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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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Zoe Proom  |  August 17, 2011 9:57 AM | Comments
Celebrated Cuban-American writer Oscar Hijuelos, a life-long New Yorker, speaks to SundayArts' Rafael Pi Roman about his recent memoir "Thoughts Without Cigarettes."VIDEO
After 20 years, the city has determined that the site of the Bronx New School in Bedford Park is contaminated and so has shut the building. Other schools on leased property remain open and could pose a danger to the health of their students and staff. Photo courtesy of Gotham Gazette
Melissa Checker for Gotham Gazette  |  August 17, 2011 9:48 AM | 2 Comments
As the city shuts Bronx New School after finding contamination there, other schools on leased property remain open and could pose a danger to the health of their students and staff. Gotham Gazette reports.
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Catherine Dunn for City Limits  |  August 17, 2011 7:55 AM | 1 Comment
The crisis in the national housing market has slipped from the front pages, but it's still big news in New York's neighborhoods of color.
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John Farley  |  August 16, 2011 2:57 PM | Comments
Three uniformed departments in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut are currently embroiled in scandals over racism within their ranks.
119th New York Regiment, Company H from Long Island. New York provided 460,000 soldiers to the Union cause. MetroFocus/Melissa Galvez.
John Farley and Melissa Galvez  |  August 16, 2011 1:50 PM | 5 Comments
Did you know the Civil War brought thousands of Confederate prisoners of war to Governors Island?
The Bayonne Bridge connects Staten Island to Manhattan. If the Port Authority toll increases happen, the fee for those paying in cash to cross the bridge will jump to $15. Flickr/ H.L.I.T.
John Farley  |  August 16, 2011 6:00 AM | Updated: August 18, 2011 06:22 PM | 121 Comments
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will support a toll hike, but one that is substantially less than originally proposed by the Port Authority, reported ABC News. ABC reported that the governors will support a toll increase of $1.50 at peak hours, and a 25 cent increase on PATH fares.VIDEO
My "Russian Dolls." Babushka watches television as my fiance Olga and future mother-in-law, Elena, sit on the couch. Olga's sister and Irina and father Sasha can be seen in the background. Photo by Daniel T. Allen.
Daniel T. Allen  |  August 15, 2011 5:11 PM | 1 Comment
In September, I'll marry into a Russian-speaking family in Brooklyn. That's why sitting down to watch the premiere of Lifetime's new reality series "Russian Dolls" was a matter close to the heart.VIDEO
Gertrude Whitney Vanderbilt, photographed by Adolph Baron de Meyer in 1916. Photo Courtesy of trialsanderrors
Bridget Leahy  |  August 15, 2011 4:43 PM | Comments
In a SundayArts interview with co-curator of "Breaking Ground: The Whitney's Founding Collection," Barbara Haskell celebrates the eclectic collection of the museum's founder. VIDEO
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Zach Bergson for Gotham Gazette  |  August 15, 2011 11:00 AM | Comments
New policies by the HIV/AIDS Service Administration make it even more difficult for people living with the disease to obtain affordable housing, let alone pay for it.
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John Farley  |  August 15, 2011 6:00 AM | 1 Comment
A century ago, Ms. Frank E. Buttolph dreamed that her collection of restaurant menus would offer a glimpse into the city's delicious history. Her dream is finally being realized as the New York Public Library digitizes and transcribes over 25,000 bills of fare, offering a gastronomic history of the city.
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