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9/11 ceremony onlookers remember
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9/11 ceremony onlookers remember

Emmett Newton was driving his car in Lower Manhattan when he noticed smoke billowing into the sky. When he glanced over, he saw the two 110-story towers of the World Trade Center engulfed by flames. He sat and stared in disbelief until the first tower began to tumble down. “I saw a flash and heard a rumble,” he said, looking […]

Protestors speak out against development
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Protestors speak out against development

Dozens of Upper East Side residents want their voices heard. And for at least a few hours Saturday afternoon, they were — loud and clear. “Save our park! Stop Related!” they shouted in unison. Residents of Yorkville, a neighborhood in the Upper East Side, gathered at Ruppert Playground on East 92nd Street between Second and Third avenues on Sept. 12. […]

In healthcare debate, economy trumps race
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In healthcare debate, economy trumps race

Leaning against a table in a small, crowded room in Harlem, Janice Williams watched as President Obama spoke last night about his plan to reform healthcare. Williams, a retiree from Harlem, stood alongside nearly 50 other area residents who gathered at the Harlem Center for Change at Frederick Douglass Boulevard and 132 street, to hear the President’s speech. The people […]

Mets pack apples for the poor
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Mets pack apples for the poor

The Mets have not been able to give too much to their fans this season. Those who follow the team know all too well of the heartbreaking losses and nagging injuries the team has suffered, but yesterday, the Mets and Citi teamed up with City Harvest to re-pack thousands of apples for distribution to agencies who feed the hungry in […]

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Check-cashing store serves the poor

Sylvia Perez left her Harlem apartment with about $1,000 and made her way to the Lower East Side to “settle her business,” she said. Twice a month, she visits a check-cashing store at Eldridge Street and Houston Street to cash checks and buy money orders for her bills. “I never had enough money to put it in a bank,” said […]

Stimulus Boost for AIDS Organizations
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Stimulus Boost for AIDS Organizations

Housing Works is one of many nonprofit organizations for HIV/AIDS care around the country that are managing to tentatively ride out the economic crisis before the arrival of the economic stimulus package. Their second-hand bookstore in New York City’s SoHo area is a hot draw for lovers of inexpensive literature and has served as their own mini-bailout.

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Budget cuts hurt after-school programs

PS 64 receives funding from both the city and the state, but this past year, the program lost its state funding from the 21st Century Community Learning Center (CCLC).and as a result, the program lost of 80 of its 120 students and 21 of its 30 staff members.