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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.

Nigerian cadet excels at West Point
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Nigerian cadet excels at West Point

There’s one question no cadet escapes, according to Michael Njokuobi, a senior at West Point Military Academy: “Unless you come from a military family, everyone here gets asked why they joined the military.”

NYC Marathon: ‘The real winners’
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NYC Marathon: ‘The real winners’

Long after the elite runners had finished, the floodlights had been dimmed and the crowds had thinned to nothing, the last runners in the New York City Marathon streamed across the finish line, one by one, late Sunday night. Ten hours after the race had begun, and eight hours after the winner claimed his medal, Dave Fraser, a 42-year-old living […]

NYC Marathon: A first-time runner
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NYC Marathon: A first-time runner

Thousands of veteran and first-time marathon runners rode the ferry from the Staten Island Station in Manhattan to Staten Island, where shuttle buses took them to the start at Verrazano Bridge.

NYC Marathon: Ethiopian pride
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NYC Marathon: Ethiopian pride

While most fans standing at the finish line of the New York City Marathon kept their eyes fixed on the runners, Terguame Haddis and Selome Argaw couldn’t keep their eyes off each other.

NYC Marathon: Embracing community
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NYC Marathon: Embracing community

Droves of residents and local business owners gathered on both sides of Bay Ridge’s Fourth Avenue to cheer on the athletes.

NYC Marathon: ‘Team for Kids’
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NYC Marathon: ‘Team for Kids’

Andrew Wint stood on Lafayette Avenue in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn, on Sunday as the New York City marathon runners rushed by. He scoured the crowd searching for those wearing neon-yellow jerseys matching the one he wore.

NYC Marathon: What’s left behind
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NYC Marathon: What’s left behind

Marathoners know how to run, but they also know how to leave behind a mess. Fortunately, cleanup teams know how to get rid of it.