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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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Daniella Greenbaum  |  July 20, 2011 6:00 AM | 1 Comment
Think rap and science have little in common? Baba Brinkman disagrees.
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John Farley and Laura van Straaten  |  July 20, 2011 6:00 AM | Updated: June 21, 2011 10:13AM | 2 Comments
The mayor has a dream for New York City: to one day rival Silicon Valley as the center for technological innovation. And that may be doable -- the city has replaced Boston as the second largest technology hub in the nation, according to a new report. But the plan is not without its critics.VIDEO
On May 12 thousands of activists marched by City Hall to protest city budget cuts. While the number of poor people has not decreased since the mayor announced his anti-poverty initiative, the funding to get them out of poverty has. MetroFocus/Sam Lewis
Glenn Pasanen for Gotham Gazette  |  July 19, 2011 4:06 PM | Comments
Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced an anti-poverty initiative in 2006 — but what does the city have to show for it?
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Daniel T. Allen  |  July 19, 2011 12:12 PM | Comments
David Michalek, an artist and photographer, returns to the Lincoln Center Festival with an outdoor video projection guaranteed to make New Yorkers slow down.
Construction on Barclay's Center. State documents predicted there would be 1,620 construction jobs this summer. There are 543. Flickr/m_dougherty.
John Farley  |  July 19, 2011 9:00 AM | Updated: August 24, 2011 9:40 AM | 2 Comments
Many construction workers -- long-standing supporters of the controversial Atlantic Yards project -- are becoming disillusioned and angry as promised jobs fail to appear.VIDEO
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Tim Cusack  |  July 19, 2011 6:00 AM | 4 Comments
The productions of Theatre Askew straddle many contradictions, including popular and alternative; gay and straight.VIDEO
Walmart, traditionally situated in rural and suburban locales, is pushing for an urban location in New York City. Flickr/Walmart Stores.
Kira Cohen  |  July 19, 2011 6:00 AM | Updated: November 14, 2011 3:03 PM | 1 Comment
On Monday, Wal-Mart announced its annual holiday season donations -- none of which are going to New York City. Is the retail giant backing out of its plan move into the five boroughs?
Leon Reid IV's "Tourist-in-Chief" would transform Union Square's George Washington statue into a stereotypical tourist. Photo courtesy of Leon Reid IV.
Daniel T. Allen  |  July 19, 2011 6:00 AM | Comments
A "scratch-n-sniff" children's adventure book; a make-over for Union Square Park's George Washington statue; and an animated New Yorker cover. VIDEO
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Mahalet Dejene  |  July 19, 2011 6:00 AM | 2 Comments
In an effort to upgrade my New York City lifestyle, I got a job as a singing waitress on a river cruise. It's hot, exhausting -- and exhilarating.
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Daniel T. Allen  |  July 18, 2011 6:17 PM | Comments
It's the dog days of Caramoor, but there's still good stuff to be seen and heard. Also, see Long Island as painted by three dedicated locals and check out Pilobolus' latest performance (it features flying robots!).VIDEO
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