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Each April, we celebrate Earth Day, a time to raise awareness of the various environmental challenges we face if we want to sustain our way of life. But where did Earth Day get its start? Earth...

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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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