Noah Rosenberg

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Bringing the world to Queens: MTA has hands-on approach for No. 7 train

January 11th, 2010 · No Comments · Article & Video

The No. 7 line may be short, but it is fierce. Six hundred and twenty-eight trains, the most across the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s (MTA) New York City Transit (NYCT) system, traverse the line’s 18.9 miles of track and 21 stations each day…
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Art history unfolds in Long Island City

November 21st, 2009 · No Comments · Article & Video

Employees at Eli Wilner & Company’s Long Island City workshop were hard at work on Monday, February 16. It was a fitting way to spend Presidents’ Day, considering that the men and women were nearing completion on a two-year tribute to George Washington...
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‘Legacy of the Holocaust’ (five-part series)

November 21st, 2009 · No Comments · Article & Video

When you stare into their eyes, you often see a flicker of a memory, a tendril of anguish that has held on tight, twisting and turning along with the changes of time. Their hair has grayed, skin has become delicate, bodies more fragile. It’s hard to imagine them kicking out the windows of cattle cars; sweeping up their lives and fleeing in the middle of the night; watching a human life vanish in an instant; saying farewell to childhood when they were still children. It’s hard to imagine how they survived...
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Tears and fireworks for Obama

November 20th, 2009 · No Comments · Article & Video

The fireworks started around 11 p.m., seconds after the tears. The moment Senator Barack Obama was announced as President-elect Obama, dozens of supporters spilled out of the Queens for Obama grassroots headquarters in Jamaica to join a group of revelers who had been dancing and chanting for over an hour – since their candidate had been projected to win Pennsylvania and Ohio…
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Ghost Workers (four-part series)

November 17th, 2009 · No Comments · Article & Video

At 6 a.m., while a cloak of darkness still hangs over Queens, a steady stream of men in work boots clunk down the steps from the elevated No. 7 train at the corner of Roosevelt Avenue and 69th Street in Woodside.

Once on the street, the men stand, sit and lean against buildings or telephone booths. Some quietly listen to music, sipping coffee or reading the paper. Others gather in groups, wiping the sleep out of their eyes with early morning chatter, an observation or a joke.

Both sides of the street are lined with them – hundreds of men watching, waiting, pacing back and forth, skirting a fine line between casual observance and nervous anticipation. It is as if something big is about to happen…
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‘Stereo bikes’ rock south Queens

November 14th, 2009 · No Comments · Article & Video

At the 106th Precinct’s last community council meeting, there were “numerous people complaining about those bikes traveling up and down the street creating unnecessary noise,” Officer Kenneth Zorn of the Precinct’s Community Affairs division, said.

Zorn may or may not have been referring to “Future Shock,” a self-styled “crew” of four 16- to 19-year-old Trinidadians who moved to Richmond Hill with their families in the past five years, bringing with them their love of loud music…
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24-HOUR QUEENS: They keep on truckin’ morning, noon and night

November 13th, 2009 · No Comments · Article & Video

It was chilly – the sky midnight blue and the streets of northeastern Queens still – as Dennis Vitelli sauntered into the garage sleepy-eyed but smiling.

He exchanged pleasantries with his colleagues – many of whom he has known for years, in a career that has spanned two decades – received a few instructions from a supervisor, and then it was time for work.

Currently on a relatively cushy 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. shift, Vitelli has worked around the clock and across the city as a “San Man” with the New York City Department of Sanitation – a job he described as “simple” and “easy” but, on a “year-round, 24/7” schedule, vital to keeping the city clean of garbage and snow…
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A love-love relationship: U.S. Open an ace for Queens economy

November 12th, 2009 · No Comments · Article & Video

They arrived en masse on Monday, August 25: the first wave of the over 700,000 tennis tourists that will grace the grandstands of the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park for the 2008 U.S. Open.

The fans will inevitably cheer and applaud the athletic feats of pros like Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and the Williams sisters, but they will also bolster Queens’ economy for the two weeks they are here…
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