Thursday, 31 July 2014

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Alsatian Food Comes to Carroll Gardens

Alsatian Food Comes to Carroll Gardens

A new spot in Brooklyn offers up tarte flambée and spätzle in this video.

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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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French Ham Cracks US Market

French Ham Cracks US Market

The ban on the import of Bayonne ham from France into the U.S. has been lifted, but the foie gras remains banned in California, France-Amérique reports, and lawyers hope to overturn that ban as unconstitutional.

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Giglio Feast Celebrated in Williamsburg

Giglio Feast Celebrated in Williamsburg

Home Reporter writes about celebrants honoring the memory of St. Paulinus with the Italian Giglio Feast in Brooklyn.

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The Portuguese Shoe Doctor

The Portuguese Shoe Doctor

Carlos Mesquita transformed a shoeshine bench in Portugal into a luxury repair business in New York.

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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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Celebrating France in New York

Celebrating France in New York

French citizens, francophiles and francophones gather to mark Bastille Day in this video.

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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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When Brooklyn Was Irish

When Brooklyn Was Irish

A new novel about the Irish in Brooklyn and a movie based on the Colm Tóibín novel "Brooklyn" both remind of a time when the Irish had a big influence in the borough, Irish Voice notes.

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World Cup Blues: Watching France Lose

World Cup Blues: Watching France Lose

A French citizen living in New York follows the game as it's broadcast from Rio.

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Essay: Portuguese Days of the U.S. Team

Essay: Portuguese Days of the U.S. Team

Today's U.S. team could take inspiration from a stunning upset 64 years ago in Brazil.

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