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NYC Advocate Fights to Save Prestigious High School Exam

David Lee (C), 55, co-founder of a specialized high schools admissions exam advocacy group on the steps of City Hall in Manhattan, N.Y., on Dec. 11, 2014. (Shannon Liao/Epoch Times)
David Lee (C), 55, co-founder of a specialized high schools admissions exam advocacy group on the steps of City Hall in Manhattan, N.Y., on Dec. 11, 2014. (Shannon Liao/Epoch Times)

David Lee, 55, is a business investor. He is also one of the co-founders of CoalitionEdu, a group formed this March that hopes to preserve...

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    A Look Inside One Riverside’s Premium Residences

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  • Service members fold an American flag over a casket containing the remains of Anthony La Rossa in Farmingdale, N.Y., on Monday, Dec. 15, 2014. The 18-year-old New York City soldier listed for decades as missing in action during the Korean War received full military honors at a funeral Monday on Long Island. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

    MIA Korean War Soldier Finally Buried Next to Mom

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    New York Teens Give ‘Nativity’ Play a Modern Interpretation

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    Theater Review: ‘A Christmas Memory,’ Nostalgia Set to Music

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  • Jong-Min, 34, an undocumented immigrant who has been in the U.S. for most of his life, inside his family owned convenience store in Brooklyn, New York, on Dec. 8. 2014. Min is currently in the process of receiving a green card and wishes to go to law school. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

    Out of the Shadows: An Asian Immigrant Activist Steps Forward to Help His Community Seize New Opportunities

    NEW YORK—Jong-Min You sat down in front of his home television, ready to tune into President Barack Obama’s executive action address on immigration. He didn’t... Read more

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  • A rendering of the exterior of The Continental Park in Elmhurst, Queens. Developers are working with the co-op to add a private pond, a footbridge, a landscaped garden, and several seating areas at the building entrance. (The Continental Park)

    The Continental Park in Elmhurst Attracts Attention

    NEW YORK—A large co-op redevelopment in Queens has attracted overwhelming interest from prospective buyers desirous of its conveniences, such as quality finishings and in-house laundry,... Read more

  • Harmonica virtuosos Jia-Yi He in a public performance for Sounds of the Season. (East Midtown Partnership)

    Filling East Midtown With Music for the Holidays

    If you walk through East Midtown from Dec. 2-16, you might hear one of many choirs just around the corner. The East Midtown Partnership is... Read more

  • A Car2go Smart Fortwo vehicle parked in Bushwick, Brooklyn, New York, on Nov. 30, 2014. (Petr Svab/Epoch Times)

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