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N.Y.C. D.A.’S OFFICE UNDER SCRUTINYclip
March 23, 2018 at 4:30 am

New York Magazine penned a shocking exposé alleging that the Manhattan district attorney’s office may have failed to prosecute Harvey Weinstein in 2015 for alleged sexual harassment because of the film mogul’s political connections. Now, Governor Andrew Cuomo has directed the state attorney general to review the office’s handling of the case. The details ahead with the magazine’s features editor, […]

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TONIGHT ON METROFOCUSepisode
March 22, 2018 at 5:30 am

The fourth nor’easter in three weeks smacks into the Tri-State area, just in time for the start of spring. John Davitt, chief meteorologist for Spectrum News NY1, is here to discuss the strange weather. Plus, we’re checking in on the Department of Sanitation crews who are out on the front lines, battling the elements to ensure our main streets are […]

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March 22, 2018 at 4:45 am

Ken Burns’ Jackie Robinson documentary explored a true American hero. Tonight we examine the 1964 election and discuss how Robinson took on GOP candidate Barry Goldwater. Historian Matthew Delmont, who authored The Atlantic story “When Jackie Robinson Confronted a Trump-Like Candidate,” is here to talk about why the baseball legend aligned himself with the Republican party during the Civil Rights […]

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March 21, 2018 at 6:45 pm

The fourth nor’easter in three weeks smacks into the Tri-State area, just in time for the start of spring. John Davitt, chief meteorologist for Spectrum News NY1, is here to discuss the strange weather. Plus, we’re checking in on the Department of Sanitation crews who are out on the front lines, battling the elements to ensure our main streets are […]

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TONIGHT ON METROFOCUSepisode
March 21, 2018 at 5:30 am

From Sex and the City to governor of New York? After months of speculation, actress and activist Cynthia Nixon, announced that she is running for governor of New York, challenging two-term incumbent Andrew Cuomo in the Democratic Primary. Jarrett Murphy, executive editor of CityLimits.org, is here with the latest. There’s a computer caper in our schools. Thousands of personal computers, […]

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THE GENTRIFICATION OF CHELSEAclip
March 21, 2018 at 5:00 am

The neighborhood of Chelsea is a neighborhood of sharp contrasts. Home of The High Line, multi-million dollar condos, and tech giants like Google, Chelsea has seen rapid gentrification in the past three decades. And while many residents benefit from the development of the area, some in rent stabilized and public housing continue to struggle as prices and services rise. The New York Times housing reporter Mireya Navarro wrote an article that delved into the gentrification of this neighborhood, the wealth divide, and the anxious people who fear they will be forced out.

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