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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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Mark Katz  |  September 20, 2011 6:00 AM | Updated: Oct. 24, 2011 | 1 Comment
With news that Ray's Pizza on Prince Street will close this Sunday, humorist Mark Katz remembers creating a fraught meeting of sorts between Famous Ray and Original Ray.
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Sam Lewis and John Farley  |  September 19, 2011 6:23 PM | Updated: October 3, 2011 10:26 AM | 1 Comment
On Oct. 1, 700 Occupy Wall Street protesters were arrested on the Brooklyn Bridge. On Oct. 5, a collective of worker's unions will march with the protesters, signaling the movement's growth.
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Daniel T. Allen  |  September 19, 2011 6:19 PM | 1 Comment
Some commuters dread their daily schlep, but this week's Kickstarter picks prove that the subway system can be a source of creative inspiration.VIDEO
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September 19, 2011 12:30 PM | Comments
This trip to the West Side is worth it for the whole family.
Eugene Mirman, who makes regular appearances of Flight of the Concords and Adult Swim, started the film festival as an inside joke with his fans in 2008.
Bridget Leahy  |  September 19, 2011 6:00 AM | 2 Comments
Banish those end-of-summer blues with some laughter therapy. From the A-list to the X-rated, this season's got an impressive line-up of funny on offer.
Democrat David Weprin and Republican Bob Turner will face off in a special election Tuesday for control of the 9th Congressional District. Despite the district's heavily Democratic history, Weprin's tendency for political gaffes coupled with President Barack Obama's low approval ratings could swing voters toward the G.O.P. AP/Mary Altaffer.
John Farley  |  September 17, 2011 1:42 PM | Comments
Political analysts have assigned a wide range of meaning to David Weprin's loss to Bob Turner in the special election for Anthony Wiener's seat. The truth may lie somewhere in the middle.VIDEO
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September 16, 2011 1:00 PM | Comments
Shakespeare in Yiddish?
Alack, alack, oy vey!VIDEO
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City Hall News  |  September 16, 2011 10:40 AM | Comments
Not all of this week’s winners and losers were on the ballot on Tuesday. Here’s our weekly takeaway.
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Sam Lewis  |  September 16, 2011 6:00 AM | 4 Comments
To mark a new 50th anniversary edition of "The Death and Life of Great American Cities," MetroFocus looked at who's shaping NYC today through the lens of the late activist and writer.VIDEO
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John Farley  |  September 16, 2011 6:00 AM | 1 Comment
Even the creators of the World Maker Faire admit to having trouble defining it. Think combination engineering conference, Burning Man, TED Talk and 1939 World's Fair.VIDEO
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