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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.

Mayor Michael Bloomberg, right, greets Council Speaker Christine Quinn after delivering his State of the City address on Jan. 12, 2012. In recent months, the speaker and 2013 mayoral candidate has opposed several of the mayor's policies. AP/Mary Altaffer.
John Farley  |  February 13, 2012 4:00 AM | 2 Comments
Has the once close political bond between these NYC power players taken a real turn?
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Julee Whalin  |  February 13, 2012 4:00 AM | 14 Comments
"Someone once asked me what it was like to walk down the block with Stanley. I liken it to what it must be like for Beyoncé to try to get down the block unnoticed."
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City & State  |  February 10, 2012 9:58 AM | 1 Comment
A surprising candidate announced his congressional campaign and a District Judge blasted Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos. This week in New York politics.
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Sarah Berson  |  February 10, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
Single or not, maybe Valentine's Day rubs you the wrong way.... This year, try one of these alternative activities for a new Valentine's Day experience. VIDEO
Janette Sadik-Khan Shares, Department of Transportation Comissioner. Photo/Creative Commons
Georgia Kral  |  February 10, 2012 4:00 AM | 5 Comments
NYC is fast becoming a tech-centric metropolis, with city agencies as well as the private sector getting in on the game. The DOT leads the way...
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Daniel T. Allen  |  February 9, 2012 4:00 AM | 4 Comments
Watch out Spike Lee -- the young directors featured in the New Voices in Black Cinema festival bring tales of love, loss and hope back to Brooklyn.VIDEO
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February 9, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
I recently met an inspirational public school teacher who brings Broadway theater into the classroom in really exciting ways.
Fashion from the Spring 2012 collection of Nanette Lepore is modeled on Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2011 in New York.  (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
Nanette Lepore  |  February 9, 2012 4:00 AM | 3 Comments
As Fashion Week kicks off in New York City, local designer Nanette Lepore tells us why Manhattan's garment district is crucial to her success. VIDEO
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John Farley  |  February 8, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
Paper Tiger Television -- the NYC public access show that set the stage for a generation of media critics, alternative news organizations and pranksters -- is celebrating its 30th.VIDEO
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Rob Sacher  |  February 8, 2012 4:00 AM | 4 Comments
The owner of the now-closed NYC music club Luna Lounge opines on why he believes notorious punk rock club CBGB should be allowed to rest in peace.VIDEO
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