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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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Honor Moorman  |  May 21, 2012 4:00 AM | 7 Comments
Students want to work on things that matter to them and matter in the real world. Social media is one of the most effective ways to connect students’ work to the world.
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Michelle Michalos  |  May 21, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
The spectacular United Palace Theater hosts a multimedia performance with the music of Philip Glass and the story of a boy who challenges the power of a black hole. VIDEO
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John Farley  |  May 18, 2012 4:00 AM | 6 Comments
As the debate over medical marijuana in New York State heats up, MetroFocus looked at who the power players are.
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Georgia Kral  |  May 18, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
Seton Hall professor Scott Rothbort discusses the unemployment rate in New Jersey.VIDEO
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Doris Martinez  |  May 18, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
Get up to speed on today's tech tools, whether you're a master at HTML coding or unsure of how to hold a mouse. Here's a list of where to increase your intelligence quotient on technology.
Elizabeth Streb and two company members perform "Skywalk" on the City Hall of London on July 15, 2012.
Perry Santanchote for NYC-ARTS  |  May 18, 2012 4:00 AM | Updated: July 19, 2012 5:30 PM | Comments
The Brooklyn-based STREB Extreme Action Company surprised London with their "One Extraordinary Day” of high-flying events, part of the London Olympics' Cultural Olympiad.VIDEO
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Georgia Kral  |  May 17, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
A panel of educators and city leaders discussed technological innovation and what it will mean for the city's economic future.
A woman cooks up fresh tortillas out of a truck on Roosevelt Ave. in Jackson Heights, Queens. Many immigrant food vendors, particularly women, face stiff fines and even confiscation of their equipment, since they often can't afford to buy permits off what tour guide Andrew Silverstein calls the "grey market." Photo courtesy of Streetwise New York.
John Farley  |  May 16, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
Enjoy diverse culinary delights with a side of socio-economic and personal history.
According to gardener Kristen Bonardi Rapp, the lot at 462 Halsey Street in Bed-Stuy has probably been vacant since the 1970s. Until recently, it looked like this. Photo by Meg Watcher/megwatcherphotos.com
John Farley  |  May 16, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
Brooklynites, working with the group 596 Acres, explain why and how they're transforming formerly vacant city-owned lots into green spaces for everyone.VIDEO
Metrofocus: Education Innovation
Christina Knight  |  May 15, 2012 6:10 AM | Comments
This half-hour program takes on some of the controversial issues and new trends in education, with New York City Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott and more. VIDEO
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