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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 Boston Consulting Group is a major player in the government strategy market. This year, the New York City Housing Authority bought it on to replicate its Atlanta project in New York. Exactly what it's doing is not clear. City Limits/Marc Fader
Ruth Ford for City Limits  |  November 21, 2011 9:59 AM | Comments
In the past year, the housing authority has let contracts worth $10 million to a consultant to oversee a major restructuring. The content of that advice is under wraps.City Limits reports.
Cliff Matias teaching an Eastern Woodlands Workshop with New York City children. Matias said Native Americans have a complex relationship with Thanksgiving, but he uses the holiday as a time for his family to come together. Photo courtesy of Cliff Matias.
Christina Knight for NYC ARTS  |  November 21, 2011 4:00 AM | 5 Comments
NYC ARTS spoke with a leader of New York City's Redhawk Native American Council about Native Americans' complicated relationship to Thanksgiving.
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Benjamin Kabak for Second Avenue Sagas  |  November 21, 2011 4:00 AM | 3 Comments
Nail-clipping? Teeth-flossing? Eye-brow-plucking? The founder of the blog Second Avenue Sagas opines on personal grooming habits that just shouldn’t be done on public transit.
City Council Speaker Christine Quinn believes the Republican Party's opposition to gay rights will hurt them in the next election season.Flickr/Ennui Poet
Jane C. Timm for Gotham Gazette  |  November 18, 2011 10:39 AM | 1 Comment
The bill to create a living wage gets a hearing in City Council next week as both sides lobby furiously — and wonder what Christine Quinn will do.
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City Hall News  |  November 18, 2011 10:38 AM | Comments
This week Occupy Wall Street occupied... Wall Street. Protesters also spilled over into most of lower Manhattan. With all the action, stakes are high for this week's winners and losers list.
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Daniel T. Allen  |  November 18, 2011 4:00 AM | 2 Comments
Filmmaker Robert Weide has made a career producing documentaries about his cultural heroes. For his latest film, he gained unprecedented access to Woody Allen.VIDEO
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Sam Lewis  |  November 18, 2011 4:00 AM | Comments
The two women hold an important place in New York's radical past, but history has skimmed over their relationship.
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Steve Rosenbaum  |  November 17, 2011 2:29 PM | 1 Comment
As New York City's newly named, first-ever Entrepreneur At Large, how can I help the city's vibrant start-up community make the city a haven for other entrepreneurs? VIDEO
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Bridget Leahy  |  November 17, 2011 1:42 PM | 1 Comment
Flying out of LaGuardia, JFK or Newark? Beat the holiday traffic on the city's mass transit.
Workers operate fracking well machinery in Burlington, Pa. Fracking has been legal in Pennsylvania in 2008, but two critical votes are fast approaching,which would allow for drilling in New York and the Delaware River Basin. AP/Ralph Wilson.
John Farley  |  November 17, 2011 10:24 AM | Updated: November 18, 2011 1:36 PM | 1 Comment
On Nov. 18, a multi-state agency cancelled its upcoming vote on whether to frack in the Delaware River watershed -- which brings water to half of New York City.
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