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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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Georgia Kral  |  March 1, 2012 4:00 AM | 2 Comments
Running a successful niche food production business takes chops. MetroFocus grills a few foodies on the particulars of DIY. VIDEO
A contractor closes a valve at a fracking facility in Claysville, P.A. Recent studies on the impact of fracking on human health have offered mixed results, but two Congressmembers have asked the EPA to examine the most recent report out of Colorado. AP/Keith Srakocic
John Farley  |  February 29, 2012 4:00 AM | 6 Comments
Two court rulings upheld local bans on hydraulic fracking in New York State. MetroFocus looks at which towns might be next in the ongoing judicial battle.
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Michelle Michalos  |  February 29, 2012 4:00 AM | 2 Comments
A chance Brooklyn encounter created a friendship and a film -- "Welcome to Pine Hill" -- that traverses race and class, city and country, fact and fiction. VIDEO
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February 29, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
As an executive producer for a show set in New York, a very important part of my job is helping to decide where we shoot. Here's my advice on how to scout a good location in New York City.VIDEO
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Amil Gargano  |  February 28, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
For decades, Amil Gargano worked with real-life ad men who make the fictional Don Draper look saintly. But for many in advertising, the main motivator was doing great work.VIDEO
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John Farley  |  February 28, 2012 4:00 AM | 7 Comments
Hollywood actor and New York filmmaker Ed Burns discusses the merits of low budget movie-making, and plans for a sequel to his breakout hit, "The Brothers McMullen."VIDEO
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Georgia Kral and Annie Rose Ramos  |  February 27, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
"The Apple Pushers" tells the story of five immigrant green cart vendors -- and New York City's fight to tackle obesity. VIDEO
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John Farley  |  February 27, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
On Feb. 23, government, business and nonprofit leaders gathered to discuss the city's infrastructure, quality of life and higher education challenges, and possible solutions.VIDEO
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Deborah Feldman  |  February 27, 2012 4:00 AM | 7 Comments
Deborah Feldman, 25, left Brooklyn's Satmar Hasidic community, and was surprised how fully she could reinvent herself.VIDEO
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City & State  |  February 24, 2012 10:07 AM | Comments
Elected officials had a holiday this week, but there are always winners and losers. One of New York's biggest religious leaders got a promotion and the investigation into NYPD spying continues.
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