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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  |  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.

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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.
The Oktoberfest tradition of drinking beer from a boot comes from claims that German soldiers drank from their boots in WWI before heading into battle. Photo/Flickr Sebastien Barre
Bridget Leahy  |  September 28, 2011 6:00 AM | 1 Comment
With six food fests to satisfy, the upcoming months are going to be good to your taste buds.
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Jacob Seligmann  |  September 27, 2011 6:43 PM | 1 Comment
It took two local brothers 17 years to bring "The Big Bank," a play about a bank that loves to foreclose on people, to Broadway.VIDEO
Bill Bragin
September 27, 2011 5:21 PM | Comments
There are few artists in the world more charismatic onstage than this Benin-born, Brooklyn-based spitfire.
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September 27, 2011 12:00 PM | Comments
This author's latest novel is all about the Lower East Side and his upcoming work is set in Harlem. He's the quintessential
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