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1 hr ago | New York Daily News

Queens techies need help funding $1M mission

Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian is raising money for Coalition for Queens' Access Code program.

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2 hrs ago | New Yorker

Gabriel Garcia Marquez: An Appreciation

At the beginning of "One Hundred Years of Solitude," Macondo's patriarch, Jose Arcadio Buendia, wants to move the idyllic yet isolated community he founded to another, more accessible location.

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6 hrs ago | New York Post

Bunnies, brunch and bots: Your guide to NYC Easter activities

Three-year-old Julia , from Astoria, gets close to her new pal the Easter Bunny while Aislinn pets the real thing at White Post Farms.

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10 hrs ago | Newsday

Opinion: Bring a World's Fair pavilion back to life

Ever wonder what the 1964 World's Fair was like? You have the chance now for one day: The pavilion will be open to the public on April 22, 2014 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Hardhats required.

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14 hrs ago | CBS Local

Person Of Interest Questioned In Shooting Of 13-Year-Old Boy In Brooklyn

A person of interest is in custody in connection with the shooting of a 13-year-old boy in Brooklyn .

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18 hrs ago | Contra Costa Times

Tonight's TV picks: Gordon Ramsay brings 'Kitchen Nightmares' to Colorado

"Whose Line Is It Anyway?" : This week's special guest is sumo wrestler Byambajav Ulambayar.

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22 hrs ago | CBS Local

Cabbie Accused Of Sneaking Through RFK Toll Plaza 3,000 Times Without Paying

A taxi driver has been charged with stealing more than $28,000 from the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, by crossing the Robert F. Kennedy Triboro Bridge more than 3,000 times without once paying a toll.

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Thu Apr 17, 2014

NY1

Queens Week 2014: Asian Population Growing in Bayside

As we wrap up Queens Week on NY1, we turn our focus on Bayside, where the population is a lot different that it was 20 years ago.

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NY1

Sources: Arrest Made in Connection With Shooting of Two in Brooklyn

Sources tell NY1 that police have made an arrest in connection with the shooting of two people in Brooklyn, including a 13-year-old boy.

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Newsday

MTA: Man hit, killed by train Wednesday night in Queens

Service on the Port Washington branch of the Long Island Rail Road was suspended for about an hour Wednesday night after a westbound train struck and killed a man at the station at Flushing / Main Street, a railroad official said.

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WABC 7

Queens serial robber caught on surveillance camera

Police are looking for a violent serial robber snatching property in Queens, and they're hoping a surveillance photo will lead to an arrest.

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CBS Local

Police: Queens Man Arrested In Harassment Of Teen Girl On MTA Bus

An arrest has been made in connection with the hateful harassment of a teenage girl on a bus in Queens.

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Canada.com

In this April 9, 2014, photo, a man walks near the Unisphere, a 12-storey steel globe that debuted 50 years ago at the 1964 World's Fair in the Queens borough of New York.

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NY1

Queens Week 2014: Cambria Heights Population Remains Relatively Unchanged, Surprising Experts

Many New York City neighborhoods are experiencing a change in population, but a section of Cambria Heights has remained relatively unchanged, which has surprised many of the experts.

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Wed Apr 16, 2014

WNYC-AM New York

Public Advocate: Use City $ to Save Citibike

Public Advocate Leticia James told reporters at a roundtable conversation on Wednesday that Mayor Bill de Blasio should consider using public funds to keep Citi Bike afloat.

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DNAInfo.com

Kickstarter Campaign Looks to Bring Queens ABC Book to Borough Schools

A campaign to fund the creation of a Queens-centric children's book that alphabetically chronicles the borough's famed people and landmarks has expanded in an effort to get copies to local schools and libraries.

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BroadwayWorld.com

105th Annual Salute to Magic, Set for Queens Theatre, 5/17

The Society of American Magicians, Parent Assembly Number 1, in association with Queens Theatre, will present the 105th Annual Salute to Magic, commemorating the role of magic in the 50th and 75th anniversaries of the 1964 and 1939 New York World's Fairs.

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ThinkProgress

The Morning Pride: April 16, 2014

Welcome to The Morning Pride, ThinkProgress LGBT's daily round-up of the latest in LGBT policy, politics, and some culture too! Here's what we're reading this morning, but please let us know what stories you're following as well.

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Advocate

Op-ed: How Not to React When an LGBT Teacher Is Fired

In a famous 1991 essay , queer scholar Eve Sedgwick wryly noted that "advice on how to help your kids turn out gay is less ubiquitous than you might think."

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OhNoTheyDidnt

Spider-Man is Jewish, Andrew Garfield confirms

Oy Vey! He's a nebbish boy from Queens, New York, who loves his Aunt May but feels the weight of the world on his shoulders - of course Spider-Man is Jewish.

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