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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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Liza de Guia for Food Curated  |  October 3, 2011 3:05 PM | Comments
The owner of popular Brooklyn restaurant Egg does double-duty as the farmer behind the eatery's locally grown produce.VIDEO
Education officials have targeted 20 troubled public schools for possible closure next year - but advocates say the city has not done enough to turn them around.  MetroFocus/Sam Lewis
Helen Zelon for City Limits  |  October 3, 2011 12:29 PM | Comments
The grades are out, and so is the list of schools that might close because of them. But what's the difference between an A and a B when the Department of Education grades its 1,700 schools? City Limits reports.
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City Hall News  |  October 3, 2011 10:23 AM | Comments
The leader of the Occupy Wall Street movement would be a winner if that group had a leader. The NYPD's pepper-spray wielding Anthony Bologna would be a loser, if we thought he'd be punished.
Michael Dorf at City Winery. Courtesy of Michael Dorf.
Michael Dorf  |  October 3, 2011 6:00 AM | 1 Comment
Nightlife impresario Michael Dorf, the founder of the Knitting Factor and City Winery, reflects on some of the laws governing the city's entertainment scene today.
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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