An Indian haven in the middle of Chinatown

    An Indian haven in the middle of Chinatown

    South of the Main Street and Roosevelt Avenue intersection, the bustling commercial epicenter of Flushing’s Chinatown, stands an unlikely survivor in the digital era.

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    A month after being mugged, her lips remain sealed

    A month after being mugged, her lips remain sealed

    A month ago, Helen Lopez, 55, was a confident, street-smart, native New Yorker who had recently relocated to Mott Haven, where she rents a loft apartment in a historical building.

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    Mobile temple provides cultural, emotional healing for non-religious Jews

    Mobile temple provides cultural, emotional healing for non-religious Jews

    Margot Strunin squealed with delight as she admired the picture on her Blackberry of Rabbi Levi Baumgarten giving her a blessing on the Jewish harvest holiday of Sukkot.

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    Confronting asthma in East Harlem

    Confronting asthma in East Harlem

    The newly opened asthma center in East Harlem set an ambitious goal for itself: to cut in half the number of asthma hospitalizations in the neighborhood by the end of the year.

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    Animals gather for a blessing

    Animals gather for a blessing

    On a cold Sunday morning, as the Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine opened its doors on 112th and Amsterdam, a different kind of crowd lined up to enter. Some had furry coats, others had slimy skin and a few even had horns. It seemed like Noah’s ark had landed on the steps of the world’s largest Gothic cathedral.

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    Uncovering Chinatown's culinary treasures

    Uncovering Chinatown’s culinary treasures

    Tourists from as far as Belgium and near as Long Island huddled around the window of the tiny Fried Dumpling eatery on Mosco Street in Chinatown. They were captivated as they watched three immigrants from mainland China roll out rice flour dough for hundreds of dumplings—just $1 for five pieces.

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