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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.

“A photograph is as personal as a name, a fingerprint, a kiss. It concerns me intimately and passionately.” – Sid Grossman. "Coney Island," c. 1947, by Sid Grossman courtesy of The Jewish Museum.
Sam Lewis  |  November 3, 2011 1:35 PM | 4 Comments
A new exhibition examines the legacy of the New York Photo League. MetroFocus looked into their contentious past and influence on current art and politics. VIDEO
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November 3, 2011 1:30 PM | Comments
A film about coming to New York City that I must have watched about a hundred times. VIDEO
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Jem Cohen  |  November 3, 2011 4:00 AM | Comments
Filmmaker Jem Cohen explains how the purely lyrical film he intended to make became political after his footage was confiscated by the authorities.VIDEO
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Chris Bragg for City Hall News  |  November 2, 2011 10:46 AM | Comments
Denis Hughes, the powerful president of the New York AFL-CIO that serves 2.5 million union members, has told multiple associates he is not planning to run for re-election.
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Andrew Laties  |  November 2, 2011 4:00 AM | Updated: Nov. 3, 2011 12:00PM | 5 Comments
A new report shows that the growth of retail chains in New York City has slowed. How can independent businesses deploy their strengths and seize the day?
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Daniel T. Allen  |  November 2, 2011 4:00 AM | Comments
Autism affects nearly one in every 110 children and takes a serious emotional and financial toll on families. A new law requires New York State insurers to cover the diagnoses and treatment of autism.VIDEO
In this Oct. 1, 2011 photo, police make their way a crowd of protesters who were the front line on New York's Brooklyn Bridge when police began making arrests during Saturday's march by Occupy Wall Street. Protesters speaking out against corporate greed and other grievances attempted to walk over the bridge from Manhattan, resulting in the arrest of more than 700 during a tense confrontation with police. The majority of those arrested were given citations for disorderly conduct and were released, police said. AP Photo/Stephanie Keith
Laura van Straaten and Sam Lewis  |  November 2, 2011 4:00 AM | 2 Comments
As the first batch of about 900 people charged in the Occupy Wall Street mass arrests prepare for their first court appearances on Nov. 3, MetroFocus looked at what's at stake.
Runners use 2.3 million paper during the New York City Marathon, according to The New York Road Runners, the organization that coordinates the logistical wonder that is this race. MetroFocus/Sam Lewis
Liz Robbins  |  November 1, 2011 2:43 PM | Comments
The New York City Marathon is a day where New Yorkers from all five boroughs come together to produce the city’s most epic spectacle. It's the ultimate New York story.VIDEO
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November 1, 2011 1:30 PM | Comments
My neighborhood in Brooklyn has quirky houses from another era.
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Adam Lisberg for City Hall News  |  November 1, 2011 10:11 AM | Comments
The pension reforms proposed last week by Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Comptroller John Liu could run into challenges from representatives of the very workers they are supposed to benefit.
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