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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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Grand Central Terminal Statues in Long Island City Queens
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Grand Central Terminal will be celebrating its centennial all year long, and though the train station is located in Manhattan, there's a reason Queens buffs can share in the pride and...

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Black History Month Tour
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Among the items in the Archives at Queens Library’s collection of original sources, documenting the history of the four counties of Long Island, are personal correspondence, financial...

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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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Puck magazine, 1918 (via Library of Congress)
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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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