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Astoria Characters: The 86-Year-Old Boy with the Skateboard
Sep 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
    Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Ralph’s had success in several fields.   Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling Just to be clear, Ralph Charell did not ride his skateboard to Astor Bake Sho p. “Are you ...
Astoria Characters: The Painter Who Puts Time in its Place
Sep 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Sharon paints the city fantastic. Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling As Sharon Florin climbs the wide staircase to her top-floor studio, an act that she has done going on...
8 Things you May not Know About Selling a Coop in Queens
Sep 19, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 99 99 recommendations | email to a friend
by George Herrera , Realtor and Listing Specialist with the Queens Home Team at Keller Williams Realty . We sell a lot of properties here in Queens, and being that we’re in New York City, a lot of ...
More About Women’s Rights in the News — the ERA
Sep 16, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 119 119 recommendations | email to a friend
As an employment defense litigation lawyer, I pay attention to civil rights issues, and lately women’s rights issues have gained attention from the media. Actress Patricia Arquette has actively wor...
Astoria Characters: The Widow Who Can't Wear Her Wedding Ring
Sep 13, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Anna lost her husband two years ago. Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling Anna Conti is not wearing her wedding ring. It’s not that she doesn’t want to put it on. She’s a w...
Can Car Accidents Cause PTSD?
Sep 12, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 147 147 recommendations | email to a friend
Author:Steven Palermo: The Suffolk Personal Injury Lawyer You hear about post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) that military service members experience from active duty. However, studies now show t...
Protecting Your Right as a Spouse in a New York Estate
Sep 08, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 174 174 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Bonnie Lawston A Spouse’s Right of Inheritance in New York Under New York law, when a married person dies, the surviving spouse has a “right of election,” a statutory right to receive eithe...
Are gender identity and religious freedom at odds in America?
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Author: Leeds Brown Law A recent ruling against the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has inspired mixed reactions. The case (EEOC v. R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes, Inc., E.D. Mich....
Astoria Characters: The Woman Who Does It All for the Kids
Sep 06, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
  Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Aiysha’s a crossing guard for P.S. 171 elementary, aka the Peter G. Van Alst School. Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling “Would you like to see my corner?” Before there’...
This Month in Queens Real Estate: August 2016
Aug 26, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 246 246 recommendations | email to a friend
by George Herrera , Realtor & Listing Specialist with the Queens Home Team at Keller Williams Realty . August 2016 Market Update Home sales in July dropped again for the fifth consecutive month. De...

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Affordable housing proposal on Barnett Avenue voted down
Van Bramer opposes project after community feedback
Jun 07, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Volunteers paint rainbow at Variety playground
With summer quickly approaching, the Variety Boys and Girls Club in Astoria is shining a little brighter. Last Thursday, employees from Sherwin-Williams volunteered their time, effort and resources...
Jun 03, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Zone 126, LIC High celebrate student achievement
Sometimes it’s important to celebrate the small victories. Students, parents, teachers and community partners gathered at Long Island City High School (LICHS) Thursday morning for its annual Commun...
Jun 02, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Community seeks answers following gang-related attack
Pols host town hall with city officials to provide details
May 31, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Halal Guys donate $30,000 to LaGuardia scholarship fund
The owners of a popular street-food franchise are giving back to a familiar place. The Halal Guys, whose chicken and gyro platters turned a food cart on 53rd Street and 6th Avenue into a national b...
May 31, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Taste of Sunnyside showcases local flavors
Sells out a week before event
May 31, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Youthmarket coming to Astoria
Councilman Costa Constantinides announced $10,000 to open a new Youthmarket at the Astoria park, located at Steinway Street and 23rd Avenue. The funding will be included in next year’s discretionar...
May 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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CB2 debates proposed Sunnyside development
Opponents fear gentrification, displacement in neighborhood
May 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pols tour Sunnyside, discuss plazas & small biz
With the emergence of Lowery Plaza and Bliss Plaza as public spaces underneath the 7 train, more and more people are stopping by to see what they’re all about. Manhattan Councilman Daniel Garodnick...
May 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jackson Heights celebrates renaming of Diversity Plaza
Popular public space grew out of traffic concerns
May 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Variety's 3v3 Basketball Tournament A Slam Dunk
This past Sunday, companies in Astoria, L.I.C. and other parts of Queens, gathered at The Variety Boys & Girls Club to play in the annual 3v3 Corporate Challenge Basketball tournament.
May 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Clinic’s open access boosts mental health services
Catholic Charities site welcome walk-ins twice a week
May 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Street vendors afraid to work in Jackson Heights
Afraid of fines, arrest, and possible confiscation of their inventory, 16 free speech vendors are unemployed and haven’t worked since April 27. The street vendors in Jackson Heights were told to pa...
May 17, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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City to push bike lanes along Queens Boulevard
Will ignore local community board opposition
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Elected officials denounce Astoria hate crime attack
A week after an alleged bias-related assault in Astoria, elected officials and community members came together to reject anti-Muslim hatred and actions. On April 27, police reported that a 19-year-...
May 13, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Canada center Sidney Crosby (87) has his helmet knocked off during a scuffle with Europe during the first period of Game 2 of the World Cup of Hockey finals, in Toronto on Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)TORONTO (AP) — Brad Marchand scored a short-handed goal with 43.1 seconds left and Canada beat Team Europe 2-1 on Thursday night to win the World Cup of Hockey.


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Pallbearers wear a No. 16 jersey in honor of Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez as they carry his casket for a memorial service at St. Brendan's Catholic Church, Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016, in Miami. Fernandez was killed in a boating accident Sunday along with two friends. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)MIAMI (AP) — Despite all his accomplishments, Jose Fernandez never pitched a complete game, and on Thursday he was carried out of church in a casket with too much unfinished business.


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Emergency vehicles are seen in an aerial view outside the New Jersey Transit station following a train derailment and crash in Hoboken, New JerseyBy Frank McGurty and Amy Tennery HOBOKEN, N.J. (Reuters) - A commuter train plowed into a station in New Jersey at the height of Thursday's morning rush hour, killing a woman on the platform and injuring more than 100 people as it brought down part of the roof and scattered debris over the concourse. Witnesses described terrifying scenes as the front of the train smashed through the track stop at high speed and into the Hoboken terminal, toppling support columns and creating chaos at one of the busiest transit hubs in the New York City area. "We have no indication that this is anything other than a tragic accident but ... we're going to let the law enforcement professionals pursue the facts," New Jersey Governor Chris Christie said at a news conference in Hoboken alongside New York Governor Andrew Cuomo.


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