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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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Georgia Kral  |  August 20, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
The trend toward urban farming in NYC has some wondering: how safe is the soil?
The all black NYC by way of D.C. band, Bad Brains, fused hardcore with reggae in the 1980s, helping pave the way for the afro-punk movement. Photo courtesy of Midnight Raver
John Farley  |  August 20, 2012 4:00 AM | 4 Comments
From black punks to Erykah Badu to skateboarding, the term "Afro-Punk" and the festival that celebrates it continues to evolve.VIDEO
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Christina Mulligan  |  August 17, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
This election season, share your views -- or argue them -- with political clubs, meetup groups and debaters. Join a group, or just be their guest at talks, social hours, organizing events and more.
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Georgia Kral  |  August 15, 2012 5:20 PM | 1 Comment
Older pedestrians in the tri-state area have a disproportionately high fatality rate in traffic accidents.VIDEO
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
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