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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.

MTA CEO Jay Walder announced his resignation this afternoon. Walder will leave to head the Hong Kong-based MTR Corporation in October. AP/Mary Altaffer.
John Farley  |  July 21, 2011 6:06 PM | Updated: July 22, 2011 10:26 AM | 1 Comment
MTA CEO Jay Walder abruptly announced his resignation Thursday. Reports indicate that a $924,000 salary in Hong Kong could be the reason for his exit. Who will have the fortitude to take over his job?
Metropolis
Daniel T. Allen  |  July 21, 2011 3:20 PM | Comments
The Alloy Orchestra will perform an original live score to the 1927 classic films 'Metropolis' on Aug. 4 as part of the Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival.VIDEO
lesbian
Bridget Leahy  |  July 21, 2011 2:13 PM | 1 Comment
Now that New York's Marriage Equality Act is in effect, here's what you need to know to tie the knot.
A massive fire at the North River Wastewater Treatment Plant at 725 W. 135th St. forced the evacuation of Riverbank State Park and closed a portion of the West Side Highway. Twitter/phlpp7r.
Tuan Nguyen, Tom Liddy and Jeff Mays for DNAinfo  |  July 21, 2011 12:57 PM | Comments
Untreated Sewage from an uptown treatment plant was being dumped straight into the Hudson River after a four-alarm fire, prompting warnings to kayakers and beach-goers. DNAinfo reports.
The cleanup of the Cornell-Dubilier Superfund site in South Plainfield, NJ continues. The site is one of the most contaminated in the nation. AP/Mike Derer.
John Farley  |  July 21, 2011 6:00 AM | Updated: July 27, 03:27 PM | 1 Comment
While the Garden State is sometimes dubbed the "armpit of America" in jest -- a reference to the state's legacy of industry and pollution -- the deadly consequences of decades worth of illegal dumping and unhealthy manufacturing practices have prompted few chuckles.
old map
John Farley  |  July 21, 2011 6:00 AM | Comments
A free exhibition series explores the development of cartography throughout the city's history, and looks at new mapping technologies.
Little Thailand
Bridget Leahy  |  July 20, 2011 6:33 PM | Comments
WNYC's Brian Lehrer hosted a weekly series, "The New Littles," to highlight the city's diverse and evolving neighborhoods. The show solicited artistic representations of ethnic enclaves including "Little Thailand" and "Little Mexico."
woman_subway
Mahalet Dejene  |  July 20, 2011 4:19 PM | 5 Comments
Out late and in need of a bathroom? There's an app for that! Can't seem to figure what kind of tree you're looking at? There's an app! Need restaurant reservations? Yes, app!
New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli audit released an audit yesterday of the Port Authority which claims the bistate agency outsourced its security, janitorial and landscaping work to contractors for three decades. AP Photo/Mike Groll.
Adam Lisberg for The Capitol  |  July 20, 2011 11:11 AM | Comments
New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli says the Port Authority can’t justify more than $1 billion the agency pays to outside contractors for services each year – and he’s setting his sights on similar contracts at 20 other agencies.
The current plan for St. Vincent's hospital calls for putting a freestanding emergency treatment center in the landmark O'Toole building on Seventh Avenue. Some in the community would like a full-fledged hospital there instead. Flickr/Mementosis
Vicky Plestis for Gotham Gazette  |  July 20, 2011 10:49 AM | Comments
St. Vincent's was one of New York City's most prominent safety-net hospitals, serving mostly those either on Medicaid or Medicare or without insurance. It has principally been these patients who have been hit the hardest by St. Vincent's closing. Gotham Gazette reports.
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