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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.

John Mattingly
Andrew White  |  July 28, 2011 1:04 PM | 3 Comments
John Mattingly's reputation suffered as a results of a handful of horrific events, including the 2006 murder of Nixzmary Brown. But now fewer kids are in foster care and more are living with families. The director of the Center for New York City Affairs weighs in on how Mattingly handled one of "the most difficult" jobs in urban government. VIDEO
Bikers appreciate Park Avenue, sans cars, during 2010's Summer Streets event.
Bridget Leahy  |  July 28, 2011 12:51 PM | Comments
The NYC DOT encourages people to "Play. Run. Walk. Bike" at the fourth annual Summer Streets event.
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Bridget Leahy  |  July 28, 2011 12:23 PM | Comments
Grown on Long Island Day spotlights L.I. agriculture and encourages visitors to enjoy the local harvest in every season.
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Sam Lewis  |  July 28, 2011 8:08 AM | 1 Comment
Over the past week, news about the Bronx has cast the borough in a spectrum of lights, from a model for urban redevelopment to a place riddled with failing infrastructure.
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Nevin Cohen for Gotham Gazette  |  July 28, 2011 6:00 AM | Comments
Policies and programs to improve food access, nurture community gardens and promote healthy school food were largely ignored in the city’s sustainability plan.
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July 27, 2011 5:12 PM | Comments
Your kids will love these spots in North Jersey.
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Bridget Leahy  |  July 27, 2011 4:40 PM | 3 Comments
Beloved opera tenor Andrea Bocelli will perform in Central Park this fall. Free tickets will be distributed at select locations beginning Aug. 4.
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John Farley  |  July 27, 2011 2:27 PM | Comments
Administration for Child Services Commissioner John Mattingly announced on Tues. that he is resigning after seven years of service. On Weds., Mayor Michael Bloomberg appointed his replacement, Family Court Judge Ronald E. Richter, who inherits a complicated legacy.
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July 27, 2011 1:52 PM | Comments
This non-profit is changing Brooklyn one vegetable at a time.
Jonathan Hammond became an Interfaith Minister in 2007, an experience he hopes will inform his role in "A Strange and Separate People." Photo courtesy of Jonathan Hammond.
Jonathan Hammond for NYC ARTS  |  July 27, 2011 12:34 PM | Comments
Actor Jonathan Hammond has performed on Broadway, Off Broadway and all over the country, but he draws most on his experience as an Interfaith Minister for his role in, "A Strange and Separate People."
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