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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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David Howard King for Gotham Gazette's  |  October 28, 2011 3:50 PM | Comments
New York State has been without a functioning ethics watchdog for two months and change. Assembly members say it's time for the governor to act.
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City Hall News  |  October 28, 2011 11:06 AM | Comments
Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance Jr. is on hold from our list until the John Haggerty jury renders a verdict, and Mayor Bloomberg gave the Occupy Wall Street protesters a reprieve.
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John Farley and Bridget Leahy  |  October 28, 2011 4:00 AM | Updated: October 31, 2011 3:45 PM | 3 Comments

On Oct. 31, Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced that the city received seven proposals to build Applied Sciences, a new innovative tech campus. Here’s a comparison of the top contenders.

Fourth graders Ralick Wiggins, left, and Khalil Colon, right, jump rope during a physical education class at P.S. 57 in New York, Oct. 2007. Both participate in the Mighty Milers, a fitness program for youngsters run by the New York Road Runners Foundation in more than 100 New York City schools. AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews
Peg Tyre  |  October 27, 2011 1:52 PM | Comments
Where and how to educate your child is one of the most significant decisions you’ll ever make on your child’s behalf. Here's what you need to look for when you tour a new school.
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Daniel T. Allen  |  October 27, 2011 1:38 PM | 2 Comments
New York's armories once served as depots, parade grounds and social clubs for National Guardsmen. Today, they host sporting events, fashion shows and art installations. VIDEO
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October 27, 2011 1:30 PM | Comments
A Bay Ridge Palestinian restaurant where the dishes are authentic and the owner runs the kitchen.
At 224 Spencer St., the building is wrapped in white-and-blue paper siding, making it look like a present that was never gifted. Neighbors say the house has been in this state for more than a year. New York World/
Alice Brennan for The New York World  |  October 27, 2011 10:41 AM | Comments
The arrest of top New York City housing officials may have exposed a network of fraud in Department of Housing Preservation and Development programs. City Hall News reports.
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Christina Knight for NYC ARTS  |  October 27, 2011 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
New York City's jazz musicians offer their top recommendations for off-the-beaten path jazz venues.VIDEO
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Bridget Leahy and Sam Lewis  |  October 27, 2011 4:00 AM | Comments
An iPhone finger-painter shares his latest collection of New York City inspired images. VIDEO
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Bridget Leahy  |  October 26, 2011 3:51 PM | 1 Comment
Learn about the life of a professional pumpkin carver and get some tips on how to improve your own carving skills.
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