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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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'Better' off
Dear Editor, Thanks to every Republican senator and especially one Democrat, Joe Manchin, the Build Back Better Bill is unlikely to pass. It would have provided the following: universal Pre-K, chil...
Jan 25, 2022 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Disadvantage plan
Dear Editor, I have to admit that I’m not surprised that the city has resorted to taking full-page advertisements in newspapers like The Daily News, Post, and Times in an attempt to convince the pu...
Jan 25, 2022 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Run amok
Dear Editor, A number of people have been shot recently, including an 11-month-old baby, who were just innocent bystanders. Mayor Eric Adams and new Police Commissioner Keechant Sewell must do some...
Jan 25, 2022 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Long live Loaf
Dear Editor, Meat Loaf had a very long and fantastic career in the world of music and entertainment, leaving behind millions of fans deeply saddened by his passing. He was respectful and courteous ...
Jan 25, 2022 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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COVID games
Dear Editor, Race is being used as a factor for distributing lifesaving COVID drugs. In a piece for the New York Post, Dr. Joel Zinberg, a clinical professor of surgery at Mount Sinai's Icahn Schoo...
Jan 12, 2022 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Two failures
Dear Editor, Mayor Bill de Blasio failed to advance two of his favorite transportation initiatives during his eight years in office. He was unable to work out an agreement with the MTA to afford co...
Jan 12, 2022 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Post office blues
Dear Editor, I just wanted to let people know that the Maspeth Post Office is terrible. It's Christmastime and there is hardly any mail, no catalogs and cards delivered here and there. Then the mai...
Jan 12, 2022 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tragedy strikes
Dear Editor, The terrible fire in a large apartment building in the Bronx that took 19 lives, nine of those being children, marks a very sad day for our city and members of the FDNY, who did everyt...
Jan 12, 2022 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Don't blame GOP
Dear Editor, What the insurrectionists did by attacking the Capitol was appalling, not to mention an assault on our Democracy. January 6 is a sad day for our country, and we must not let this happe...
Jan 12, 2022 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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Voting fiasco
Dear Editor, The City Council recently passed a bill allowing 800,000 non-citizens the right to vote in municipal elections. This is blatant ethnic vote pandering by woke warriors who don't care ab...
Jan 05, 2022 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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1/6 anniversary
Dear Editor, Happy New Year everyone! Let’s hope no Trump supporters return to the Capitol on January 6 and cause any violence “celebrating” the failed insurrection. But if they do, perhaps they ca...
Jan 05, 2022 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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Medicare malfeasance
Dear Editor, After reading the new prior authorization pamphlet for the NYC Medicare Advantage Plus Program, I fully understand how truly terrible it is. To call it misleading is an understatement....
Jan 05, 2022 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
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De Blasio's tenure
Dear Editor, Looking back, we can honestly say that these last eight years under Bill de Blasio were disastrous. Everything has gone down the tubes. Homeless people and released criminals roaming o...
Jan 05, 2022 | 0 0 comments | 76 76 recommendations | email to a friend
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Meeks' DSA deal
Dear Editor, Congressman Gregory Meeks, who is also Queens Democratic Party boss, formed an alliance with the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) to block the election of Francisco Moya as City ...
Dec 21, 2021 | 0 0 comments | 105 105 recommendations | email to a friend
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No Rockettes
Dear Editor, As New York State reports more and more positive COVID-19 tests due to the omicron variant, Governor Kathy Hochul has warned that the infections are increasing exponentially. Due to th...
Dec 21, 2021 | 0 0 comments | 101 101 recommendations | email to a friend
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