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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.

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
The W train, seen here arriving in Astoria, Queens, was discontinued in 2010 due to budget constraints. Residents want it back. Flickr/ heathbrandon.
Georgia Kral  |  August 8, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
The MTA is restoring bus lines and creating new ones. But straphangers in parts of the Bronx, Queens and Brooklyn want to know why their services were left out.
New York State Senator Michael Gianaris has proposed a new package of gun control bills that would give New York the toughest gun control laws in the country. Photo courtesy of New York State Senate
John Farley  |  August 8, 2012 4:00 AM | 10 Comments
New bills would give New York State the toughest gun laws in the country.
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Menglin Huang  |  August 6, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
Chart how the upcoming science institutes will drive the city's technological and economic future.
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