Tuesday, 2 September 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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Leader of 82nd Street Partnership Resigns

Leader of 82nd Street Partnership Resigns

Seth Taylor, executive director of the 82nd Street partnership, resigned and Queens Latino editor Javier Castaño called it "a triumph for the Latino community of Queens."

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Eastward-moving Bushwick Debates its Future

Eastward-moving Bushwick Debates its Future

The Brooklyn Ink captures some of the debate generated by the gentrification-driven changing demographics of Bushwick.

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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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No Need to Stash Cash

No Need to Stash Cash

Some Chinese stash months' worth of saved-up cash at home, believing that a Social Security number is required for a bank account but a China Press article explains that it is not necessary.

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Preserving Wi-Fi in a Disaster

Preserving Wi-Fi in a Disaster

A mesh network with a series of routers may be installed in Far Rockaway to preserve Wi-Fi in a disaster and thereby keep community members connected, The Wave reports.

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City Launches New Program to Help Small Businesses

City Launches New Program to Help Small Businesses

The new initiative looks to "radically change" the city's relationship with small businesses and treat them as partners, reports Queens Latino.

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Homeless Seniors Take a Gamble on Casino Buses

Homeless Seniors Take a Gamble on Casino Buses

Dozens of homeless Korean seniors make their home and living on the casino buses that transport patrons between Flushing and out-of-state casinos, reports The Korea Times.

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Young Artists in Queens

Young Artists in Queens

High schoolers pursue their dreams with help from the Queens Council on the Arts.

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Cult of Santa Muerte Grows in Queens

Cult of Santa Muerte Grows in Queens

El Diario reports on a colorful and elaborate altar to Santa Muerte, with more than 80 statues, that worshippers visit in a private home in Queens.

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Ecuadorean Parade in Queens

Ecuadorean Parade in Queens

The Ecuadorean parade in Queens on August 3 drew thousands, including Mayor Bill de Blasio, to a colorful display of dancers, El Diario reports.

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