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Broad Channel and Rockaways after Sandy
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To mark the six-month anniversary of Superstorm Sandy, Queens Library, Queens Memory Project and Jamaica Bay Lives!, a documentary project about Jamaica Bay, invited the community to Queens Library...

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Five young men from Jamaica, Queens wait for the train to take them to boot camp
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They stand looking at the camera, their faces neutral, their armbands reading “LIRR Jamaica.” These five men from Queens are draftees, waiting at the Jamaica Long Island Rail Road...

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The week of January 7 marked the start of a new season of a certain popular television series about a federal marshal and the colorful criminal underworld in the rural county he calls home. While...

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Gene Krupa Birthday
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January 15 marks the birthday of one of the greatest drummers of all time: Gene Krupa. Born in Chicago in 1909, Krupa had been groomed for the priesthood by his parents, but decided to go his...

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1904 photograph of the children of J.A. Homeyer. Courtesy of the Queens Library,
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The tradition of the Christmas tree was already well-established in the United States by the end of the 19th Century. Although the first national Christmas tree wasn’t set up until 1913, (...

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