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An Asthma Doctor, and Dancer

Posted on 30. Apr, 2010 by .

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It’s the 30th anniversary of Dr. Cheryl Doyle’s medical practice in Brooklyn, but she’s not slowing down. In fact, her work is going strong – and not least because of her other passion – dance. The 61-year old has been dancing since she was five, and still goes to dance classes four times a week. […]

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The Chopstick Composer

Posted on 10. Dec, 2009 by .

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Composer Arthur Kampela isn’t afraid to make musicians work. Especially if they’re master players in the New York Philharmonic. “They are practicing their asses off right now,” he said last week, over Sri Lankan tea in his Harlem apartment. The 20 Philharmonic musicians premiering “MACUNAIMA,” Arthur’s commissioned work, on Dec. 17, are grappling with his […]

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I'll take Asian American Studies for $1.2 million, Alex

Posted on 23. Nov, 2009 by .

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What do you do with a million dollars?  That’s what professors and administrators at Queens College have been asking themselves.   The Dept. of Education has allocated $1.2 million to the school’s Asian/American Center. (New York Daily News)  The money will go towards a community-oriented curriculum in Asian American Pacific Islander Communities studies, beginning this Spring […]

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poll and survey

Posted on 19. Nov, 2009 by .

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Loading… <br /> <a href=”http://answers.polldaddy.com/poll/2278038/” mce_href=”http://answers.polldaddy.com/poll/2278038/”>What will your j-school subject concentration be?</a><span style=”font-size:9px;” mce_style=”font-size:9px;”>(<a href=”http://www.polldaddy.com” mce_href=”http://www.polldaddy.com”>online surveys</a>)</span><br />

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The Japanese Bob Dylan comes to town

Posted on 15. Nov, 2009 by .

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Japanese singer-songwriter Yuichi Ohata (Photo: http://yuichiohata.com) For those moments when you want the flavor of the Beatles, but not exactly the Beatles, try singer-songwriter Yuichi Ohata.  In his five pop albums, the Japanese artist pays homage to the Beatles, Bob Dylan, and other classic folk and pop craftsman. His hummable, likable songs need no translation, […]

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Cigarette Ads Shouldn't Target Kids, says Community Board

Posted on 09. Nov, 2009 by .

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Michael Sais, Queens Community 7 Boardmember, says cigarette ads need to be out of kids’ view Pretty soon, Flushing delis will have to answer to Boy Scouts trying to keep cigarettes from minors.  In a few weeks, Boy Scouts and members of other civic organizations will be distributing a letter from Community Board 7 asking […]

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Sonic Massage at Gallery 151 is the brain child of downtown drummer Kenny Wollesen

Posted on 03. Nov, 2009 by .

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Kenny Wollesen thinks that during the year that he’s been holding Sonic Massages, no one has ever had a bad experience. “Somebody once said they felt like they were dying, but it didn’t seem like a bad experience.” He gave a big belly laugh, flared his white labcoat, and smiled behind his round glasses. On […]

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Explosion injures two people in Flushing home

Posted on 27. Oct, 2009 by .

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Two people were injured in a large explosion that blew up the back of a two-story home and shook the surrounding neighborhood in Flushing, Queens, on Monday around 7:40 p.m.  The impact tore off the entire back of the building, located at 32-25 Leavitt St., exposing the bedroom and living room interiors like a dollhouse, […]

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Flushing's bad news

Posted on 19. Oct, 2009 by .

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There’s not a lot of good news coming out of Flushing lately.  The top story at NY1 today is that the Flushing woman killed in a fire yesterday had filed a sexual harassment suit against her former employer and JP Morgan Chase.  Blanca Kuros, a former construction-safety inspector, was due in federal court today for […]

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City Hall Wedding

Posted on 14. Oct, 2009 by .

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When Joel* and Sarah* got engaged six months ago, they knew they weren’t going to have a big ceremony.  “I didn’t want to wear a white dress,” she said, making a face. City Hall was the right place for them.  The Office the the City Clerk’s Marriage Bureau, renovated in 2007, offers quick and easy […]

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