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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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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.
Photo courtesy of Milk Not Jails.
Brenden Beck  |  February 24, 2012 4:00 AM | 2 Comments
With fewer people incarcerated upstate and New York’s farms showing signs of a resurgence, dairy is an economic alternative to the prison industry.VIDEO
Even with all of the technology and maps available, navigating the city can leave you scratching your head. Flickr/Ed Yourdon
Doris Martinez  |  February 24, 2012 4:00 AM | 2 Comments
You're running to an appointment but your smartphone's dead and there's not a subway map in sight. Here are a few rules of thumb to help you navigate the city the old-fashioned way.
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February 24, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
It's one of the hippest jazz joints in the country and there's one act I'm especially looking forward to seeing.VIDEO
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Sarah Berson  |  February 24, 2012 4:00 AM | 2 Comments
With two Broadway revivals, 25 years of "Phantom" and the upcoming film adaptation of its sequel, Andrew Lloyd Webber is at the top of the theatrical food chain.VIDEO
The East River Ferry has been in operation since June, 2011. Average daily ridership has dropped 50 percent. Photo courtesy of NY Waterway’s East River Ferry.
Georgia Kral  |  February 23, 2012 4:00 AM | 4 Comments
MetroFocus spoke to the operator of the ferries about what's being floated for riders...Can we expect a tasty post-work cocktail on our commute home?
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John Farley  |  February 23, 2012 4:00 AM | 2 Comments
Everyone knows New York has been the backdrop of tons of Oscar winning films. If you think you're a real NYC cinephile, prove it with our trivia game.
New York City Councilmember Daniel Dromm represents the 25th District in Queens. According to Dromm, privately operated detention centers, like on in Queens, pose a risk. Photo courtesy of New York City Council.
Daniel Dromm, New York City Council  |  February 23, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
According to City Council Member Daniel Dromm, chair of the Immigration Committee, immigrant prisoners at private detention centers -- like the one in Jamaica, Queens -- are often subject to abuse.
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February 22, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
I jog in the morning. Forty years ago I had an experience on the streets of New York that inspired me to write a song -- my jaw dropped when I found out it had been co-opted by Occupy Wall Street.VIDEO
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