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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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October 23, 2014 11:18 AM | Comments

MetroFocus visits The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts’ exhibit celebrating Sesame Street’s 45th anniversary.

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October 20, 2014 12:50 PM | Comments

A heroin epidemic on Staten Island, how New York City’s billion gallons of water a day get here, Manhattan’s transformation from “Garden of Eden” to sprawling metropolis and Sesame Street at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts.

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October 16, 2014 2:22 PM | Comments

The New York Times’ Living City video series continues with a look at steam energy, Dr. Ruth discusses her ongoing work and career, director Neil Barsky on his documentary Koch and photographer Meryl Meisler explores disco era Bushwick.

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October 16, 2014 2:22 PM | Comments
With more than 100 miles of steam piping and nearly 2,000 buildings served, New York’s steam system is the largest in the world.VIDEO
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MetroFocus host Rafael Pi Roman talked to Dr. Ruth in advance of the first Richard D. Heffner Open Mind Lecture in Communications and Human Values at Rutgers University, which she will deliver on October 22.VIDEO
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October 16, 2014 2:21 PM | Comments
New York City mayors tend to get a lot of attention beyond the city limits, but perhaps no mayor managed to dominate the national and international stage as ed Koch did during his 12 tumultuous years in office.VIDEO
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MetroFocus reporter Jenna Flanagan retraces teacher and photographer Meryl Meisler's walk from the subway to work in a formerly decimated part of the Bushwick neighborhood of Brooklyn.VIDEO
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October 10, 2014 3:24 PM | Comments

The New York Times’ Living City video series continues with a look at steam energy, Dr. Ruth discusses her ongoing work and career, director Neil Barsky on his documentary Koch and photographer Meryl Meisler explores disco era Bushwick.

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October 9, 2014 11:06 AM | Comments

The New York Times’ Living City video series continues with “Finally, a 2nd Ave. Subway,” Maria Hinojosa outlines her series on changing American demographics, how on some of the world’s most unusual species that thrive despite their evolutionary handicaps and the president of the organization that organizes the Columbus Day parade.

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October 9, 2014 11:05 AM | Comments
The Upper East Side is at last seeing progress on its new subway line. For the residents and businesses in the area affected by this vast construction project, it has been an exercise in endurance.VIDEO
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