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Mayor de Blasio Delivers Remarks at NYPD Swearing-in Ceremony

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Mayor Bill de Blasio: Excellent. It is so good to be with you here as you start down this road – as you start on this pathway to such a noble career. I want to congratulate each and every one of you for beginning a journey that I guarantee you will be one of great importance to the people of this city.   I want to thank you for making this choice.   We are joined here today, of course, with the great leadership of this department. I want to thank Commissioner Bratton, and I want to thank First Deputy [Read More]

Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival of New York

Aug 9, 2015 News , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , Comments are off

Photos by: Luiz Rampelotto/EuropaNewswire FLUSHING MEADOWS-CORONA PARK (QUEENS), New York, July 9 2015 — (by Albin Lohr-Jones) – Alligators in the sewers? Perhaps not. But dragons were plentiful at the 2015 Hong Kong Dragon Boat Races in Queens. From the dragon dancers weaving through the crowd at the festival to the elaborately-carved “head” adorning each of the boats, the ancient Eastern symbol of prosperity and good fortune caught the eye at every turn. The NYC version of the popular summertime festival, celebrated annually across the globe, featured food, musical performances, dance and — of course — boat racing. Now in its [Read More]

Chinese Lunar New Year Parade at Flushing Queens

Feb 21, 2015 News , , , , , , , , , , Comments are off

Flushing, New York, USA, February 21 2015 – Thousands of peoples yang and older braved the very cold weather to participate and watch the Chinese Lunar New Year Parade & Festival today at Main Street Queens. On the Photo: Parade goers and participants. Credit: Luiz Rampelotto/EuropaNewswire

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