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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.

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Chinese protestors unite against persecution

Falun Gong practitioners protested persecution in China at the 64th United Nations General Assembly.

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 […]