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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.

In this Oct. 1, 2011 photo, police make their way a crowd of protesters who were the front line on New York's Brooklyn Bridge when police began making arrests during Saturday's march by Occupy Wall Street. Protesters speaking out against corporate greed and other grievances attempted to walk over the bridge from Manhattan, resulting in the arrest of more than 700 during a tense confrontation with police. The majority of those arrested were given citations for disorderly conduct and were released, police said. AP Photo/Stephanie Keith
Laura van Straaten and Sam Lewis  |  November 2, 2011 4:00 AM | 2 Comments
As the first batch of about 900 people charged in the Occupy Wall Street mass arrests prepare for their first court appearances on Nov. 3, MetroFocus looked at what's at stake.
Runners use 2.3 million paper during the New York City Marathon, according to The New York Road Runners, the organization that coordinates the logistical wonder that is this race. MetroFocus/Sam Lewis
Liz Robbins  |  November 1, 2011 2:43 PM | Comments
The New York City Marathon is a day where New Yorkers from all five boroughs come together to produce the city’s most epic spectacle. It's the ultimate New York story.VIDEO
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November 1, 2011 1:30 PM | Comments
My neighborhood in Brooklyn has quirky houses from another era.
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Adam Lisberg for City Hall News  |  November 1, 2011 10:11 AM | Comments
The pension reforms proposed last week by Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Comptroller John Liu could run into challenges from representatives of the very workers they are supposed to benefit.
Some of the 354 guns surrendered to the NYPD in a buyback program in the Bronx on June 4, 2011. AP/NYPD.
John Farley  |  November 1, 2011 6:57 AM | 1 Comment
Two years ago, New York State launched SNUG, a program in which former gang members work full-time to mediate potentially violent disputes between youths. But funding for the program has been cut.VIDEO
People stand in Central Park on Saturday during the snowstorm. Flickr/skinnylawyer.
John Farley  |  October 31, 2011 1:18 PM | Updated: November 3, 2011 11:30 AM | Comments
A rare winter storm caused power outages, road closures and home damage across New York, New Jersey and Connecticut over the weekend.VIDEO
New York City Marathon founder Fred Lebow. Photo courtesy of Judd Ehrlich.
Michelle Michalos  |  October 31, 2011 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
A filmmaker chronicles the life of Fred Lebow, the ambitious founder of the New York City Marathon. VIDEO
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John Farley  |  October 31, 2011 4:00 AM | 2 Comments
Temporary spaces work great for retailer and restaurants, but some of the best uses are coming from the arts community.
The Digital Communications panel on Oct. 28. Panelists discussed how crowdsourcing and open source data can improve government. Photo by Andrew Schwartz/City Hall News.
John Farley  |  October 29, 2011 11:55 AM | Comments
On Oct. 28, a panel of leading technology innovators met to discuss how open source and crowdsourcing initiatives are improving government, particularly in New York City.VIDEO
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Sam Lewis  |  October 28, 2011 5:51 PM | 3 Comments
Students make up a large contingent of the Occupy Wall Street encampments in New York and it's not because they're schooled in democratic theory, it's a simple bread and butter issue: the student protesters say rising tuition costs and ballooning student debt are what drove them to the streets.
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