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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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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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Sam Lewis  |  July 18, 2011 6:01 PM | Comments
WNYC's blog, The Empire, which covers New York state politics, created a map to show readers where in the city mayoral candidates are raising funds.
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July 18, 2011 5:49 PM | Comments
It's the ultimate in New York comedy.
Walking down the streets if Manhattan's Chinatown. Recent Census findings show that Brooklyn is now home to more Asians than Chinatown. Flickr/janoma.cl.
John Farley  |  July 18, 2011 5:06 PM | Comments
The Asian-American Federation analyzed recent Census data, finding that for the first time ever Sunset Park, Brooklyn has a larger Asian populations than Manhattan's Chinatown.
New York City students arriving at school. The Times reported the inside scoop on how the city managed to avoid 4,100 teacher layoffs. AP/Seth Wenig.
John Farley  |  July 18, 2011 12:15 PM | Comments
From the fight over suburban charter schools to the discontinuation of a teacher performance bonus program, it's been a busy week and weekend for education in the region. Check out the highlights.
Housing Advocates rallied at City Hall last spring to protest cuts to affordable housing in New York. cuts to federal rent subsidies are hurting both tenants and building owners. Public housing is broke, and the city housing authority is looking for private partners to bail it out. MetroFocus/Sam Lewis
Tom Angotti for Gotham Gazette  |  July 18, 2011 10:58 AM | Comments
With housing reeling from the bubble and the bust, the mayor still sees zoning as the key tool for creating affordable homes. Gotham Gazette reports.
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July 18, 2011 10:45 AM | Comments
Craving some Dal? Try Queens' Little India.
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July 18, 2011 10:42 AM | Comments
This Flushing restaurant's dim sum can't be beat.
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Andrew J. Hawkins for City Hall News  |  July 18, 2011 7:27 AM | Comments
The race to build a top-tier science and engineering school in New York is on. The mayor will convene a private breakfast meeting Tuesday to present the city’s blueprint for a future tech campus. City Hall News reports.
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