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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.

A snap shot of Downtown Flushing. Flickr/Pro-Zak.
Menglin Huang  |  August 15, 2012 12:56 PM | Comments
Barely two-thirds of the small NYC businesses surveyed in a new report have a website or use social media tools to advertise their service.VIDEO
On Aug. 6, Mayor Bloomberg and Park Commissioner Adrian Benepe opened the renovated Rockaway Park in Queens. Photo courtesy of the mayor's office
John Farley  |  August 15, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
The wealth or poverty of a neighborhood is not the determining factor in how nice or well maintained a city park is.
Broadway’s financial contribution to New York City has been increasing, primarily because of the growth in its audience from outside the New York metropolitan area. Flickr/ Broadway Tour.
Georgia Kral  |  August 15, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
Record-breaking numbers of tourists add to the coffers of some arts groups and ignore some that New Yorkers flock to.
Agave Kiss captures the Cicada grade III at Aqueduct in Queens. Since Gov. Andrew Cuomo has taken the reigns of the New York Racing Association, the horse racing world is anxiously awaiting the governor's decision on the sport's future. AP/New York Racing Association
John Farley  |  August 15, 2012 4:00 AM | 3 Comments
After the fallout from Cuomo's failed casino plans and his takeover of the New York Racing Association, big decisions are on the horizon.VIDEO
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Menglin Huang  |  August 14, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
An EPA competition launched with 14 participants in 2010. Now 3,300 buildings are competing, with some unusual entrants in the metro region.
The Tappan Zee bridge will be completely replaced in the coming years. Flickr/ duluoz cats
Christina Knight  |  August 10, 2012 6:05 PM | Comments
Governor Andrew Cuomo is calling for a completely new bridge connecting Westchester and Rockland counties.VIDEO
Three teens from Montclair, NJ, attempted to deliver boxes of petitions to the Commission on Presidential Debates, requesting a female moderator in this year's presidential debates. Pictured (left to right) are Sammi Siegel, Emma Axelrod and Elena Tsemberis.  Photo courtesy of Change.org
Toby Milstein  |  August 10, 2012 1:15 PM | Comments
A high school civics program and family history bolstered teens' confidence to demand a female moderator for presidential debates. VIDEO
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Esha Ray  |  August 10, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
If you have limited income, you don't have to pay a hefty price for a lawyer or legal advice. Many nonprofits and law firms provide free or low-cost legal services.
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John Farley  |  August 9, 2012 5:28 PM | Comments
More than a year after a legal move to end unauthorized short-term rentals in apartment buildings, the number of citations is up and complaints continue.
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Christina Mulligan  |  August 9, 2012 4:00 AM | 3 Comments
The high cost of milk production is preventing New York dairy farmers from taking advantage of the demand for protein-rich yogurts such as Chobani.VIDEO
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