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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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Georgia Kral  |  January 31, 2012 4:00 AM | 8 Comments
"The rodents don't grow their own food nor do they go shopping at the market," says State Sen. Bill Perkins, who believes that banning straphangers from eating on subways will curb the city's rat problem. Read what else Perkins has to say about his controversial new bill...
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Erin Barker  |  January 31, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
From tales of unearthing environmental scandal to participating in a medical study gone too far, the science-based stories spun in the creative collective The Story Collider are seriously weird -- but true.
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John Farley  |  January 31, 2012 4:00 AM | 37 Comments
For 72 weeks, two NYC graffiti artists curated one of the best art exhibits in recent years that no one will ever see.
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John Farley  |  January 30, 2012 2:59 PM | Comments
What are five religious leaders in Flushing, Queens -- perhaps the most theologically diverse neighborhood in America -- thinking, preaching and teaching about climate change?VIDEO
Assemblyman George Amedore, of the 105 Assembly district reads a Bills Calendar before voting during a New York state Assembly session at the Capitol in Albany, N.Y., Tuesday, June 14, 2011. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink)
Daniel T. Allen  |  January 27, 2012 10:22 AM | 1 Comment
New redistricting maps made losers out of a handful of Senate Democrats, and NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly is taking heat for his appearance in an anti-Muslim video. City & State reports.
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Daniel T. Allen  |  January 27, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments

A New York working stiff seeks fame in L.A., a Texas pastry shop opens in Brooklyn and a film features New York, sans New Yorkers. These Kickstarter projects have a little something for everyone.

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Daniel T. Allen  |  January 26, 2012 4:00 AM | 35 Comments

After another bout of anti-Semitic incidents in the Tri-State area, an encounter with a white supremacist made MetroFocus’ Dan Allen realize just how common intolerance can be.

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Teresa Carpenter  |  January 24, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
From the quotidian to the profound, "New York Diaries: 1609 to 2009," offers journal entries written in New York by both regular joes and cultural and literary figures.
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John Farley  |  January 23, 2012 7:20 AM | 3 Comments
That Duane Reade across the street just might have been a slaughterhouse and your corner Starbucks, well, that was likely a grain storehouse, or maybe the local malt house...
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Georgia Kral  |  January 20, 2012 4:12 PM | 1 Comment
It's Friday, and let's face it -- you've been so busy you haven't a clue what's been going on outside your office/apartment/head all week. Opossums, SOPA and no more "stickers of shame!" Stay informed, read our news roundup.
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