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

Tucked away in small corners and on empty lots of the concrete jungle, are tiny havens of greenery – New […]

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NY high maternal mortality rates lead to legislation

The bill, which is expected to be signed into law this year, will establish a Maternal Mortality Review Board that promises to “review maternal mortality and morbidity, analyze their causes and disseminate strategies for reducing the risks.” 

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East Village eyesore’s future remains uncertain

Before it was a cracking, boarded-up shell, the former school building was used as a community center of sorts.

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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.   […]

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Protestors march for immigrant rights fighter who faces deportation

#IStandWithRavi signs are popular amid the crowd gathered outside the US Customs Court and Federal Building Monday morning. They were […]

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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 […]

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Black Friday is dip for brick and mortar stores

Sales are up online and down in stores.

Special Report: Midterm Elections 2018

Christians look to their faith to help them vote

The congregation at Vox Veniae bows their heads to pray during a Sunday service. Photo by Samantha Springer. Some Christians […]

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Protesting Trump with buttons

“It’s a matter of protesting,” said Rossen. “And what the hell, let’s make a little money, too. Anything to blow off steam.”

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Fashion Show gives Faces to the Homeless

"I was wrong," she said. "It’s not that easy to judge who they are.”