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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.

Chris McCallion stands in front his workplace, the iconic Strand Bookstore near Union Square. Strand employees told MetroFocus that a new contract their being offered would pit new and old employees against one another. Photo courtesy of Sam Lewis
John Farley  |  March 23, 2012 4:00 AM | 4 Comments
Some employees of the beloved Strand Bookstore say the retailer is becoming a corporate-style environment. A new proposed contract isn't helping the dispute.
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Georgia Kral  |  March 22, 2012 3:38 PM | 1 Comment
Two new technology companies each got a $17,500 boost from New York City on Wednesday.VIDEO
The state governments of New York and New Jersey have made strides in improving their online data transparency in recent years. However, two reports suggest both states have major room for improvement in different areas. MetroFocus/Kevon Greene
John Farley  |  March 22, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
Two new reports on state government corruption and digital transparency give New York and New Jersey very different scores. What really counts as transparent?VIDEO
Occupy protester Tom Hintze poses with the handcuffs that were used to arresthim at Zuccotti Park on Saturday. On Monday morning, the NYPD seems to have made a blunder, because Hintze discovered the handcuffs in his backpack. Photo courtesy of Sam Lewis.
John Farley  |  March 22, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
The NYPD sent one jailed Zuccotti protester home without charges, but with the pair of metal handcuffs used during his arrest.
The Kingsbridge Armory, located at, is tktk. Flickr/Shan 213
Doris Martinez  |  March 22, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
Visions of film studios, churches, ice rinks, chess museums and more for the Kingsbridge Armory in the Bronx.
Photo courtesy of Participatory Budgeting NYC.
Georgia Kral  |  March 21, 2012 4:00 AM | 2 Comments
Residents in four City Council districts prepare to vote on $1 million in capital spending.VIDEO
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Andrea Vasquez and Ally Gimbel  |  March 21, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
The Upper East Side townhouse that once belonged to President Franklin Delano Roosevelt has become a modern center for public policy and education.VIDEO
This 48-foot long snake once lived, 600 million years ago. A replica is on display in Grand Central Terminal Thursday and Friday. Photo by Mark Von Holden/ Smithsonian Channel.
Georgia Kral  |  March 20, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
A replica of the pre-historic Titanoboa snake will be on view for the first time ever.VIDEO
Parsons Schoolof Design. Flickr/nandopereira
John Farley  |  March 19, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment

A new reports says the city’s design schools are growing. But according to designers, students need more business know-how.

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John Farley  |  March 16, 2012 4:00 AM | 46 Comments

The treasured New York literary retailer has long been considered a great place to work, but many employees say that’s changing. And with the help of the Occupy Wall Street movement, they’re mobilizing.

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