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After cuts, rat problems in E. Village could worsen
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After cuts, rat problems in E. Village could worsen

The health department plans to reduce the number of pest control aides by almost 70 percent, and East Village residents fear rat infestations might increase.

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Transgender activists, Jersey tabloid at odds

Transgender activists are outraged over a recent report in the Jersey Journal, a Jersey City-based tabloid, about the prostitution arrest of Coy Gordon of West New York.

Hard-court bike polo grows in popularity
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Hard-court bike polo grows in popularity

While polo is usually associated with high society and royalty, bike polo matches in Manhattan’s Lower East Side draw a more diverse following.

Muslim immigrants struggle with domestic abuse
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Muslim immigrants struggle with domestic abuse

Mollah was a victim of domestic violence for two decades. As a Muslim immigrant from Indonesia, she knew no one in New York City she could turn to for help.

Mexican-Americans urged to respond to Census
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Mexican-Americans urged to respond to Census

The last time the census came to town, research estimates only half of the city’s Mexican-American residents — the third largest Latino group — were counted.

City’s public hospitals might see $370-million in cuts
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City’s public hospitals might see $370-million in cuts

Under Paterson’s proposed budget, the HHC would see its funding slashed by $370 million. The cut would come at a time when more uninsured New Yorkers than ever are using the city’s public hospitals.

Aspiring actor serves drinks to bide time
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Aspiring actor serves drinks to bide time

Aspiring actor James Quinn wishes he were on stage instead of behind a bar. His days are spent at unsuccessful auditions and his nights are spent mixing drinks.

Art galleries thriving in Lower East Side
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Art galleries thriving in Lower East Side

As restaurants and retail shops throughout Manhattan close their doors for good, art galleries in the Lower East Side are thriving.

Black women turn to online dating for love
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Black women turn to online dating for love

According to a recent study by ABC news, about 42 percent of black women never have been married. So black women are turning to the Internet to find love.

Council: City’s jobless need better resources
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Council: City’s jobless need better resources

Council members expressed concerns that city agencies geared toward growing the economy and stamping out unemployment were not in lockstep with each other.