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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  |  January 23, 2012 7:20 AM | 3 Comments
That Duane Reade across the street just might have been a slaughterhouse and your corner Starbucks, well, that was likely a grain storehouse, or maybe the local malt house...
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Georgia Kral  |  January 20, 2012 4:12 PM | 1 Comment
It's Friday, and let's face it -- you've been so busy you haven't a clue what's been going on outside your office/apartment/head all week. Opossums, SOPA and no more "stickers of shame!" Stay informed, read our news roundup.
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Annie Rose Ramos  |  January 20, 2012 1:47 PM | Updated: Jan. 26, 2012 | Comments
Never underestimating the fun that can be had at museums. Yes, there are plenty of old fossils (that you can’t touch) and de Kooning exhibits (that you might not understand), but New York’s major and minor museums also boast some unexpected events for younger museum-goers and the young-at-heart.
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 and State  |  January 20, 2012 10:14 AM | Comments
Between the governor’s budget address and a new round of campaign finance reports this week, the New York political scene was even more packed than usual with winners and losers.
Restaurateur and Chinese food aficionado Ed Schoenfeld and chef Joe Ng fight like brothers and eat like kings in their popular neo-Chinese place Red Farm in Manhattan's West Village. They are planning special delicacies in honor of Chinese New Year, which starts Jan. 23.  Photo courtesy of Clay Williams.
Laura van Straaten  |  January 20, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
In honor of the Chinese New Year, MetroFocus talked dumplings with the unlikely duo behind the much-lauded, farm-to-table, neo-Chinese restaurant RedFarm.
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Georgia Kral  |  January 19, 2012 4:55 PM | 2 Comments
MetroFocus chatted with the creator of the viral video "Sh*t New Yorkers Say" about this new addition to the popular "Sh*t...Say" Internet meme.VIDEO
Fred Armisen, Carrie Brownstein and guest star Jeff Goldblum are shown in a scene from the IFC series "Portlandia." But is Portland really more ridiculous than our very own Brooklyn?   AP/IFC, Danielle Mathias
Jamie Helmsworth  |  January 19, 2012 4:00 AM | 2 Comments
As the cast of "Portlandia" prepares to hit NYC, check out how the real Portland, Oregon, compares to New York City -- you may be more "Portlandia" than you think.VIDEO
The New York Times building and Jayson Blair.
John Farley  |  January 18, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
A playwright tries to make sense of the enigmatic plagiarist in an Off-Broadway production.
New York City is the only municipality that requires food stamp recipients to be fingerprinted. Governor Andrew Cuomo wants to change that. MetroFocus/Kevon Greene
Georgia Kral  |  January 18, 2012 4:00 AM | Updated: February 1, 2012 10:23 AM | 24 Comments
As Cuomo and Bloomberg battle it out over whether recipients of food stamps should be fingerprinted, MetroFocus breaks down the basics of New York's food stamp program.
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James Helmsworth  |  January 17, 2012 4:50 PM | 3 Comments
Planning a ski trip can be a chore but getting to the slopes doesn't have to be. Several ski destinations are reachable by bus or train from New York City. VIDEO
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