Thursday, 24 July 2014

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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 in Queens.

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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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World Cup Brings Tears of Joy, and Sorrow

World Cup Brings Tears of Joy, and Sorrow

El Diario covers the shifting emotions of the World Cup with stories on Argentina's win and Brazil's defeat.

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Fighting Gentrification with Poetry

Fighting Gentrification with Poetry

A Queens native comments on the borough's changes through poetry, Queens Tribune reports.

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Queens Borough President Honors Voices of NY

Queens Borough President Honors Voices of NY

Queens Borough President Melinda Katz honored Voices of NY for serving as a bridge between mainstream society, immigrant populations and communities of color.

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Practicing Puja in Jamaica Bay

Practicing Puja in Jamaica Bay

Environmentalists and Hindu leaders in South Queens met recently to discuss ameliorating the impact of ritual offerings made in Jamaica Bay, Queens Chronicle reports.

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East, West Join to Sell Goods in Flushing

East, West Join to Sell Goods in Flushing

Chinese and non-Chinese vendors are working together in Flushing, learning each other's languages and cultures, The China Press reports.

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A Peruvian First: A Parade in Queens

A Peruvian First: A Parade in Queens

Along a nearly mile-long stretch on 37th Avenue, politicians, dancers, and singers showed off Peru's culture, Queens Latino reports.

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