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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.

Ignazio Villegas, holding "Restaurant Week!" sign, said he ahs been employed at the Capitol Grille in Midtown for 8 years, and seen racial discrimination and violations of wage laws. On July 16, the Restaurant and Opportunities Center filed a new legal claim against Darden Restaurant Group, which owns the Capitol Grille. Photo by Samantha Grace Lewis
John Farley  |  July 20, 2012 3:20 PM | 3 Comments
On the heels of a new lawsuit against the restaurant's owners, protesters took to the sidewalk during Restaurant Week.
The threatened extension of the G Train will be made permanent, the MTA announced Thursday. Flickr/Seth Thomas Rasmussen
John Farley  |  July 20, 2012 1:01 PM | 1 Comment
After coping with the harsh cuts of 2010, straphangers have a reason to celebrate.
A man rides an electric bicycle down Ninth Avenue in Hell's Kitchen. MetroFocus/ Georgia Kral
Georgia Kral  |  July 20, 2012 4:00 AM | 28 Comments
The bikes are illegal, but are prevalent on city streets. Restaurant visits by the Department of Transportation and a bill to increase fines may cut down on their use.
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Lindsay Armstrong  |  July 20, 2012 4:00 AM | 4 Comments

Mayor Bloomberg’s New Housing Marketplace plan is on track to create or preserve 165,000 units of affordable housing. However, units for middle class New Yorkers are lagging behind, according to a recent report.

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NJToday  |  July 19, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
Hearings are scheduled to start July 19, when lawmakers will discuss the possibility of allowing casinos outside of Atlantic City.VIDEO
Staci Berger, Director of Policy and Advocacy at the Housing and Community Development Network of NJ
NJ Today  |  July 18, 2012 1:28 PM | Comments
The NJ Department of Community Affairs must explain to towns why they may lose money accumulated since 2008 and give them the opportunity to appeal.VIDEO
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City & State  |  July 18, 2012 1:14 PM | Comments
City & State profiled transit's major players about the big infrastructure issues.
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Cody Lyon for Gotham Gazette  |  July 18, 2012 11:16 AM | Comments
In the near future, subway riders exiting a station may be able to use their fare cards to use bikes at docking stations.
On July 16, Bloomberg railed against the NYCLU's criticism of the NYPD's stop and frisk policy, which the mayor has defended on many occasions. Since May, courts have sided against stop and frisk on three different occasions. Photo courtesy of the mayor's office.
John Farley  |  July 17, 2012 4:00 AM | 2 Comments
In 2012, a number of the mayor's long-term policy strategies have taken major hits from the courts and lawmakers.
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Esha Ray  |  July 17, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
The city's new WiFi Hotspot Project provides free WiFi access through the city's public payphone kiosks.VIDEO
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