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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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Julian Gerson  |  August 18, 2011 3:43 PM | 4 Comments
Heading into my second year at Dalton, I am just as excited as others to see the school growing into a varied and unique place. But I'm also cautious about the changes that the focus on diversity might have on the school's curriculum.
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Ed Koch  |  August 18, 2011 3:30 PM | 4 Comments
Former Mayor Ed Koch reviews "Sholem Aleichem," a portrait of the great Yiddish writer whose stories inspired the musical "Fiddler on the Roof."
Assemblyman David Weprin, running in the special election for Anthony Weiner’s congressional seat, is facing a revolt among Orthodox Jews – though he himself is an Orthodox Jew – because he strongly defended same-sex marriage during an Albany debate. Photo courtesy of City Hall News.
Chris Bragg for City Hall News  |  August 18, 2011 11:00 AM | 1 Comment
New York's first politician imperiled by voting for same-sex marriage isn’t an upstate Republican -- it’s a Democratic Assemblyman from New York City scrambling for support in a special election.
Gustavo Rivera won a seat in the northwest Bronx. He says TKTK. Photo courtesy of Gustavo Rivera.
Sarah Laskow  |  August 18, 2011 6:00 AM | Comments
While they had a chance to reflect after marathon sessions that dragged into the summer, MetroFocus caught up with some of New York’s newest representatives to find out how they’ve been dealing.
The Slope at Cornell University. Cornell was ranked eighteenth on the Sierra Club's Cool Schools list. Flickr/eflon.
John Farley  |  August 17, 2011 5:22 PM | Comments
The Sierra Club released its list of the most sustainable college campuses. While six New York institutions made the list, no New York schools were in the top 10 rankings.
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August 17, 2011 4:24 PM | Comments
One of my favorite author/illustrators...
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Bridget Leahy  |  August 17, 2011 3:56 PM | Comments
The September surge of new shows and arts events is soon upon us. The new season's savior is a slew of arts and culture mobile apps that make it easier to figure out what to do where and when.
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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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