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Selling MetroCard Swipes Remains Illegal, and a Way of Life

The busy 125th Street subway station in East Harlem is a prime location for swipers who charge $2 a ride — and the police officers who arrest them.

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Renters: Finding a Way to Stay in Harlem

One Harlem resident was determined to remain, even as the area gentrified and rents rose around her.

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On the Market: Homes for Sale in Brooklyn and Manhattan

This week’s properties are in Midtown South, Harlem and Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn.

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Holding Out, Despite the Demolition

Even as his landlord tears down the East Harlem building he lives in, Ray Tirado has stayed put in his apartment. “Harassment by construction” is a critical part of how gentrification takes hold in neighborhoods like this, experts…

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The Hunt: A Home to Reshape in His Image

An image consultant priced out of Harlem switches his search to the South Bronx.

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From Japan to Harlem, a Gospel Singer Is Born

A traditional Japanese pop singer, TiA, joined the choir of a church after hearing the rhythmic sounds through the wall of her apartment in Harlem.

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Christiane Collins, Scholar Who Fought a Columbia Gym, Dies at 92

An author and architectural historian, she figured in the struggle to preserve West Harlem’s Morningside Park against encroachment by a growing campus.

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Making a New York City River More Inviting to Cross, by Foot and Bike

The city said it plans to upgrade 13 crossings over the Harlem River with new bike lanes and pedestrian areas, better connecting Manhattan and the Bronx.

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Man Who Killed 2 Officers in ’71 Is to Be Released From Prison

Herman Bell, 70, convicted of the murders of two police officers in Harlem, had been granted parole in March.

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