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The Queen

There must be a manual for how to dress on a cruise because as the passengers of the Queen Mary 2 arrived at Pier 12 of the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal, they seemed to all be in uniform.


Old Greek Church

By Stefanos Chen   The service was already running late when the priest asked the choir to join him at the altar. It took close to three minutes for the elderly choir members to walk or wheel their way down the aisle. The priest explained that the Three Hierarchs Greek Orthodox Church of Brooklyn was...


Searching For What Soviets Took Away

The sons and daughters of Russian Jewish immigrants converse over frothy beers at the Jewish Center in Brighton Beach. They are here, ostensibly, to study the books of Jewish law, something their parents could not do when they lived in the Soviet Union.