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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.

Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries speaks with a Prospect Heights resident on Bergen Street at one of his summer Subway Office Hours events. MetroFocus/ Georgia Kral
Georgia Kral  |  August 2, 2012 11:10 AM | Comments

For six years, Hakeem Jeffries has been meeting constituents outside the subway stations in his district.

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NJ Today  |  August 1, 2012 6:14 PM | Comments
The 20-mile natural gas pipeline will wind through Bayonne and Jersey City before reaching the West Village in Manhattan. Critics say this route is too close to highly populated areas.
The Q train won the top prize with a ranking of $1.60, winning for the first time since 2001. MetroFocus/Esha Ray.
Esha Ray  |  August 1, 2012 5:22 PM | Comments
The Straphangers Campaign released its 2012 "State of the Subways" report card this week, ranking the Q line as the best and the C line as the worst.
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Kamelia Kilawan for Gotham Gazette  |  August 1, 2012 2:48 PM | Comments
To improve civic understanding and engagement, the Center for Urban Pedagogy is creating visual tools such as a comic guide to the juvenile justice system.
Drummers added an element of festivity and comraderie at the paid sick rally in Elmhurst, Queens. MetroFocus/ Georgia Kral
Georgia Kral  |  August 1, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
A million New Yorkers without paid sick days must choose between their job or their health when they fall ill. VIDEO
The original off-Broadway cast of "Altar Boyz" which premiered at New World Stages in 2005 after a 2004 debut at NYMF. Pictured (l-r): Scott Porter, David Josefsberg, Andy Karl, Tyler Maynard and Ryan Duncan. Photo by Carol Rosegg
Michelle Michalos  |  August 1, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
New York Musical Theatre Festival, FringeNYC and others provide a launching pad for producers to move new plays and musicals to Broadway and beyond. VIDEO
Clinic doctors with a WCCC patient. Phtoo courtesy of WCMC/John Abbott.
Esha Ray  |  August 1, 2012 4:00 AM | 3 Comments
The Affordable Care Act individual mandate will go into effect in 2014. If you need health care now, keep well with the help of these free and low-cost health clinics around the city.
County-run nursing homes in New York are facing financial woes. Flickr/ ulrichkarljoho
Georgia Kral  |  July 31, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
Privatization may be the answer, some executives say. But tax cuts in Washington are also a threat.VIDEO
Currently, New York's Medicaid program costs about $54 million. Flickr/Images_of_Money.
Esha Ray  |  July 30, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
New York plans to expand Medicaid in 2014 under the Affordable Care Act, but the state's expensive program calls for better reform.
Flushing Avenue connects downtown Brooklyn and DUMBO with the Brooklyn Navy Yard. MetroFocus/ Georgia Kral
Georgia Kral  |  July 27, 2012 7:01 AM | Comments
To connect the fast-growing area of DUMBO, Downtown Brooklyn and the Navy Yard, a new bus line will roll out. But who will use it?
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