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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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Georgia Kral  |  January 12, 2012 4:16 PM | Updated: Jan. 12, 2012 | 7 Comments
UPDATE: Patti Smith canceled her Thursday night concert at the Hotel Chelsea after one group of residents threatened a die-in and the Tenants Association said they planned to boycott the event entirely.
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Abigail Kramer, Kendra Hurley and Andrew White  |  January 12, 2012 3:23 PM | Comments
The city's five-year plan to foster community participation and transparency in the child welfare system has room for improvement.
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Chris Gethard  |  January 12, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
Comedian Chris Gethard writes about his evolution from a nerdy N.J. teen growing up in the shadow of Manhattan to host of his own talk show. VIDEO
The Chelsea Hotel, home to artists and writers and the fodder for many gossip columns. Flickr/ WilliamNYC.
Zoe Pappas  |  January 12, 2012 4:00 AM | 3 Comments
As tenants and the landlord do battle over the Hotel Chelsea, one 17-year resident muses on its mythology.VIDEO
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Georgia Kral  |  January 11, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
City educators and advocates share their predictions -- and their hopes -- for what makes it into Bloomberg's State of the City address.
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Annie Rose Ramos  |  January 11, 2012 4:00 AM | 4 Comments
Buck up! MetroFocus did a bit of research (we even consulted a psychotherapist) and came up with some tips for beating the dreaded winter blues.
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Henry Alford  |  January 10, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
Are New Yorkers ruder than the rest? Read an excerpt from humor writer Henry Alford's new book on the rules of modern etiquette to find out.VIDEO
Alex Gilvarry's debut novel tells the story of Boyet Hernandez, the "Fashion Terrorist." Photo by Beowulf Sheehan
Georgia Kral  |  January 9, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments

Gilvarry’s debut book, “From the Memoirs of a Non-Enemy Combatant: A Novel,” is set in the post-9/11 New York fashion world. MetroFocus spoke to the author about why he chose Williamsburg, Brooklyn, as a setting for his novel, and about his views on the intersection of fashion and politics.

An artist's rendering of the planned convention center's interior. At 3.8 million square feet, the convention center would be the largest in the country. Genting.
Steve Malanga for City Journal  |  January 6, 2012 1:25 PM | 5 Comments
City Journal's Steve Malanga critiques Cuomo's plan to build a convention center in Queens, a tactic he says has failed to grow business in other cities and ultimately leaves taxpayers on the hook for ballooning costs.
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January 6, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
Don't spend the winter months hibernating in your apartment -- instead, get some culture on the cheap. Check out our listing of free and discounted admission days offered by museums throughout the city.
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