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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.

The cleanup of the Cornell-Dubilier Superfund site in South Plainfield, NJ continues. The site is one of the most contaminated in the nation. AP/Mike Derer.
John Farley  |  July 21, 2011 6:00 AM | Updated: July 27, 03:27 PM | 1 Comment
While the Garden State is sometimes dubbed the "armpit of America" in jest -- a reference to the state's legacy of industry and pollution -- the deadly consequences of decades worth of illegal dumping and unhealthy manufacturing practices have prompted few chuckles.
old map
John Farley  |  July 21, 2011 6:00 AM | Comments
A free exhibition series explores the development of cartography throughout the city's history, and looks at new mapping technologies.
Little Thailand
Bridget Leahy  |  July 20, 2011 6:33 PM | Comments
WNYC's Brian Lehrer hosted a weekly series, "The New Littles," to highlight the city's diverse and evolving neighborhoods. The show solicited artistic representations of ethnic enclaves including "Little Thailand" and "Little Mexico."
woman_subway
Mahalet Dejene  |  July 20, 2011 4:19 PM | 5 Comments
Out late and in need of a bathroom? There's an app for that! Can't seem to figure what kind of tree you're looking at? There's an app! Need restaurant reservations? Yes, app!
New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli audit released an audit yesterday of the Port Authority which claims the bistate agency outsourced its security, janitorial and landscaping work to contractors for three decades. AP Photo/Mike Groll.
Adam Lisberg for The Capitol  |  July 20, 2011 11:11 AM | Comments
New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli says the Port Authority can’t justify more than $1 billion the agency pays to outside contractors for services each year – and he’s setting his sights on similar contracts at 20 other agencies.
The current plan for St. Vincent's hospital calls for putting a freestanding emergency treatment center in the landmark O'Toole building on Seventh Avenue. Some in the community would like a full-fledged hospital there instead. Flickr/Mementosis
Vicky Plestis for Gotham Gazette  |  July 20, 2011 10:49 AM | Comments
St. Vincent's was one of New York City's most prominent safety-net hospitals, serving mostly those either on Medicaid or Medicare or without insurance. It has principally been these patients who have been hit the hardest by St. Vincent's closing. Gotham Gazette reports.
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
baba brinkman
Daniella Greenbaum  |  July 20, 2011 6:00 AM | 1 Comment
Think rap and science have little in common? Baba Brinkman disagrees.
Michael Bloomberg
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
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