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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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Zach Bergson for Gotham Gazette  |  August 15, 2011 11:00 AM | 1 Comment
New policies by the HIV/AIDS Service Administration make it even more difficult for people living with the disease to obtain affordable housing, let alone pay for it.
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John Farley  |  August 15, 2011 6:00 AM | 1 Comment
A century ago, Ms. Frank E. Buttolph dreamed that her collection of restaurant menus would offer a glimpse into the city's delicious history. Her dream is finally being realized as the New York Public Library digitizes and transcribes over 25,000 bills of fare, offering a gastronomic history of the city.
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John Farley  |  August 15, 2011 6:00 AM | Updated: May 24, 2012 12:40 PM | 2 Comments
The New York Public Library's menu collection illuminates the fascinating, often strange shifts in the city's belly, as well as its heart.
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Melissa Galvez  |  August 12, 2011 12:03 PM | Comments
Snooki and the gang are in Italy for the season but New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie hits his state's beaches to highlight the importance of clean water and a thriving tourism economy.VIDEO
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City Hall News  |  August 12, 2011 10:49 AM | Comments
If ever anyone deserved to be a posthumous winner, it would be the late Gov. Hugh Carey. Judge for yourself whether any of this week’s Winners & Losers can meet that standard.
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Daniel T. Allen  |  August 12, 2011 10:12 AM | 1 Comment
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has made it known that he's exploring the idea of opening commercial casinos to increase state revenue. Capitol Report's Liz Ayers reports from Albany.VIDEO
Brash Twitter users might find the NYPD at their door. The department's new social media unit plans to bolster police activity online. Flickr/ Sean Mactree.
John Farley  |  August 11, 2011 5:33 PM | 2 Comments
While politicians were (hopefully) schooled in the unsavory usage of social media by the Anthony Weiner sexting scandal, there's now another group that ought to heed the perils of overshares on Facebook, Youtube and Twitter: criminals.
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Daniel T. Allen  |  August 11, 2011 4:58 PM | Comments
High-fashion handbags designed, assembled and distributed by Brooklynites and a video game with an old-school feel for those who seek a virtual taste of the bohemian lifestyle.VIDEO
Hector Canonge is offering English classes to local residents at the Magic Touch Laundromat in Inwood as part of a public art project. Photo courtesy of Voices that Must Be Heard.
Elyssa Ramirez for Manhattan Times  |  August 11, 2011 4:45 PM | Comments
For the month of August, multimedia artist Hector Canonge is turning a laundromat in Upper Manhattan into a language classroom for local immigrants.
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Christina Knight and Joe Harrell for NYC ARTS  |  August 11, 2011 2:38 PM | Comments
After a three-year hiatus, "Rent" returns to not-so-far off-Broadway. It's been 15 years since the musical premiered, but its themes of homelessness and AIDS are still very relevant.
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