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A trip down memory lane: Revisiting the rich history of Flushing, Willets Point

Jul. 19, 2023 By Carlotta Mohamed Flushing was established as a settlement of New Netherland on Oct. 10, 1645, on the eastern bank of Flushing Creek. It was named after the Dutch city of Vlissingen, which was the European base of the Dutch West India company. When the British took control of New Amsterdam in…
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Rajkumar joins Queens legislators in urging governor to sign bill establishing Diwali as a holiday for New York public schools

Jul. 18, 2023 By Anthony Medina Assemblywoman Jenifer Rajkumar was joined by Queens legislators and community leaders in Jackson Heights on Tuesday, July 18, to celebrate the passage of her bill that establishes Diwali as a holiday in New York public schools and to urge Gov. Kathy Hochul for her signature. The victory celebration at…
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Advocates, performers stand up for trans rights at TransLatinx March

Jul. 18, 2023 By Emily Sawaked More than 600 marchers and countless vendors and guests flocked to the annual TransLatinx March on July 15 in Queens, where organizers brought attention to the experience of trans Latinx individuals and called for an end to employment discrimination and other injustices. The 12th annual march proceeded through the […]

Queens Public Library celebrates hip-hop with special edition cards

Jul. 7, 2023 By John Schilling To celebrate the 50th anniversary of hip-hop, the Queens Public Library (QPL) will release a limited edition library card that honors the genre’s global significance and the role New York City played in its rise as a cultural movement. The new library cards feature a purple background with a…
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