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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.

Ambulance in Times Square. Every time someone is killed or dying with a viable organ, time is of the essence to get the organ to a waiting transplant recipient. Flickr/Alex Minkin.
John Farley  |  October 17, 2011 4:00 AM | 3 Comments
Forty percent of Americans are registered organs donors, compared to only 15 percent of New York State residents. Why are we so behind the curve?
Cooler used to transport organs from donor to transplant recipient. One donor can supply organs to eight different people. Photo courtesy of BioEthics.net.
John Farley  |  October 16, 2011 7:15 PM | Comments
If you are a registered organ donor and you die, your organs can potentially save the lives of eight people. Here's how to become a donor in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.
"Digital Communications" panel discussion on Oct. 14. MetroFocus/Daniel Ross.
John Farley  |  October 14, 2011 9:09 PM | Updated: Oct. 17, 2011 4:00 AM | Comments
Events in recent years have demonstrated that digital tools hold great power in improving government and business -- and can destroy political careers. On Oct. 14, City Hall News presented a panel discussion about how to best harness new communication technologies in and around government.VIDEO
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Yotam Marom  |  October 13, 2011 6:40 PM | 6 Comments
An Occupy Wall Street participant shares his thoughts on the movement.
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October 13, 2011 6:19 PM | Comments
It may have been written in 1890, but the New York of this novel is very similar to our city today.
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Sam Lewis  |  October 13, 2011 5:11 PM | 6 Comments
MetroFocus looks at what politicians had to say when the Occupy Wall Street movement started nearly four weeks ago, and what they're saying now.VIDEO
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October 13, 2011 1:30 PM | Comments
Here's what to try at a Russian gourmet market in Brighton Beach.
Names of victims etched into the parapets of the reflecting pools. Flickr/Phillip Kalantzis Cope
Bridget Leahy  |  October 13, 2011 12:49 PM | 1 Comment
The 9/11 Memorial, "Reflecting Absence," officially opened on the 10th anniversary of the attacks. Here's how to plan and prepare your visit.
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Seth Rudetsky  |  October 13, 2011 4:00 AM | 2 Comments
A career understudy shares his experiences -- some terrifying, some hilarious -- playing the keyboard in Broadway musicals.
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October 12, 2011 1:30 PM | 1 Comment
Luigi is a dance legend on the
performing arts scene.VIDEO
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