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June 20, 2017: TONIGHT ON METROFOCUSepisode
June 21, 2017 at 6:00 am

Joel Rodriguez wants to unseat Bill de Blasio for Mayor of New York City. Staten Island’s Alice Austen was a turn of the century trail blazing artist. The home she shared with her long-time partner officially declared today a national LGBTQ historic landmark. We’re on the scene at “Clear Comfort.” From New York harbor to the Far East, get a […]

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June 19, 2017: TONIGHT ON METROFOCUSepisode
June 20, 2017 at 5:30 am

Trains canceled after hours of delay and passengers stuck in crowded subway car. These horror stories that will drive you right off the rails! Bringing a modern twist to Lincoln Center. New York’s premier arts complex appoints its first female president. The intimate story of a family in transition as they learn to accept that their daughter Rachel is now […]

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June 16, 2017: TONIGHT ON METROFOCUSepisode
June 17, 2017 at 5:30 am

Could decriminalizing prostitution actually be the key to closing Rikers? Come with us across the Hudson to one of New Jersey’s crown jewels, Fairleigh Dickinson University. The Highwaymen are back on “American Masters.” Is it possible to be lonely in New York City? Surprisingly, even with 8.4 million people surrounding you, the reality is that human connection is not guaranteed.

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June 16, 2017: LONELY? YOU’RE NOT ALONE IN NYCclip
June 16, 2017 at 6:26 pm

Is it possible to be lonely in New York City? Surprisingly, even with 8.4 million people surrounding you, the reality is that human connection is not guaranteed. The case of 72 year-old George Bell exemplifies this notion. Bell died alone in his Jackson Heights apartment during the summer last year, but no one knew exactly when. The circumstances of his death were so troubling, they landed on the front of The New York Times. But is loneliness as distressing as we make it out to be? Olivia Liang is the author of a book that delves into that issue, The Lonely City: Adventures in the Art of Being Alone. She joins us to explain her interest in this subject and share how her thoughts on isolation changed through the course of writing this book.

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