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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.

Coney Island in winter. Flickr/Roman Glukhoy.
John Farley  |  October 3, 2011 4:00 AM | Comments
The cold months can get monotonous. Fortunately, a few intrepid New Yorkers have recognized the need for an extended August. Here's where to go when you need that summer feeling.
An artist's rendering of the remodeled Joe's Pub, which will open on Oct. 4.
Shanta Thake  |  October 3, 2011 4:00 AM | 3 Comments
Joe’s Pub tries to reflect its community onstage, but what does that mean as the East Village's grittiness gives way to latte-sipping co-eds and soaring rents?
Partners interviewing one another at the Mind the Gap workshop. Photo courtesy of Stephanie Warren.
Christina Knight for NYC ARTS  |  September 30, 2011 6:00 AM | 8 Comments

As students of Mind the Gap, a unique program hosted by the New York Theatre Workshop, elders and teens draw inspiration from one another.

A fireman studies the four alarm fire at Kehilath Jeshurun Synagogue on the East Side of New York Monday July 11, 2011. Although the congregation has begun to rebuild, community members have been searching for other places to pray during the High Holidays. AP/David Karp
Daniella Greenbaum  |  September 29, 2011 6:00 AM | 1 Comment
After the blaze that engulfed the Kehilath Jeshurun synagogue, its 6,000 congregants, including me and my family, thought we would be homeless for the High Holidays.
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John Farley  |  September 29, 2011 6:00 AM | 8 Comments
In opposition to a state law, towns across New York have passed local bans on hydraulic fracking.. Now, the gas industry is suing for the right to drill.VIDEO
Woodlawn cemetery is located, appropriately, at the end of the line on the 4 train. Flickr/bcakesny
Douglas Keister  |  September 29, 2011 6:00 AM | 1 Comment

In a city where everything seems to have a price, cemeteries are absolutely free (well, when you’re visiting). And where else can you get within six feet of so many notable New Yorkers?

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Chelsea Elliott, 25, who learned about it Saturday while standing on the sidewalk on East 12th Street....
Ben Fractenberg for DNAinfo  |  September 28, 2011 5:40 PM | 2 Comments
The NYPD has launched an internal investigation into a now-notorious video of a police official pepper spraying a crowd of Wall Street protesters, Commissioner Raymond Kelly said Wednesday.

DNAinfo reports.

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Daniel T. Allen  |  September 28, 2011 3:55 PM | Comments
This week's Kickstarter picks are dedicated to preserving New York's lesser known histories.VIDEO
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Adam Lisberg for The Capitol  |  September 28, 2011 3:16 PM | Comments
Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s administration is considering backing a City Council plan to use an obscure city commission as a pressure point to force banks with city business to do more for the neighborhoods they serve.City Hall News reports.
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September 28, 2011 1:30 PM | Comments
Our bike route along the Hudson River.
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