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A Nepali Night on the Town

Hot oil sizzles up from the frying pans that Rekha Shrestha pulls on and off the six burners in front of her at Bhims Café, where she fries up Nepalese rice doughnuts.

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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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Dominican Wine Bar Brings Community Together

In Corcho Wine Room, Benlly Polanco hoped to create a place where people from his mainly Dominican neighborhood in Inwood could enjoy wine, food, art, music and a nice conversation, and could “feel at home.”

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Are Esrogim the Perfect Fruit?

Italian-born Rabbi Leizer Rodal opened shop in Crown Heights to sell esrogim, traditional fruit for Sukkot.

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Shabbos App: Jewish World Debates Smartphone Application

A software developer is planning an app that would allow observant Jews to use their smartphones during the Sabbath. But the very concept has been met with skepticism and concern how it would get around religious prohibitions on using electricity.

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East Harlem Prepares for Fight Against Luxury Development

Many East Harlem residents are protesting a luxury high-rise development at the site of a shopping center in their neighborhood.

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Mayoral Agencies Get Low Grades on Hiring Women and Minorities

Two-thirds of New York City mayoral agencies were graded “D” or “F” for their lack of success in hiring minorities and women-owned businesses, in a report card system unveiled on Wednesday by Comptroller Scott Stringer.

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Councilman Helps Recruit for Driving Jobs in the Bronx

On an overcast Wednesday morning, down the street from the Gun Hill housing projects, Councilman Andy King was offering something very different from his neighbors, the check cashing store and the pawn shop – he was offering jobs.

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Park Hill, Staten Island Storefront

Liberian Business Development Slow in Immigrant Community

Staten Island is home to the largest population of Liberians outside of Liberia itself, but it’s rare to find Liberian owners among the borough’s storefronts.

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Coming To America

New York City is an ethnic mosaic, the adopted home to newcomers from around the world. Global City NYC reporters tell the stories of how a few of these New Yorkers immigrated to America.

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