In this Feb. 20 photo, protesters attend a rally in Brooklyn, New York, in support of former NYPD police officer Peter Liang, who was convicted of manslaughter for the 2014 shooting death of Akai Gurley. Craig Ruttle/AP hide caption

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ISO 2 Affordable Bedrooms In NYC? Good Luck With That
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A New York judge has ruled that items like Panera's Bacon Turkey Bravo Sandwich on Tomato Basil bread, which contains 2,850 milligrams of sodium, require a warning label. Jesse Grant/Getty Images for IMG hide caption

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Lily Cheung teaches Mandarin to Greg Wong (left), Lt. Charles Flores (right) and other New York City firefighters, EMTs and paramedics at an old firehouse. The city is predicting that Chinese residents are likely to become New York's largest immigrant group in the next few years. Hansi Lo Wang/NPR hide caption

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For NYC Firefighters Learning Mandarin, Service Starts With 'Ni Hao'
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Relatives Of Deceased Push For More Access To NYC Potter's Field
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Relatives Of Deceased Push For More Access To NYC Potter's Field
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Patrons of the the New World Mall in Flushing ride the escalator from the food court. The Queens neighborhood has become a hot spot for northern Chinese immigrants in the past few years. The trend has brought a cultural wave of influence on the food and business markets in the community. Cameron Robert/NPR hide caption

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Leaving China's North, Immigrants Redefine Chinese In New York
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Sources tell NPR that former New York City Michael Bloomberg is seriously considering launching an independent bid for the White House. Thibault Camus/AP hide caption

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Anti-gun groups and state officials joined New Yorkers Against Gun Violence to mark the sixth month anniversary of the Newtown massacre on the steps of New York City Hall in 2013. Bebeto Matthews/AP hide caption

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Gun Stocks Up, But Activists Move To Expand Anti-Investment Push
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A resilient tunnel plug inflates during a test. The new technology was created to try to keep New York City subways from flooding. Joel Rose/NPR hide caption

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To Flood-Proof Subways, N.Y. Looks At Everything From Plugs To Sheets
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Boyhood Encounter With UFO Inspired Art That Soared Around The World
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The church of Our Lady Queen of Angels in New York City's East Harlem neighborhood closed in 2007, but parishioners still congregate outside the parish for service every Sunday. Christopher Gregory for NPR hide caption

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'It's All About Church Closings': Catholic Parishes Shrink In Northeast, Midwest
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Stephen Van Cleef, a fictional Seneca Village resident played by Billy Eugene Jones (left), meets a New York City police officer, played by Andy Truschinski, in The People Before the Park at Premiere Stages at Kean University in Union, N.J. Mike Peters/Premiere Stages hide caption

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Lives Displaced By Central Park Take Center Stage In New Play
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