ALL TH KIND OF RANCOR THAT COMES WHEN YOU'VE GOT 43 ELECTION LAWYERS AND ALL THIS KIND OF STUFF SO, YOU KNOW, I'VE GOT TO THIN THAT RIGHT NOW DE BLASIO I BURNING VOTIVE CANDLES AND HOPING THAT HE CLEARS THAT 40%

LET'S GO BACK TO WHAT YOU SAID DE BLASIO CARRIED THE WOME VOTE, THE GAY VOTE, TH AFRICAN-AMERICAN VOTE.

HOW DID HE DO THAT

WELL, I MEAN, I THINK I PART, YOU KNOW, IF YOU -- IN PART HE DID IT WITH HIS MESSAGE, THE SORT OF MESSAGE OF TWO NEW YORKS, WHICH AS MUCH AS TH MAYOR MAY CHOKE ON IT CLEARL RESONATES WITH DEMOCRATIC VOTERS CERTAINLY.

AND CONJOINS WITH REALITY.

IF YOU LOOK AT THE DATA, THIS IS IN MANY WAY AS CITY WHERE IT I DEEPLY DIFFICULT TO BE A WORKING CLASS OR LOWER MIDDLE CLAS WORKING PERSON IN THIS CITY.

AND HE HAS A FAMILY THAT TO SOME EXTENT LOOKS LIKE NEW YORK AGAIN, THE MAYOR MAY HAV TROUBLE WITH THAT BUT HE DID

AND TALK ABOUT THE REMARKABLE COLLAPSE OF CHRISTINE QUINN.

WHAT HAPPENED THERE?

CHRISTINE QUINN RAN ON PLATFORM OF EXPERIENCE THAT WAS LARGELY PREDICATED ON HER WORK WITH MAYOR BLOOMBERG.

VOTERS TENDED TO LIKE THE JO THAT MAYOR BLOOMBERG DID AND WANTED HMM TO GET OUT OF ARE A SOON AS POSSIBLE THE TERM LIMITS VERY MUCH HURT HER.

MICHAEL IS ABSOLUTELY RIGHT.

DE BLASIO SPOKE TO THE ZEI GEISTS

WHAT ABOUT THE FACT THAT SH WAS A WOMAN RUNNING FOR MAYOR?

A LOT OF PEOPLE BELIEVE THAT HAD A NEGATIVE IMPACT.

I'M NOT SURE IF THAT' SUBSTANTIATED BUT I DON'T THIN IT'S BECAUSE SHE WAS A WOMAN I THINK SHE WAS VERY MUC SADDLED WITH BLOOMBERG AND I DON'T THINK SHE WAS ABLE T CONNECT WITH VOTERS IN A WAY THAT WAS SUBSTANTIVE

I THINK SHE WAS -- I THINK AT SOME LEVEL NEW YORK IS A VER TOUGH PLACE HISTORICALLY TO WI OFFICE AS A WOMAN, CITYWIDE.

AND IN FACT, NEW YORK STATE IS A VERY TOUGH PLACE AND SHE CONTINUALLY GOT WHAT I THOUGHT WERE ODD QUESTIONS, OFTEN FROM MALES, ABOUT HER TEMPER.

THAT'S A STRANGE THING IF YOU'VE DEALT WITH ANY POLITICIAN IN NEW YORK, IT'S HARD TO FIND ONE THAT DOESN' HAVE A HARD TEMPER THERE ARE PECULIARITIES FO FEMALE CANDIDATES.

THIS ISN'T TO ARGUE THAT WAS THE CAUSE.

MORGAN IS TALKING ABOUT TH BIGGER QUESTIONS BUT IN TH MARGIN IT'S HARD AND IT' DIFFICULT TO MODULATE IT

IF THERE IS A RUNOFF, FOUNDATION THOMPSON IS 16 POINTS BEHIND CAN HE MAKE THAT UP?

EVERYTHING GETS TO BE SUFFICIENTLIED FOR THE NEX ROUND.

DE BLASIO DIDN'T WIN AN OUTRIGHT MAJORITY IN ANY OF THE FIELDS.

I WOULDN'T SAY ALL BETS ARE OF BUT I DON'T THINK THAT GAP THA WE SAW LAST NIGHT BETWEEN TH TWO IF THERE IS A RUNOFF WOULD BE REPEATED ON OCTOBER 1st

WHO DOES JOE WANT TO RU AGAINST?

I THINK HE WANTS TO RUN AGAINST DE BLASIO.

DOES HE BET DE BLASIO DOES HE HAVE A PATH TO VICTORY

IF THERE'S A RUNOFF IN 2001 THAT RUNOFF CERTAINLY JUMBLE EVERYTHING AND DID PUT MAYOR BLOOMBERG IN A POSITION TO BECOME MAYOR BECAUSE OF TH ANIMUS THAT RUNOFFS UNLEASHED.

THAT ALONE COULD POSITION HI WELL BUT DE BLASIO HAS SCARED A LOT OF PEOPLE IN THE CITY' ESTABLISHMENT AND A LOT OF THE WILL GET BEHIND HIM.

HE MADE IT CLEAR THAT HE' GOING TO RUN AGAINST THE MESSAGE A THAT DE BLASIO -- HE'S GOING TO RUN NEW YORK IS THE SAIL OF ONE CITY IS THAT GOING TO WORK WHEN 70% ACCORDING TO POLLS OF NE YORKERS WANT A DRAMATIC CHANGE FROM WHAT'S BEEN GOING O BEFORE

I ACTUALLY THINK THAT JOE HAS ALREADY MADE A TACTICAL ERROR.

I THINK HE WOULD LIKE TO HAV BLOOMBERG'S MONEY.

IT'S NOT GOING TO ALLOW HIM TO ASSERT HE'S HE IS OWN MAN.

HE DOESN'T WANT TO BE LABELLED AS GIULIANI TWO OR BE SEEN A AN, -- AN EXTENSION OF THE BLOOMBERG ADMINISTRATION

YOU GET THE LAST WORD WHAT IS THE BIGGEST SURPRISE O THIS PRIMARY

I DO THINK IT'S PROBABLY TH WAY IN WHICH DE BLASIO KIND OF RAN THE BOARD ON -- ACROSS S I MEAN, IT'S A CITY -- AND THAT'S KIND OF FUN, THAT'S MUC LESS PREDICTABLE YOU HAVE THE BLACK CANDIDATE WINNING IN THE ORTHODOX JEWISH DISTRICTS, THE WHITE CANDIDATE WINNING IN THE BLACK DISTRICTS AND IN THE MIDDLE YOU ALSO HAV A REASONABLY LARGE AND INCREASINGLY GROWING ASIAN VOT AND THAT'S ALL GOOD FOR NE YORK I MEAN, THESE ARE INTERESTING -- IT'S ALWAYS FUN WHEN YOU TAK WHAT, YOU KNOW, YOU THINK YO CAN FIGURE OUT, SOUTH SHORE OF STATEN ISLAND.

STATEN ISLAND, THAT'S GOING TO GO, YOU KNOW, FOR THE WHITE GUY.

NO, IT WENT FOR THE BLACK GUY.

THAT'S FUN IT'S GOOD FOR THE CITY CORPORATE FUNDING FO

ALL RIGHT THANK YOU GUYS

THANK YOU

IT'S BEEN 123 YEARS BUT THE DATE 9/11 STILL STOPS US WHENEVER WE HEAR IT.

REBUILDING WAS THE GOAL ALMOST IMMEDIATELY AND NOW A NEW TOWE IS RISING WHERE THE WORLD TRAD CENTER ONCE STOOD.

WE TAKE AN INSIDE LOOK AT TH ARCHITECTURE AND DECISION MAKING AROUND THE 104 STORY BUILDING.

A BEACON RISES 104 STORY UP TO THE TOP OF THE TALLES BUILDING IN NEW YORK PERHAPS THE TALLEST BUILDING I THE WESTERN HEMISPHERE

GOING BACK INTO THE SKY I REALLY IMPORTANT BECAUSE THAT' SOMETHING THAT WAS TAKEN AWAY.

AND I THINK IT'S APPROPRIATE T PUT IT BACK, TO SHOW THAT TH LIFE OF THE CITY GOES ON AND I MORE POWERFUL THAN THE FORCE THAT ATTACKED IT

ITS CREATORS' HOPES AND DREAMS ARE RIDING ON IT BEIN NOT ONLY THE HIGHEST, BUT TH SAFEST, MOST INNOVATIVE AN BEAUTIFUL SKY SCRAPER IN AMERICA.

I FEEL A GREAT SENSE OF ACCOMPLISHMENT THIS BUILDING IS A STRONG VISUAL IMAGE OF OUR RESILIENCE, COM BACK AFTER THIS TERRIBLE TRAGEDY.

THE TRAGEDY WAS THE WORST TERRORIST ATTACK IN AMERICAN HISTORY.

SEPTEMBER 11, 2001 CAUSING UNIMAGINABLE DESTRUCTION.

KILLING ALMOST 3,000 PEOPLE.

OUT OF THE ASHES, ONE OF THE WORLD'S MOST INNOVATIV SKYSCRAPERS IS RISING.

SOON ITS BEACON WILL ILLUMINAT THE NEW YORK CITY SKYLINE.

YOU'RE GOING TO LOOK UP THERE AND IDENTIFY WITH 9/11, WITH THE WORLD TRADE CENTER AS A RESULT OF THIS BEACON OF LIGHT.

I KNOW FOR ME WHEREVER I AM AND I SEE THAT LIGHT, I'LL KNO AS AMERICANS, ARCHITECTS, NE YORKERS, THAT WE HAV RESILIENCY WE HAVE TRIUMPHED.

WE'VE COME BACK.

WE'VE BUILT THIS WE'RE REACHING FOR THE STARS

THE SUPERPOWER REPEAT THROUGHOUT THE WEEK ON ALL PBS STATIONS JOINING ME NOW IS JUSTIN DAVIDSON, ARCHITECTURE CRITI AND DEVELOPER DURING THE BLOOMBERG YEARS.

WELCOME.

THANK YOU

THE REMARKABLE RECOVERY O THE WORLD TRADE CENTER AND ITS SURROUNDINGS, WAS THAT INEVITABLE OR DID MAYO BLOOMBERG MAKE A SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTION

I DON'T THINK IT WA INEVITABLE AT ALL.

ONE REASON IS THERE WERE SERIOUS DOUBTS ABOUT NEW YORK' VIABILITY AS A WHOLE PEOPLE THOUGHT THAT WORKER WOULDN'T WANT TO BE IN SKYSCRAPERS, PEOPLE WOULDN'T WANT TO LIVE IN HIGH RISES, THAT NEW YORK'S PRIMACY AS FINANCIAL CENTER WAS OVER, BUSINESSES WERE LEAVING TH CITY, PEOPLE WHO COULD WERE ALSO LEAVING THE CITY I THINK YOU HAVE TO REMEMBER HOW PRECARIOUS AND HOW FULL OF FEA LIVING IN THE CITY RIGHT AFTER 9/11 WAS AND THAT'S NO THE CASE ANYMORE

LET'S TALK ABOUT BLOOMBERG, LARGER PICTURE HOW EXTENSIVELY DID HE TRANSFORM THE CITY'S LANDSCAPE DURING HI TENURE

VERY EXTENSIVELY.

IN ALL FIVE BURROWS, THROUGH A COMBINATION OF PUBLIC PROJECTS PROJECTS WHERE THE CITY GAVE LAND TO DEVELOPERS AND ENCOURAGED THEM TO BUILD THROUGH REZONINGS AND THROUGH KIND OF OVERALL OPTIMISM ABOUT THE CITY AS AN ENGINE OF GROWTH, OF THE ECONOMY AND OF CULTURE.

CAN YOU GIVE US SOM EXAMPLES

WELL, SURE.

THERE ARE EXAMPLES ALL OVER.

HUDSON YARDS ON THE WEST SIDE.

THERE'S A MASSIVE REDEVELOPMEN THAT'S GOING TO TAKE 20 YEARS TO BUILD OUT.

BUT THAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN AND THAT'S PART OF THE BLOOMBERG LEGACY, TOO.

TO THE EXPANSION OF THE QUEENS MUSEUM, TO BRANCH LIBRARIES AN TO A SERIES OF HIGH RISES THAT ARE HAPPENING IN MIDTOWN RESIDENTIAL HIGH RISES, OFFICE TOWERS ON THE WEST SIDE.

ALL OF THESE THINGS AR HAPPENING BECAUSE THERE'S A KIND OF ENERGY IN THE CITY, OF FAIT IN THE CITY AND I THINK THAT IDEA THAT GREATER DENSITY, THA CITY LIFE, THAT THE CITY WAS MANAGEABLE BUT IT'S A GREA PLACE FOR BUSINESS, YOU KNOW ALL THOSE THINGS WERE -- FLO FROM THE ENERGY OF THE BLOOMBERG ADMINISTRATION AND HAVE PAID OFF IN CONCRETE -- LITERALLY CONCRETE PROJECTS.

CLEARLY ONE WAY THAT MAJO BLOOMBERG HAS TRANSFORMED TH CITY IS HIS RECLAMATION OF THE WATERFRONT, ISN'T THAT SO?

PEOPLE FORGOT THIS WAS MARITIME CITY.

PEOPLE'S CONNECTION TO THE WATER WAS VERY REMOTE.

IT WAS SOMETHING YOU SAW FRO THE PLANE OR A HIGH-RISE BUILDING BUT YOU NEVER WEN CLOSE TO THE WATER SO THAT WAS A LOT OF LAND AND LOT OF EXPERIENCE THAT HAS BEE FOLDED BACK INTO THE CITY.

I THINK PEOPLE REALLY FEEL LIK THE WATERFRONT IS NOW A PLACE TO GO AND 20 YEARS AGO THAT REALL WOULD HAVE BEEN UNIMAGINABLE

YOU KNOW, ONE THING THAT, AGAIN, YOU TOUCH ON ON YOU ARTICLE IS THE ARGUMENT OR THE CLAIM THAT MAYOR BLOOMBERG FOCUSED TOO MUCH ON TOURISM AN TOURISTS, NOT ENOUGH ON TH RESIDENTS OF NEW YORK CITY ANY WEIGHT TO THAT ARGUMENT?

I THINK WHAT HE REALLY WANTED TO DO WAS TO TURN NEW YORK INT A DESIRABLE MAGNETIC CITY, INT A CITY THAT EVERYBODY IN THE WORLD REALLY HAD A STAKE IN.

BUT I THINK THAT FROM THE POIN OF VIEW OF THE PHYSICAL CITY WHAT HE WANTED WAS A CITY THAT WOULD ATTRACT IMMIGRANTS PROFESSIONALS, BUSINESSES THAT WOULD MAKE PEOPLE REALLY WANT TO BE HERE.

SO IT'S NOT JUST FOR TOURISTS.

IT'S FOR EVERYBODY, THIS IDEA OF THE CITY AS A MAGNETIC PLACE THAT REALLY DRAWS PEOPLE IN FROM ALL OVER

WHAT ABOUT THE CLAIM THAT THE MAYOR HAS TRANSFORMED THE CITY FOR THE CENTER, FOR THE ELIT BECAUSE SO MANY PEOPLE CAN'T EVEN AFFORD TO LIVE HERE ANYMORE?

AFFORDABILITY IS A HUGE ISSUE AND THAT'S GOING TO BE ONE O THE MAJOR THINGS GOING FORWARD IT'S A BYPRODUCT OF SUCCESS.

A DESIRABLE CITY IS A MORE EXPENSIVE CITY AND A MOR EXPENSIVE CITY MAKES IT HARDER TO LIVE HERE BUT YOU CAN'T HAVE A DESIRABLE CITY IF PEOPLE CAN'T AFFORD TO LIVE HERE SO AFFORDABILITY I ABSOLUTELY SOMETHING THAT TH NEXT MAYOR AND MAYORS AFTER THAT ARE GOING TO HAVE TO ADDRESS MAYOR BLOOMBERG HAS DONE A LOT BUT THERE ARE LIMITATIONS TO THE WAY HE'S CONCEIVED IT.

SO, YES, THAT'S TRUE BUT I THINK THAT YOU ALSO IN ALL FAIRNESS NEED TO LOOK AT THE RANGE OF THINGS THAT HAV HAPPENED YOU KNOW, WHEN HE BUILT AN ICE RINK IN FLUSHING MEADOWS, IT'S NOT FOR TOURISTS, NOT FOR TH 1%, IT'S FOR RESIDENTS

THANK YOU

THANKS.

> BEFORE GEORGIA O'KEEFE FOUND INSPIRATION FOR HER PAINTINGS IN THE FLOWERS AND DESERTS OF NEW MEXICO, SHE PAINTED WHAT SHE SAW IN ST. GEORGE.

THIS SUMMER FOR THE VERY FIRST TIME A MUSEUM COLLECTED MANY O HER LATE PAINTINGS AND THE SHO WAS A HUGE HIT IN THE SMALL TOWN OF GLEN FALLS, NEW YORK.

Reporter: SHE IS BEST KNOWN FOR HER ENLARGED FLOWERS AND DESERT LANDSCAPES BUT SHE ALSO SPENT MANY SUMMERS ON LAKE GEORGE AND FOR THE FIRST TIME 58 OF HER PAINTINGS FROM THAT ERA ARE BEING SHOWN AT THE HYDE AR MUSEUM

I'VE HEARD VISITORS COME INTO THE GALLERY AND SAY, OH, I DIDN'T KNOW SHE PAINTED BARNS OR I DIDN'T KNOW SHE PAINTED TREE OR LEAVES, FOR EXAMPLE THOSE ARE ALL PART OF HER WORK AT LAKE GEORGE

Reporter: IN THE 1920s AN EARLY 30s, O'KEEFE LIVED AND PAINTED ON THE GROUNDS OF AN ESTATE NORTH OF THE VILLAG OWNED BY THE FAMILY OF HER HUSBAND, ALFRED.

SHE DIDN'T TRAVEL FAR FRO THE ESTATE TO SEARCH OUT SUBJECT MATTER SHE PAINTS THE TREES ON TH PROPERTY, THE FLOWERS THAT SHE GROWS IN HER GARDEN.

EVERYTHING RIGHT AROUND HER

EVERYTHING -- EXACTLY, IN HER IMMEDIATE AREA SHE DIDN'T FEEL THE NEED, LIKE HUDSON RIVER SCHOOL ARTISTS, WHO WERE SEARCHING OUT AND WENT ON SKETCHING TOURS AND TRAVELED U AND DOWN THE LAKE.

O'KEEFE STAYS PRETTY MUCH CLOS TO HOME.

THE EXHIBIT HAS DRAWN MOR THAN 14,000 VISITORS TO TH MUSEUM SINCE ITS OPENING I JUNE, MORE THAN ANY OTHER SHOW

THIS IS A VERY SPECIAL MOMENT IN OUR HISTORY

IT'S ALSO BEEN A TREAT FO O'KEEFE LOVERS, LIKE SUZ GORNEL

IT'S WONDERFUL TO SEE THIS IN OUR FARE SPACE TO HAVE THE HYDE BE ABLE T HAVE, THIS I'M JUST SO EXCITED FOR THE HYDE

IT'S A MILESTONE FOR THE HYDE COLLECTION IT'S A TRANSFORMATIONAL MOMENT IN OUR HISTORY AND IT'S ON THAT'S GOING TO GO DOWN IN THE RECORD BOOKS

IN ALL, O'KEEFE CREATED ALMOST 200 PAINTINGS IN HER TIME AT LAKE GEORGE

PBS DEBUTS A SERIES CALLE 'LATINO AMERICANS,' TRACING POPULATION THAT IS NOW THE LARGEST MINORITY GROUP IN TH COUNTRY.

AS A COMPANION TO THE SERIES WE'RE BROADCASTING LATIN AMERICANS OF NEW YORK AND NE JERSEY, WHICH WILL BE SEEN STARTING TUESDAY, SEPTEMBE 17th

THERE ARE DOZENS OF STORIES AND DISCUSSIONS OF FAMILY, HISTORY, ART AND LANGUAGE.

WE ASKED THE DIRECTORS TO LET US SHOW YOU A SNEAK PREVIEW MEET THE SORANO SISTERS WITH A INTRODUCTION FROM JORDAN MALDONADO.

I WAS BORN IN THE LOWER EAS SIDE I GREW UP WHERE THE GUNSHOT WERE LIKE COMMON.

WE LEARNED TO DEAL WITH THAT BECAUSE YOU GREW UP WITH IT.

I CURRENTLY TRAIN THE TWO SISTERS.

WE WERE RAISED IN WHAT IS SUPPOSEDLY KNOWN FROM A TOUG NEIGHBORHOOD KNOWING WE'RE FROM BUSHWICK IN BROOKLYN, WE'RE TOUGHER.

A LOT OF SUPPORT FROM M FAMILY, PUERTO RICANS, YOU KNOW, A LOT OF FAMILY.

MY MOTHER NOT SO MUCH BECAUS I'M HER LITTLE GIRL, SHE DIDN' WANT MY FACE TO GET MESSED UP.

WOULD THEY EVER FIGHT EAC OTHER?

TWO HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONS THAT REFUSE TO FIGHT EACH OTHER

I HAVE SOME FANS THAT SAY NO, IT'S A DISGRACE.

BEING A HISPANIC, THEY LOV THEIR FAMILY YOU NEVER GO AGAINST THEIR FAMILY

I'M RANKED NUMBER ONE AND SHE'S RANKED NUMBER TWO.

IF IT HAS TO BE DONE TO MAKE HISTORY --

I KNOW I'M GOING TO WIN S I'LL SAY YES

YES

WE LOVE EACH OTHER.

UNCONDITIONALLY I LOVE HER MOR THAN ANYTHING IN THIS WORLD.

OH.

AND THE STRUGGLES FOR FEMALE BOXING GROWING UP AND FINDIN PROMOTERS AND VENUES WILLING T PUT FEMALE FIGHTS ON THEIR CARDS.

NOW IT'S A LOT MORE COMMON BUT IN THE BEGINNING IT WA LIKE -- ESPECIALLY WHEN SH STARTED IT WAS LIKE FEMALE WHAT?

FEMALES FIGHT?

THEY BOX IT WAS VERY RARE TO SEE FEMALE BOUTS ON A CARD.

IT'S COMING ALONG MANY, MANY PUERTO RICANS HAV BROKEN THE BARRIERS EVERYWHERE POLITICAL, SPORTS, ENTERTAINMENT.

SO WE'RE ALL COMING ALONG.

I'M JUST HAPPY WHEN IT'S ALL SAID AND DONE, THAT US, TH SORANOS, WILL BE ONE OF TH GAMES WHEN YOU GOOGLE GREA PUERTO RICANS, OUR NAME WILL POP OUT.

WE'RE COMING OUT STRONG AN HOPEFULLY GREAT THINGS WIL HAPPEN

AND FINALLY TONIGHT, IT'S A OLD CLICHE THAT ONLY TOURIST LOOK UP WHEN WALKING IN NE YORK BUT MEET A VISITOR WHO COULDN' STOP LOOKING UP AND AROUND JAMES GULLIVER HANCOCK MOVED T NEW YORK FROM AUSTRALIA.

HIS PROJECT IS CALLED 'ALL THE BOOKS FROM NEW YORK.

WE MET UP WITH HANCOCK AS HE SKETCHED HIS WAY THROUGH CHELSEA.

I DON'T REALLY HAVE A FAVORITE BUILDING.

THEY'RE ALL MY FAVORITE WHEN I'M DRAWING THEM, YOU KNOW IT'S THE ONE THAT I'M IN FRONT OF THAT I'M IN LOVE WITH AT THAT PARTICULAR TIME.

YOU KNOW, IT'S EASY TO SAY THE CLASSIC BUILDINGS, OR TH BROWNSTONES AND STUFF LIKE THA BUT IT'S REALLY -- THAT'S WHAT THE BEAUTY OF NEW YORK, THAT EVERYTHING IS SAME BUT DIFFERENT ALL THE TIME WHEN YOU STOP AND PAY ATTENTION TO A DIFFERENT THING, SOMETHING SELLS DIFFERENT, CHANGING ALL TH TIME SO I'M ATTEMPTING TO DRAW AL THE BUILDINGS IN NEW YORK.

I'M NOT FROM NEW YORK.

I'M AN AUSTRALIAN AND I CAME HERE TWO YEARS AGO AND I'V ALWAYS USED DRAWING AS A WAY T UNDERSTAND WHAT'S AROUND ME AN NEW YORK WAS PRETTY OVERWHELMING WHEN I ARRIVED SO I THOUGHT I' DO THAT HERE DRAWING BUILDINGS HELPS ME MAK A MAP OF THE PLACE FOR MYSEL AND UNDERSTAND IT BETTER SO DRAWING BUILDINGS IS REALLY OBVIOUS TO ME.

IT WAS SUCH A SYMBOL OF TH PLACE, GROWING UP WATCHING TV, SEEING 'SESAME STREET' AND FILMS.

THE FIRST BUILDING WAS A QUICK BLACK AND WHITE SKETCH OF TH BUILDING WE WERE LIVING IN CLASSIC FOUR-STORY BUILDING, LITTLE SHOP ON THE BOTTOM, APARTMENTS ON THE TOP.

SO THIS STARTED OUT AS A DIARY TO ME, MY WAY OF -- IT JUS STARTED AS A JOURNAL I JUST WANTED TO RECORD WHAT I WAS SAYING AND HAVE A MEMORY O IT MORE THAN A PHOTOGRAPH.

AND IT WAS REALLY USEFUL IN THAT RESPECT BECAUSE IT MADE ME STO AND LOOK A BIT MORE THAN I WOULD OTHERWISE.

YOU SEE ALL THESE LITTLE DETAILS AROUND YOU AND PAY ATTENTION T THINGS THAT YOU OTHERWIS WOULDN'T IT'S FASCINATING HERE HO THERE'S ALL DIFFERENT TYPES OF BUILDINGS ON ONE STREET.

THERE WILL BE TWO TOWNHOUSES AND THEN AN OLD CHURCH AND THEN REALLY CONTEMPORAR CONSTRUCTION AND THAT JUXTAPOSITION IS WHAT CALLS SOMETHING OUT FOR ME I'M NOT VERY GOOD AT KEEPING COUNT.

I JUST KEEP DRAWING AND SAVE THEM SOMEWHERE I HAVE NO IDEA HOW LONG IT'S GOING TO TAKE TO DRAW ALL TH BUILDINGS THAT IF YOU DID TH MATH I SAID, SOMEONE SAI THERE'S LIKE 900,000 IN I THIN IT JUST MANHATTAN OR CERTAINLY LIKE THAT.

SO IF I'M DOING ONE A DAY, IT' 365 BUILDINGS A YEAR TIMES HOWEVER MANY -- I DON'T KNOW IT'S LIKE 3,000 YEARS OR SOMETHING.

WE'LL SEE.

YOU CAN SEE HANCOCK'S PROGRESS DRAWING EVERY BUILDIN ON HIS ONLINE MAP VIA OUR WE SITE METROFOCUS.ORG.

THAT'S IT FOR THIS EDITION O 'METRO FOCUS.'

JOIN US NEXT WEEK FOR NEWS CONVERSATIONS AND IN-DEPTH REPORTING.

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