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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.

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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Annie Rose Ramos  |  January 20, 2012 1:47 PM | Updated: Jan. 26, 2012 | Comments
Never underestimating the fun that can be had at museums. Yes, there are plenty of old fossils (that you can’t touch) and de Kooning exhibits (that you might not understand), but New York’s major and minor museums also boast some unexpected events for younger museum-goers and the young-at-heart.
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City and State  |  January 20, 2012 10:14 AM | Comments
Between the governor’s budget address and a new round of campaign finance reports this week, the New York political scene was even more packed than usual with winners and losers.
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
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