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Tuesday, December 30, 2014

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Five Essential Stories of 2014

All year long, we report and gather the details of the stories we think you should hear. We selected five from the hundreds we told this year that we think reflect our city and the way we live.  

RECENTLY IN FIVE ESSENTIAL STORIES OF 2014

The Cult of Jeter: Harmless Yet Deeply Felt 

Thursday, September 25, 2014

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Over 20 years, Derek Jeter showed that utter reliability has a strangeness about it. And do not underestimate his mastery of his own Olympian image.

When 'Broken Windows' Leads to Busted Heads

Monday, July 28, 2014

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A review of court records and arrest data, along with interviews of attorneys, law enforcement experts and citizens, show many low-level arrests spiral dangerously out of control.

It Seemed Like 'Forever': Did 911 Fail a Burning Convent?

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

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It took well over the average response time for fire trucks to get to a Staten Island blaze.  WNYC's investigation reveals the role played by the city's 911 system.

The Dark Side of Fair Skin

Monday, April 07, 2014

"Black is Beautiful" is a rallying cry for some African Americans. But for South Asians, lightening products are a multi-billion dollar industry promising "whitish" skin tone.   
Hsi-Pei Liao at an intersection in Flushing. Behind him is the street where his four-year-old daughter, Allison, was struck and killed by an SUV.

Girl Gone: Anatomy Of a New York City Pedestrian Death

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

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The account of the collision that took Allison Liao is part of a year-long investigation into who is dying from traffic-related causes, and why.