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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.

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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August 9, 2011 2:24 PM | Comments
The Astor Place Cube ranks right up there with the Statue of Liberty when it comes to public art.
Trains leaving the station at Journal Square in Jersey City. Mayor Jeremiah Healy calls the Port Authority toll hikes "a crushing blow."
Daniel T. Allen  |  August 9, 2011 12:17 PM | 1 Comment
The Port Authority proposal for steep new bridge and tunnel toll and path fares has drawn sharp reaction from elected officials and commuters throughout New Jersey.VIDEO
A pipe overflows during a rainstorm in Orangetown, NY. According to Riverkeeper, even half an inch of rain fall can overwhelm sewage treatment facilities on the Hudson. Photo courtesy of Riverkeeper.
John Farley  |  August 9, 2011 12:10 PM | Comments
Riverkeeper released a report on the Hudson River on Tuesday that revealed sewage contamination from New York Harbor to above the Troy dam, nearly 160 miles north of New York City.
Plans to charge drivers to cross 60th Street from uptown, and impose tolls for the first time on the Brooklyn, Manhattan, Williamsburg, and Ed Koch Queensboro bridges.
Adam Lisberg City Hall News  |  August 9, 2011 10:05 AM | Comments
Could the Port Authority’s proposed $4 toll increase on Hudson River bridges and tunnels be the catalyst to put tolls on the free East River bridges and impose congestion pricing?
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Heather Quinlan  |  August 9, 2011 7:09 AM | 5 Comments
Heather Quinlan spent three years producing a documentary about how New Yorkers "tawk." She shares what she's learned.VIDEO
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