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Brick and Mortar stores fight to survive

Artist rendering of American Dream Mall. courtesy of americandream.com   The days of big department stores with glittering windows and endless racks of product may be slowly coming to end. With a few clicks on a mobile phone, consumers can browse, buy, and ship the same product that could take several hours to find in a store. In the face of this […]

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Left in The Cold: NYCHA housing residents wait endlessly for repairs

Viviana Wrenn with her son at the Stebbins Avenue, Bronx, NYCHA development.  She rarely has heat  and the large windows let in a lot of cold air. Photo by Opheli Garcia Lawler   On Thanksgiving day, it was 22 degrees in New York City. It was the kind of cold that seeped through walls and drafted through windows. Viviana Wrenn […]

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Electronic Bikes, Scooters and Skateboards: A Dangerous Alternative for NYC Commuters

As transportation worsens in New York City, more citizens turn to utilizing electronic bicycles, scooters and skateboards. But, this leads residents facing different issues during their commutes. In 2017, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that the city would start cracking down on illegal Electric Bikes. He stated that e- bikes are a “real danger” and a “serious problem” when it comes to safety on the streets.

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Medical aid in dying debate rages in New York

Lynda and Kenny Holler cheer on their sons at the Bear Classic track race in October 2013, 10 months before Kenny passed away. Kenny continued to attend public events despite his tracheotomy. Photo courtesy of Lynda Holler. A debate over life and death is being waged in New York. As of 2018, New York has been considered one of the […]

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Recession rumors swirl as stock market plunges

Photo by Nick Youngson  http://www.nyphotographic.com/ Heightened economic uncertainty and expert predictions of another recession evoke images of bankers and stockbrokers in New York City carrying the contents of their desks despondently down Wall Street during the economic collapse of 2008. For Sioux Falls, South Dakota resident Amy Wentworth, reports of a future recession remind her of the most painful lessons […]

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Residents in This Newark Neighborhood Feel Neglected in Water Contamination Crisis

An old home in Newark’s Ironbound neighborhood. Many of the residences in this area are a century old or even older. Photo by Teddy Haines.   Walk due east from Newark Penn station, and you’ll pass through the close-knit working-class community known as the Ironbound. Once a major industrial hub, this neighborhood has become known for its heavy Spanish and […]

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Arts organizations give city kids a chance to experience theater

Students working with the Situation Project get a chance to shadow staff at the show. Photo courtesy of the Situation Project. For many students, after-school theatre club is a place of refuge. They become stage managers and costume designers; they are lead actresses and featured dancers. It’s an activity that lets them relieve stress, form friendships, and can lead to […]

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Mental health problems haunt the undocumented

According to the American Psychological Association, undocumented immigrants can experience depression and anxiety when migrating. They struggle with traumas like the fear of deportation, the effects of racial profiling, and the lack of social support. Without access to mental health services – they’re left to cope on their own.

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MTA Fare Hikes: The End of the Line

Death and taxes are inevitable, unfortunately so is yet another MTA fare hike. It looks like it will cost 25 more cents for a subway ride.

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Guidelines for dealing with clergy sexual abuse on hold

Survivors and advocates for reform in the Catholic Church are frustrated by the Vatican’s decision to delay any vote addressing clergy abuse until February.