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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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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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As temps drop, NYC’s homeless face chilling crisis

As the temperatures plunge, many of New York’s homeless are forced to face brutal freezing temperatures. Photo by Li Cohen Despite the freezing temperatures in New York City Brenda Sprankle,60, finds it safer to sleep on the streets than to go to a shelter. Photo by Li Cohen While New Yorkers scrambled to get indoors as single-digit temperatures sweep through […]

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Proposed subway fare hike frustrates commuters

Riders wait for the 1 train at the 96th Street Station on the Upper West Side. Photo by Caroline Aguirre   Last Thursday, the MTA board postponed their vote to increase Metrocard fares to $3. The board will cast their vote in February, leaving some New Yorkers irritated by the impending hike. “They’ve been increasing the fare at a steady pace, […]

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Federal employees get free food and metro card as second shutdown looms

Federal workers impacted by the government shutdown received help from the ‘Stand with Federal Workers’ event today at Brookdale Hospital Medical Center, where food and metro cards were provided. Photo by Julia Lee   Federal workers impacted by the recently ended 35-day shutdown, the longest government shutdown in U.S. history, received help from the ‘Stand with Federal Workers’ event yesterday […]

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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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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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The Auxiliary Police Force is a Different Way to Serve New Yorkers

Throughout Ronald Sussman’s life, joining law enforcement had always been an aspiration. Now, at the age of 66, Sussman is a member of the auxiliary police force, a volunteer organization that works with the NYPD. But, while Sussman gets to live out his dream of being in uniform, many New Yorkers have zero clue what the auxiliary force does and that it even exists.

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As Amazon moves in, New York’s homeless forced to move on

Long Island City’s skyline. Photo courtesy of Wikipedia Nestled between rising luxury apartments and the country’s largest public housing development lies the future home of Amazon’s new headquarters. For the low-income and homeless residents in Long Island City, the incoming business serves as a reminder of rampant gentrification and social injustice. Felix Guzman, 37, is homeless and has spent time […]

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NYC holiday season weather swings up and down

Skaters enjoy the Rockefeller Center Ice Rink Photo Courtesy of Wikipedia  The Monday after the coldest Thanksgiving in New York City in 147 years, it was a balmy 51 degrees in the city and raining. Despite the city’s effort to get into the holiday spirit, the rainy weather is putting a damper on the start of the season. “It’s kind […]