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2019

Title X marks the spot where New Yorkers need help, advocates say

SoHo used to be one of the few places in New York City that Clara Williams felt safe walking through. But as she neared the Planned Parenthood clinic on Bleecker Street one Saturday morning in 2016, the hot pink letters of her safe oasis disappeared behind a kaleidoscope of anti-abortion signs and pamphlets swirling in front of her eyes.

As STEM field grows in NYC, black representation declines

As a child, John-Charles “JC” Baucom envisioned himself becoming a sage of mysticism. He foresaw a magical wand, cauldron boiling over with potions, and the power to throw fireballs and summon lightning bolts. As he got older, Baucom realized wizardry is not a career that offers real-world benefits, so he decided to trade his wand for a college degree, his cauldron for glass beakers, and his potions for the passion that led him to a dynamic field in chemistry.

Homeless LGBTQ college students in NYC major in survival

As he anxiously sat alone with a worn backpack in the library while groups of coffee-fueled students whispered about their weekend plans, Victor Manuel Markhoff kept his eyes lowered to his high-top Converse, focusing on the only subject he can afford to meticulously study — survival.

Staten Island seawall gets federal funding, construction to move forward

The proposed Staten Island seawall – a 5.3-mile barricade that will be part of a multi-use elevated promenade project – is slated to receive $400 million from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, officials said Tuesday.

SNAP benefits for March will be released early to ease lingering shutdown pain, Cuomo says

Twenty-one days after the federal government reopened, New Yorkers are still struggling to make up the so-called “SNAP gap” created by the longest government shutdown in U.S. history.

Long Island City business owners, workers, stunned by Amazon’s departure

Business owners and workers in Long Island City were still reeling Friday, one day after Amazon announced it would no longer build a headquarters in the Queens neighborhood.

All immigrants deserve driver’s licenses regardless of status, City Council says

Cheers of “Si se puede – Yes we can” echoed on the steps of City Hall Wednesday as City Council members and organizations urged the state to guarantee driver’s licenses for all, regardless of their immigration status. 


Bagatelle NYC serves taste of compassion with Valentine’s Day dessert

Google defends Waze police checkpoints as driver safety measure

Bronx hospital settles suit after illegally billing for rape exams

NYC youth in justice system showcase original music with Carnegie Hall

Black-owned businesses defying the odds of NYC gentrification

NYC weather: Freezing temperatures follow snow squall

TSA workers impacted by government shut down line up for City Harvest food distribution

Courier services in NYC often deliver problems, not packages

Hate crime charges sought in deadly Sheepshead Bay hammer attack

How the government shutdown impacted NYC: Airports, museums and more

DREAM Act latest progressive bill to pass NY Senate

Brooklyn brothers behind Blankets of Hope seek to help 10,000 homeless people

NYC Women’s March signs bring the sass, in art form

8 things to know about Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand

NoHo, SoHo residents and business owners to be included in city planning process

How the government shutdown impacts NYC: MTA, museums and more