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Joshua Patel enjoys the 14th-anniversary celebration of Desilicious, a regular dance party staged by the South Asian LGBT community in New York City. Courtesy of Atif Toor hide caption

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Desilicious: A Bollywood Bash And A Safe Haven

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Demonstrators snarl traffic as they try to block an entrance to the Holland Tunnel during a solidarity protest Wednesday in New York City. Michael Abbott/Getty Images hide caption

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NYU medical student Sara Stream (left) examines dancer Jazlyn Caing, who visited the clinic for low-grade orthopedic and respiratory problems. Fred Mogul/WNYC hide caption

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Medical Students Jump In To Help The Uninsured

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Multiple lawsuits accuse the New York City Police Department of pressuring officers into fulfilling monthly quotes for tickets and arrests, resulting in warrantless stops. The NYPD denies the allegations. Spencer Platt/Getty hide caption

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Despite Laws And Lawsuits, Quota-Based Policing Lingers

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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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