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Jewish neighborhood copes with change
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Jewish neighborhood copes with change

The Hasidic Jewish community in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, faces increased rents and encroaching development.

Few vendors remain in historic market
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Few vendors remain in historic market

These days, Jose Cintron doesn’t carve as much pork as he used to. He doesn’t even have enough customers to keep his hands dirty.

Port Richmond confronts racial tensions
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Port Richmond confronts racial tensions

Several attacks on immigrants in Port Richmond, a Staten Island neighborhood, have forced the community to address racial tensions.

“Love in” promotes LGBT equality
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“Love in” promotes LGBT equality

Gay group holds “love-in” in Times Square to promote equality and tolerance.

Sick leave bill sparks rally
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Sick leave bill sparks rally

According to The Bureau of Labor, 37 percent of the lowest-income workers in the New York City area can’t take a single day off and get paid.

To protest domestic abuse, a 7-mile march
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To protest domestic abuse, a 7-mile march

Domestic violence survivors, some wearing wedding veils, and anti-abuse advocates marched 7 miles through the Bronx.

Activists: ‘Save your plastic bottles’
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Activists: ‘Save your plastic bottles’

Every year, New Yorkers throw away 25,059 tons of recyclable plastic bottles in their household garbage, environmental activists say.

Retirement home residents protest wars
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Retirement home residents protest wars

Residents of a Manhattan retirement home protested the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq on Saturday.

Eight months later, little relief in Haiti
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Eight months later, little relief in Haiti

Eight months after an earthquake devastated Haiti, millions are still suffering, protesters said at a Saturday rally.

After city layoffs, rats abound in Queens
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After city layoffs, rats abound in Queens

After city layoffs that slashed 75 percent of exterminators, some residents say they noticed an increase in rats in Queens.