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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.

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Georgia Kral  |  December 12, 2011 4:00 AM | 2 Comments
The four City Council members involved give MetroFocus an update on the project's progress, including their picks for the quirkiest and boldest ideas proposed to date.
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Avery Monsen  |  December 12, 2011 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
While my roommates trim our apartment-sized tree in Queens, I watch “Schindler’s List." While they tape tinsel to our walls, I read articles about lead poisoning. But this is my first Christmas in New York; it’s time to turn some things around.
Speaker Christine Quinn spoke at Thursday's Council meeting. The Council voted unanimously to override Mayor Michael Bloomberg's veto of the Outsourcing Accountability Act. Photo courtesy of William Alatriste for Gotham Gazette.
Jane C. Timm for Gotham Gazette  |  December 9, 2011 12:41 PM | 1 Comment
The City Council voted unanimously yesterday to override a mayoral veto of the Outsourcing Accountability Act on Friday — taking a stand against outsourcing and the mayor, too.
Dandelion, highlighted by Future Green Studio, on Third Avenue. While dandelions are commonly derided as an invasive species, the weed has many properties that make it useful for city dwellers. Photo courtesy of Future Green Studio.
David Seiter for Urban Omnibus  |  December 9, 2011 10:58 AM | Comments
Although we tend to think of our cities as concrete jungles, our post-new urban environment is awash in plant life. The environmental benefits of these “weeds” go widely unrecognized when, in fact, this often invisible urban ecology can offer a fresh perspective on how cities perform.
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City Hall News  |  December 9, 2011 10:37 AM | Comments
On this week's list the governor seems to be unstoppable and a favorite New York celebrity discovered that you can put your foot in your mouth on Twitter.
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Gregory Wessner  |  December 9, 2011 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
In celebration of the 200th anniversary of Manhattan's street grid, architects were asked to imagine the future of the city's master plan. Read about the competition and watch Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jon Meacham's video tour of the project's exhibition. VIDEO
Wollman Rink, near 59th St. in Central Park, is the city's largest rink. Flickr/SpecialKRP
Annie Rose Ramos  |  December 9, 2011 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
Get your skate on at these lovely -- and less crowded -- alternatives to Rock Center's iconic rink.
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December 8, 2011 4:38 PM | 3 Comments
Gov. Andrew Cuomo's new tax plan makes cuts to the MTA's payroll tax revenues, but at whose expense?VIDEO
Four winning regions were announced Wednesday, in Gov. Andrew Cuomo's new competition for capitol funding. Cuomo created 10 regional councils in New York State last summer. MetroFocus/Kevon Greene.
John Farley  |  December 8, 2011 2:53 PM | Comments
All of the competitors in Gov. Andrew Cuomo's experimental regional funding contest were at least given a consolation prize, but only four took home the truly big bucks.
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December 8, 2011 12:27 PM | Comments
Chefs are at their happiest when they go to a restaurant and know someone in charge is cooking well. That explains why so many of us are kooky for sushi.
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