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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.

Last year at the Brooklyn Book Festival, a newspaper was available with the schedule of events. This year, there will be an app for your smart phone. Photo courtesy of the Brooklyn Book Festival.
Georgia Kral  |  September 17, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
In its seventh year, festival adds more days of panels and readings and a new app to keep track of them.VIDEO
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Adrian Benepe  |  September 17, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
Adrian Benepe recounts his 30-plus year career working in city parks in the book "Central Park: An Anthology" and in his interview on MetroFocus.VIDEO
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Daniel T. Allen  |  September 14, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments

The Nayowitz family, who immigrated to Israel from Manhattan in July 2012, uses Facebook to share their journey with friends and family in the U.S.

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Daniel T. Allen  |  September 14, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
According to Ido Aharoni, Israel's Consul General in New York, Israel's economy has a lot to offer Americans.VIDEO
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Daniel T. Allen  |  September 14, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
As Jews prepare to celebrate Rosh Hashanah, some New Yorkers will launch the new year and their new lives in Israel. VIDEO
Health Commissioner Thomas Farley, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services Linda Gibbs and Chairman and CEO of Forest City Ratner developers Bruce Ratner congratulate each other at a press event following the passage of the ban on sugary drinks over 16 ounces in size. Flickr/ nycmayorsoffice
Georgia Kral  |  September 13, 2012 4:13 PM | 1 Comment
Bloomberg's fight against obesity and diabetes includes limiting the size of sweet drinks sold at certain establishments.
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September 13, 2012 12:02 PM | Comments
On the next MetroFocus: Gun violence, and interviews with the former NYC Parks Commissioner, Israel's Consul General and New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof.VIDEO
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Georgia Kral and Perry Santanachote for NYC-ARTS  |  September 13, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
More than just political actions are planned to mark the first year of the Occupy movement.VIDEO
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Elisabeth Ponsot for Need to Know  |  September 13, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments

The state’s Dignity for All Students Act goes further than any in its history to define what constitutes a “safe and supportive” learning environment.

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David Howard King for the Gotham Gazette  |  September 12, 2012 11:56 AM | 1 Comment
Will voters be sending future jailbirds to Albany, or will they put their faith in people with unfamiliar names who promise change? Here are a few highlights from the dozens of primaries playing out in the city.
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