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Artistic statues mistaken for suicidal jumpers

“Event Horizons” art exhibit, by British artist Antony Gormley, places life-size statues atop buildings and on ledges — causing some New Yorkers to have 9/11 flashbacks.

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Soul-food diseases afflict black community

Cindy Pratt, like 1.3 million other black people, has diabetes. She was raised on soul food and thinks this has had a major effect on her health.

Abused immigrant women use art to help heal
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Abused immigrant women use art to help heal

The painting was actually a collage created by 8 women, who used the vibrant colors and figures to express their violent pasts and promising futures.

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Homeless find strength in spirituality

Faith in a higher power provides a constant source of strength to countless people living on the streets.

Doctors face dilemmas treating immigrant patients
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Doctors face dilemmas treating immigrant patients

Serving patients from all over the world presents two major obstacles — to overcome language barriers and to gain the trust of unauthorized immigrants worried about deportation.

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.