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Tenant president stands up for residents
Odell Pamias, 67, is the president of the tenant association at Jacob Riis Houses, a public housing development in the East Village that is home to 4,305 residents.
Hard-court bike polo grows in popularity
While polo is usually associated with high society and royalty, bike polo matches in Manhattan’s Lower East Side draw a more diverse following.
Bangladeshi immigrant grooms future leaders
Muhammad Rashid sought to fill his debt of gratitude to the U.S. by grooming future leaders, helping them pass New York City’s Specialized High School Exam.
East Village health center a model for success
Amidst the fierce debate over what works when it comes to health care, for many patients, Ryan-NENA serves as a model for success.
Lower East Side slowly losing its charm
Now more than ever, store owners and residents in the Lower East Side fear growing numbers of affluent middle-class transplants are threatening the area’s unique character.
Chess pro challenges willing opponents
Sweet Pea fell into the chess profession during the '60s when he couldn’t find a job. He’d wander around the city’s chess shops, looking for a way to occupy his time.
Haiti Earthquake: Worry triggers involvement
When the Louis family learned their Haitian relatives home collapsed on top of them, they took action.
Educators reach out to children of all abilities
Three women started their own independent school, named The Ideal School. Dedicated to creating an inclusive learning environment, co-founders worked with education experts to balance the needs of all children.
The Forgotten Navajo: To live is to die
Pavement Pieces reporter Elizabeth Wagner visits Navajo people living with the aftermath of uranium contamination.
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