Tag Archives: Queens

Hellenic Education Continues Thanks to The Orpheus Luxury Collection

New York, N.Y.  In synchrony with their philosophy of “indulging in the finer things in life for a deep appreciation of humanity and nature,” The Orpheus Luxury Collection proudly hosted a fundraiser to benefit the Hellenic Education & Language Program (H.E.L.P.) recently in Astoria, Queens as part of its Philanthropy Through Travel Initiative.  The children and the mothers of H.E.L.P. […]

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“In Jackson Heights,” Most Diverse Neighborhood, Opens in NYC

Queens, N.Y.  Our friend NYC Councilmember Danny Dromm has invited the community to see a screening of In Jackson Heights, the new movie by famed documentarian Frederick Wiseman. This film provides an insider’s view into daily life in what is arguably the most diverse neighborhood in the world.  Danny says, “I am thrilled with its […]

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Prison Reform Advocate on Reflection, Remorse, Responsibility

Editor’s Note: Elizabeth Gaynes, director of an organization creating opportunities for people affected by the criminal justice system to further develop their strengths and lead lives of responsibility and contribution known as the Osborne Association, spoke recently at their tenth annual Lighting the Way Breakfast on Park Avenue.  The speech was so impressive, with phrases such as “a country […]

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With Dosa Hunt, Filmmaker Singh Emerges as Generational Voice

New York, N.Y.  The closing gala for this year’s New York Indian Film Festival (HuffPo), held in a banquet hall above NYU’s Skirball Auditorium, was alive with artists, actors, filmmakers, and thinkers with work clearly committed to making the world better – and celebrating the illuminating power of film. I was fortunate to strike up […]

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Eyewitness: A Fresh Start at Rikers Island

New York, N.Y.  A group of recent graduates beam with pride as they accept congratulations from assorted friends, teachers and strangers.  Wearing flowing green robes they sit with loved ones, many of them clutching tiny babies who in a few years will have vague yet colourful memories of this wonderful day. Father and son at a […]

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Asian-Pacific American Culture Celebrated at Macy’s in Flushing NYC

Queens, N.Y.  Macy’s continues its local leadership by celebrating Asian-Pacific American Month at is flagship store in Flushing, New York City – where 60% of the local population is Asian-American.  At this event, held on the sales floor with folding chairs to hold the overflow Asian-American crowd assembled, I quickly learned that 90% of Asian-Americans […]

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Indian Spring Festival Holi, Celebrated at South Street Seaport

New York, NY. Raised Christian, I believed Easter was the kick-off of spring. After I became the token goy of a Torah study in Manhattan, I switched my spring allegiance to Passover. Then, long story short, St. Patrick’s Day. Now, after half a century, I have found the real beginning of spring: the Indian holiday […]

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Adrian Franco is Giving Immigrants Tools to Improve their Financial Lives

By Barbara Magnoni, edited by Jim Luce. New York, NY. In recent months, I have been working on a research project on Mexican migrants in New York City where we sought to learn the existing and potential demand for financial services, in particular insurance services, in this community. What I have found is that our original […]

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