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Hunting Season: Immigration and Murder in an All-American Town

Veteran journalist and Columbia School of Journalism professor Mirta Ojito investigates Marcelo Lucero's murder—and the community in which it happened—in her new book.

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November 16, 2011 9:30 AM | Comments
It’s something that I look forward to in New York very much. It’s pure pleasure. It’s just pure pleasure for me.VIDEO
Inside of 5 Bleeker St., an abandoned building in Manhattan's Financial District. Nick Carr, founder of Scouting NY, explored the sprawling vacant property in 2010. Photo courtesy of Nick Carr - Scouting NY.
Nathan Kensinger  |  November 16, 2011 4:00 AM | 4 Comments
A new generation of New Yorkers has emerged to document wild explorations in -- and histories of -- the city's hidden corners. On Nov. 20, they'll share their stories.VIDEO
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Adrienne Day for City Limits  |  November 15, 2011 2:00 PM | 1 Comment
The role of private firms in developing city policy has expanded. Have accountability and transparency kept pace?
Wall Street protesters occupy a wall on Canal Street after being kicked out of Zuccotti Park. At 10:30 a.m., the protesters marched back to Zuccotti, where they were met with police barricades. MetroFocus/Sam Lewis.
John Farley and Sam Lewis  |  November 15, 2011 1:34 PM | Updated: November 17, 2011 10:09 AM | 8 Comments

Fifteen hours after Mayor Michael Bloomberg ordered the police to clear Zuccotti park, a state Supreme Court judge denied a motion to allow protesters to return to the park with their belongings.

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Philip Sutton for the New York Public Library  |  November 15, 2011 4:00 AM | 3 Comments

Have you ever wondered who lived in your apartment before you? Thanks to the Library’s Milstein Division, you can gain access to hundreds of resources to help solve the mystery. Philip Sutton, blogger for the New York Public Library’s Milstein Division, explains.

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Paula J. Massood  |  November 14, 2011 6:00 PM | Comments

This year marks the twentieth anniversary of Spike Lee’s “Jungle Fever.” The film is often overlooked, but what it reveals about race relations in New York, most especially Harlem in the late 1980s and early 1990s, is worth revisiting.

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Ronald Richter, commissioner of Child Services, took office in September. According to Richter, Child Services is prioritizing several intiatives. Photo courtesy of Daniel S. Burnstein for City Hall News.
Jon Lentz for City Hall News  |  November 14, 2011 1:45 PM | Comments
The death of four-year-old Marchella Pierce raised doubts about the Administration for Children's Services effectiveness. But a new commissioner wants to make sure it doesn't happen again.
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November 14, 2011 1:30 PM | Comments
When it comes to a New York sound, it's music to my ears...VIDEO
Earlier this week, protesters gathered outside the Department Of Education Building. Standardized testing was a hot topic among protesters. Creative Commons/Myra Iraqal
Dan Brown  |  November 14, 2011 4:00 AM | 2 Comments
Who profits from public education? Occupy Wall Street should head uptown to the McGraw-Hill Building, where standardized tests are created.VIDEO
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City Hall News  |  November 11, 2011 10:05 AM | Comments
Election Day had its share of real winners and losers but we highlight the behind-the-scenes operatives, the game-changing endorsements, and the officials who bet it all and won (or lost) big.
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