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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.

Gov. Chris Christie has responded with indifference to questions about whether he's interested in being a vice presidential candidate. Meanwhile, in New Jersey, his polling numbers have dropped slightly. Flickr/forwardstl
John Farley  |  April 18, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
Christie's overall rating remains positive among New Jersey residents, but he's lost five points since February despite a significant rise in approval from public worker households.VIDEO
Protesters warmed up their voices outside the Bronx Supreme Courthouse at 1118 Grand Concourse on Monday. The group, O4O, was attempting to shut down a foreclosure auction before 14 people were arrested. Photo courtesy of Sam Lewis.
John Farley with additional reporting by Nat Rudarakanchana for The New York World  |  April 17, 2012 12:09 PM | 1 Comment
Most of the 100,000 pending foreclosures in New York State will eventually end up at an auction. A group of activists are trying to halt some of these auctions through song.VIDEO
The Brooklyn Philharmonic will perform a remixed version of Beethoven's Eroica Symphony, with hip-hop elements, on June 9. Photo by Rahav Segev/Photopass.
Georgia Kral  |  April 17, 2012 4:00 AM | 4 Comments

MetroFocus announces the winner of the classical music remix contest inspired by the County of Kings.

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Toasting the Titanic at Dine Titanic, an event celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the famed ship. Photo courtesy of Marcin JM ©Diamond Shot Studio.
Georgia Kral  |  April 16, 2012 3:40 PM | Comments
Guests in period costume attended a stately dinner to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Titanic.
This is a screenshot of OpenPlans' Shareabouts app. The software is in development, but will add users to add content to a map of New York City.
John Farley  |  April 16, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
While the city is in the process of making its data transparent, the work of one nonprofit illuminates what the future of urban systems might look like.VIDEO
Connie Chung spoke at the 10th Annual Ippies Awards on Thursday evening. The event, hosted by CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, honors the best reporting by community and ethnic media in the city. Image courtesy of Ippies
John Farley  |  April 13, 2012 9:15 PM | Comments
Local and ethnic media reporters and organizations that serve non-English speakers and explore issues often untouched by mainstream news had their night out.VIDEO
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Yolanne Almanzar and Michael Keller for The New York World  |  April 13, 2012 8:32 PM | Comments
The battle for Zuccotti Park brought unprecedented attention to privately owned public spaces, property whose developers committed to making them open to the public, in exchange for a boost in the scale of the building they could construct. But it also overshadowed a basic question. Who is getting the better end of the deal for these spaces, property owners or the public?
Photo courtesy of Sims Recycling Solutions
Georgia Kral  |  April 13, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
Manufacturers in New York must provide convenient and free electronics recycling. The city is playing a role, too. VIDEO
Looking for a friend! Dogs in shelters enjoy a stroll around the block or a stint as a couch surfer at your place. Find your local animal shelter to volunteer. flickr/outlier*
Sarah Berson  |  April 13, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
April 15-20 is National Volunteering Week and there are plenty of ways to help other New Yorkers and causes with your time and talents. Find out where to walk dogs, serve soup, keep a senior citizen company or give career advice -- the possibilities are as open as your interests.
In this April 3, 2004 file photo, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg performs a comedy routine with the cast of the Broadway musical "Chicago" during the Inner Circle dinner in New York. New Yorkers are fascinated by the mayor's fortune and the lifestyle that comes with it. His wealth has helped raise Bloomberg's national profile, fed speculation that he would make a self-funded run for the presidency, and provided evidence to voters of the business acumen that was a major rationale for his candidacies. (AP Photo/John Marshall Mantel, File)
Greg David  |  April 13, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
For three decades, NYC mayors sought ways to help business thrive. Columnist and author Greg David sees a major shift in the current mayoral candidates' approach.
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