Tuesday, 22 July 2014

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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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Sicilian Food Shops Still a Draw on Brooklyn’s 18th Avenue

Sicilian Food Shops Still a Draw on Brooklyn’s 18th Avenue

Sicilian specialty food shops are hanging on in Bensonhurst and serving up everything from homemade mozzarella to marzipan, Brooklyn Daily Eagle reports.

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Socialism in Sunset Park: The Story of a Once-Finnish Enclave

Socialism in Sunset Park: The Story of a Once-Finnish Enclave

Neat four-story buildings in Sunset Park were constructed by and for Finns from 1916-1927, and tell the tale of a small immigrant community, Open City reports.

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Students to Perform a Musical Comedy in French

Students to Perform a Musical Comedy in French

Students from Francophone countries at Prospect Heights High School have been keeping up with the French language and are set to perform at a benefit for the French Heritage Language program on May 31, France-Amérique reports.

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