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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.

Photo by Joan Marcus.
Christina Knight and Joe Harrell for NYC ARTS  |  August 11, 2011 2:38 PM | Comments
After a three-year hiatus, "Rent" returns to not-so-far off-Broadway. It's been 15 years since the musical premiered, but its themes of homelessness and AIDS are still very relevant.
Planned Parenthood rally in folley square spring 2011
Sam Lewis  |  August 11, 2011 1:08 PM | 3 Comments
Starting this spring, students in New York City's middle and high schools will be required to take comprehensive sex education classes. Planned Parenthood of New York City President Joan Malin discusses the new program.
The festival is part of the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement, an organization dedicated to bringing racial equality to the African and African-American communities of the US and beyond.
Mahalet Dejene  |  August 11, 2011 12:38 PM | Comments
The 2nd Annual Black August Film Festival is back with 11 full length films, shorts and documentaries centered around the life, culture and political uprisings of the African Diaspora.VIDEO
Case manager Javier Osorio visits Grace Moore in her Brooklyn apartment.
Patrick Egan for City Limits  |  August 11, 2011 10:23 AM | Comments
New York City's senior centers avoided a disastrous budget cut this year. But the passing of that threat masks a subtler one: the gradual erosion of an array of services New York City offers its elderly. City Limits reports.
The omnipresent iPhone. One of many devices that could soon carry apps invented by the public to make life in New York City more manageable and imaginative. Flickr/Yutaka Tsutano.
John Farley  |  August 10, 2011 5:48 PM | Comments
On Wednesday, the winners of the NYC BigApps Ideas Challenger were announced. Ever wanted to rate the best and worst streets in your borough? There could soon be an app for that.
Outside the Holland Tunnel in 1985. This river crossing saw tk tk commuters on it's first day in 19xx? Library of Congress/Jet Lowe.
Bob Feinberg  |  August 10, 2011 3:44 PM | 1 Comment
The plight of the modern Jersey commuter is top of mind this week as the Port Authority seeks to raise tolls. Perhaps some historical perspective on the trans-Hudson River commute will ameliorate the pain of those proposed hikes.
The "My NYC Story" series curated by the Fringe Festival organizers is certain to include themes familiar to urban-dwellers. "Sammy Gets Mugged" portrays a robbery from both the perspective . Photo courtesy of NYC ARTS.
Anya Gibian for NYC ARTS  |  August 10, 2011 3:17 PM | 3 Comments
With 194 shows in 18 theaters and an expected audience of 75,000, the New York International Fringe Festival can be tough to navigate. Our guide makes it easy.
Sheilah Coley
John Farley  |  August 10, 2011 12:50 PM | Comments
On Aug. 9, Newark Mayor Corey Booker swore in Sheila Coley, the city's first chief of police since the position was dissolved in 2008.VIDEO
The Fulton Houses on 17th Street in Manhattan. The New York City Housing Authority, the landlord for public housing like the Fulton Houses, is having trouble keeping its top employees. Flickr/dandeluca
Adam Lisberg for City Hall News  |  August 10, 2011 9:54 AM | Comments
Two years after Mayor Michael Bloomberg tapped Wall Street veteran John Rhea to provide new leadership at the embattled New York City Housing Authority, the agency’s top ranks are emptying out.
According to a new resident survey, Fifty-seven percent gave a 'D' or 'F' for the maintenance; the average grade for management was a C-. MetroFocus/Sam Lewis
Alexa Kasdan and Lindsay Cattell  |  August 10, 2011 6:00 AM | 1 Comment
Public housing buildings are full of broken elevators, mold and leaky ceilings, impacting the quality of life for residents. The New York City Housing Authority can and should do better by these residents.
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