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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.

An NYPD officer stands guard beneath the ticker in Times Square on Friday morning. As the ticker explains, counter-terrorism officials are investigating reports that Al Qaeda members were planning to attack New York and D.C. on Sunday. AP/Mary Altaffer.
John Farley  |  September 9, 2011 11:06 AM | Comments
The NYPD is increasing security measures, as counter-terrorism officials investigate an unconfirmed plan by Al Qaeda to attack New York City and Washington D.C. on the 10th anniversary of 9/11.
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Sam Lewis  |  September 9, 2011 9:39 AM | 1 Comment
MetroFocus asked our readers to respond to this question: Is there an image, place or object that instantly brings back your experience on or after 9/11?
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September 9, 2011 7:00 AM | Comments
My 9/11: After that day, I could never work in a restaurant again. The dress, the chef jacket, the chef hat, that all reminds me of the friends I lost on 9/11.
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Christina Knight for NYC ARTS  |  September 9, 2011 6:00 AM | 20 Comments
Martin Luther King, Jr. is remembered in 2011 with a memorial on the National Mall in D.C. and a Broadway imagining of his last night before his assassination.
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Sam Lewis  |  September 9, 2011 6:00 AM | 1 Comment
Leading up to the 10th anniversary of Sept. 11, MetroFocus spent several days exploring the streets around the World Trade Center site. We wanted to see how the events of that day still shape people’s daily experiences.
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September 8, 2011 3:58 PM | Comments
My 9/11: The teddy bear has become an unofficial symbol of 9/11.
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September 8, 2011 2:26 PM | Comments
My 9/11: New York City is a true miracle. Why? Because of the resilience of its people.
Hydraulic fracking in Burlington, PA. The Department of Environmental Conservation's most recent report on the benefits and risks of fracking in New York could pave the way for the state to issue permits. AP/Ralph Wilson.
John Farley  |  September 8, 2011 11:08 AM | Updated: September 14, 2011 6:00 AM | 74 Comments
On Sept. 13, New York State's Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner gave an exclusive interview to the Capitol Report's Susan Arbetter about hydraulic fracking in the state.VIDEO
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September 8, 2011 9:00 AM | Comments
My 9/11: My husband and I celebrated our long-planned 25th wedding anniversary in Manhattan in October 2001. At our hotel, the concierge hugged us, happy that someone had come.
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Melissa Galvez  |  September 8, 2011 6:00 AM | 8 Comments
On Thursday, teachers and administrators began the usual routines of room redecorating and meeting new students. But for several charter schools that have just opened their doors, this year is all about creating entirely new systems.
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