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Safe Injection Sites Stall in NYC

A syringe full of red blood sits on a concrete street barrier underneath an expressway off-ramp near 181st Street and Amsterdam Avenue in Washington Heights. Photo by Razi Syed.   In May 2018, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced four safe injection sites would be built across New York. Nearly a year later, while the opioid crisis rages on, the sites […]

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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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Homeless and drug addicted

Jose Ramirez, 36, stands alongside the Trans-Manhattan Expressway in Washington Heights. Ramirez, a heroin addict, is among several thousand of New York’s homeless population that choose to live on the streets instead of entering the shelter system. Photo by Razi Syed.   Around 6 p.m. on a breezy overcast Saturday evening, Jose Ramirez was getting ready to pick up the […]

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A second chance for formerly incarcerated women

The WPA helps women reunite with their children, find employment, and reestablish themselves after leaving the criminal justice system.

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State of Baltimore

The staff of Pavement Pieces, traveled to Baltimore for a 3-day multimedia project.

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Philadelphia Life: The Golden Block fights to revitalize in the face of urban ills

Amanda Plasencia report’s from Philadelphia’s “El Bloque de Oro” a Latino community that faces stiff economic pressures and battles the ills of drug addiction and high levels of crime.