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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  |  August 27, 2011 8:00 PM | Comments
On Saturday afternoon, some residents in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, stocked up on batteries and water, while others strolled along the pier or guzzled beer at local bars.
in New York, Thursday, Aug. 25, 2011.  (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
Karen Duffy  |  August 26, 2011 1:17 PM | 1 Comment
Karen Duffy, known as "Duff," isn't just a journalist, actor, model and bestselling-author. She's also a trained community emergency responder. Her advice? Create a kit, make a plan and stay informed.VIDEO
In the aftermath of 9/11, over 3,000 memos, personal notes and documents from the Towers blew into del Riverio's loft. Photo Flickr/feeb
Christina Knight for NYC ARTS  |  August 26, 2011 12:45 PM | 2 Comments
Use our guide to choose from the diversity of commemorative events planned across the city for the tenth anniversary of the events of 9/11.
In this June 20, 2009, file photo, New York state Sen. Pedro Espada, D-Bronx, speaks to members of the New York State Chapter of The League of United Latino American Citizens during their annual convention in Albany, N.Y. New York and federal authorities on Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2010 said Espada and his son have been indicted on six charges that they embezzled more than $500 thousand from the Bronx health clinic Espada founded. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink, File)
City Hall News  |  August 26, 2011 10:50 AM | Comments
The most powerful entities in New York this week were the natural disasters but only humans qualify for our weekly catalog of who’s up and who’s down in the seismic struggle of New York politics.
It has been a tumultuous year for education stakeholders -- resources are tight, inequality persists and hundreds of school employees are out of a job. City Hall News and Gotham school hosted a panel discussion with politicians and leaders in the field to discuss
Sam Lewis  |  August 25, 2011 7:59 PM | Comments
It has been a tumultuous year for education stakeholders -- resources are tight and inequality persists. How will last year's battles play out in the fall?VIDEO
Kurt Boone has worked as a foot messenger for over 14 years, rushing throughout the city in all weather conditions, picking up and delivering these critical business documents. In Asphalt Warrior he tells his story as one of the fastest messengers in the city and his experiences in the now world-famous messenger culture,Photo Courtesy of John Sarsgard
Kurt Boone  |  August 25, 2011 5:56 PM | 11 Comments
In the last five years, the city has created several new bike lanes. But bike messenger Kurt Boone says the lanes don't work for cyclists on the clock.
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Laura van Straaten  |  August 25, 2011 5:52 PM | 5 Comments
Is there an image, place or object that instantly brings back your experience on or after 9/11? The MetroFocus staff shares their stories and images and asks for yours.
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John Farley  |  August 25, 2011 4:45 PM | Updated: Aug. 27, 2011 11:00 PM | 14 Comments

Mass transit across the New York City and New Jersey region shutdown at noon on Saturday. A tornado watch was also issued in the city.

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August 25, 2011 12:43 PM | Comments
Two great end-of-summer places for families.
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Jake Mooney for City Limits  |  August 25, 2011 11:34 AM | Comments
Advocates praise the motives behind New York's plan to reduce the amount of sewage released untreated into its waterways. But they're worried about the details.
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