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The shells are trucked over to Brooklyn's Greenpoint neighborhood and once a month are brought en masse to Governors Island in the heart of the New York Harbor. Billion Oyster Project has collected more than 1 million pounds of oyster shells so far. Courtesy of Agata Poniatowski hide caption

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The sexual harassment allegations against Harvey Weinstein sparked the #MeToo movement. New York state and New York City have enacted laws requiring training to prevent sexual harassment in the workplace. Vince Bucci/Invision/AP hide caption

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Amid #MeToo, New York Employers Face Strict New Sexual Harassment Laws

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Donald Trump, accompanied by Donald Trump Jr. (from left), Ivanka Trump and Eric Trump at an event in 2016. New York Attorney General Barbara Underwood says the younger Trumps had exercised no real control over the Trump Foundation's activities, despite being nominal board members. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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Audra Palacio walks with her father Peter Palacio back to their house. The house is part of an affordable housing plan called Nehemiah. The Palacios moved here in 1983, when Audra was six years old. Kholood Eid for NPR hide caption

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The American Dream: One Block Can Make All The Difference

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Rep. Chris Collins, R-N.Y., walks out of a New York courthouse on Aug. 8 after being charged with insider trading. Collins suspended his congressional campaign after the indictment but has decided to resume his re-election bid. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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Photographer Bill Cunningham outside Skylight Clarkson Sq during New York Fashion Week on July 15, 2015 in New York City. Noam Galai/Getty Images hide caption

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Bill Cunningham: A Memoir Of Style On All Levels, High And Low

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Acting New York state Attorney General Barbara D. Underwood (left) speaks in Albany, N.Y. on May 15. New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal speaks during a news conference on Aug. 1 in Newark, N.J. Hans Pennink and Julio Cortez/AP hide caption

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Former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver was sentenced to seven years in prison at a federal court in New York on Friday. He brokered deals for two decades before corruption charges ended his career. Mary Altaffer/AP hide caption

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The South Pool of New York's 9/11 Memorial, which honors victims of the attacks. On Wednesday, the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, announced it identified the remains of Scott Michael Johnson, a 26-year-old securities analyst. Craig Ruttle/AP hide caption

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Yeni Gonzalez (center), a Guatemalan mother who was separated from her three children at the U.S.-Mexico border, is embraced by volunteer Janey Pearl Starks as pictures of other children separated from their families are displayed during a news conference on Tuesday in New York City. Gonzalez saw her children in a New York City facility for the first time since mid-May. Craig Ruttle/AP hide caption

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Migrant Parents Face Major Obstacles Before They Can Regain Custody Of Their Children

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Harvey Weinstein at a court appearance last month in New York. Already facing first-degree rape and other charges involving incidents with two women, he has now been charged with allegedly committing a forcible sexual act against a third. Steven Hirsch/AP hide caption

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A May 2016 photo provided by the Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez campaign shows the candidate during a Bengali community outreach event in New York. Corey Torpie/AP hide caption

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Who Is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez?

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Progressive challenger Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez celebrates with supporters at a victory party in the Bronx after upsetting incumbent Democratic Rep. Joseph Crowley on Tuesday night. Scott Heins/Getty Images hide caption

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Then-candidate Donald Trump is introduced by then-South Carolina Lt. Gov. Henry McMaster at a campaign rally in Florence, S.C., in 2016. Now Trump is president and McMaster is governor and campaigning for a full term. Sean Rayford/Getty Images hide caption

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As awareness grows about the environmental toll of single-use plastics, retailers and regulators alike are finding ways to decrease their use. And straws have become a prime target. Barbara Woike/AP hide caption

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Last Straw For Plastic Straws? Cities, Restaurants Move To Toss These Sippers

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The bagels for sale at Skokie's New York Bagel & Bialy, which opened in the Illinois town in 1962, are as good as any you'd find in the Big Apple. In the post-World War II era, the town became a hub for Jewish Holocaust survivors, and synagogues sprouted alongside Jewish delis. Amanda Leigh Lichtenstein hide caption

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