New Yorkers make their way down Broadway during snow fall in New York City.

New Yorkers make their way down Broadway during snow fall in New York City.

 Erica Garner’s coffin outside the First Corinthian Baptist Church in Harlem.

Erica Garner’s coffin outside the First Corinthian Baptist Church in Harlem.

 Aricka McClinton, the mother of 6-year-old P.J. who was stabbed to death in an elevator in a housing project in East New York. She wears a charm on her necklace engraved with the words “My Little Superman.”

Aricka McClinton, the mother of 6-year-old P.J. who was stabbed to death in an elevator in a housing project in East New York. She wears a charm on her necklace engraved with the words “My Little Superman.”

 A young boy plays on the rocks as deep fog clouds the city.

A young boy plays on the rocks as deep fog clouds the city.

 On the morning of December 13, 2015, Ernest Edmonds, Jr., was leaving a club in Newark when, he says, a man asked him for a cigarette. According to Edmonds, the man tried to rob him, and as he fought back he heard a loud crack. Looking down, he saw red blooming through the stripes of his Houston Astros baseball jersey. He then blacked out. Hours later, police found Edmonds on the ground with a cut lip and a gunshot wound to the back. Halfway down the block, an officer discovered his hat, lighter, and watch in a pool of blood.   Edmonds, 35, awoke from a coma several weeks later to find he was paralyzed from the waist down. The bullet had pierced his back, only to be stopped by his spine. 

On the morning of December 13, 2015, Ernest Edmonds, Jr., was leaving a club in Newark when, he says, a man asked him for a cigarette. According to Edmonds, the man tried to rob him, and as he fought back he heard a loud crack. Looking down, he saw red blooming through the stripes of his Houston Astros baseball jersey. He then blacked out. Hours later, police found Edmonds on the ground with a cut lip and a gunshot wound to the back. Halfway down the block, an officer discovered his hat, lighter, and watch in a pool of blood. 

Edmonds, 35, awoke from a coma several weeks later to find he was paralyzed from the waist down. The bullet had pierced his back, only to be stopped by his spine. 

 Ben Flambert, 42, left, at a Haitian-owned barbershop in Brooklyn, supports the idea of a Little Haiti district. “The Haitian presence out here is real strong,” he said. “It makes sense.”

Ben Flambert, 42, left, at a Haitian-owned barbershop in Brooklyn, supports the idea of a Little Haiti district. “The Haitian presence out here is real strong,” he said. “It makes sense.”

 Ricot Dupuy, 64, is the manager at Radio Soeil d’Haiti. “This is Haitian territory but it’s changing,” he says. Ricot supports the idea of a Little Haiti district in Flatbush, Brooklyn.

Ricot Dupuy, 64, is the manager at Radio Soeil d’Haiti. “This is Haitian territory but it’s changing,” he says. Ricot supports the idea of a Little Haiti district in Flatbush, Brooklyn.

 Protesters from P.S. 42 protest the closure of schools outside of the Murry Bergtraum Educational Campus in Manhattan. Chancellor of the New York City Department of Education, Carmen Farina attend a meeting of the Panel for Educational Policy at Murry Bergtraum Educational Campus in Manhattan. The Panel faced protest based on the vote to close and consolidation several schools around the city that failed the renewal schools program put in place in 2014.

Protesters from P.S. 42 protest the closure of schools outside of the Murry Bergtraum Educational Campus in Manhattan. Chancellor of the New York City Department of Education, Carmen Farina attend a meeting of the Panel for Educational Policy at Murry Bergtraum Educational Campus in Manhattan. The Panel faced protest based on the vote to close and consolidation several schools around the city that failed the renewal schools program put in place in 2014.

 Chancellor of the New York City Department of Education, Carmen Farina excludes herself from a group meeting during a panel for Educational Policy at Murry Bergtraum Educational Campus in Manhattan. The Panel faced protest based on the vote to close and consolidation several schools around the city that failed the renewal schools program put in place in 2014.

Chancellor of the New York City Department of Education, Carmen Farina excludes herself from a group meeting during a panel for Educational Policy at Murry Bergtraum Educational Campus in Manhattan. The Panel faced protest based on the vote to close and consolidation several schools around the city that failed the renewal schools program put in place in 2014.

 Private First Class Emmanuel Mensah coffin exiting the Mount Carmel's Catholic Church in the Bronx. Private Emmanuel Mensah was killed trying to help people escape a building fire in the Bronx.

Private First Class Emmanuel Mensah coffin exiting the Mount Carmel's Catholic Church in the Bronx. Private Emmanuel Mensah was killed trying to help people escape a building fire in the Bronx.

 U.S. service men salute Private Emmanuel Mensah during his funeral service for his son at the Grand Slam Banquet Hall in the Bronx. Private Emmanuel Mensah was killed trying to help people escape a building fire in the Bronx.

U.S. service men salute Private Emmanuel Mensah during his funeral service for his son at the Grand Slam Banquet Hall in the Bronx. Private Emmanuel Mensah was killed trying to help people escape a building fire in the Bronx.

 Protesters march in the street to the New York City Police Department - 71st Precinct in Brooklyn. Community members gather for a candle light vigil for Saheed Vassell who was fatally shot and killed by NYPD.

Protesters march in the street to the New York City Police Department - 71st Precinct in Brooklyn. Community members gather for a candle light vigil for Saheed Vassell who was fatally shot and killed by NYPD.

 Detective Specialist Thomas W. Troppmann greet a local skater during his neighborhood patrol at Hamilton Bridge Skatepark in Upper Manhattan. Troppmann and his partner Detective Specialist Edwin A. Rodriguez are Neighborhood Coordinating Officers in the precinct who interact directly with the surrounding community in order to improve police and community relations to reduce crime.

Detective Specialist Thomas W. Troppmann greet a local skater during his neighborhood patrol at Hamilton Bridge Skatepark in Upper Manhattan. Troppmann and his partner Detective Specialist Edwin A. Rodriguez are Neighborhood Coordinating Officers in the precinct who interact directly with the surrounding community in order to improve police and community relations to reduce crime.

 Prospect Park Snow. Brooklyn, New York.

Prospect Park Snow. Brooklyn, New York.

 A 6-year-old boy, P.J. was stabbed to death in an elevator in a housing project in East New York.

A 6-year-old boy, P.J. was stabbed to death in an elevator in a housing project in East New York.

 A young boy and his mother duck under a parachute with the written names of women of color who are running for political office in the U.S. during the Women’s March in Manhattan, New York.

A young boy and his mother duck under a parachute with the written names of women of color who are running for political office in the U.S. during the Women’s March in Manhattan, New York.

 Thousands of marchers spill out into the streets during the Women’s March in Manhattan, New York.

Thousands of marchers spill out into the streets during the Women’s March in Manhattan, New York.

 Community member watch from the roof top of their Synagogue as the New York City Fire Department work to put out flames caused by a gas explosion at a three-story building in the Borough Park section of Brooklyn.

Community member watch from the roof top of their Synagogue as the New York City Fire Department work to put out flames caused by a gas explosion at a three-story building in the Borough Park section of Brooklyn.

 Walk on Water. Tel Aviv, Israel.

Walk on Water. Tel Aviv, Israel.

 In recent inspections of 4,200 public housing apartments with possible lead paint and tenants with a child under age 6, more than half were found to have damaged paint in Brooklyn, New York.

In recent inspections of 4,200 public housing apartments with possible lead paint and tenants with a child under age 6, more than half were found to have damaged paint in Brooklyn, New York.

 Sherlan Smith, 37, the mother of Saheed Vassell son Tyshawn Vassell in his room in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. Saheed Vassell was fatally shot by the police in Crown Heights on Wednesday. He was holding a metal pipe that passers-by and officers thought was a gun.

Sherlan Smith, 37, the mother of Saheed Vassell son Tyshawn Vassell in his room in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. Saheed Vassell was fatally shot by the police in Crown Heights on Wednesday. He was holding a metal pipe that passers-by and officers thought was a gun.

 New Yorkers make their way down Broadway during snow fall in New York City.
 Erica Garner’s coffin outside the First Corinthian Baptist Church in Harlem.
 Aricka McClinton, the mother of 6-year-old P.J. who was stabbed to death in an elevator in a housing project in East New York. She wears a charm on her necklace engraved with the words “My Little Superman.”
 A young boy plays on the rocks as deep fog clouds the city.
 On the morning of December 13, 2015, Ernest Edmonds, Jr., was leaving a club in Newark when, he says, a man asked him for a cigarette. According to Edmonds, the man tried to rob him, and as he fought back he heard a loud crack. Looking down, he saw red blooming through the stripes of his Houston Astros baseball jersey. He then blacked out. Hours later, police found Edmonds on the ground with a cut lip and a gunshot wound to the back. Halfway down the block, an officer discovered his hat, lighter, and watch in a pool of blood.   Edmonds, 35, awoke from a coma several weeks later to find he was paralyzed from the waist down. The bullet had pierced his back, only to be stopped by his spine. 
 Ben Flambert, 42, left, at a Haitian-owned barbershop in Brooklyn, supports the idea of a Little Haiti district. “The Haitian presence out here is real strong,” he said. “It makes sense.”
 Ricot Dupuy, 64, is the manager at Radio Soeil d’Haiti. “This is Haitian territory but it’s changing,” he says. Ricot supports the idea of a Little Haiti district in Flatbush, Brooklyn.
 Protesters from P.S. 42 protest the closure of schools outside of the Murry Bergtraum Educational Campus in Manhattan. Chancellor of the New York City Department of Education, Carmen Farina attend a meeting of the Panel for Educational Policy at Murry Bergtraum Educational Campus in Manhattan. The Panel faced protest based on the vote to close and consolidation several schools around the city that failed the renewal schools program put in place in 2014.
 Chancellor of the New York City Department of Education, Carmen Farina excludes herself from a group meeting during a panel for Educational Policy at Murry Bergtraum Educational Campus in Manhattan. The Panel faced protest based on the vote to close and consolidation several schools around the city that failed the renewal schools program put in place in 2014.
 Private First Class Emmanuel Mensah coffin exiting the Mount Carmel's Catholic Church in the Bronx. Private Emmanuel Mensah was killed trying to help people escape a building fire in the Bronx.
 U.S. service men salute Private Emmanuel Mensah during his funeral service for his son at the Grand Slam Banquet Hall in the Bronx. Private Emmanuel Mensah was killed trying to help people escape a building fire in the Bronx.
 Protesters march in the street to the New York City Police Department - 71st Precinct in Brooklyn. Community members gather for a candle light vigil for Saheed Vassell who was fatally shot and killed by NYPD.
 Detective Specialist Thomas W. Troppmann greet a local skater during his neighborhood patrol at Hamilton Bridge Skatepark in Upper Manhattan. Troppmann and his partner Detective Specialist Edwin A. Rodriguez are Neighborhood Coordinating Officers in the precinct who interact directly with the surrounding community in order to improve police and community relations to reduce crime.
 Prospect Park Snow. Brooklyn, New York.
 A 6-year-old boy, P.J. was stabbed to death in an elevator in a housing project in East New York.
 A young boy and his mother duck under a parachute with the written names of women of color who are running for political office in the U.S. during the Women’s March in Manhattan, New York.
 Thousands of marchers spill out into the streets during the Women’s March in Manhattan, New York.
 Community member watch from the roof top of their Synagogue as the New York City Fire Department work to put out flames caused by a gas explosion at a three-story building in the Borough Park section of Brooklyn.
 Walk on Water. Tel Aviv, Israel.
 In recent inspections of 4,200 public housing apartments with possible lead paint and tenants with a child under age 6, more than half were found to have damaged paint in Brooklyn, New York.
 Sherlan Smith, 37, the mother of Saheed Vassell son Tyshawn Vassell in his room in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. Saheed Vassell was fatally shot by the police in Crown Heights on Wednesday. He was holding a metal pipe that passers-by and officers thought was a gun.

New Yorkers make their way down Broadway during snow fall in New York City.

Erica Garner’s coffin outside the First Corinthian Baptist Church in Harlem.

Aricka McClinton, the mother of 6-year-old P.J. who was stabbed to death in an elevator in a housing project in East New York. She wears a charm on her necklace engraved with the words “My Little Superman.”

A young boy plays on the rocks as deep fog clouds the city.

On the morning of December 13, 2015, Ernest Edmonds, Jr., was leaving a club in Newark when, he says, a man asked him for a cigarette. According to Edmonds, the man tried to rob him, and as he fought back he heard a loud crack. Looking down, he saw red blooming through the stripes of his Houston Astros baseball jersey. He then blacked out. Hours later, police found Edmonds on the ground with a cut lip and a gunshot wound to the back. Halfway down the block, an officer discovered his hat, lighter, and watch in a pool of blood. 

Edmonds, 35, awoke from a coma several weeks later to find he was paralyzed from the waist down. The bullet had pierced his back, only to be stopped by his spine. 

Ben Flambert, 42, left, at a Haitian-owned barbershop in Brooklyn, supports the idea of a Little Haiti district. “The Haitian presence out here is real strong,” he said. “It makes sense.”

Ricot Dupuy, 64, is the manager at Radio Soeil d’Haiti. “This is Haitian territory but it’s changing,” he says. Ricot supports the idea of a Little Haiti district in Flatbush, Brooklyn.

Protesters from P.S. 42 protest the closure of schools outside of the Murry Bergtraum Educational Campus in Manhattan. Chancellor of the New York City Department of Education, Carmen Farina attend a meeting of the Panel for Educational Policy at Murry Bergtraum Educational Campus in Manhattan. The Panel faced protest based on the vote to close and consolidation several schools around the city that failed the renewal schools program put in place in 2014.

Chancellor of the New York City Department of Education, Carmen Farina excludes herself from a group meeting during a panel for Educational Policy at Murry Bergtraum Educational Campus in Manhattan. The Panel faced protest based on the vote to close and consolidation several schools around the city that failed the renewal schools program put in place in 2014.

Private First Class Emmanuel Mensah coffin exiting the Mount Carmel's Catholic Church in the Bronx. Private Emmanuel Mensah was killed trying to help people escape a building fire in the Bronx.

U.S. service men salute Private Emmanuel Mensah during his funeral service for his son at the Grand Slam Banquet Hall in the Bronx. Private Emmanuel Mensah was killed trying to help people escape a building fire in the Bronx.

Protesters march in the street to the New York City Police Department - 71st Precinct in Brooklyn. Community members gather for a candle light vigil for Saheed Vassell who was fatally shot and killed by NYPD.

Detective Specialist Thomas W. Troppmann greet a local skater during his neighborhood patrol at Hamilton Bridge Skatepark in Upper Manhattan. Troppmann and his partner Detective Specialist Edwin A. Rodriguez are Neighborhood Coordinating Officers in the precinct who interact directly with the surrounding community in order to improve police and community relations to reduce crime.

Prospect Park Snow. Brooklyn, New York.

A 6-year-old boy, P.J. was stabbed to death in an elevator in a housing project in East New York.

A young boy and his mother duck under a parachute with the written names of women of color who are running for political office in the U.S. during the Women’s March in Manhattan, New York.

Thousands of marchers spill out into the streets during the Women’s March in Manhattan, New York.

Community member watch from the roof top of their Synagogue as the New York City Fire Department work to put out flames caused by a gas explosion at a three-story building in the Borough Park section of Brooklyn.

Walk on Water. Tel Aviv, Israel.

In recent inspections of 4,200 public housing apartments with possible lead paint and tenants with a child under age 6, more than half were found to have damaged paint in Brooklyn, New York.

Sherlan Smith, 37, the mother of Saheed Vassell son Tyshawn Vassell in his room in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. Saheed Vassell was fatally shot by the police in Crown Heights on Wednesday. He was holding a metal pipe that passers-by and officers thought was a gun.

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