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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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October 21, 2011 1:30 PM | Comments
A quick list of some of the best bars in Park Slope and beyond.
The "Digital Communications" panel, including Occupy Wall Street spokesperson, Bill Buster (second from left). The panel talked about proven strategies, and current roadblocks, to political organizing through digital means. MetroFocus/Charnee Perez.
John Farley  |  October 21, 2011 9:00 AM | Updated: October 24, 2011 10:23 AM | 1 Comment
On Oct. 21, technology leaders in government, advocacy and business held a panel discussion about online organizing with a spokesperson from Occupy Wall Street.VIDEO
Don't shy away from a big furniture. Think about having one statement piece, like this red couch, and keep the rest of the room simple. Flickr/rcarver
Bridget Leahy  |  October 21, 2011 4:00 AM | 2 Comments
Living in a small space shouldn't cramp your style. New York City interior designers offer tips for maximizing apartments with minimal square footage.
Joe Lhota is the newly appointed chairman of the Metropolitan Transit Authority. Gov. Andrew Cuomo has been deliberating on a new MTA chief since Jay Walder resigned in July. Photo courtesy of Madison Square Garden.
Gene Russianoff  |  October 20, 2011 5:15 PM | Comments
Joe Lhota will be taking on one of the toughest jobs in government in one of the harshest economic times in America. But he's qualified for the job.
Rendering of Moynihan Station in Midtown Manhattan. Image courtesy of hellskitchennyc.blogspot.com.
John Farley  |  October 20, 2011 10:44 AM | Comments
By naming one of his deputies to run the Port Authority yesterday and putting the agency in charge of building an expanded Moynihan Station in Midtown, Gov. Andrew Cuomo put another footprint in the center of Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s New York City.
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October 20, 2011 6:00 AM | Comments
Here's a great way to spend a day in Cold Spring, N.Y., where nature meets culture.
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Daniel T. Allen  |  October 20, 2011 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
In the anniversary year of the Statue of Liberty, an exhibit examines the life of Emma Lazarus, the poet whose words are engraved in the statue's pedestal. VIDEO
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Sam Lewis  |  October 20, 2011 3:03 AM | Updated: March 1, 2012 12:38 PM | 17 Comments
Occupy protesters are calling on the Whitney Biennial to end its association with Sotheby's, the auction house that has locked out its art handlers since August.
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Adam Lisberg for City Hall News  |  October 19, 2011 10:00 AM | Comments
As the case against former campaign operative John Haggerty moves to Manhattan Supreme Court, one mystery remains unanswered: how much did Bloomberg spend to extend mayoral term limits?
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Daniel T. Allen  |  October 19, 2011 6:49 AM | 1 Comment
Carl McCall, who was the first African-American to serve as New York State comptroller, will take control of a network of 64 campuses, the largest higher education system in the country.VIDEO
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