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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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John Farley  |  October 31, 2011 4:00 AM | 2 Comments
Temporary spaces work great for retailer and restaurants, but some of the best uses are coming from the arts community.
The Digital Communications panel on Oct. 28. Panelists discussed how crowdsourcing and open source data can improve government. Photo by Andrew Schwartz/City Hall News.
John Farley  |  October 29, 2011 11:55 AM | Comments
On Oct. 28, a panel of leading technology innovators met to discuss how open source and crowdsourcing initiatives are improving government, particularly in New York City.VIDEO
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Sam Lewis  |  October 28, 2011 5:51 PM | 3 Comments
Students make up a large contingent of the Occupy Wall Street encampments in New York and it's not because they're schooled in democratic theory, it's a simple bread and butter issue: the student protesters say rising tuition costs and ballooning student debt are what drove them to the streets.
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David Howard King for Gotham Gazette's  |  October 28, 2011 3:50 PM | Comments
New York State has been without a functioning ethics watchdog for two months and change. Assembly members say it's time for the governor to act.
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City Hall News  |  October 28, 2011 11:06 AM | Comments
Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance Jr. is on hold from our list until the John Haggerty jury renders a verdict, and Mayor Bloomberg gave the Occupy Wall Street protesters a reprieve.
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John Farley and Bridget Leahy  |  October 28, 2011 4:00 AM | Updated: October 31, 2011 3:45 PM | 3 Comments

On Oct. 31, Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced that the city received seven proposals to build Applied Sciences, a new innovative tech campus. Here’s a comparison of the top contenders.

Fourth graders Ralick Wiggins, left, and Khalil Colon, right, jump rope during a physical education class at P.S. 57 in New York, Oct. 2007. Both participate in the Mighty Milers, a fitness program for youngsters run by the New York Road Runners Foundation in more than 100 New York City schools. AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews
Peg Tyre  |  October 27, 2011 1:52 PM | Comments
Where and how to educate your child is one of the most significant decisions you’ll ever make on your child’s behalf. Here's what you need to look for when you tour a new school.
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Daniel T. Allen  |  October 27, 2011 1:38 PM | 2 Comments
New York's armories once served as depots, parade grounds and social clubs for National Guardsmen. Today, they host sporting events, fashion shows and art installations. VIDEO
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October 27, 2011 1:30 PM | Comments
A Bay Ridge Palestinian restaurant where the dishes are authentic and the owner runs the kitchen.
At 224 Spencer St., the building is wrapped in white-and-blue paper siding, making it look like a present that was never gifted. Neighbors say the house has been in this state for more than a year. New York World/
Alice Brennan for The New York World  |  October 27, 2011 10:41 AM | Comments
The arrest of top New York City housing officials may have exposed a network of fraud in Department of Housing Preservation and Development programs. City Hall News reports.
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