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For some commuters, subway travel is complicated

According to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, out of the 427 stations in New York City, only 114 are accessible.

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Undocumented students seek help from schools

New York University has a website focused on assisting undocumented students. Without a pathway to citizenship and ICE arrests still rising, some undocumented students are seeking help from their schools amid their fear of deportation. New York University’s Immigration Defense Initiative, provides free legal support and advice for immigrant students, faculty, and their family members. Frances Dàvila, Staff Attorney of […]

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New Yorkers celebrate Amazon backing out of LIC deal

Entwined in a four-foot-high pile of trash facing the Upper East Side sat a deformed delivery box with undeterminable stains, gaping holes, and an Amazon logo frowning at Long Island City. After only three months, Amazon backed out of their highly-anticipated deal to build a new headquarters, dubbed HQ2, in Long Island City. While many are crediting local politicians for […]

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Taxis and rideshare drivers outraged by new fees

It’s been a week since New York City implemented its new surcharges for taxi and rideshare services, and drivers and riders alike are unhappy.

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Irvington High School seniors are football standouts

Irvington linebacker Nashawn Brooks poses with his mother after signing his letter of intent to Wagner College. Brooks is also an All- County wrestler and finished top three in his section. Photo by Chinedu Onyemaobi As thousands of high school seniors signed their letter of intent on National Signing Day, Irvington High School stands out. While the public school is […]

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MDC activists continue to protest inhumane conditions at the jail

A protester holding a sign in front of prison guards at the front of the Metropolitan Detention Center on February 3, 2019. By Opheli García Lawler.   Metropolitan Detention Center is in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. It’s right next to the East River, and when it is cold in the city, this area is even colder. But it that hasn’t stopped […]

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Housing projects residents find community despite harsh living conditions

The Ingersoll project’s Garden of Eden grows fruits and vegetables during the warmer months. Photo by Teddy Haines. Nestled into a compact segment of South Brooklyn, the Raymond V. Ingersoll Housing project is encircled by more prosperous neighborhoods. The Metrotech Center sits directly across Flatbush Avenue to the west, alongside NYU’s Tandon School of Engineering. But now, the Ingersoll Houses […]

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Anti-Abortion Catholics divided on excommunicating Cuomo

Many anti-abortion Catholics began calling for Governor Andrew Cuomo’s excommunication after the Reproductive Healthcare Act passed through the New York state legislature on January 22. But not all Catholics, both leaders and laity, agree on excommunicating the governor. Concerns range from political repercussions from the governor to hurting the Church’s reputation. On both sides of the debate, church leaders are publically sharing their opinion.

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Legal weed in New York could be a downer for some

Products like weed and cannabis oil, pictured, are just some of the ones available for purchase through New York’s black market dealers. Photo by Zachary Devita. New York state is on the cusp of legalizing marijuana. While there are promises of billions of tax revenue for the state, many advocates are still weary of the proposed legislation. Nancy Udell, a […]

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Changes to east river park renovation have residents up in arms

The John V. Lindsay East River Park is facing a four year closure for renovations. Photo by Samantha Springer.   In the dog days of summer, the John V. Lindsay East River Park is a hub of activity. The air of the long strip of land that borders the east side of Manhattan from 12th Street to Pier 36 is […]