In the Neighborhood

In the Neighborhood

Liudmila Joy-Vasuta performs at Our Lady of Refuge church in Brooklyn on March 23, 2014.

Ukrainian music stirs pot of revolution

As Ukraine fights to maintain independence from Russia, they are using music as a weapon to galvanize opinion and stir emotion.

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Little India or Jackson Heights is a predominantly South Asian neighborhood in Queens.

Indian elections play out on U.S. turf

It may be more than 8,000 miles away, but elections in India garner interest in New York.

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Earning a Living, In the Neighborhood

NYC intern protection law one of few across nation

NYC intern protection law one of few across nation

NYC interns are now protected from sexual harassment and discrimination. But the new law is one of the few in the nation.

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In the Neighborhood

Hookah bars make bad neighbors for Bay Ridgeites

Hookah bars make bad neighbors for Bay Ridgeites

Bay Ridgeites complain that hookah lounge make bad neighbors.

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Landlord cultivates creative workplace in Bushwick

Landlord cultivates creative workplace in Bushwick

In one of Bushwick’s gritty industrial nooks, a former textile and tortellini factory has transitioned into a reliable haven for hard-working creative entrepreneurs.

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In the Neighborhood

Absolute Piano photo in Sept 13, 2011
Taken form the store's Facebook page

After last week’s explosion: the pianos are gone

Absolute Pianos, a Harlem hallmark that sold and refurbished pianos, vanished into the rubble

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Gay activists protest St. Patrick’s Day Parade ban

Gay activists protest St. Patrick’s Day Parade ban

Members of the Irish Queers lined up along Fifth Avenue Monday to protest the St. Patrick’s Day Parade’s ban on gay and lesbian groups

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Ukrainian Americans protest Russian troops in Crimea outside the United Nations Feb. 28, 2014.

What Ukrainian New Yorkers want you to know

So what are Ukrainian Americans trying to bring to our attention, and how is Russia involved? Here are a few points stressed by Ukrainian American demonstrators.

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Smoke rises from a fire that resulted after an explosion in East Harlem on Wednesday, March 12. The explosion, which was caused by a gas leak, led to the collapse of two buildings.

Gas leak explosion brings down two buildings in East Harlem

Two East Harlem buildings collapse after gas leak explosion, killing eight and injuring scores.

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Luis "Wicho" Dominguez, 56, is originally from Mexico City and can cook anything from a greasy double bacon cheeseburger to a creamy fettuccine alfredo.

At Greek diners, a multilingual mashup

As Greek owners and employees give way to more Latino workers at diners, cultures are crossed and languages exchanged.

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