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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.

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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John Farley  |  August 16, 2011 2:57 PM | Comments
Three uniformed departments in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut are currently embroiled in scandals over racism within their ranks.
119th New York Regiment, Company H from Long Island. New York provided 460,000 soldiers to the Union cause. MetroFocus/Melissa Galvez.
John Farley and Melissa Galvez  |  August 16, 2011 1:50 PM | 5 Comments
Did you know the Civil War brought thousands of Confederate prisoners of war to Governors Island?
The Bayonne Bridge connects Staten Island to Manhattan. If the Port Authority toll increases happen, the fee for those paying in cash to cross the bridge will jump to $15. Flickr/ H.L.I.T.
John Farley  |  August 16, 2011 6:00 AM | Updated: August 18, 2011 06:22 PM | 121 Comments
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will support a toll hike, but one that is substantially less than originally proposed by the Port Authority, reported ABC News. ABC reported that the governors will support a toll increase of $1.50 at peak hours, and a 25 cent increase on PATH fares.VIDEO
My "Russian Dolls." Babushka watches television as my fiance Olga and future mother-in-law, Elena, sit on the couch. Olga's sister and Irina and father Sasha can be seen in the background. Photo by Daniel T. Allen.
Daniel T. Allen  |  August 15, 2011 5:11 PM | 1 Comment
In September, I'll marry into a Russian-speaking family in Brooklyn. That's why sitting down to watch the premiere of Lifetime's new reality series "Russian Dolls" was a matter close to the heart.VIDEO
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