Friday, 29 August 2014

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Jackson Heights Onstage

Jackson Heights Onstage

A diverse group of characters populates a new play about Jackson Heights to be staged in the West Village in September, Queens Tribune reports.

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Easing Rules for Street Vendors

Easing Rules for Street Vendors

A new City Council measure will allow licenses of street vendors to be transferred to family members in the event of death, illness or incapacitation of the original license holder, The Villager reports.

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Teen Taiko Drumming and J-Pop

Teen Taiko Drumming and J-Pop

High schoolers learned about Japanese culture at a workshop at the Japan Society.

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Burmese Doctors Help Community

Burmese Doctors Help Community

Community members, many without insurance, received free checkups and screenings at a health fair in Queens.

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The Case of Han Tak Lee

The Case of Han Tak Lee

Korea Daily reports on the case of a Korean man, 79, who was released after serving 25 years for the murder by arson of his daughter, after his conviction was overturned in Pennsylvania.

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Pakistan Turmoil Clouds Independence Day Parade in NYC

Pakistan Turmoil Clouds Independence Day Parade in NYC

Some celebrants worry about the future of democracy in their country of origin.

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How Female Street Vendors Cope

How Female Street Vendors Cope

Female street vendors, who account for about half of the city's 25,000 vendors, say the work can be very difficult, Feet in 2 Worlds reports.

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Coney Island Avenue’s Pakistani Treats and Brooklyn ‘Mela’

Coney Island Avenue’s Pakistani Treats and Brooklyn ‘Mela’

Brooklyn's Coney Island Avenue-based MashAllah Sweets and Restaurant is a haven for South Asian food, reports Ditmas Park Corner's Anna Gustafson, who also covers a festival marking Pakistan's 68th independence day.

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Korean Independence Day Marked

Korean Independence Day Marked

On August 15 there were numerous observations of Korean Independence Day at events in the New York area, Korea Daily reports.

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India Day Comes to Madison Avenue

India Day Comes to Madison Avenue

Billed as the largest India Day Parade in the world, the independence day celebrations in Midtown Manhattan saw over 200,000 in attendance, reports Desi Talk.

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Keep Sunset Park Working Class, Says Professor

Keep Sunset Park Working Class, Says Professor

Real estate development in Sunset Park is pricing working families out of the neighborhood, CUNY Professor Tarry Hum told World Journal. Hum, who grew up there, just published a book on the neighborhood's evolution over the past 50 years.

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