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Homeless find strength in spirituality

Faith in a higher power provides a constant source of strength to countless people living on the streets.

Doctors face dilemmas treating immigrant patients
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Doctors face dilemmas treating immigrant patients

Serving patients from all over the world presents two major obstacles — to overcome language barriers and to gain the trust of unauthorized immigrants worried about deportation.

Hard-court bike polo grows in popularity
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Hard-court bike polo grows in popularity

While polo is usually associated with high society and royalty, bike polo matches in Manhattan’s Lower East Side draw a more diverse following.

Aspiring actor serves drinks to bide time
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Aspiring actor serves drinks to bide time

Aspiring actor James Quinn wishes he were on stage instead of behind a bar. His days are spent at unsuccessful auditions and his nights are spent mixing drinks.

Art galleries thriving in Lower East Side
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Art galleries thriving in Lower East Side

As restaurants and retail shops throughout Manhattan close their doors for good, art galleries in the Lower East Side are thriving.

Black women turn to online dating for love
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Black women turn to online dating for love

According to a recent study by ABC news, about 42 percent of black women never have been married. So black women are turning to the Internet to find love.

East Village health center a model for success
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East Village health center a model for success

Amidst the fierce debate over what works when it comes to health care, for many patients, Ryan-NENA serves as a model for success.

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Big foot mystery on the Upper East Side

On an Upper East Side street stands a white, 3-foot plaster statute of a foot — and no one knows its purpose.

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Jackson Heights: Diverse and almost integrated

Jackson Heights is touted as New York City’s most diverse neighborhood. Residents relish the distinction, but some admit the community is not as integrated as it could be.

Chess pro challenges willing opponents
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Chess pro challenges willing opponents

Sweet Pea fell into the chess profession during the ’60s when he couldn’t find a job. He’d wander around the city’s chess shops, looking for a way to occupy his time.