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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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A puppet technician for the long-running musical The Lion King was arrested after police found him allegedly using a 3D printer to manufacture a gun at the theater. Charles Sykes/AP hide caption

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Gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Nixon delivers her concession speech. Jason DeCrow/AP hide caption

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Opinion: Live And Let Bagel

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Joe Dittmar holds remnants of the World Trade Center — a section from one of the core beams of the South Tower, right, and a bolt from a steel beam. Jud Esty-Kendall/StoryCorps hide caption

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'They Thought I Was Dead': A Sept. 11 Survivor Recalls His Escape

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On Monday, Jared Kushner's family business, Kushner Cos., was fined $210,000 by New York City for falsifying construction building permits. The violations occurred while the presidential adviser was CEO of the company. Andrew Harnik/AP hide caption

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Pablo Villavicencio leans out of an SUV while talking to reporters after being released from the Hudson County Correctional Facility, on Tuesday. Julio Cortez/AP hide caption

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From left: Aladdin Sane, Thin White Duke, Ziggy Stardust, Major Tom, The Man Who Fell to Earth, and Halloween Jack are Bowie-inspired cocktails made by BKW by Brooklyn Winery. Shelby Hearn/BKW by Brooklyn Winery hide caption

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A statue of surgeon J. Marion Sims is taken down from its pedestal in Central Park on Tuesday. A New York City panel decided to move the controversial statue after outcry, because many of Sims' medical breakthroughs came from experimenting on enslaved black women without anesthesia. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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Mice may be adorable, but the droppings and the bacteria they contain, not so much. Mchugh Tom/Science Source/Getty Images hide caption

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New York City Mice Carry Bacteria That Can Make People Sick

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Police investigate a car stopped in front of a security gate this week outside City Hall in New York. Douglas Schifter, a longtime New York City livery driver, took his life in front of City Hall. Mark Lennihan/AP hide caption

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Driver's Suicide Highlights 'Race To The Bottom' In Cab Industry, Union Director Says

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New York City has seen a precipitous drop in crime over the past several years. Bill Bratton, who served as NYPD's commissioner, says the department's police tactics have contributed to that crime reduction. Scott Roth/Invision/AP hide caption

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How Crime Rates In New York City Reached Record Lows

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A red arrow points to Akayed Ullah, accused of triggering an explosion in the New York City subway system Monday. The image is from surveillance cameras in the commuter tunnel near Times Square; it's part of the federal complaint against Ullah. U.S. Attorney's Office hide caption

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Rats have been a persistent problem for cities around the world. AFP/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The Genetic Divide Between NYC's Uptown And Downtown Rats

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People walk by a sign at the entrance to Rikers Island on March 31, 2017. New York cITY Mayor Bill de Blasio has said that he agrees with the fundamentals of a plan to close the jail complex within 10 years. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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