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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.

Food Network chef and food justice advocate Danny Boome gives us tips for how to cook in small NYC kitchens.
Georgia Kral  |  February 16, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
Let's face it: NYC kitchens are not big. But you'll be amazed at what can happen in them! Chef Danny Boome shares his secrets. VIDEO
Abby Arauz was a Rockette for ten years, and when she started working in the family feather business, the Rockettes were one of her first clients. Photo courtesy of Abby Arauz.
Georgia Kral  |  February 15, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
Feathers aren't just for costuming and fly fisherman anymore. The owner of The Feather Place in Midtown discusses her shop's success as the feather trend continues...
TK, portrayed by Janeane Garofalo, scolds her son, tk, after getting involved with his uncle's trade. Photo by ttk.
Erika Sheffer  |  February 15, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
In "Russian Transport," an immigrant family in Brooklyn runs into trouble when a visiting uncle engages in shady business. The playwright argues that struggling to eek out an honest life is a challenge many immigrants face.
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Daniel T. Allen  |  February 14, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
On Valentine's Day, hear about New York City's best love stories from the ultimate story collector -- Dave Isay, the founder of StoryCorps.VIDEO
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Daniel T. Allen  |  February 14, 2012 4:00 AM | 2 Comments

The founder of Teen Art Gallery, a project that displays works by artists between the ages of 12 and 19, talks to MetroFocus about what teenagers have to contribute to the art world — and how for some, it may be now or never.

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John Farley  |  February 14, 2012 4:00 AM | 7 Comments
As the City Council preps for a Wednesday hearing on the way the NYPD investigates traffic accidents, MetroFocus looked back at nine cyclists killed by cars over the past year.
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February 14, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
I am an art gallery hopper. I could spend an entire weekend working the shows.
Cab Calloway was a jazz pioneer and a fixture in the Harlem Renaissance. He is the subject of a new American Masters documentary. Photo courtesy of Artline Films/J.-F. Pitet.
Sarah Berson  |  February 13, 2012 4:00 AM | 4 Comments
"For us, Harlem was the capital of the world. And we loved it." The words and music of legendary jazz man Cab Calloway live on in an animated tour of Harlem's jazz clubs and the upcoming American Masters documentary, "Cab Calloway: Sketches."VIDEO
Mayor Michael Bloomberg, right, greets Council Speaker Christine Quinn after delivering his State of the City address on Jan. 12, 2012. In recent months, the speaker and 2013 mayoral candidate has opposed several of the mayor's policies. AP/Mary Altaffer.
John Farley  |  February 13, 2012 4:00 AM | 2 Comments
Has the once close political bond between these NYC power players taken a real turn?
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Julee Whalin  |  February 13, 2012 4:00 AM | 14 Comments
"Someone once asked me what it was like to walk down the block with Stanley. I liken it to what it must be like for Beyoncé to try to get down the block unnoticed."
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