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Last Chance Foods: Say Yes to Nopales

Thursday, May 01, 2014

They're spiky on the outside, but they have a heart of slime — nopales are a Mexcian favorite that can be found in grocery stores and bodegas throughout the city. Food writer Lesley Téllez shares advice on how to shave off the spines, unleash the ooze, and cook up some tasty stuffed nopales. 

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WNYC News

Queens Emergency Dispatchers to be Suspended After Delays

Friday, April 25, 2014

The city confirms that there were delays in dispatching EMS to a blaze that killed two four year olds last weekend.

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WNYC News

Queens Has a National Treasure in 1964 World’s Fair Relics

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

For the first time in years, New Yorkers were able to visit the "carnival with class."

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New Jersey News

Neighbors Watched Firefighters Call Out for Ambulance in Deadly Fire

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

WNYC

Neighbors say they watched firefighters try to resuscitate two 4-year-old siblings as they waited for an ambulance that was dispatched late.

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WNYC News

Do World's Fair Relics of Queens’ Past Have a Place in Its Future?

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

New Yorkers are nostalgic for what was once the “Tent of Tomorrow” in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, but there’s no consensus about its future.

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WNYC News

An Iconic Murder Helped Create the 911 System

Monday, April 07, 2014

In 1964, The New York Times reported that 28-year-old Kitty Genovese was murdered outside her apartment while dozens of her neighbors did nothing. The real story was a little more complicated. 

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The Greene Space

Battle of the Boroughs: Queens Winner

Monday, March 17, 2014

Twelve musical acts from Queens competed during a live concert on March 7, 2014. Then, voters picked their top five bands. Now, after a week of voting, there's only one act standing!

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The Greene Space

Vote for Queens' Best Band

Monday, March 10, 2014

Which of these five up-and-coming musical acts should be crowned Queens' best? Watch their performances, then vote for your favorite by Sunday, March 16 at 11:59pm ET.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Understanding Senior Citizen Hangouts

Thursday, January 23, 2014

After a conflict between elderly Korean residents in Queens and a local McDonald's where the seniors congregate, Bobbie Sackman, Director of Public Policy at the Council of Senior Centers and Services of NYC, explains the importance of community spaces where seniors can socialize. She is joined by New York State Assembly Member Ron Kim, who talks about the compromise he brokered between the elderly patrons who linger at a Flushing McDonald's and the fast-food restaurant.

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WNYC News

Louis Armstrong's Corona Sure Has Changed

Tuesday, January 07, 2014

For the last three decades of his life, the jazz great made a simple two story house on 107th street his home. And you have to wonder whether he'd recognize his corner of Queens today - a neighborhood of renters, not owners, where many struggle to live their own Hispanic-American dream.

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The Takeaway

'Tomorrow-Land': Examining The Cultural Impact of The 1964-65 World's Fair

Friday, January 03, 2014

Fifty years ago, New York City was a very different place when it hosted visitors from around the world for the World's Fair of 1964-65. Joseph Tirella, author of “Tomorrow-Land: The 1964-65 World’s Fair and the Transformation of America,” examines how the 1964-65 World's Fair represented a changing United States, a country transfixed by technoogy and rapid transition.

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WNYC News

Queens Museum Redesigned

Thursday, November 28, 2013

WNYC

It's an exciting new chapter for a Queens building with a storied past. The Queens Museum has re-opened to visitors, after a $69 million dollar redesign.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Willets Point Farewell?

Monday, November 25, 2013

Willets Point business owners who agree to make way for redevelopment by November 30 will get the maximum payout. Sarah Maslin Nir, New York Times staff reporter covering Queens, reports on what's next for the area and for the small auto repair shop owners and workers who have made their livelihoods there.

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WNYC News

Sandy Minute-by-Minute: Commuting by Sea at 6:30 AM

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Life changed for thousands in our region almost a year ago when Sandy blew in. For Raul Romero, a resident of Rockaway Beach, that change is most evident every morning when he boards the Sea-Streak Ferry for his morning commute.

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WNYC News

One NY Artist: Photographer Lizabeth Nieves

Saturday, September 28, 2013

There are thousands of artists in New York City. Some are famous internationally. Others are scratching out a living while perfecting their craft in basements or on stage. WNYC is bringing a few of them to the spotlight, in their own voices.

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WNYC News

US Open Serves Fried Chicken, Lobster Roll and Chocolate Milk

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

WNYC

The U.S. Open is in full swing, and tennis, like baseball, is not driven by a clock. Matches can stretch out over several hours, and a day watching the pros play in Flushing Meadows, Queens can easily turn into night.

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WNYC News

5 Things to Watch at the 2013 U.S. Open

Monday, August 26, 2013

WNYC

The last grand slam event of the tennis season began Monday right here in New York City.

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WNYC News

Fans Prepare for US Open

Friday, August 23, 2013

The US Open is back, bringing top tennis stars to Flushing, Queens including Roger Federer.

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WNYC News

5Pointz Closer to Being Razed as Development Plan Advances

Thursday, August 22, 2013

The graffiti mecca 5Pointz in Long Island City lost another battle in its fight for preservation as plans for two luxury apartment buildings on the site moved forward this week.

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WNYC News

Loss of Holliswood Means Loss of Inpatient Program for Vets, Families

Monday, August 19, 2013

The closure of Holliswood Hospital in Queens also means the loss of an innovative inpatient program to treat veterans from around the country and their families.

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