Articles written by: Razi Syed

Razi Syed

Wrongly convicted getting a second chance at life
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Wrongly convicted getting a second chance at life

But the road to recovery, after decades in prison, is hard.

George Washington Bridge haunted by suicides
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George Washington Bridge haunted by suicides

On average, the bridge is the site of a suicide attempt every 3.5 days

Homeless and drug addicted
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Homeless and drug addicted

Jose Ramirez, 36, stands alongside the Trans-Manhattan Expressway in Washington Heights. Ramirez, a heroin addict, is among several thousand of New York’s homeless population that choose to live on the streets instead of entering the shelter system. Photo by Razi Syed.   Around 6 p.m. on a breezy overcast Saturday evening, Jose Ramirez was getting ready to pick up the […]

On the front line of the heroin epidemic in Washington Heights
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On the front line of the heroin epidemic in Washington Heights

Bailey has seen first-hand what a syringe program can do to improve the lives of drug users, having started his involvement in the Corner Project in 2006 as a homeless IV cocaine user.

New Yorkers share hopes, fears at anti-Trump art installation
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New Yorkers share hopes, fears at anti-Trump art installation

Since Trump was inaugurated, 11 days ago, performance artists Shia LaBeouf, Nastja Säde Rönkkö and Luke Turner have asked members of the public to stand in front of the text and chant, ‘he will not divide us,’ for as long as they wish. A mounted camera, located just below the text, livestreams the activity at hewillnotdivide.us

NYC Muslims cope with spike in hate crimes following presidential election
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NYC Muslims cope with spike in hate crimes following presidential election

New York City may be a multicultural melting pot with residents coming from all corners of the world, but it hasn’t been immune from attacks on Muslims.

NYC Marathon: Waiting for Dad
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NYC Marathon: Waiting for Dad

Morales has traveled with his father around the world to run in marathons. He said standing among the crowd and encouraging his father as he ran was the most enjoyable part of the race.

Another nasty presidential debate
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Another nasty presidential debate

After Donald Trump threatened to prosecute his opponent and Hillary Clinton seized on a vulgar taped conversation Trump had to make her case against him during the second debate, the final debate was bound to get tumultuous.

Hundreds march  to close Rikers Island
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Hundreds march to close Rikers Island

The prison currently houses roughly 8,000 people, the majority of whom are Black or Latino.

War, censorship explored at Brooklyn Book Festival
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War, censorship explored at Brooklyn Book Festival

The Brooklyn Book Festival, which has been held annually since 2006.