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Second Avenue subway causes strife
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Second Avenue subway causes strife

Residents are losing their homes and stores are losing business to the $4.5 billion subway, which will run along Second Avenue from 96th Street to 63rd Street and open in 2017.

Bilingual education imperative to many NYC schools
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Bilingual education imperative to many NYC schools

In this bilingual class, at the children are taught shapes, colors and numbers in English and their native languages. The program is one of hundreds of government-funded initiatives in New York City to help teach English to children who do not speak the language.

Luxury hotel and homeless shelter co-exist in East Village
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Luxury hotel and homeless shelter co-exist in East Village

“It’s strange bedfellows,” said Wayne Pete, a janitor at Project Renewal. “But that’s the pulse of the city. We all have to learn to co-exist.”

South Bronx housing projects help struggling residents
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South Bronx housing projects help struggling residents

The Bronx Parent Housing Network, a non-profit organization, runs four housing facilities in the South Bronx community, each one designed to meet the needs of the homeless population.

Luxury condos take over Fort Greene neighborhood
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Luxury condos take over Fort Greene neighborhood

During the last two years, Vincent Fonseca has watched the condos erupt from the ground and dwarf the housing project where he was born and has lived for decades.

Latina teen pregnancy troubling in Bronx
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Latina teen pregnancy troubling in Bronx

At Rosanna Herrara’s high school in the Bronx, the sex talk came too late for some girls in her health-education class.

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The Forgotten Navajo: People in need

Navajo Nation is rich in highly sought-after natural resources, such as coal and uranium, which has proven to be both a blessing and a curse.

Community fears losing legal aid
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Community fears losing legal aid

Amid chants of “one, two, three, I want my lawyer close to me!” the crowd outside of the LSC headquarters fought against the proposal they fear might place free legal assistance just outside of their reach.

Garden tackles childhood hunger
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Garden tackles childhood hunger

Being able to crave salty, sweet or spicy food is a privilege. One in every six children in the U.S. will go to bed hungry tonight. About 12.4 million children nationwide are all too familiar with hunger, malnutrition and malnourishment.

Mexican immigrants face economic hardships
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Mexican immigrants face economic hardships

Many Mexican immigrants in the United States are finding it harder than ever to make ends meet.