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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.

Emerald Nut Run 2010. Do double duty with a night of fun and fitness at this NYE celebration in Central Park. Flickr/Karigee
Bridget Leahy  |  December 23, 2011 4:00 AM | Comments
We came up with 12 alternative New Year's Eve celebrations so you can party without the pandemonium. Peruse our picks for the perfect party plan.
Speaking Ill Of The Dead: Jerks in New York History. Kara Hughes.
Kara Hughes  |  December 23, 2011 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
Looking back at some of NYC's residents of yore, it's clear that Ebenezer Scrooge is not lacking for company when it comes to misanthropic miscreants.
A rendering of Cornell and Technion's plan for the new tech campus on Roosevelt Island. The project is a cornerstone of Mayor Michael Bloomberg's mayoral legacy. Image courtesy of Cornell University.
John Farley  |  December 22, 2011 12:22 PM | 3 Comments
Get the story behind the new applied science campus on Roosevelt Island, with interviews of the project's major players by Rafael Pi Roman and Jane Pauley.VIDEO
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Daniel T. Allen  |  December 22, 2011 4:00 AM | Comments
With nearly 3,500 projects originating in the New York City area, this region remains the epicenter of the Kickstarter trend. Jane Pauley talks to Kickstarter co-founder Yancey Strickler about why his innovative online funding platform is such a success in New York.VIDEO
Senator Carl Kruger will discuss a possible plea deal with a judge on Tuesday. AP/Mike Groll.
Matt Draper  |  December 20, 2011 4:00 AM | Updated: Dec. 21, 2011 7:00AM | Comments
As State Sen. Carl Kruger resigned amid bribery charges, MetroFocus took a look back at New York's naughtiest pols of 2011. There was no dearth of eligible candidates...
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Joshua M. Bernstein  |  December 20, 2011 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
Every couple of months, I become a tour guide. I don't take foreigners to the Statue of Liberty or Times Square. That’s not my bag. I’m a journalist and a beer lover, not necessarily in that order. Thus, I lead a homebrewers tour in Brooklyn.
A rendering of Cornell's plans for a campus on Roosevelt Island. It isn't official yet, but sources with inside knowledge of the tech campus competition have indicated Mayor Michael Bloomberg will announce Cornell as the winner on Monday. Image courtesy of Cornell University.
John Farley  |  December 19, 2011 11:02 AM | Updated: December 20, 2011 10:00AM | 3 Comments
The mayor announced that Cornell University was the winner of Applied Sciences NYC, a competition to build a massive new tech and engineering school in NYC. VIDEO
TK TK TK. Photo by Ashley Neglia.
Dori Fern  |  December 19, 2011 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
After a 13-year quest to find the perfect potato pancake, the winner of Edible Brooklyn's best latke contest found inspiration in several unlikely places. Read her story and get her recipe for "double happiness" latkes.
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John Farley  |  December 19, 2011 4:00 AM | Comments
Meet some of New York City's most interesting and accepting Protestant and Catholic church leaders, and learn where you can find them this Christmas.
Rendering of Stanford's design for a campus on Roosevelt Island. Image by Redsquare, Inc.
John Farley  |  December 16, 2011 2:45 PM | Comments
In a surprising twist, the California-based institution pulled the plug on its proposal to build a high-tech campus on Roosevelt Island. VIDEO
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