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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.

"Gil Hodges," by By Tom Clavin and Danny Peary. Published by NAL/Penguin, August 2012
By Tom Clavin and Danny Peary  |  October 26, 2012 4:00 AM | 10 Comments
In the Met’s 50th anniversary year, Hodges' fans remain incredulous that baseball hasn't given the first baseman its top honor.
Rafael Pi Roman MetroFocus Show
October 24, 2012 8:03 AM | Comments
Local elections and how changes in ethnic communities are being mapped. Nobel Laureate Joseph Stiglitz on income inequality. How the Arthur Ashe Institute is saving lives. VIDEO
Appel Legends
October 24, 2012 8:03 AM | Comments
From Babe Ruth to Derek Jeter, historian Marty Appel talks about the "Pinstripe Empire."VIDEO
Hermie Fraser, owner of Hermie's in East Flatbush, Brooklyn, was trained by the Arthur Ashe Institute to share health information with her clients.  Photo MetroFocus.
Christina Knight  |  October 24, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment

Educating New York’s black community about health threats is the core mission of the Brooklyn-based Arthur Ashe Institute. Salon owners and CEO Ruth Browne explain their work.

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This statue, also known as Bethesda Fountain, is on the Bethesda Terrace. The angel references a Biblical site and the Croton water system that first supplied New York City in 1842. The lily in the angel's hand represents the water's purity. 'Angel of the Waters' is the only statue that was commissioned for Central Park. Its sculptor, Emma Stebbins, was the first woman to receive a public art commission in New York City. Photo by MetroFocus.
Georgia Kral  |  October 24, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
The gift by a hedge fund manager from Queens is believed to be the largest gift ever to a public park. VIDEO
U.S. Census data shows that in New York City and Connecticut, the percentage of workers making more than $250,000 a year increased. In New York state, the number was stable, and in New Jersey, the percentage of people making over $200,000 fell.
Georgia Kral  |  October 24, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
Census figures show that in NYC, as the poor get poorer, the rich get richer. Nobel laureate Joseph Stiglitz talks about research from his book, "The Price of Inequality."VIDEO
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Bijan Rezvani  |  October 23, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
The Center for Urban Research Director John Mollenkopf uses mapping to show the changing balance of native-born and immigrant racial groups.VIDEO
NYC Subways Report Card 025
Christina Knight  |  October 22, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments

An annual survey shows New Yorkers are happy, but they’re still concerned about jobs, safety, housing and costs.

MetroFocus/ Matt Chao.
Georgia Kral  |  October 22, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
The economist and intellectual Joseph Stiglitz says Occupy Wall Street fatally chose spontaneity over organization. VIDEO
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Philly Bubaris  |  October 19, 2012 4:00 PM | Comments
Master carver Ray Villafane and his team will transform the world's largest pumpkins into a Halloween zombie display at The New York Botanical Garden.
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