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New York Daily News

Rare Bookstore, Skyline Books, Closes Doors After 20 Years

DAILY NEWS, published 3 February, 2010

Say goodbye to yet another dusty, musty piece of vanishing Manhattan.

All that’s now left of Skyline Books is a sign in the window reading “End of an Era. Thanks for 20 Great Years.”

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Remittances a pittance: Ecuador feels pain of U.S. economic ills

DAILY NEWS, published 23 June, 2009

Rosa Martinez used to stroll to the local money transfer office in Corona every week to send $200 to her family in Cuenca,Ecuador.

She still goes to the Delgado Travel office, but not to send money. Instead, it is she who collects a little cash from those family members in Cuenca.

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From Baghdad via Bronx

DAILY NEWS, published 22 March, 2009

Alaa Majeed begins her day before dawn, going online in her Bronx apartment to read Sunni, Shiite and Kurd newspapers.

In the dark, quiet hours, as the journalist sips Iraqi coffee from a Yankees mug, her thoughts drift back to Baghdad.

“I miss the smell of the streets of Baghdad, the honking of the cars,” Majeed said. “Iraq is in my veins.”
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Sharing Business Space to Boost Income

DAILY NEWS, published 22 December, 2008

It’s a Saturday afternoon at the Great American Laundromat in the East Tremont section of the Bronx, where Hawa Sidibe has spent the better part of her day.

But she’s not impatiently awaiting the rinse cycle — she’s busy braiding a woman’s hair into neat rows in a makeshift salon the size of a walk-in closet.

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