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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 | 87 87 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 | 107 107 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?
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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...
Are gender identity and religious freedom at odds in America?
Sep 08, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 168 168 recommendations | email to a friend
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....
Protecting Your Right as a Spouse in a New York Estate
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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...
Astoria Characters: The Woman Who Does It All for the Kids
Sep 06, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 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 | 233 233 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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Company links local food startups with NYC hotels
Redwood Deli owner Dan Unter and his business partner Marissa Spano are behind the new distribution company 5 Boro Goods. 5 Boro Goods is an aggregator of artisanal New York City-based goods such a...
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The 86-Year-Old Boy Carrying the Skateboard
Just to be clear, Ralph Charell did not ride his skateboard to Astor Bake Shop. “Are you crazy?” he asks. “I’m 86. I don’t want to kill myself.” He rests the board on a chair and orders a cup of co...
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New executive director lays out vision for Zone 126
In a room full of executives, nonprofit leaders and community partners, one thing was clear: Anthony Lopez knows how to give a presentation. The new executive director of Zone 126, who started on A...
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Officials announce new ferry landing on LIC waterfront
Will bring total to three stops in western Queens
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Governor honors LIC drama teacher with excellence award
New York State honored a drama teacher from the Frank Sinatra School of the Arts last Friday for inspiring his students and his dedication to arts education. Jamie Cacciola-Price, who teaches advan...
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Controversial affordable housing project withdrawn
The application to build a proposed 10-story, 209-unit development at 50-25 Barnett Avenue in Sunnyside has been withdrawn by nonprofit developer Phipps Houses, according to the office of Councilma...
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The Painter Who Puts Time in its Place
As Sharon Florin climbs the wide staircase to her top-floor studio, an act that she has done going on 40 years, it reminds her of how much things have changed. The three-story red-brick building st...
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Community celebrates new middle school in Sunnyside
Young families in Sunnyside and Woodside are celebrating after winning a long battle to open a new middle school in their neighborhood. Elected officials and community leaders announced Monday that...
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Sunnyside Restaurant Week kicks off September 19
The 4th annual Sunnyside Restaurant Week, organized by the Sunnyside Shines Business Improvement District, is launching on Monday, September 19, and will run until September 25. Thirty local eateri...
Sep 18, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Traffic light installed at dangerous Astoria intersection
The Department of Transportation (DOT) announced last week it installed a traffic signal at the intersection of 30th Road and 21st Street in Astoria. The new light was added after a hit-and-run kil...
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Dutch Kills civic leader suddenly moves to Florida
Priced out of nabe she called home for 30 years
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NYCHA starts $88 million recovery project at Astoria Houses
Development damaged by Sandy latest to receive federal funds
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Holiday Inn Express in Corona housing homeless families
Pols worry it could become permanent shelter
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Barnwell routs longtime incumbent Markey in Assembly race
Mapseth, MidVille send challenger to primary win over incumbent
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September 11th hero honored with Astoria street renaming
Court officer rushed to Ground Zero after first plane hit
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The Loma Fire has charred more than 2000 acres and burned multiple structures in the area in the Santa Cruz Mountains on September 28, 2016A fierce wildfire south of San Francisco has forced hundreds of people to flee their homes as fast-moving flames fed by withering temperatures have consumed nearly 2,500 acres (1,012 hectares). The fire, which started on Monday in the Santa Cruz mountains, was threatening 300 structures and has destroyed one house and six outbuildings and damaged one residence, fire officials said. An AFP photographer also saw several mobile homes destroyed.


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Director Jon Favreau, pictured in April 2016, will helm a live-action remake of "The Lion King" for DisneyWalt Disney Studios is teaming up with director Jon Favreau for a live-action remake of "The Lion King," one of the most successful animated movies in history, the company said Wednesday. "We can officially confirm that the Walt Disney Studios and director Jon Favreau are putting a new reimagining of 'The Lion King' on the fast track to production," the studio said in a statement without announcing a release date. Like the hotly anticipated "Beauty and the Beast," starring Emma Watson and due for release next year, "The Lion King" will include songs from the animated film, Disney said.


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Idaho voters head to a new food truck-inspired voting unit in Boise, Idaho on Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016. The four new trailers will be parked throughout the state's most populated county in the three weeks leading up to the November election and allow Idahoans to vote early without going to their designated precinct. (AP Photo/Kimberlee Kruesi)WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. presidential election (all times EDT):


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