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New Yorkers celebrate Amazon backing out of LIC deal

Entwined in a four-foot-high pile of trash facing the Upper East Side sat a deformed delivery box with undeterminable stains, gaping holes, and an Amazon logo frowning at Long Island City. After only three months, Amazon backed out of their highly-anticipated deal to build a new headquarters, dubbed HQ2, in Long Island City. While many are crediting local politicians for […]

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As temps drop, NYC’s homeless face chilling crisis

As the temperatures plunge, many of New York’s homeless are forced to face brutal freezing temperatures. Photo by Li Cohen Despite the freezing temperatures in New York City Brenda Sprankle,60, finds it safer to sleep on the streets than to go to a shelter. Photo by Li Cohen While New Yorkers scrambled to get indoors as single-digit temperatures sweep through […]

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As Amazon moves in, New York’s homeless forced to move on

Long Island City’s skyline. Photo courtesy of Wikipedia Nestled between rising luxury apartments and the country’s largest public housing development lies the future home of Amazon’s new headquarters. For the low-income and homeless residents in Long Island City, the incoming business serves as a reminder of rampant gentrification and social injustice. Felix Guzman, 37, is homeless and has spent time […]

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Protestors Strike Amazon Bookstores

NYC residents marched through the Amazon Bookstore on 34th Street Nov. 26 to protest Amazon’s decision to move one of its new headquarters to Long Island City in Queens.

Midterm Elections 2018

Florida’s opioid crisis forgotten in heated governor’s race

Angela Tennell keeps a photo of her son David Neering, who died of a drug overdose in 2016 after years or dealing with an opioid addiction. Photo by Li Cohen As red and blue waves continue clashing in Florida in the race for the governor’s mansion this November, a hurricane of people in the general public are fighting for the […]

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Trauma and anger fuel some women to fight against Kavanagh’s nomination

The Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN) reports that every year, nearly 400,000 children and adults are victims of sexual assault. As rampant as the issue is, only a handful – about six in 1,000 – perpetrators are sentenced to prison.

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Muslim community wins representation in state senate

He believes that being Muslim will simply add a diverse perspective to the state’s legislature.

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17 years later: The Brooklyn skyline remembers

As people watched, many were overwhelmed with the memories of being within the smoke that overtook the screen in front of them.