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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.

Restaurateur and Chinese food aficionado Ed Schoenfeld and chef Joe Ng fight like brothers and eat like kings in their popular neo-Chinese place Red Farm in Manhattan's West Village. They are planning special delicacies in honor of Chinese New Year, which starts Jan. 23.  Photo courtesy of Clay Williams.
Laura van Straaten  |  January 20, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
In honor of the Chinese New Year, MetroFocus talked dumplings with the unlikely duo behind the much-lauded, farm-to-table, neo-Chinese restaurant RedFarm.
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Georgia Kral  |  January 19, 2012 4:55 PM | 2 Comments
MetroFocus chatted with the creator of the viral video "Sh*t New Yorkers Say" about this new addition to the popular "Sh*t...Say" Internet meme.VIDEO
Fred Armisen, Carrie Brownstein and guest star Jeff Goldblum are shown in a scene from the IFC series "Portlandia." But is Portland really more ridiculous than our very own Brooklyn?   AP/IFC, Danielle Mathias
Jamie Helmsworth  |  January 19, 2012 4:00 AM | 2 Comments
As the cast of "Portlandia" prepares to hit NYC, check out how the real Portland, Oregon, compares to New York City -- you may be more "Portlandia" than you think.VIDEO
The New York Times building and Jayson Blair.
John Farley  |  January 18, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
A playwright tries to make sense of the enigmatic plagiarist in an Off-Broadway production.
New York City is the only municipality that requires food stamp recipients to be fingerprinted. Governor Andrew Cuomo wants to change that. MetroFocus/Kevon Greene
Georgia Kral  |  January 18, 2012 4:00 AM | Updated: February 1, 2012 10:23 AM | 23 Comments
As Cuomo and Bloomberg battle it out over whether recipients of food stamps should be fingerprinted, MetroFocus breaks down the basics of New York's food stamp program.
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James Helmsworth  |  January 17, 2012 4:50 PM | 3 Comments
Planning a ski trip can be a chore but getting to the slopes doesn't have to be. Several ski destinations are reachable by bus or train from New York City. VIDEO
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John Farley  |  January 17, 2012 1:37 PM | 1 Comment
An expert who teaches classes to help seniors keep up with technology talks to MetroFocus about how you -- or your grandma-- can learn to use social media effectively.
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Georgia Kral  |  January 17, 2012 4:00 AM | 31 Comments
The professor talks to MetroFocus about why OWS is such a sexy topic for students, and about the brouhaha over Columbia's proposed OWS class.
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John Farley  |  January 13, 2012 4:46 PM | Comments
As the 2013 mayoral race heats up, openly gay New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn talks to WNET's "Need to Know" about her opinion on the future of the gay rights movement.VIDEO
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Adam Lisberg for City & State with additional reporting by Andrew J. Hawkins  |  January 13, 2012 10:50 AM | 2 Comments
In his State of the City Mayor Bloomberg proposed a merit pay boost for highly effective teachers and announced that the city could eliminate up to half of the teachers at 33 struggling schools.
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