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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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Laura van Straaten and John Farley  |  July 11, 2011 6:00 AM | Comments
Post 9/11, photographers -- like all New Yorkers -- have been forced to
reimagine New York.
Book Review-Willie Mays
Max Linsky  |  July 11, 2011 6:00 AM | Comments
The New York Times isn’t exactly known as a sports writing powerhouse. Slipped into the back of Business Day for most of the week, the Sports section tends to feel like an afterthought. A chore, even. But even if the Times fails to scratch your sports writing itch on a daily basis, you’ll be hard-pressed to find three better sports books for your summer reading list than the ones written by veterans of the Gray Lady.
Bayview Facility in Manhattan had the highest percentage of alleged incidents of inmate sexual abuse by staff in the United States. City Limits/Marc Fader
Sam Lewis  |  July 11, 2011 6:00 AM | Comments
The Bayview Correctional Facility in Chelsea had the highest percentage of alleged incidents of inmate sexual abuse by staff in the country in 2008 and 2009.
Jim Henson’s characters provided an outlet for the various sides of his sense of humor and personality, and Henson always considered Kermit the Frog his alter ego. Photo by John E. Barrett, courtesy of The Jim Henson Company. Kermit the Frog (c)The Muppets Studio, LLC.
Mahalet Dejene and Ceylan Yeginsu  |  July 11, 2011 6:00 AM | Updated: Jan. 6, 2012 12:00PM | Comments
The Muppets have had enough of Manhattan -- they're staying in Queens! "Jim Henson's Fantastic World," an interactive exhibit at the Museum of the Moving Image, has been extended through March.VIDEO
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Juliet Eilperin  |  July 11, 2011 6:00 AM | Comments
Sharks are nothing new to New York waters, we’ve just forgotten them.
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Kate Christensen  |  July 11, 2011 6:00 AM | Comments
I first moved to north Brooklyn in 1990 when I was 28 and just starting out in life. I lived on Graham off Metropolitan Avenue, above a laundromat, in a small one-bedroom apartment with a skylight in the bathroom, a parquet floor and a roof deck outside my bedroom door. It cost $350 a month.
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Mahalet Dejene  |  July 11, 2011 6:00 AM | 1 Comment
Visit one of Warhol's "factories," stop in at a coffee shop he frequented and see a show at La MaMa E.T.C, where the artist premiered his play, "Pork."
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John Farley  |  July 11, 2011 6:00 AM | 1 Comment
Democratic Assemblyman David Weprin will be running against retired television exec and Republican Bob Turner for former Congressman Anthony Weiner's seat. What's at stake in this election and...does it matter?
More than 1.8 million city residents received foods stamps in December, 2010. MetroFocus/Sam Lewis
Neil deMause for City Limits and Sam Lewis for MetroFocus  |  July 11, 2011 6:00 AM | 34 Comments
Government programs help many low-income New Yorkers, but they come with costs as well — both in dignity and in time and energy.
The author's parents — Yona Sabar and Stephanie Kruger — on Thanksgiving 1966, in Stephanie’s parents’ apartment in Greenwich Village. Yona had picked up Stephanie in nearby Washington Square Park a few weeks earlier. They were married in January 1967.
Ariel Sabar  |  July 11, 2011 6:00 AM | 1 Comment
Are some public places more likely to induce friendly glances than others? Could some actually encourage people to take the first steps toward falling in love?
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