December 06, 2019 at 5:30 am

New York City’s empty storefronts have doubled in the last ten years. Is the demise of the mom and pop shops a full-blown crisis or a sign of the times? A veteran hoping to adopt a child has made allegations that she faced bias from adoption agencies. She’ll share the story of her struggle to build a family and shed light on how she overcame the obstacles.  We’ll talk to a former gang member who’s now helping to bring an end to the violence plaguing Long Island.

Aired on December 5, 2019. 


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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