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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.

The New York Times building and Jayson Blair.
John Farley  |  January 18, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
A playwright tries to make sense of the enigmatic plagiarist in an Off-Broadway production.
New York City is the only municipality that requires food stamp recipients to be fingerprinted. Governor Andrew Cuomo wants to change that. MetroFocus/Kevon Greene
Georgia Kral  |  January 18, 2012 4:00 AM | Updated: February 1, 2012 10:23 AM | 23 Comments
As Cuomo and Bloomberg battle it out over whether recipients of food stamps should be fingerprinted, MetroFocus breaks down the basics of New York's food stamp program.
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James Helmsworth  |  January 17, 2012 4:50 PM | 3 Comments
Planning a ski trip can be a chore but getting to the slopes doesn't have to be. Several ski destinations are reachable by bus or train from New York City. VIDEO
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John Farley  |  January 17, 2012 1:37 PM | 1 Comment
An expert who teaches classes to help seniors keep up with technology talks to MetroFocus about how you -- or your grandma-- can learn to use social media effectively.
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Georgia Kral  |  January 17, 2012 4:00 AM | 31 Comments
The professor talks to MetroFocus about why OWS is such a sexy topic for students, and about the brouhaha over Columbia's proposed OWS class.
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John Farley  |  January 13, 2012 4:46 PM | Comments
As the 2013 mayoral race heats up, openly gay New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn talks to WNET's "Need to Know" about her opinion on the future of the gay rights movement.VIDEO
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Adam Lisberg for City & State with additional reporting by Andrew J. Hawkins  |  January 13, 2012 10:50 AM | 2 Comments
In his State of the City Mayor Bloomberg proposed a merit pay boost for highly effective teachers and announced that the city could eliminate up to half of the teachers at 33 struggling schools.
Brad, Burnham, a partner at Union Square Ventures, opposes the Stop Online Piracy Act for a multitude of reasons. On Jan. 18, Burnham will give Congress a piece of his mind. Flickr/Esthr
Brad Burnham  |  January 13, 2012 4:00 AM | Updated: Jan. 18, 2011 7:30AM | 10 Comments
A co-founder of one of New York City's largest tech venture capital firms explains why he's testifying that the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) will be bad for NYC tech.
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Georgia Kral  |  January 12, 2012 4:16 PM | Updated: Jan. 12, 2012 | 7 Comments
UPDATE: Patti Smith canceled her Thursday night concert at the Hotel Chelsea after one group of residents threatened a die-in and the Tenants Association said they planned to boycott the event entirely.
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Abigail Kramer, Kendra Hurley and Andrew White  |  January 12, 2012 3:23 PM | Comments
The city's five-year plan to foster community participation and transparency in the child welfare system has room for improvement.
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