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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.

Jeanette Cooper (left) and Kawane Harris (right) will have a second wedding ceremony at Foley Square July 24, 2011. DNAinfo/Kawana Harris
Meredith Hoffman and Jill Colvin for DNAinfo  |  July 20, 2011 10:37 AM | Comments
Officials are limiting vows to 764 couples, whose names will be chose via lottery, but even without an official marriage couple say they will celebrate their wedding. DNAinfo reports.
Comedian/musician Reggie Watts, a staple of the international comedy and performance scene, is featured in season two episode three. Courtesy of MADE HERE
Sam Lewis  |  July 20, 2011 10:00 AM | Comments
MADE HERE, an ongoing documentary project, examines the lives of 68 performing artists in New York -- how do they pay rent? What other jobs to they work to survive?VIDEO
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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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