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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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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
Staten Island District Attorney Daniel Donovan. On Nov. 8, Donovan may lose his seat to . AP/John Marshall Mantel.
Gail Robinson for Gotham Gazette  |  November 7, 2011 4:00 PM | 1 Comment
Three of New York City’s five district attorneys are up for re-election this year, but there's only doubt about the fate of one incumbent, Staten Island's Daniel Donovan.
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NJToday  |  November 7, 2011 3:27 PM | Updated: November 8, 2011 12:10 PM | 1 Comment
Although Gov. Chris Christie’s name won’t appear on the ballot, tomorrow’s election is widely expected to be a referendum on his performance. VIDEO
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Chris Bragg for City Hall News  |  November 7, 2011 10:42 AM | Comments
In 2009, Bronx Councilman Larry Seabrook was indicted for allegedly bilking taxpayer-funded nonprofits. As his long-awaited trial begins, the time to find his successor may have finally arrived.
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Matt Draper  |  November 7, 2011 4:00 AM | Updated: December 5, 2011 9:48 AM | 17 Comments
Passengers love to complain about New York City's 100,000-plus taxicab and limousine drivers. But what do they say about us, the riders? MetroFocus hit the road to find out.
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City Hall News  |  November 4, 2011 9:27 AM | Comments
Occupy Albany hit its stride, while those Zuccotti Park hit a speed bump. The recessions hit home for kids when Bloomberg downsized his Halloween candy. This week's winners and losers...
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Sasha Chavkin, Pei Shan Hoe, Michael Keller The New York World  |  November 3, 2011 3:30 PM | Comments
For many New York City residents going to the polls in state Senate races, one vote of theirs is not equal to one from Buffalo or Niagara Falls. The New York World reports.
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