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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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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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John Farley  |  August 1, 2011 10:52 AM | Updated: August 4, 2011 6:00 AM | 2 Comments
As lawmakers in Albany begin redistricting, based on recent Census data, the process is ripe with both corruption and ingenuity.
Deputy Mayor Robert Steel will represent the Bloomberg administration on the regional economic council. Steel said the effort will help the state better focus on growth strategy. AP/Chuck Burton.
Andrew J. Hawkins for City Hall News  |  August 1, 2011 10:24 AM | Comments
Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration is ramping up the state's economic development efforts with a $1 billion pot of money. New York City will compete for some of that, but won't let go of its own five-borough initiatives.
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John Farley  |  August 1, 2011 6:00 AM | 5 Comments
Controversy has consumed the construction of three arenas in recent years. Why does the combination of sports and development incite such furious debate?
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