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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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November 10, 2011 11:30 AM | Comments
For me, New York is all about going to restaurants. You know, low down restaurants like this one...
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The Capitol  |  November 10, 2011 11:03 AM | Comments
Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s recent radio appearance went viral when he said: “I am the government!” It’s such a delicious slice of Cuomo that we made it available for download. The Capitol reports.
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Samantha Riddell and Sam Lewis  |  November 10, 2011 4:00 AM | Updated: Dec. 14, 2011 11:00AM | 12 Comments
Spread the joy of the holiday season by preparing meals at a local soup kitchen or sharing time with sick and elderly neighbors this season.
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Daniel Katz  |  November 10, 2011 4:00 AM | 4 Comments

The nearly 33,000 garment workers in New York are facing the same troubles that European immigrants successfully tackled two generations ago. The way the unions succeeded back then was to engage in a meaningful way in people’s lives beyond the factory floor.

Staten Island District Attorney Daniel Donovan. On Nov. 8, Donovan may lose his seat to . AP/John Marshall Mantel.
John Farley  |  November 9, 2011 12:30 PM | Comments
The results of the Nov. 8 election did not bring about the political sea change that Tri-State Republicans were hoping for.
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John Farley  |  November 9, 2011 4:00 AM | 1 Comment

MetroFocus looks at the troubling safety ratings and practices of several of New York City’s curbside buses.

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Sam Lewis  |  November 9, 2011 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
The story of how two strangers conspired to save an abandoned rail in the late '90s and transform it into a vital urban park.VIDEO
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Urban Omnibus  |  November 8, 2011 6:06 PM | Comments
An architect and artist who documents New York's houses of worship discusses the evolving relationship between religious practices, cultural identity and urban life.
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November 8, 2011 1:30 PM | Comments
It’s a place where regardless of the time of day, there is always a gathering of extremely interesting and friendly people.
Debris found on the banks of the Gowanus Canal. The EPA is currently conducting its second study of the superfund site, but worries it may never be safe for swimming. Flickr/f.trainer
John Farley  |  November 8, 2011 4:00 AM | Updated: November 11, 2011 2:48 PM | 3 Comments
Clean-up operations have begun on four Tri-State area rivers declared Superfund sites. MetroFocus looked at how the responsible parties plan to clean our waters.VIDEO
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