Friday, 1 August 2014

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Tempers Flare Over Roosevelt Avenue BID

Tempers Flare Over Roosevelt Avenue BID

Community leaders, merchants, and residents of the area met to debate the proposed expansion of the Roosevelt Avenue BID, Queens Latino reports.

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Storytelling in Queens

Storytelling in Queens

Immigrants from all over tell how they got to Queens in this video.

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A Pow Wow in Its 36th Year

A Pow Wow in Its 36th Year

Representatives of more than 40 Native American nations gathered in Queens for a dance competition.

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Tensions in Queens as Chinese Rebuild Houses

Tensions in Queens as Chinese Rebuild Houses

In Queensboro Hill, Chinese homeowners who rebuild houses are drawing the ire of neighbors who say the changes are damaging the neighborhood's harmony, reports Sing Tao Daily.

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Festival of St. Irene Held in Astoria

Festival of St. Irene Held in Astoria

St. Irene was honored in church services and in a procession on July 27 in Astoria, Queens, reports The National Herald.

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Landmark Restoration Begins in Flushing

Landmark Restoration Begins in Flushing

A landmark restoration is underway at RKO Keith's Theater in Flushing, Queens, The China Press reports.

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Tish James Talks Astoria Waterfront Development

Tish James Talks Astoria Waterfront Development

Public Advocate Letitia James met with Council member Costa Constantinides to discuss development along the Astoria waterfront.

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Celebrating Colombia’s Independence in Queens

Celebrating Colombia’s Independence in Queens

Traditional music and dance marked the festivities.

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Housing Discrimination Persists in Jackson Heights

Housing Discrimination Persists in Jackson Heights

“Normal, white, and straight” remain the unofficial criteria for joining some co-op communities in Jackson Heights. Open City details one couple's experience with housing discrimination in the Queens neighborhood.

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Hipsters Keep German Bar Alive in Queens

Hipsters Keep German Bar Alive in Queens

Attracted to the "authenticity" of Gottscheer Hall in Ridgewood, younger, affluent patrons helped the bar finally turn a profit after 15 years of being in the red, reports Queens Courier.

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Chinese Residents Blast Co-op, Condo Managers

Chinese Residents Blast Co-op, Condo Managers

Chinese residents of poorly run Flushing co-ops and condos are trying to replace management companies and boards, Mingpao reports.

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