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ARTICLES BY: Ben Fractenberg

  1. nowhere to go

    Homeless Seek an Elusive Safe Refuge in the Subways

    The slayings of four men underscored the fears of vulnerable New Yorkers who avoid city streets and shelters. But life underground is getting tougher.

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  2. his life mattered

    The Garner Family’s Quest for Justice, in Photos

    On the fifth anniversary of Eric Garner’s death at the hands of a NYPD officer, here are images of a family’s struggle that resonated beyond New York.

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  3. driving up costs

    Brooklyn Board Manager Defends SUV Splurge: ‘I’m Not Going to Parties’

    Gerald Esposito of Williamsburg-Greenpoint Community Board 1 says the rules were followed in buying the $26,000 Toyota with public funds.

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  4. vox pop

    Vox Pop: What Can THE CITY Do for You?

    Our reporters scoured the five boroughs — and got our marching orders from dozens of New Yorkers.

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