Author Archives: Katrina Medoff

Flushing native pens modern-day version of ‘Jane Eyre’


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Photo by Allana Taranto

When Patricia Park would misbehave as a child growing up in Flushing, her mother would say in broken English, “You act like orphan,” Park remembered. “I realized that her definition of orphan meant to act in a disgraceful way that shamed your family.”

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Glendale Romani gypsy teens share arranged marriage on docuseries


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Photos courtesy of FYI/"Arranged"

Many kids are told that their parents know best, but two Glendale teens really had to trust that was true as they prepared for their arranged marriage in September.

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‘Mad Men’ creator discusses show influences, exhibit at Astoria museum


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Photo by Thanassi Karageorgiou/Museum of the Moving Image

Museum members, “Mad Men” fans and movie buffs packed the Sumner M. Redstone Theater on March 20 as the showrunner of the popular TV series, which comes to a close in May, visited the museum for “Inside Mad Men: An Evening with Matthew Weiner.”

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Jamaica women’s clinic attracts anti-abortion demonstrations


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THE COURIER/Photos by Katrina Medoff

Seven patient escorts in white lab coats and 13 anti-abortion demonstrators holding pamphlets and large, graphic posters depicting bloody fetuses stood poised in the rain at the corner of Jamaica Avenue and 147th Place on Saturday, waiting for patients to approach Choices Women’s Medical Clinic.

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