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Proposed Hotel Divides Local Leaders and Community in Little Bangladesh

A proposed hotel in Little Bangladesh is dividing a community already at odds over the narrow strip, where long-time Jackson Heights residents live alongside South Asian immigrants.

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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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Polish Pols Lament Community’s Lack of Influence

The Empire State Building’s refusal to light up for Pulaski Day symbolizes what Polish leaders fear is their community’s weak position in the city’s civic life.

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Birthday Celebrations for Astoria’s Greek Orthodox Community

Eighty-five years after its establishment, the Hellenic Orthodox Community of Astoria celebrates its key members and paves the way for its future leaders.

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Astoria Votes for Gas, Not the President

November 6 has finally arrived – but many residents of Astoria, Queens, flocked to gas stations rather than polling stations to fill their tanks after a week of short supply following Hurricane Sandy.

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Broken Trees and Broken Homes in Greek Astoria

A tree falls in Astoria. Lives are spared, but “Everything is broken,” says the Greek woman whose house lay in the tree’s path.

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Fall tree on Volvo

The Post-Sandy View From Astoria

Hurricane Sandy uproots trees, floods a few basements and bashes a Volvo, but overall doesn’t leave much of a mark on Queens neighborhood.

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Bangladeshi Rally

Bangladeshis Rally to Condemn “That Action”

Sunday’s protest by Bangladeshi immigrants was aimed at distancing the community from a 21-year-old Bangladeshi man accused by the FBI of a New York City bomb plot.

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