Monday, 28 July 2014

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Summer Brings Fresh Produce to Northern Neighborhoods

Summer Brings Fresh Produce to Northern Neighborhoods

Vendors populate the streets of Upper Manhattan and the Bronx, bringing fruits and vegetables to neighborhoods often without access to fresh produce, reports Manhattan Times.

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Honduran Girl’s Struggle to Get to NYC

Honduran Girl’s Struggle to Get to NYC

A little girl arrived in NYC recently, as have thousands of minors from Central America, El Diario reports. She hopes to not be deported.

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Memorial for African Burial Ground Set for East Harlem

Memorial for African Burial Ground Set for East Harlem

The memorial will replace a city bus depot that was slated for renovation, according to an article in Amsterdam News which traces the history of the site to the mid-1600s.

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Baby do Brasil Debuts in New York

Baby do Brasil Debuts in New York

The singer, who revolutionized Brazilian music in the 1970s, found religion and freed her style.

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Strength through Samosas

Strength through Samosas

A Bangladeshi women's workers cooperative based in East Harlem is selling samosas to local businesses to economically empower its members, reports Open City.

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Redeveloping Chinatown: Opinions Differ

Redeveloping Chinatown: Opinions Differ

Mingpao finds that there's a wide range of views on how best to boost Chinatown.

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‘Sub-minimum’ Wages Protested

‘Sub-minimum’ Wages Protested

Workers want Gov. Cuomo to eliminate the sub-minimum wage so that tipped workers can receive the same minimum wage as others, Manhattan Times reports.

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Provence in NYC: Playing Pétanque in Bryant Park

Provence in NYC: Playing Pétanque in Bryant Park

A game of skill and tactics with ancient origins, pétanque has its fans, old and new.

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Rent Hikes Shutter Korean Businesses in Manhattan

Rent Hikes Shutter Korean Businesses in Manhattan

After rent climbed $20,000 in just one month, a Korean-owned nail salon closed its doors, joining delis and dry cleaners that faced a similar predicament, reports The Korea Times.

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Cuban Artist Breaks Down Barriers in NY

Cuban Artist Breaks Down Barriers in NY

An exhibit on display in Times Square by Arlés del Río features fence-like sculptures that symbolize the barriers people build around themselves, reports Diario de Mexico.

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John Liu Garners Chinese Support Across NYC

John Liu Garners Chinese Support Across NYC

Based on two fundraisers recently held by John Liu – one in Brooklyn and one in Manhattan – it's clear that Liu has extensive Chinese support in his race against Queens District 11 state Sen. Tony Avella, World Journal and Sing Tao Daily report.

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