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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.

Wynton Marsalis (left) and Garth Fagan (right) in the rehearsal studio. Photo courtesy Garth Fagan Dance.
Perry Santanachote for NYC-ARTS  |  September 28, 2012 5:59 PM | Comments
A Q&A with choreographer Garth Fagan on creating “Lighthouse/Lightning Rod" with Wynton Marsalis.
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John Farley  |  September 28, 2012 4:00 AM | 8 Comments

In 1987, cyclists overturned a ban on bikes in Midtown Manhattan, and their action led to increased cycling advocacy. On September 28 they’re celebrating the anniversary in the streets.

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Every week, the team behind the greenmarket at the New York Botanical Garden updates a phone system that allows customers to call in and hear what’s fresh that week. Organizers say that helps families plan healthy meals. Photo courtesy of Erin Brodwin/ City Limits.
CUNY 2012 Street News Team for City Limits  |  September 27, 2012 3:15 PM | Comments
A group of reporters from the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism harvested scenes from the city’s outdoor supermarkets.
Photo Courtesy of Landmark Theater
Philly Bubaris  |  September 27, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
The festival in October brings native performers home (such as Patti LuPone and Blue Öyster Cult) and creates a new regional arts and culture website.
Councilmember Gale Brewer, who represents the Upper West Side of Manhattan, says shelter residents need help finding affordable permanent housing. MetroFocus/ Georgia Kral.
Georgia Kral  |  September 26, 2012 3:15 PM | 2 Comments

The city is boasting prevention programs and job training, while City Council members say rental subsidies are needed.

A 48-inch drill head at the 18th Street horizontal directional drill exit site in Jersey City, N.J. Gas pipeline from the New Jersey – New York Expansion Project. Image from the FERC Environmental Compliance Monitoring Program weekly report, Sept. 10-16, 2012.
Matt Hunger for the Gotham Gazette  |  September 26, 2012 1:21 PM | 8 Comments
The New Jersey-New York Expansion Project has sparked protests and legal challenges along its proposed route, particularly in Jersey City and the West Village.VIDEO
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Lindsay Armstrong  |  September 26, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
At this Washington Heights shop, children build and test gadgets as part of inquiry-based science education, which some educators believe is lacking in schools.VIDEO
Children are performing better in Chemung County, NY, thanks to additional efforts to prepare children for school, starting at a very young age. Photo courtesy of New York Now.
Georgia Kral  |  September 25, 2012 5:30 PM | Comments
Upstate in Chemung County, and here in NYC, new strategies to teach kids before they go to school are being tested.VIDEO
Ang Lee’s 3D adaptation of “Life of Pi”  will open the festival. Photo courtesy of the NYFF.
Perry Santanachote for NYC-ARTS  |  September 25, 2012 11:25 AM | Comments
Richard Peña looks back at his 25-year tenure, high points of the NYFF and how technology has changed and challenged film.
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Georgia Kral  |  September 25, 2012 4:00 AM | 3 Comments
The Barclays Center opens on Friday, and neighborhood groups are demanding accountability.VIDEO
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