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Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens holds classes for people who are learning English as a second language. A teacher leads the class in a rendition of Eric Clapton's "Wonderful Night." Alexandra Starr/NPR hide caption

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In New York's Multinational Astoria, Diversity Is Key To Harmony

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The Pseudomonas stutzeri bacterium, commonly found in soil, was the most prevalent subway microbe. Lower Manhattan was its prime hangout. Mason/Cell Systems 2015 hide caption

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A December celebration launching a partnership between members of the Garifuna community and a doctor in New York. The collaboration is aimed at reducing the HIV infection rate among the Garifuna. Alexandra Starr/NPR hide caption

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An Unlikely Alliance Fights HIV In The Bronx's Afro-Honduran Diaspora

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Emergency workers stand near a burned-out SUV that was struck Tuesday night by a Metropolitan Transportation Authority Metro-North Railroad commuter train near the town of Valhalla, N.Y. Mike Segar/Reuters /Landov hide caption

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Heather Quinlan searched for New York accents around the city for her documentary If These Knishes Could Talk. She holds up a sign at the Whitehall Ferry Terminal in Manhattan. Hansi Lo Wang/NPR hide caption

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Fuhgeddaboudit: New York Accent On Its Way Out, Linguists Say

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Attorney Scott Rynecki and Kimberly Ballinger, the domestic partner of Akai Gurley, filed a lawsuit seeking $50 million against the city, the NYPD and officers Peter Liang and Shaun Landau. Bebeto Matthews/AP hide caption

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Grand Jury Awaits Evidence In NYPD Shooting Of Unarmed Black Man

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As U.S. Reengages With Cuba, Art Museums Make a Trade

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Veronica Ramirez holds her 15-month-old son, Lora, as she waits in line Monday to apply for a new municipal identification card at the Bronx Library Center in New York. Mark Lennihan/AP hide caption

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New York City ID Could Open Up Doors — And Privacy Concerns

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Coss Marte started selling drugs at age 13 and by 19, he says, he was making $2 million a year. After serving a prison sentence, he founded a "prison style" fitness boot camp. Justin Fennert/Courtesy of Behind the Stache hide caption

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From Jail Cell To Studio: Drug Dealer Becomes Personal Trainer

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Protesters march through Midtown Manhattan on Tuesday, a day after New York City's mayor called for a pause in the demonstrations. Michael Graae/Getty Images hide caption

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Demonstrators March In NYC After Mayor's Call To Suspend Protests

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