April 17, 2018 at 7:00 pm

Closing businesses and vacant storefronts reach epidemic proportions in New York City. Mayor Bill de Blasio blames greedy landlords, but says he has the cure. Investigate this with us as we continue our ongoing reporting initiative called “Chasing the Dream: Poverty and Opportunity in America.”

Aired on April 17, 2018. 



Chasing the Dream: Poverty and Opportunity in America is a multi-platform public media initiative that provides a deeper understanding of the impact of poverty on American society. Major funding for this initiative is provided by The JPB Foundation. Additional funding is provided by Ford Foundation.


MetroFocus is made possible by James and Merryl Tisch, Sue and Edgar Wachenheim III, the Sylvia A. and Simon B. Poyta Programming Endowment to Fight Anti-Semitism, Bernard and Irene Schwartz, Rosalind P. Walter, Barbara Hope Zuckerberg, Jody and John Arnhold, the Cheryl and Philip Milstein Family, Janet Prindle Seidler, Judy and Josh Weston and the Dr. Robert C. and Tina Sohn Foundation.


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