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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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Proposed subway fare hike frustrates commuters

Riders wait for the 1 train at the 96th Street Station on the Upper West Side. Photo by Caroline Aguirre   Last Thursday, the MTA board postponed their vote to increase Metrocard fares to $3. The board will cast their vote in February, leaving some New Yorkers irritated by the impending hike. “They’ve been increasing the fare at a steady pace, […]

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Abortion fight will continue in NYS despite new reproductive law

Edward Mechmann, Director of Public Policy at the Archdiocese of New York, was the keynote speaker at Human Life Review’s Anti-Abortion event yesterday at Tuttles Bar & Grill. Photo by Maggie Garred The anti-abortion agenda lost a battle on the anniversary of Roe v. Wade when New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the Reproductive Healthcare Act on January 22nd, but […]

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Kamala Harris Sparks Hope for Women of Color

Kamala Harris is the second African American woman and first Asian American to run for president.   Since announcing her plan to run for president in 2020, Kamala Harris has gained nationwide attention, particularly among black women voters. “As a black women, and also as a biracial black women, looking at her there is so much that I identify with,” […]

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College journalism programs are hopeful despite massive job cuts

Columbia School of Journalism   On January 24, Buzzfeed, Huffington Post and several other American digital media outlets announced massive, company-wide layoffs – a total of 1000 jobs would be disintegrated. The layoffs were chilling to witness; Twitter soon flooded with messages from well established journalists and columnists, all of them announcing that they were now out of work and […]

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Federal employees get free food and metro card as second shutdown looms

Federal workers impacted by the government shutdown received help from the ‘Stand with Federal Workers’ event today at Brookdale Hospital Medical Center, where food and metro cards were provided. Photo by Julia Lee   Federal workers impacted by the recently ended 35-day shutdown, the longest government shutdown in U.S. history, received help from the ‘Stand with Federal Workers’ event yesterday […]

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Commuters worry over sudden change of L train plans

The Grand Street subway  and L train stop will still host commuters since the 15 month shutdown was averted. Photo by Sam Eagan In early January, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that the 15-month long L train shutdown would not go forward, curtailing years of planning and potentially halting the disruption of 250,000 riders. But some L train riders […]

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Protestors march for immigrant rights fighter who faces deportation

#IStandWithRavi signs are popular amid the crowd gathered outside the US Customs Court and Federal Building Monday morning. They were there in support of  Ravi Ragbir, an immigrant rights worker who is facing deportation. Photo by Samantha Springer.   Friends and supporters of Ravi Ragbir gathered on the front steps of the Federal Plaza in Lower Manhattan yesterday morning to stand […]

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Left in The Cold: NYCHA housing residents wait endlessly for repairs

Viviana Wrenn with her son at the Stebbins Avenue, Bronx, NYCHA development.  She rarely has heat  and the large windows let in a lot of cold air. Photo by Opheli Garcia Lawler   On Thanksgiving day, it was 22 degrees in New York City. It was the kind of cold that seeped through walls and drafted through windows. Viviana Wrenn […]

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Electronic Bikes, Scooters and Skateboards: A Dangerous Alternative for NYC Commuters

As transportation worsens in New York City, more citizens turn to utilizing electronic bicycles, scooters and skateboards. But, this leads residents facing different issues during their commutes. In 2017, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that the city would start cracking down on illegal Electric Bikes. He stated that e- bikes are a “real danger” and a “serious problem” when it comes to safety on the streets.