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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.

Loosecubes' users can share office space in the company's headquarters in Dumbo, Brooklyn. The company, which connects people in need of space to those who have it, was one of TimeInc.'s top 10 NYC startups to watch in 2012.
John Farley  |  April 27, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
Time Inc. has released its second annual list of top start-ups in NYC. Their diverse offerings range from free online coding lessons to ways to create one's own custom beauty product.VIDEO
Mobile DevCamp brings technology enthusiasts together to create new applications and software. This year's conference will focus on developing new functions for cloud technology. Photo by Gillis Cone.
Doris Martinez  |  April 27, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
Cloud computing is projected to create 60,000 jobs in New York in 2012 and a hackathon weekend lets developers play with cloud technology.VIDEO
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Michelle Michalos  |  April 27, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
See 45 films and over 50 special guests - including Jersey-connected talent such as Judy Blume, Olympia Dukakis - and works by NJ filmmakers.VIDEO
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Daniel T. Allen  |  April 26, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
Nearly 2.7 million Italian-Americans in the New York area represent a cross-section of identities and periods in Italian history -- fueling the debate of what it means to share that common heritage.VIDEO
The Rose Main Reading Room at the New York Public Library has hosted scores of researchers for decades. The room will remain the same. MetroFocus/ Chie Witt
Georgia Kral  |  April 26, 2012 4:00 AM | 7 Comments
MetroFocus sits down with Dr. Anthony Marx, CEO and President of the New York Public Library for a video interview.VIDEO
Mayor Bloomberg congratulates winners of the first BigApps competition. Sponsored by the NYC Economic Development Corporation, BigApps awards funds to tech companies that develop web or mobile applications using city data. Flickr/ Steven Rosenbaum
Georgia Kral  |  April 26, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
MetroFocus speaks with digital entrepreneurs about the challenges in the business of start-ups. VIDEO
The G Train speeds by the temporarily defunct Smith St.-9th Street Station. In 2009, five G stops were added to preexisting stations south of the Smith St. station, and while ridership has surged at three of those stations, the MTA is considering closing the G platforms. Flickr/Seth Thomas Rasmussen
John Farley  |  April 26, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
Three stations where the G train was extended in 2009 saw a surge in straphanger entry between 2008 and 2011.
Students from across the metropolitan area attended this year's DigiGirlz conference in New York, which featured three break out sessions focused on STEM education, digital branding and careers, and a Microsoft technology showcase. MetroFocus/Michelle Michalos
Michelle Michalos  |  April 25, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
Microsoft, the Department of Education and tech leaders encourage high school girls to get involved with technology.VIDEO
One of many posters for May Day 2012. This poster, created by artist Rich Black, calls on people to take to the streets on May 1, either in permitted marches or general strike actions. Image courtesy of Occuprint.
John Farley  |  April 25, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
On May Day, Occupy activists will join forces with labor unions and immigrant rights activists. But there's still some friction between the various groups involved.VIDEO
The Brooke Jackman Foundation hosts a read-a-thon at the Winter Garden Atrium in the World Financial Center in Downtown Manhattan every year. Photo by John Munson/MunsonVisuals.com
Georgia Kral  |  April 24, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
The Brooke Jackman Foundation will donate 75-100 books to 20 school libraries in the metropolitan area. Parents can vote for their school through April 30.
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