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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.

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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John Farley  |  February 22, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
In the city's fiercely competitive restaurant industry, are women getting a raw deal? The numbers certainly seem to say so.
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Cristina Alger  |  February 20, 2012 4:00 AM | 2 Comments
The author of a new novel set during the financial collapse talks about the inspiration she drew from her own life as an Upper East Sider and former analyst at Goldman Sachs.
Public Advocate Bill De Blasio speaking at a protest against public transit in 2010. He is a winner because. Flickr/Digi Art 2011_Jason.Kuffer
City & State  |  February 17, 2012 9:42 AM | 2 Comments
Public Advocate Bill de Blasio helped score a win for 9/11 responders who suffered from cancer and the New York Times revealed unsavory details of Congressman Michael Grimm's past.
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George Bodarky and Sarah Berson  |  February 17, 2012 4:00 AM | 2 Comments
Some of New York's fading wall murals advertise cure-all tonics and horse carriage repairs from as far back as the 19th century. One photographer has documented these historic ads for 15 years, and sees them as an analogy for life in the big city.
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Daniel T. Allen  |  February 17, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
In Manhattan, one in two households are occupied by singletons. Have Carrie and her "Sex and the City" girl gang taken over? Or is some other social meme at work...
Gov. Andrew Cuomo has not taken a position at the state version of the DREAM Act. He has said he supports the federal version. AP/Evan Agostini.
Georgia Kral  |  February 16, 2012 5:43 PM | Comments
Without a minute to spare, state education officials and the teachers' unions said Thursday that a deal on teacher evaluations had been reached. But not so for City Hall and the UFT...VIDEO
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