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Grappling With N Train Pain

Thursday, March 24th, 2016

Joseph McCoy used to board the N train directly at 18th Avenue, but now has to ride two stations back towards Coney Island before heading into Manhattan. Although the extra ride to Bay Parkway only takes a few minutes, the time gap between incoming trains usually tacks an additional 30 minutes onto his commute.

“I definitely get up earlier,” said McCoy, a high school student. “I need to get dressed faster, sleep a little less. It’s very annoying.”

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Saving Manhattan’s Chinatown

Monday, February 29th, 2016

In Manhattan’s most culturally distinct neighborhood, long-term residents are fighting for their way of life.

Xue Yu Zhu, 56, lives at 113 Madison Street in the heart of Chinatown, nestled between the Brooklyn Bridge and Manhattan Bridge. “The landlord wants to kick out all the Chinese people and rent to white people. So they’re always harassing the tenants,” said Zhu.

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Recipe for a Healthy Brownsville

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016

A cooking school and restaurant featuring healthy, locally grown food is looking to revolutionize the neighborhood’s food culture.

The yet-to-be-named school has leased space inside 69 Belmont Ave. — formerly home to a 99-cent store — and hopes to open by the fall. It’s now accepting applications from interested students, and will offer free tuition, organizers said.

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Beating Trump at His Own Game

Friday, January 29th, 2016

Late last fall, an app designed to block news about Donald Trump debuted. Now as his presidential campaign forges on into 2016, small-time developers are turning their efforts to Trump-inspired games: Dump on Trump, Trumpealo, and Trump Flappy Hair. There’s even Derrota a Trump, Spanish for “defeat Trump.”

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Flap Over Street Naming

Friday, December 11th, 2015

A Dog’s Life in Queens

Tuesday, December 1st, 2015

Arthur Ave. Xmas Tree Lights Out

Saturday, November 28th, 2015

AudioFiles: Rituals

Wednesday, November 25th, 2015

Help Lags, Long After Sandy

Monday, November 23rd, 2015