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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.

gun sculpture
Jarrett Murphy for City Limits  |  August 24, 2012 12:10 PM | 1 Comment
After two Supreme Court decisions clarifying the right to bear arms, many thought New York state and city gun restrictions would be the next target. So far, challenges have been few.
Barclays Arena in Atlantic Yards will come under the jurisdiction of the NYPD's 78th Precinct on Oct. 21. But residents still have many concerns including traffic, parking, drunken event-goers and how expanded police operations in the area. Flickr/ChrisHamby
John Farley  |  August 24, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
The 78th Precinct's borders will soon expand to include the home of the Brooklyn Nets and major arena events, and neighbors have opening night jitters.
While NYC is becoming a hub of technological innovation, many local small businesses lag behind. Photo by Edward Reed.
Georgia Kral  |  August 23, 2012 4:31 PM | Comments

The city enlists Google, Mashable, Tumblr and Weebly in helping businesses capitalize on digital age.

Brazil Rio+20
John Farley  |  August 23, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
Do NYC urban planners have infrastructure and environmental advice for slum-filled cities in other parts of the world?
class test
Geoff Decker for Gotham Schools  |  August 22, 2012 12:02 PM | Comments
A practice that city officials devised to deter cheating before it happens is also being used to preempt schools already suspected of misconduct.
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Toby Milstein  |  August 22, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
"On My Block" invites New Yorkers to form teams with their neighbors to create one- to five-minute films using their block as a setting.
Holistic Care
Esha Ray  |  August 22, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
Requesting $10 billion from the federal government, New York hopes to use some of the funds for patient-centered medical homes that reduce costs through primary care.
Teens working on a wheel in the Recycle a Bicycle shop. Photo courtesy of Recycle a Bicycle
John Farley  |  August 21, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
New York City's cycling organizations are creating healthier kids, as well as the next generation of transportation activists.
A group of students express their gratitude to the donors after receiving needed supplies. Photo courtesy of Donors Choose.
huangm  |  August 21, 2012 4:00 AM | 5 Comments
See where to pick up free back-to-school supplies and learn about programs and sites that match donors and schools in need.
Photo courtesy of Cornell.
Georgia Kral  |  August 20, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
The trend toward urban farming in NYC has some wondering: how safe is the soil?
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