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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.

Saturday is St. Patrick's Day -- are you ready for some pints of Guiness? MetroFocus/Karan Brazell
Sarah Berson  |  March 14, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
Leery of leprechaun lore? Brush up on your St. Paddy's Day facts before donning excessive layers of green and toasting with that Guinness.
Dharun Ravi listens to testimony during  Ravi's trial at the Middlesex County Courthouse in New Brunswick, March 12, 2012. Ravi, 20, is accused of using a webcam for the central crime, then using Twitter, instant messages and texts to tell friends about it. He's charged with 15 criminal counts, including bias intimidation and invasion of privacy. His roommate, Tyler Clementi, committed suicide in September 2010, just days after the alleged spying. AP/The Star-Ledger, John O'Boyle, Pool
John Farley  |  March 14, 2012 4:00 AM | Updated: March 21, 2012 3:39 PM | 2 Comments
A nation learns from a landmark case on privacy, technology and bias intimidation.VIDEO
New York City only recycles plastic bottles and jugs, though that is slated to change by 2013. Flickr/ kfisto
Georgia Kral  |  March 13, 2012 4:00 AM | 5 Comments
MetroFocus took to the streets armed with a camera to talk with New Yorkers about what they know -- or don't know, as seems to be the case -- about recycling. VIDEO
Vendors hock fresh fruits at the Union Square Greenmarket. While a city dweller's logic might dictate that this year's abnormally warm winter would mean an early arrival of plentiful produce, farmers say the strange temperatures pose a host of problems. Flickr/ceiling
John Farley  |  March 12, 2012 4:00 AM | 4 Comments
The mild winter months may mean an early arrival of some fresh produce to the city's farmers' markets. Sounds great, right? Local farmers don't think so...VIDEO
NYC Health Commissioner Thomas Farley defended the city's restaurant grading system this week, after a drop in salmonella. AP/Richard Drew
City and State  |  March 9, 2012 10:37 AM | 2 Comments
Federal Magistrate Roanne Mann surprised us all by releasing her Congressional maps a week early, and promptly sent New York’s political world into a frenzy. But who wins and loses the week?
'Self-Portrait with Glasses,' painted by Haring's friend and fellow NYC street artist, Kenny Scharf, circa 1980. Photo courtesy of Keith Haring Foundation.
Michelle Michalos  |  March 9, 2012 4:00 AM | 2 Comments

Twenty-two years after Keith Haring’s untimely death, the Brooklyn Museum is mounting a large-scale exhibition of his work. Why the big show? And what was it about our city that so inspired him?

Bike polo, also known as cycle polo, has grown in popularity since 2007. Bike polo is very similar to traditional polo, but some rules have been adapted for the hardcourt sport. Photo courtesy of Flickr/John W. MacDonald.
Doris Martinez  |  March 9, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
Looking to relive the glory days of elementary school kickball games or your summer camp's competitive archery classes? Peruse the city's plentiful options for New Yorkers looking to team up.
The 9th Avenue Bike Lane was partially paid for with federal funds awarded through the Transportation Enhancements program. Flickr/ K_Gradinger
Georgia Kral  |  March 8, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
With the transportation bill stalled in Washington, the future of funds for non-motorized transportation is unclear.
Solomon dives into the East River, shackled, in preparation for an escape. According to Solomon, figuring out how to connect with an audience is the key to staying relevant. Photo courtesy of Thomas Solomon.
Thomas Solomon  |  March 8, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
On March 18, NYPD officers will handcuff me, then I will be thrown into the New York Aquarium’s colossal observation tank and attempt to remove the restraints.
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March 8, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
I've been known to see two Broadway or off-Broadway plays in one day. I just saw something great at the Public Theater.
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