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Made in Queens: The Worst American Fighter Plane of World War II The New York Times reported that recently — just off the island of Midway, where the pivotal naval battle of the Pacific War was fought 71 years ago — archaeological divers discovered...
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23-01-2013 01-11-2013 No jwalsh 0

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History Library aviation, battle of Midway, Brewster Buffalo, dogfights, JetBlue, Long Island City, Marine Corps, Midway, WW II Jeremy Walsh
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Black Fridays of Yore and Lore The day after Thanksgiving has become the biggest shopping day of the year in the United States, earning the nickname “Black Friday” to set it apart from all the other manic shopping...
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17-01-2013 11-27-2012 No jking 0

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Puck magazine, 1918 (via Library of Congress) History Library Alex Kava, Ashley and JaQuavis, Black Friday, economy, gilded age, James Patterson, Patricia Ryan, shopping, terrorists, urban fiction, Wall Street Jeremy Walsh
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The Nameless Maelstrom that Topped Hurricane Sandy Sandy – it weakened from hurricane strength before it made landfall – is far from the only major storm to hit the New York City and Long Island region over the last half-century. But...
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27-06-2013 11-16-2012 No jking 0

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1938 photo of Flushing Airport showing widespread flooding History Library 1938, beavers, Everett Allen, flooding, hurricane sandy, Hurricanes, New York City, R.A. Scotti, sandy, storm damage, Superstorm Sandy Jeremy Walsh
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The Art of the Heist (of Art) Art lovers had a lot to fret about recently: The Associated Press reported that on Tuesday, October 16, thieves broke into a Dutch museum and stole seven paintings by legendary artists such as...
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08-01-2013 10-24-2012 No jking 1

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1 Comment Cornelis Claeszoon Anslo, Preacher, an etching by Rembrandt. General Library Anthony Amore, Art, Dr. No, Goya, heist, history, Isabella Stewart Gardner, James Bond, King of Hei, masterpieces, Matisse, Monet, museums, Picasso, Rembrandt, robbery, security, Stealing Rembrandts, supervillains, theft, Tom Mashberg, Topkapi, true crime jking
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The Untold Stories of Queens Our borough is the source of countless stories, some recorded and ready to be discovered—in the Queens Library collection, in the Archives at Queens Library, and on the Queens Memory Project...
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17-01-2013 09-14-2012 No prodadmin 0

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Queens Archival Photos Books Library history, New York, New York City, oral history, Queens, Queens borough, storytelling Mary Kearl
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