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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.

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
New York City Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott. Walcott has said that the teachers unionAP Photo/Mike Groll
Melissa Galvez  |  August 8, 2011 7:08 PM | Comments
When it comes to this year's standardized test scores, there’s good news and there’s bad news.
The exhibit focuses on art in and about the Soviet Union just before the stagnant nation opened up to the rest of the world. There are over 50 works by 18 artists featured. Photo courtesy of SundayArts.
Mahalet Dejene  |  August 8, 2011 4:44 PM | Comments
A showcase of Soviet life in the '80s; a never before feature of a couple of surrealist artists; a crowd of opera performances and an Off-Broadway hit!VIDEO
The line to get into the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York Sunday Aug. 7, 2011. Once inside, there was a three-hour wait for the "Alexander McQueen:Savage Beauty" exhibit. AP/Tina Fineberg
Bridget Leahy  |  August 8, 2011 1:39 PM | 1 Comment
In the final hours of the Met's Alexander McQueen's exhibit, thousands of people from around the world braved 90-plus temperatures, pelting rain and four-hour lines to get a glimpse of the late-designers whimsical work. Couldn't hack the wait to see the exhibit? Watch the video.VIDEO
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Ed Koch  |  August 8, 2011 1:03 PM | 1 Comment
Former New York Gov. Hugh Carey died on Sunday, Aug. 7. Three-term New York City Mayor Ed Koch gives a personal tribute to the man he calls the "greatest governor of the modern era."
. In New York, federal and state funding for the weatherization program provides jobs for people who might otherwise be out of work and helping lower-income people save money on heating and cooling their homes. Flick/Greenforall.org
Marc Bussanich for Gotham Gazette  |  August 8, 2011 10:33 AM | 2 Comments
Despite a push for environmentally friendly jobs and visions of a more sustainable city, the private sector has been slow to create new opportunities.
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John Farley  |  August 5, 2011 1:24 PM | 1 Comment
Does Mayor Michael Bloomberg's politically influential philanthropy represent a troubling intersection of personal wealth and government?
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