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Astoria Characters: The Enterprising Embroiderer
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 ...
Astoria Characters: The Dessert Devotee
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 peti...
Astoria Characters: The Treasure Hunters
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....
Jan 08, 2022 | 0 0 comments | 485 485 recommendations | email to a friend
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Astoria Characters: The Woman Who Paints With Fire
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 cr...
Astoria Characters: The Ballet Pianist
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 h...
Astoria Characters: The Ditmars Dawners
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...
Astoria Characters: The New-Boutique Owner
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 o...
Trendy Dogs Wear Rose Quartz by Rachelle Nones
Dec 12, 2021 | 0 0 comments | 1019 1019 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. Al...
Astoria Characters: The 90-Year-Old Songstress
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...

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The Dessert Devotee
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Jan 26, 2022 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Steinway Library reopens after long-awaited renovation
The Steinway Library in Astoria opened its doors for the first time in nearly two-and-a-half years on January 18 following a long-awaited $4.9 million renovation project New improvements to the lib...
Jan 26, 2022 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Study finds Interborough Express proposal is feasible
A year-long study assessing the feasibility of the Interborough Express, the transit project that would connect communities in Brooklyn and Queens to as many as 17 subway lines and the Long Island ...
Jan 26, 2022 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tottenham fans make Astoria spot their home turf
Supporters of European Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur have found a new home in Queens. The group of local soccer fans cheered on the north London-based team from Rivercrest Bar at 33-15 Ditm...
Jan 25, 2022 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Botanical Garden announces Lacerte's replacement
Hantzopoulos to begin in new post this month
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DOC says inmates were still eating food from the commissary
Public advocate details hunger strike at Rikers Island Elected officials and advocates are sounding the alarm on the inhumane conditions on Rikers Island, where several detainees refused to eat in ...
Jan 19, 2022 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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DOT gathers input on redesign of 21st Street
Local civic opposed to all three proposals from agency
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Mayor urges businesses, schools to remain open
Mayor Eric Adams expressed his desire for schools and businesses to remain open despite a surge of COVID cases throughout the city. During a visit to Steinway & Sons Piano Company in Astoria last w...
Jan 19, 2022 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Treasure Hunters
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 literally have u...
Jan 19, 2022 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Woman Who Paints With Fire
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, not God, m...
Jan 12, 2022 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hochul to push for major transportation project
Would connect neighborhoods in Queens & Brooklyn
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New York Rehab honored for COVID response
In an age where healthcare workers have sacrificed their time, safety and sanity, nursing home employees are no exception. This is especially true for the staff of New York Center for Rehabilitatio...
Jan 12, 2022 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Variety to receive two new STEM science labs
Partnership aims to transform ‘Asthma Alley’ to ‘Renewable Row’
Jan 12, 2022 | 0 0 comments | 84 84 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Ballet Pianist
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Jan 06, 2022 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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New mayor shares COVID plan for city
Before the reins of power were officially transferred from the de Blasio administration to the Adams administration, the newly inaugurated Eric Adams laid out his vision for maneuvering through a s...
Jan 05, 2022 | 0 0 comments | 76 76 recommendations | email to a friend
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