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[et_pb_section admin_label="Section" fullwidth="on" specialty="off" transparent_background="off" background_color="#ffffff" allow_player_pause="off" inner_shadow="off" parallax="off" parallax_method="off" custom_padding="||0px|" padding_mobile="off" make_fullwidth="off" use_custom_width="off" width_unit="on" make_equal="off" use_custom_gutter="off"][et_pb_fullwidth_image admin_label="Fullwidth Image" src="http://3ip1yx1o9rk83ds2ai43j0fbdgu-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/ice.jpg" show_in_lightbox="off" url_new_window="off" animation="off" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid" use_overlay="off"] [/et_pb_fullwidth_image][/et_pb_section][et_pb_section admin_label="Section" fullwidth="off" specialty="off"][et_pb_row admin_label="Row"][et_pb_column type="2_3"][et_pb_text admin_label="Text" background_layout="light" text_orientation="left" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid"] In Woodside, Queens, N.Y., immigrants are afraid to go out. They fear immigration police might arrest them and send them back to their countries. But what’s worse, police and advocates say something else is also making them wary: Scams. President Trump’s policies against immigration have resulted in hundreds of arrests and deportations of undocumented immigrants all around the country by Immigration and Customs

[caption id="attachment_18033" align="aligncenter" width="1168"] P.S./I.S. 217 – Roosevelt Island reported record breaking lead levels in February. (Katryna Perera/NY City Lens)[/caption]  By Allison Lau and Katryna Perera Nestled between Manhattan and Queens is a small island that has been receiving more attention than usual–Roosevelt Island. To be precise, the island's school–P.S./I.S. 217. It's been in the headlines with reports of water laced with lead at the levels seen in Flint, Mich. Specifically, the New York Department of Water tested fountains and faucets in the school in early February, using a new lead testing kit developed by the state. Record-breaking results were discovered in eight of the elementary

[caption id="attachment_18033" align="aligncenter" width="1168"] P.S./I.S. 217 – Roosevelt Island reported record breaking lead levels in February. (Katryna Perera/NY City Lens)[/caption]  By Allison Lau and Katryna Perera Nestled between Manhattan and Queens is a small island that has been receiving more attention than usual–Roosevelt Island. To be precise, the island's school–P.S./I.S. 217. It's been in the headlines with reports of water laced with lead at the levels seen in Flint, Mich. Specifically, the New York Department of Water tested fountains and faucets in the school in early February, using a new lead testing kit developed by the state. Record-breaking results were discovered in eight of the elementary

A line of several dozen people form beneath the All Souls Episcopal Church each Wednesday evening in Central Harlem. Though the group varies in ethnicity, age, gender and stature, their faces wear the same fragile expression. Many of them have been homeless for years, some have been formerly incarcerated, and most of them struggle to make ends meet. However, they know wherever their circumstances have taken them that day, they are can come here to enjoy a nutritious meal prepared by a man who has not given up on them, Daiken Nelson.  They’ve come to the Mandala Café, a weekly non-profit kitchen

As unusual as the art of wrapping stones could seem, it is a profitable job for Robert Kolsin, a veteran from Queens. The reason for his success, he says, lays in the stones and their powers and good energy. Every day, he packs his jewelry in a suitcase, and travels to Manhattan to sell his art. His stand at Union Square South attracts children and adults alike.