Tag Archive | "Chinatown"

A War to Enter Hunter High

On a brisk December morning, it was impossible to walk down Flushing’s Main Street without having flyers thrust at you for “cram school,” where sixth graders from many Chinese families study for entrance exams to the city’s elite public schools.

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Charging Fees for Free Benefits in Chinatown

Post-Sandy food stamp benefits are free, but some elderly Chinatown residents have been charged for them — and they’re not happy.

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Chinatown, Power Outages, Water Outages, Hurricane, Sandy

The View From Chinatown

In a darkened neighborhood, lining up for water and remembering the city’s blackout.

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