Author Archives: Heying Chen

Awaiting homeless shelter assignment

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The number of homeless families in New York is at record highs. Some mothers waiting for a spot in one of the city’s temporary shelters eagerly embraced news of a new pilot program that offers free rent in exchange for moving out of the city.

Cancer land

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Women fighting metastatic breast cancer may never being able to call themselves survivors.

Rising Rents Leave Retail Spaces Empty

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Rising rents drive retailers away while local residents in Forest Hills miss mom and pop stores.

Persisting homelessness divergence

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Attention attached to homelessness by community activists in Forest Hills, Queens has made long-standing frictions resurface.