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Amtrak backs off rent hikes for yards under Hell Gate Bridge

After 70 years, the federal government told the Paratores the rent on their yard was going up — way up.

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Move over, France; Korean skin care moves into U.S. markets

At the Macy’s store in Queens, the latest cosmetic arrival is the small Peach & Lily shop. Every product here comes from Korea, the world’s fastest-growing beauty marketer.

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One City, Many Cultures

Global City NYC reporters explore religious, culinary and cultural traditions in the city’s ethnic neighborhoods. We learn flamenco, watch Chinatown’s chess wars, uncover the secrets of homemade phyllo — and more.

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New York has fewer Greeks, but one more Greek grocery

Astoria’s Greek community is shrinking, but not the appetite for Greek food. The venerable Mediterranean Foods just opened its third outlet there, in time to sell Christopsoumo, a traditional bread, for Christmas.

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As city rents rise, artists flock to affordable neighborhoods for work space

For years, creative professionals have been pushed out of Manhattan by gentrification. Now, one artist and entrepreneur is providing cheaper studios in East Harlem to keep the community of Latino artists there alive and encourage the public to discover and appreciate the area’s unique art.

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Straight talk about curls and corporate culture

Long, thick, curly hair can hold back Dominican women in offices where “professional” means straight hair.

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Indian curry, made by Bangladeshi hands

Most Mid-range Indian restaurants in New York city, have a Bangladeshi touch to it

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In a changing Harlem, West African vendors struggled to preserve business

In Harlem, some longtime West African vendors are threatened as construction encroaches on their locations.

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NYC taxi drivers protest against Uber

Medallion taxi owners and drivers speak out about Uber, Lyft and other ride-hailing apps.

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Fight for $15? NYC ethnic communities respond to minimum wage proposal

The proposal to raise minimum wage for all New York workers drew mixed reaction from workers and employers.

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