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.

October 30, 2014 10:55 AM | Comments
Two years after Hurricane Sandy flooded tunnels and the subway system, New York’s infrastructure is still recovering.VIDEO
October 30, 2014 10:52 AM | 2 Comments
A new engineering report shows cracks, crumbling concrete, exposed steel supports and leaks. It’s old age, plus corrosion from Sandy’s sea water storm surge.VIDEO
October 30, 2014 10:52 AM | Comments
State Assemblyman Charles Levine and Andrea Lohneiss, former regional director for the Empire State Development Corporation, discuss the role that Albany plays in building and developing business opportunity and growth on Long Island.VIDEO
October 30, 2014 10:51 AM | Comments
Journalist Ana Salceda - who helped rescue a baby sloth in 2000 while working in Panama - talks about the new documentary which follows her return to Central America to learn more about these misunderstood and fragile animals.VIDEO
October 27, 2014 1:29 PM | Comments

The rebuilding continues two years after Sandy, how train tunnel repairs could snarl commutes for years, Albany’s role in developing business on Long Island and PBS Nature’s upcoming documentary “A Sloth Named Velcro.”

October 23, 2014 11:19 AM | 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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Marisa Wong  |  October 23, 2014 11:19 AM | 12 Comments

From 2010-2012, heroin overdose deaths more than doubled on Staten Island – from 14 to 34 – and other boroughs have seen increases as well.

October 23, 2014 11:18 AM | Comments
The New York City watershed was assembled during the 20th century, and the system’s underground aqueducts are considered an engineering marvel.VIDEO
October 23, 2014 11:18 AM | Comments
When you think of New York City, the term "Garden of Eden" probably doesn't spring immediately to mind. But a new book by noted environmental historian Ted Steinberg says that that's exactly what the island of Manhattan was some 400 years ago. VIDEO
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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