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How Bullying and Spying on Muslims After 9/11 Spawned a Justice-Seeking Generation

The exposure of the NYPD’s sprawling surveillance program is seen as a turning point for many in the Muslim and South Asian communities — a moment that galvanized neighbors to organize and become more civically engaged.

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Keeping the Faith: South Bronx Church Moves Into New Home After Developer Fight

Pastor Felix Gross last year thought he had been swindled out of his congregation’s property by developers just looking to make a buck. But they shook hands, buried the hatchet — and opened the new worship space for the flock.

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For Crumbling Congregations, a Bible on How to Save a House of Worship

As more religious communities succumb to financial woes worsened by the pandemic, Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer offers an "Action Book" for congregants trying to avoid selling out their spiritual homes.

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New Yorkers Celebrate Biden’s End to Trump’s ‘Muslim’ Travel Ban and Rally for More Change

Hopes for broader immigration reform rise as restrictions on visits from Yemen, Iran, Syria and other nations dissolve by order of the new president. Families are now planning reunions.

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As Their East Village Church Burned, a Congregation Asked: How Can We Help the Women Next Door?

The Hopper Home women’s shelter shares a wall with the historic Middle Collegiate Church on Second Avenue. After a Dec. 5 fire left 22 residents with almost nothing, church members made sure they got what they needed.

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A Bronx Pastor Bargained for a New Church in Selling His Congregation’s Land. He Says He Has Nothing to Show for It.

A developer promised space for Evangelical Church Disciples of Christ when it sold two lots for a city-backed affordable housing project. Five years later, the apartments are rented and the church operates elsewhere.

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Photos: NYC Day of the Dead Celebrations Honor Those Lost

People have built altars across the New York City to remember lost loved ones. This year, the traditionally Mexican celebration takes on additional resonance.

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MTA Inches Forward on Plan to Grab Property for Second Avenue Subway

The transit officials have begun acquiring over a dozen properties. But potentially displaced residents likely have been given a reprieve by the agency’s financial collapse.

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Beloved ‘Centro Maria’ Women’s Home to Shut as Allies Blame Church’s Lawsuits

The nuns and residents living at Centro Maria, one of the last women-only residences in Manhattan, have to be out of the Hell’s Kitchen institution by September.

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Archdiocese Admits Accused Predator Priest Is Still Manhattan Pastor as Four More Abuse Suits Are Filed

Msgr. John Paddack, now the subject of 11 Child Victims Act lawsuits, is still pastor of Notre Dame Church Morningside Heights, THE CITY has learned.

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Families Struggle to Send Lost Loved Ones Home to Mexico Amid Coronavirus Crisis

Final-wish homeland burials in Mexico and other countries are complicated by high costs and complex logistics — forcing agonizing waits for New Yorkers reeling from grief.

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‘Time for a Reckoning’: Flood of Abuse Cases Against NY Archdiocese Filed Amid Deadline Uncertainty

Church hit with nearly 100 Child Victims Act lawsuits in a month as courts open and Albany plays "smoke-and-mirrors game" with deadline.

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‘An Eerie Quiet’ at NYC Churches as Clergy Cancel Services

New York City’s Catholic churches and other faiths suspend communal worship in effort to stifle large gatherings and halt spread of the coronavirus.

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Judge Upholds Right to Anonymity for Child Victims Act Accusers

Jesuits lose court battle to reveal identities of people who’ve filed sexual abuse lawsuits against them in wake of new state law.

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Group Floats Separate Swimming for Men and Women at Williamsburg Pool

A Brooklyn pool’s women-only schedule made waves among civil rights activists three years ago. Now the ladies who swim are offering men a deal.

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Harlem’s African Burial Ground Enters New Phase, With a Promise of Funding

The city plans to begin an initial search this fall for a nonprofit operator for the memorial site and cultural center honoring local history.

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Brooklyn Churches Cancel Speeches by Right-Wing Polish Figures

Events nixed after letter to Brooklyn’s bishop and THE CITY’s inquiries over planned appearances by accused anti-Semite author and nationalist pol.

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Anti-Vaccine Rabbi Sits on Prominent Ultra-Orthodox Panel as Measles Spread

Rabbi Shmuel Kamenetsky, who calls vaccines a "hoax," is on the policy-making council of the influential Agudath Israel of America.