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  1. qphotonyc

    Passing through NYC’s “Little DR”

    Gentrification is going full blast and there are many new high rise towers going up for, let's just say, people who don't already live up here "In the Heights." It will be unrecognizable in 3 years. This is the final frontier in MN.
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    Drug families control narcotrafficking in the south

    "Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please." ~Mark Twain
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    National Carnival Parade on Sunday, 17 March on the Malecon

    Here are some fotos I made at last year's Carnival
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    Back Migration to The DR

    With 1 br apartments uptown starting at above $2000/mo and climbing fast due to gentrification, that's the main reason ppl of all ethnicity are fleeing NYC for more affordable places. Source: I live there.
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    Interview with Mike Santos (aka "Mike The Dome")

    "There are eight million stories in the naked city. This has been one of them."
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    Interview with Mike Santos (aka "Mike The Dome")

    To me it's not surprising that Mike got into that life. That's what life was like Uptown in the 80s. Cross streets in the 160s and 50s were taken over by drug gangs and they only let in ppl who were looking. Kilos were being sold *on the street corner* to ppl who just drove in from wherever with...
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    Abinader heads up Dominican Day parade in NYC

    I took some fotos this weekend when RD Pres visited Manhattan. The parade, a rally, little league... https://inwoodgazette.com/2023/08/12/big-day-for-the-little-league/ https://inwoodgazette.com/2023/08/14/dominican-day-parade-2/
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    President Abinader travels Friday to attend Dominican Parade in NYC

    Let's see if this works https://i0.wp.com/inwoodgazette.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/08/vlcsnap-2023-08-12-18h54m19s342.jpg
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    President Abinader travels Friday to attend Dominican Parade in NYC

    He came up today for the Inwood Little League and the kids loved it. He sat with them on the infield grass and tried on all the different teams' caps. I'll post a foto after I figure out how to. 🤓
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    Tourist held hostage at Punta Cana hospital

    Thx. Is there a link or phone number to follow up?
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    Tourist held hostage at Punta Cana hospital

    Does anyone have a recommendation for good medical coverage? I stay mostly in the Capital for a few months at a time. Resident, late 60s. Thx.
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    It may not be as safe here as you'd like, or would hope to believe.

    Everything old is new again. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5429053/
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    It may not be as safe here as you'd like, or would hope to believe.

    This was a thing in New York back in the 1980s. A doctor solved a series of robberies. Perps were using otc eye drops containing scopolamine to disorient and then rob victims. Generally the set up was out of town business man + perp, an attractive female, guy wakes up in his hotel room cleaned...
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    Future Ex New Yorker

    Thanx all! I'll get in touch with the Consulate here then and hopefully meet some of you when I get down there next year. Cheers, Q
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    Future Ex New Yorker

    Hola todos I'm a retired paramedic with a lot of relatives in RD. I've been coming and going there since 1985, many visits and road trips all around the place from Samana to Barahona. Anyway, I'm thinking about giving up my walk up apartment here and moving there. My question is should I plan on...