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1 hr ago | 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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5 hrs ago | 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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Tue Apr 15, 2014

NY1

Queens Week 2014: Jamaica No Longer Predominantly African-American Neighborhood

An area of Queens that many usually refer to as a predominantly African-American neighborhood actually isn't anymore, according to Census estimates.

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CBS Local

Police: Man Made Anti-Muslim Remarks, Spat On Teenage Girl On Bus In Queens

Police on Tuesday were asking the public to help them find a suspect who allegedly spat on a 15-year-old girl and raised his fist to her while making anti-Muslim statements on a bus in Queens.

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WABC 7

Police release photos of man wanted for harassing Muslim teen in Queens bus

The New York City Police Department has released surveillance photos of a man old wanted for harassing a teenage girl on a public bus.

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DNAinfo.com

Egg-Stravaganza and Giant Bunnies Bringing Easter Fun to Queens Kids

Parents in Queens who are looking for some Easter festivities with their kids will find a number of places that host egg hunts and other attractions throughout the borough.

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Examiner.com

Cops: Queens man charged in $100K theft from Pep Boys

A Queens man has been charged with grand larceny for allegedly using re-encoded credit cards to make more than $100,000 in purchases from a Pep Boys stores on Long Island , Nassau County police said Monday.

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NY1

Search Under Way for Missing Elderly Queens Man

Investigators say 84-year-old Pierre Severe was last seen Monday leaving his home in Rosedale around 11 a.m. Anyone with information on the case should contact the Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS, or text CRIMES and then enter TIP577, or visit www.nypdcrimestoppers.com .

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NY1

Queens Week 2014: Influx of New Residents Changes Astoria Once Again

There has always been a mix of cultures in Astoria, but an influx of new residents is changing the face of the neighborhood once again.

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CNN

Is it a Banksy? UK street art image appears to show spies at work

The latest street art attributed to Banksy. on the side of a house in Cheltenham on April 14, 2014 in England.

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NY1

Queens Week: Organization Creates Financial Services Hub for Public Housing Residents

The latest Queens Week report takes a look at one organization that has created a financial services hub for public housing residents.

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Wall Street Journal

More Floors for City Dancers

City University of New York on Tuesday kicks off a new effort to pair choreographers up with badly needed open space.

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Mon Apr 14, 2014

CBS Local

Passenger Killed, Driver Charged In Crash In Southeast Queens

A woman was charged with vehicular manslaughter and driving while intoxicated Monday, after a crash that left her passenger dead in southeast Queens.

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Fortune

A manufacturing future that hums (rattles, hisses) along

Every day, the young, bearded, and tattooed team at the Shapeways factory in Long Island City, Queens gather to eat together, as if they lived in a 19th century company town.

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