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A different reality for the city’s minorities after 9/11

Alam said Muslim women  in his community, including his mother, were afraid of wearing their Hijab out in public for years after 9/11. 

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NYC Fire Museum holds 9/11 memorial service

The 9/11 memorial at NYC Fire Museum is a permanent exhibition designed by Jude Amsel to commemorate the 343 firefighters lost on September 11, 2001. The center of the room is a memorial made of black marbles and tiles with the names and pictures of the individual firefighters. Photo by Shiyu Xu   The New York City Fire Museum marked […]

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Dancers pay tribute to 9/11

The Table of Silence Project 9/11, conceived and choreographed by Jacqulyn Buglisi, began in 2011. It’s  dedicated to “all who suffer from oppression of freedom and the tragedy of war” and photojournalist Bill Biggart, who died in the twin towers.

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In the Face of Tragedy, Volunteers Bring Life to 9/11 Anniversary

The packaged food will be donated to City Harvest, reaching about 1.2 million people, and about ten thousand meals will be sent to victims of Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas.

Business

NYC paid vacation bill could be a big burden on small businesses

Mayor Bill de Blasio at a campaign event. Photo courtesy of Creative Commons. Getting paid to go on vacation might seem like a win-win situation. But in New York City, a new policy proposal by Mayor Bill de Blasio has sparked a conversation about who loses out when paid time off becomes a requirement. New York City could soon be […]

Features / Video

9th Street Community Garden is a haven in the East Village

9th Street Community Garden from Pavement Pieces on Vimeo. Tucked away in small corners and on empty lots of the concrete jungle, are tiny havens of greenery – New York City’s community gardens. In a city with more buildings than trees, these gardens have become important assets for residents. They provide the opportunity for people to explore gardening techniques and […]

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The Effects of Policing in Brownsville, Brooklyn

Even with a looser policy of policing in Brownsville, some residents agree that a strong police presence is needed for safety, but at the same time, that presence can be overbearing.

Audio / Features

Dominican women are saying yes to their curls

Some Dominican women are moving away from straight hair. They’re choosing to embrace their natural texture, which for most Dominicans are curls. They’re saying no to chemical relaxers or blowing out their hair.

Audio / Politics

Student Loan Forgiveness Debate at the forefront of NYU students mind’s

A comprehensive student loan forgiveness program that would allow most Americans to have up to $50,000 of debt forgiven by the government.

Politics

Activists push Democratic leadership on Green New Deal

Protesters block the entrances to Minority Leader Chuck Schumer’s Midtown Manhattan office. They  want to make a statement about their commitment to getting the Green New Deal passed. Photo by Emma Bolton. Environmental activists are still pressuring lawmakers to embrace the Green New Deal, despite that it has already been voted down in the Senate. While Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer […]