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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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proomz  |  August 3, 2011 2:42 PM | Comments
Chelsea's hidden gem for improv comedy.
Urbanology is a large group game that will take place in the BMW Guggenheim Lab. In this unusual interactive installation, visitors role-play scenarios for city transformation and become advocates for issues such as education, housing, health care, infrastructure and mobility as they build a city that matches their specific needs. Photo Courtesy of Roger Kisby
Mahalet Dejene  |  August 3, 2011 1:18 PM | Comments
Do modern notions of a comfortable city living put us in an unsustainable relationship with the urban environment? Discuss and learn at Guggenheim's mobile lab in the East Village.
Queens College -- one of 23 CUNY institutions. Flickr/Edwin Land.
Vicky Plestis  |  August 3, 2011 11:47 AM | 1 Comment
Recent tuition hikes at CUNY schools are designed to leverage dwindling government support for higher education. But many students are being left out by the tuition increases.
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Jon Robin Baitz  |  August 3, 2011 6:00 AM | Comments
Performer Joel Grey sat down with writer and producer Jon Robin Baitz for a discussion about life on stage and the photography exhibit "Joel Grey: A New York Life."VIDEO
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Sam Lewis  |  August 3, 2011 6:00 AM | 6 Comments
Despite an increase in the popularity of specialty food trucks, new rules and regulations limit where they can operate. What can New York learn from other cities?
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Leah Robinson for City Limits  |  August 2, 2011 3:12 PM | Comments
Jostling, Criminal Trespassing, Disorderly Conduct, Loitering and several other New York State laws contain broad and equivocal wording. Opponents of over-policing are targeting these "vague" laws. City Limits reports.
A computer-generated plan of the Uni. Photo courtesy of The Uni Project.
August 2, 2011 1:14 PM | Comments
This week's picks include a project to rebuild an experimental art venue in Queens, a portable reading room and Brooklyn's first New England-style clam shack...on the Gowanus Canal.
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Chris Bragg for City Hall News  |  August 2, 2011 10:44 AM | Comments
For political novices, New York’s maze of arcane election laws makes running for office nearly impossible. But even the pros can get tripped up.
An audit estimates that $10 million was wasted on subway diversions over the past 18 months. Flickr/Afagen
Tom Liddy for DNAinfo  |  August 1, 2011 12:56 PM | Comments
NY state and city comptrollers say train diversions were poorly communicated to riders and wasted more than $10 million.
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Christina Knight for NYC ARTS  |  August 1, 2011 11:05 AM | 1 Comment
Sapphire's first novel was adapted into an Oscar-winning film called "Precious." Her second book, "The Kid," follows her protagonist's son, who faces different struggles.VIDEO
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