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Astoria Characters: The Enterprising Embroiderer by Nruhling
Jan 28, 2022 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Kiesha’s bagel-wearing pigeon was a big hit. Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling Curled up in a corner of the couch,  Kiesha Jenkins  begins working her needle and thread through the fabric. The delicate  design  that is emerging, chain stitch by chain stitch, is of a fe...
Astoria Characters: The Dessert Devotee by Nruhling
Jan 21, 2022 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Zaynab glazing the donuts. Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling In the kitchen at Coffee Cake , Zaynab Abdullah is dipping donuts in a chai glaze, crowning each with a petite ball of dough. When she’s finished, she ices the za’atar buns with yogurt. The cafe specializes i...
Astoria Characters: The Treasure Hunters by Nruhling
Jan 14, 2022 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Belle and Scott in the workroom of their apartment. Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling There are a lot of old things in the apartment Scott Jordan and Belle Costes share. Virtually every inch of the tiny two-bedroom, fourth-floor walkup is covered with treasures they li...
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Jan 08, 2022 | 0 0 comments | 485 485 recommendations | email to a friend
canon.com/ijsetup is a website to download Canon printer drivers, you can also visit the canonsetup-canon.com/ijsetup website for the same. All-in-one Canon Inkjet printers are suitable for home, business, school, and others to improve productivity. Depending on your requirement, it offers a type...
Astoria Characters: The Woman Who Paints With Fire by Nruhling
Jan 07, 2022 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling For decades, Tina worked as an interior designer. Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling Tina Maria Glavan takes a small, white vessel from the shelf in her art studio and cradles it in her hands. Exquisitely textured, it looks like a hollowed-out snowball, the kind Hostess...
Astoria Characters: The Ballet Pianist by Nruhling
Dec 31, 2021 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
  Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Maria is a pianist. Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling For pianist Maria Kaushansky, music is about making connections that go far beyond the sounds that emanate from her keyboard. “When I’m playing and I meet people for the first time, we may not speak the same langu...
Astoria Characters: The Ditmars Dawners by Nruhling
Dec 24, 2021 | 0 0 comments | 68 68 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Text and Photos by  Nancy A. Ruhling In a city that never sleeps, I’m a dawner. I get up at 5 in the morning all seven days of the week. It’s a habit I established about a decade ago when I got a puppy who was endowed with an adorably tiny bladder, and I took an administ...
Astoria Characters: The New-Boutique Owner by Nruhling
Dec 17, 2021 | 0 0 comments | 75 75 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Vanessa is the owner of Anoria Boutique. Text and photos by Nancy A. Ruhling Vanessa Gonzalez is in the front window of her new shop, Anoria Boutique , dressing a couple of mannequins. She apologizes because her display is not finished; she likes to have everything perfe...
EBPO_pexels_anna_shvets_4588006.jpg Trendy Dogs Wear Rose Quartz by Rachelle Nones by Rachelle-Nones
Dec 12, 2021 | 0 0 comments | 1017 1017 recommendations | email to a friend
Dogs are sporting dashing rose quartz charms on their collars. Some are sleeping in a comfy dog bed with a black agate crystal zipped into the bed cushion to ease muscular and skeletal problems. Although crystal healing reemerged as a strong trend in the 1980’s, it is not an 80’s New Age discover...
Astoria Characters: The 90-Year-Old Songstress by Nruhling
Dec 10, 2021 | 0 0 comments | 75 75 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Miss Marie is a singer/songwriter. Text and photos by Nancy A. Ruhling Miss Marie makes her grand entrance on Broadway (Astoria’s not Manhattan’s). When she's a block from the subway corner, she stops, adjusts her eyeglasses and starts crooning her anthem, “Where the Boy...