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Bad conditions in New York City are exposing thousands of children to lead poisoning

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While poisoning has nearly been eliminated in many neighborhoods, at least 10 percent of small children, from 2005 to 2015, in 69 New York City census tracts had elevated lead levels.
A city spokeswoman said the comparison between New York and Flint, Michigan, is "alarmist and inaccurate," but New York City children in the 69 observed census tracts have twice the rate of lead poisoning.
Coney Island, Queens, and Brooklyn are particularly affected.
NEW YORK - In public health circles, New York City is known for its long war on lead poisoning.
The city outlawed residential lead paint in...
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15 of New York City's most famous holiday window displays over the years

15 of New York City's most famous holiday window displays over the years

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AP Photo/Mary Altaffer
Festive window displays are a classic New York tradition during the holiday season.
The tradition is older than you might think - holiday windows date all the way back to the 1870s, according to Macy's.
Today, people wait in line for hours to see some of New York's best holiday decorations.
Keep reading for the history behind department store holiday windows in New York City.
From children sending letters to Santa Claus to selfie-taking snowmen, department store window displays are some of the most festive holiday decorations in all of New York City .
Since the...
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