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New York City marks 20th anniversary of Flight 587 crash that hit Dominican community hard

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NEW YORK — New York City on Friday marked 20 years since the tragic crash of American Airlines Flight 587, in which 265 people — most of them of Dominican descent — died. A small crowd braved heavy rain to visit a memorial on Beach 116th Street in Belle Harbor, Queens, the neighborhood where the Dominican Republic-bound flight crashed two decades ago. “It’s hard to believe 20 years have passed,” Mayor Bill de Blasio said following a moment of silence at 9:17 a.m. “We all can feel, right here, what it felt like those days just after 9/11 … Then another tragedy was felt from the Dominican Repu…

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