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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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As of last month, New York City has a country music station again. That’s great, but the country genre has a vast and rewarding back catalog that may be more appealing than some of the...

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Black History Month
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Queens Library houses more than a collection of works about African-American history. Our library has been shaped by, has gone to great lengths to document and continually celebrates the African-...

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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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