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We cast a critical eye on a big issue of the day in our weekly Focus section.

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Aired: May 16, 2014 | Comments Off

Reporter: Averi Harper
Producer: Krysta Michaelides
NY liquor distilleries are making a boom in New York State.  This could mean billions for the state’s economy.
 

 

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Aired: May 9, 2014 | Comments Off
Crime Rises in NYC Parks: Protecting The City’s Open Spaces

Reporter: Priscilla Riojas
Producer: Kenley Hargett
CRIME CONTINUES TO DECREASE ACROSS ALL 5 BOROUGHS, BUT ACCORDING TO A RECENT REPORT MAJOR FELONIES SPIKED IN NEW YORK CITY PARKS. PRISCILLA RIOJAS HAS THE REPORT ON WHATS BEING DONE TO PROTECT THE CITY’S OPEN SPACES.

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Aired: April 11, 2014 | Comments Off
NYC Green Taxis: Are They Following the Rules?

Reporter: Julie Cerullo
Producer: Clodagh McGowan
Julie Cerullo takes a closer look at NYC’s green taxi initiative.
 

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Aired: March 28, 2014 | Comments Off

Reporter: Prisca Pointdujour
Producer: Shannon Crawford
The federal government gives money to the cities hardest hit by the HIV/AIDS epidemic. In New York, a disproportionate amount of those funds stay in Manhattan. Prisca Pointdujour investigates the disparity and tells us about the people affected.

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Aired: March 14, 2014 | Comments Off

Reporter: Charise Frazier
Producer: Alexis Gray
Despite recent advances in HIV testing, the FDA still enforces a lifetime blood donor ban on men who have had sex with other men.

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Aired: March 14, 2014 | Comments Off

Reporter: Charise Frazier
Producer: Alexis Gray
Despite recent advances in HIV testing, the FDA still enforces a lifetime blood donor ban on men who have had sex with other men.
 

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Aired: March 7, 2014 | Comments Off

Reporter: Solina Lewis
Producer: Patricia Guerra
Iphone theft in New York City has skyrocketed. Authorities are scrambling to find a way to curve these violent crimes but for many, it’s too late.
 

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Aired: February 21, 2014 | Comments Off

Focus Report: Long Island City’s Growing Arts Scene
Reporter: Jenna Dagenhart
Producer: Cho Park
Manhattan, widely known as a center for the arts, is becoming too expensive for young and upcoming artists to live in. They’re moving outwards – not to Brooklyn, but to Long Island City, which some are claiming will be the new “it” place for artists. Watch and see how different artists, including those from the performing arts, have made LIC their new home.

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Aired: May 3, 2013 | Comments Off
A Rise in ADHD Diagnosis Causes Concern

Reporter: Nina Ene
Producer: Katherine Theofanous
One in five high school boys are diagnosed with ADD or ADHD, conditions that causes restlessness and hyperactivity. But as Nina Ene tells us in our Focus report, there are growing concerns that the disorder is over diagnosed.

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Aired: April 26, 2013 | Comments Off
A Ferris Wheel for Staten Island

Reporter: Stephen Jiwanmall
Producer: Shaukat Hamdani
The New York Wheel is scheduled to be ready in the summer of 2016 in Staten Island. It will be the tallest Ferris wheel in the country at 630 feet high. Stephen Jiwanmall reports on how the project is coming along.

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