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Queens Food Court Reopens After Cleanup

The oily scent of potato and onion samosas fills the air as soon as a customer pushes through the glass doors to the Jackson Heights Food Court. “Apake dina kaise ho raha hai (How is your day going)?” a customer asks, as an Indian man in a dark blue apron and baseball cap carefully spoons orange-tinted potato and cauliflower curry into a styrofoam cup.

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Far From Home, Beauty Pageants Remain Popular

Every Saturday morning, Marcela Barrera of Jackson Heights hair sprays her daughter’s ringlets, helps her pick out an outfit appropriate for the season, and then brings her daughter to a modeling class at Super Star Dance Studio. It is there that Barbara, 6, learns how to strut, pose and shuffle her feet to the quick beats of a Bachata tune.

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Unable to Work, Indian Immigrant Women Feel Trapped by H4 Visas

Legal Indian immigrant women, and holders of the H4 visa, speak out about the visa restrictions they’re facing, starting from their ineligibility to apply for jobs to obtaining a driver’s license. Many are eagerly awaiting Obama’s delayed immigration policies.

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Astoria’s Bouzouki Barber

Music spills onto the sidewalk from a barber shop in Astoria’s Greek neighborhood.

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The beat goes on in Astoria

George Phillips has been running Astoria Music Store, one of the neighborhood’s oldest businesses, for 30 years — and he’s still as busy as ever.

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“Big Fat Greek” Café Gets Even Bigger

One of the first Greek coffeeshops to hit Astoria is set to open a branch in Brooklyn. Can it match the acclaim of the original, which baked the wedding cake for a Hollywood hit (guess which one)?

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Bangladesh Tribunal Accuses New York Imam of War Crimes

The controversial International Crimes Tribunal’s accusations against Ashrafuzzaman Khan have caused deep divisions in the diaspora community.

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A Filipino School in Woodside

Young Filipino-Americans learn about their culture and heritage in Queens.

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Platform Poetry

Platform Poetry

It’s not easy to engage determined subway riders with soul-baring, Spanish-language poetry readings.

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Austerity in Greece Boosts Immigration to the U.S.

As Athens continues to introduce new austerity measures, New York is seeing an influx of Greek immigrants who come in desperate search of jobs and money.

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