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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.

FOR STORY MOVING SATURDAY BY SAMANTHA GROSS - FILE - In this file photo of  Aug. 15, 2008, New York City's Commissioner of the Dept. of Investigation Rose Gill Hearn attends a meeting in New York. Hearn, whose city agency is tasked with rooting out fraud and corruption among city employees and contractors, says “We need better accountability and better checks and balances.”  (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
Gail Robinson for Gotham Gazette  |  October 6, 2011 12:04 PM | Comments
Outsourcing to private companies is supposed to streamline city government, but corruption is rampant. The City Council passed a bill that aims to clean up the contract process.
This year's documentary festival season offers an exciting array of non-fiction works for everyone. Flickr/Purple DeeBee
John Farley  |  October 6, 2011 4:00 AM | Comments
Six festivals, either specializing in or featuring multiple documentaries, are here for your autumnal viewing pleasure.VIDEO
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Daniel T. Allen  |  October 5, 2011 4:16 PM | Comments
Get some perspective on New York City with two exhibits at Westchester's Katonah Museum of Art, featuring the theme of "city as muse."
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October 5, 2011 2:28 PM | Comments
In 1983, downtown Brooklyn was not yet a destination for late night dining. That's when I discovered
this TriBeCa haven.
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Liza de Guia for Food Curated  |  October 5, 2011 4:00 AM | Comments
The rains are long gone and the flood waters have subsided but Tropical Storm Irene's impact in the dairy aisle has just begun.VIDEO
Bill Bragin
October 4, 2011 6:12 PM | 1 Comment
Funk’s defining horn section makes a rare collaborative appearance in New York this week.
Ziplining at Hunter Mountain  last fall! October is the peak time for fall foilage. Photo courtesy of offmanhattan
Bridget Leahy  |  October 4, 2011 2:43 PM | 1 Comment
Do autumn's bucolic offerings seem out of reach from your perch in a Manhattan skyscraper? We've got five easy day trips that will jumpstart your fall experience.
Members of Transport Workers Union Local 100 march into Zuccotti Park to join the the Occupy Wall Street protest. Alexander Hotz
Alice Brennan and Alexander Hotz for The New York World  |  October 4, 2011 1:50 PM | 5 Comments
As the MTA embarks on the largest borrowing program in its history, the Transit Workers Union has decided to take up its megaphone and question just how much money Wall Street is making off the agency's debt. VIDEO
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October 4, 2011 1:30 PM | 1 Comment
There are a lot of great places that I like to go to when I listen to music, but my main hang out is right around the corner from my house in Fort Greene.
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John Farley  |  October 4, 2011 11:15 AM | Updated: October 5, 2011 12:48 PM | Comments
After days of indecision, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has decided not to run for president. Political insiders are speculating about his political future.VIDEO
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