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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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Daniel Krieger  |  October 17, 2012 11:16 AM | 1 Comment
Ruth Pollack has been collecting antique eyeglasses for over 50 years; her apartment holds over one thousand pairs.VIDEO
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
Susan Arbetter for The Capitol Report  |  October 17, 2012 7:39 AM | Comments
The state takes in more money than Nevada and New Jersey, combined.VIDEO
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Georgia Kral  |  October 17, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
Some New York state residents say hydraulic fracturing will bring jobs and other opportunities to the region.VIDEO
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Lauren Wanko for NY Today  |  October 16, 2012 9:07 PM | Comments
Every fall, monarch butterflies descend on a beach town during their journey to Mexico. VIDEO
NY Tech Meet up Todd Park 2 Flickr Qool Foto
Lauren Keyson for NY Tech Meetup  |  October 16, 2012 12:25 PM | Comments
Apps related to the elections and political debate launched at this month's tech meetup in New York.
Koch featured
Bob Feinberg  |  October 15, 2012 4:01 PM | Comments
The premiere of the documentary "Koch" and a Q&A with the three-term mayor was a highlight of the Hamptons International Film Festival.
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Sarah Crean for Gotham Gazette  |  October 15, 2012 3:36 PM | 2 Comments

Construction of new gas pipelines along Flatbush Avenue, the Gateway National Recreation Area and Rockaways involve different government overseers, National Grid and the Oklahoma-based Williams Companies.

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October 15, 2012 1:35 PM | Comments
Local elections and how changes in ethnic communities are being mapped. Guest Nobel Laureate Joseph Stiglitz. How the Arthur Ashe Institute is saving lives.VIDEO
Weapons and Bag Check Comic Con Evan Leatherwood
Evan Leatherwood  |  October 12, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
Unlike its San Diego counterpart, New York's Comic Con has a strong comic book focus. It has grown 500 percent since it started in 2006 and expects 115,000 attendees.
More trash awaits processing in Peekskill. After the burning, the ash is cooled and sifted for recyclable metal and the remains, about 10 percent of the initial volume, are sent to landfills. Photo by Marc Fader/ City Limits.
Bill Hughes for City Limits  |  October 11, 2012 11:59 AM | Comments
A Bloomberg administration plan pits concerns about city spending and carbon emissions against fears of environmental injustice.
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