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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.

Haiti Earthquake: Veteran reporter speaks on disaster
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Haiti Earthquake: Veteran reporter speaks on disaster

It was sheer devastation, and USA Today national reporter Marisol Bello witnessed it all.

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Haiti Earthquake: Benefit concert promotes hope

While some chose to send money or texts to contribute, Save the Children thought of a different way: host a star-studded benefit concert.

Haiti Earthquake: A store owner tries to help
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Haiti Earthquake: A store owner tries to help

Yvens Brizard, a native of Haiti, plans to travel to Haiti in the next couple of days to aid an orphanage, where more than 150 children are starving.

Homeless enclave hides along Jersey cliff
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Homeless enclave hides along Jersey cliff

Carmen Maysonet won her slice of the skyline the hard way. She became homeless for the first time a year ago, and she now resides among a hidden community of cliff dwellers on land bordering Jersey City, Union City and Hoboken.

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Subway musicians embrace unconventional performance

While subway musicians view themselves as playing outside the box, they have a hierarchy all their own.

Trangendered woman lives with HIV
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Trangendered woman lives with HIV

It is estimated that 56 percent of African-American male-to-females tested positive for HIV, double the estimated rate of HIV infection in the entire MTF transgender community.

Orthodox Jewish communities sweep abuse under rug
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Orthodox Jewish communities sweep abuse under rug

One in four women in the United States will suffer domestic violence in her lifetime. But for the Orthodox Jewish community, the secretive way they handle it differs from the norm.