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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
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
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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.

Baby Multiplicity
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Baby Multiplicity

Discovering you are pregnant with triplets or more is becoming increasingly unlikely as U.S. fertility clinics, responding to government pressure, are reducing the amount of high-order multiple pregnancies induced by drugs or by treatments such as in vitro fertilization.

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Check-cashing store serves the poor

Sylvia Perez left her Harlem apartment with about $1,000 and made her way to the Lower East Side to “settle her business,” she said. Twice a month, she visits a check-cashing store at Eldridge Street and Houston Street to cash checks and buy money orders for her bills. “I never had enough money to put it in a bank,” said […]

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It’s better than organic — it’s biochar

A new breed of charcoal could be the answer to healthier food and more environmentally conscious agriculture.

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Boutique offers clothing, training, hope

Bottomless Closet is a non-profit organization that helps disadvantaged women in New York and other cities with interview skills, career development and, most importantly, clothes.

Stimulus Boost for AIDS Organizations
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Stimulus Boost for AIDS Organizations

Housing Works is one of many nonprofit organizations for HIV/AIDS care around the country that are managing to tentatively ride out the economic crisis before the arrival of the economic stimulus package. Their second-hand bookstore in New York City’s SoHo area is a hot draw for lovers of inexpensive literature and has served as their own mini-bailout.

No Gluts, No Glory
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No Gluts, No Glory

Call it sport or entertainment, competitive eating isn’t for the weak-stomached.