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Rikers Island: Reform Comes Slowly

Rikers Island: Reform Comes Slowly

An increase in violence at Rikers Island Correctional Facility over the last decade has sparked a wave of initiatives and reforms by the de Blasio administration.

Robots Are Coming

Robots Are Coming

The RoboUniverse Conference and Expo has become an epicenter for ideas and strategies related to the use of robotics in industry and education.…

Hair Braiders Face Growing Competition

Hair Braiders Face Growing Competition

Many immigrants make a good living working as hair braiders, but the competition has grown along with the number of Africans in New York City.…

New Yorkers Rally for Freddie Gray in Harlem

New Yorkers Rally for Freddie Gray in Harlem

Around 200 people gathered on West 125th street on May 2 to protest the death of Gray, a 25-year-old black man from Baltimore.…

Nepalese Rally for Earthquake Victims

Nepalese Rally for Earthquake Victims

A prayer and fundraiser for the victims of the Nepal earthquake was held April 26 in Diversity Plaza in Jackson Heights, Queens.…

New York Family Wins 5th Spelling Bee

New York Family Wins 5th Spelling Bee

Srinath Mahankali, 11, won the Daily News New York City Spelling Bee like his brother before him.…

Happy Land 25th Anniversary

Happy Land 25th Anniversary

A jilted lover, matches and a dollar’s worth of gasoline led to one of the worst mass murders…

Explosion Rocks the East Village

Explosion Rocks the East Village

A devastating explosion kills 2 and levels several buildings on 2nd Avenue.…

Shooting and Murder Rates Higher in 2015

Shooting and Murder Rates Higher in 2015

Despite a decline in overall crime rates since 2001, shootings and murders are on the rise in New…

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