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Candidate’s supporters debate race
Politics

Candidate’s supporters debate race

For every black supporter of Liu who feels there’s no escaping race in this year’s election, there was someone like Shirley Crosson, from Bedford Stuyvesant, who clings to this ideal of an elusive post-racial America, clutching the gold Jewish pendant around her neck.

“I don’t see color,” Crosson said. “I’m black, and I wear a Mezuzah, hey!”

News / Video

Chinese protestors unite against persecution

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

Makeup artists raise awareness
Features

Makeup artists raise awareness

Eye shadow, blush and powder are used to educate women about the disease.

LGBT job fair draws thousands
Business

LGBT job fair draws thousands

Nearly 3,000 members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered community at the third annual Out to Work event on Sept. 17. Sponsored by the LGBT Community Center and the Greenwich Village-Chelsea Chamber of Commerce, it is the largest LGBT job fair in the Northeast.

Business / Politics

Health-care debate rages on

Business owners in the audience argued both sides of the debate and even offered solutions, though the diversity of opinions given at Wednesday’s chamber meeting in Queens is as diverse as the borough itself.

9/11 ceremony onlookers remember
News

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
News

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
News / Politics

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 […]

Mets pack apples for the poor
News

Mets pack apples for the poor

The Mets have not been able to give too much to their fans this season. Those who follow the team know all too well of the heartbreaking losses and nagging injuries the team has suffered, but yesterday, the Mets and Citi teamed up with City Harvest to re-pack thousands of apples for distribution to agencies who feed the hungry in […]

Eco-friendly products may not be so different
Business

Eco-friendly products may not be so different

All-purpose cleaners at six dollars and $12 a pop for laundry detergent means consumers are paying more for products that experts say may not be that different from their Clorox counterparts.