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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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Steve Rosenbaum  |  November 17, 2011 2:29 PM | 1 Comment
As New York City's newly named, first-ever Entrepreneur At Large, how can I help the city's vibrant start-up community make the city a haven for other entrepreneurs? VIDEO
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Bridget Leahy  |  November 17, 2011 1:42 PM | 1 Comment
Flying out of LaGuardia, JFK or Newark? Beat the holiday traffic on the city's mass transit.
Workers operate fracking well machinery in Burlington, Pa. Fracking has been legal in Pennsylvania in 2008, but two critical votes are fast approaching,which would allow for drilling in New York and the Delaware River Basin. AP/Ralph Wilson.
John Farley  |  November 17, 2011 10:24 AM | Updated: November 18, 2011 1:36 PM | 1 Comment
On Nov. 18, a multi-state agency cancelled its upcoming vote on whether to frack in the Delaware River watershed -- which brings water to half of New York City.
Green Shores NYC volunteers carting pruned tree limbs on a bicycle to a park nearby for chipping. Photo courtesy of Trudy Smoke.
Leslie Day and Trudy Smoke  |  November 17, 2011 4:00 AM | 1 Comment

When it comes to New York City’s trees, a recent New York Times story suggests something more than pollen is in the air. A local author of a new book about the city’s trees roots her argument in optimism.

Margarita Almaraz, second right, and Alfonso Mejia, left, embrace their two daughters, Ashanti, center, and Ashley upon their arrival at the airport in Mexico City, Monday, July 18, 2011. The parents were deported from the United States  in 2009 after being caught without proper documents and could not get visas to appear to testify before U.S. courts for their daughters custody hearings but their lawyer convinced a court in Chester County, Pennsylvania, to accept the testimony via Skype. It is the first time a U.S. court has allowed testimony in a custody case to be made over the Web via Skype according to their lawyers. AP Photo/Marco Ugarte.
Sasha Chavkin for New York World  |  November 17, 2011 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
A recent reports says a growing number of children in New York City have been put in foster care after their undocumented parents were detained or deported.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg celebrated the work of his Center for Economic Opportunity in 2007, but in the years since poverty in New York has increased. Flickr/Jim Gillooly for PEI.
Glen Pasanen for Gotham Gazette  |  November 16, 2011 10:40 AM | Comments
New figures confirm that poverty is increasing in New York City. What's the city's response? Budget cuts.
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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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