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New director, and directions, at the Thalia

By Kate Bobby The award-winning Thalia Spanish Theatre Inc. is entering a new century with a new director and a new direction: productions offered in both Spanish and English. “It's a way to reach out to new audience members who don't speak Spanish. It's also a way to reach out to more bilingual Latino youth,” […]

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Last Edition of the 20th Century

Rudy To Rudy: It’s The Board Of End Manhattan Hospitals Gain Foothold Here The year in Queens began with some distressing news and warnings for disaster. A fire that killed four people in a Manhattan skyscraper on Dec. 23 prompted the Queens Courier to run an article based on the fear many residents had that […]

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No. 7 riders treated to stained glass murals

By Philip Newman As No. 7 trains pass through three successive elevated stations in Long Island City and Sunnyside, passengers seated on both sides of the cars are greeted with brilliantly colored glass murals of familiar Queens scenes ranging from the Mets and the Weeping Beech to Lunar New Year celebrations and Aqueduct racetrack. The […]

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The No. 7 ‘International Express’ Rolls Into History

It rises from the depths of downtown Flushing 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The red train — the No. 7 train — then takes its thirty minute journey past the Unisphere at Flushing Meadows-Corona park, through a multitude of nations in the communities of Queens. In Long Island City it descends below the […]

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