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Astoria Characters: The Guy Who Likes Pi and Pizza Pie
Oct 16, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Walid is the owner of Macoletta. Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling "Not all pizza is created equal,” says Walid Idriss as he sprinkles flour on the countertop and places...
Being Italian American Is In The DNA Of My Being And Of My Work… An Interview With Playwright And Director Charles Messina
Oct 12, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 61 61 recommendations | email to a friend
  Interview by Tiziano Thomas Dossena (Courtesy L'Idea Magazine NY) Charles Messina Charles Messina  is an American playwright, screenwriter, and director. Born in Greenwich Village, of Italian-Ame...
New Medical Fee Schedule for New York Workers’ Compensation Claims
Oct 09, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 60 60 recommendations | email to a friend
Worker’s Compensation Board Proposes New Medical Fee Schedule Board Seeks Comments before Finalizing Fee Schedule Changes Queens |NYC| Brooklyn |Bronx Workers’ Compensation Lawyers If you’ve been i...
Bedsores Due to Nursing Home Neglect – Frequently Asked Questions
Oct 09, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 134 134 recommendations | email to a friend
What Systems Should Hospital Staff Follow to Monitor Medical Conditions? Monitoring a medical condition in a patient requires following set medical standards and guidelines that have been establish...
EMPLOYMENT LAW ALERT: EMPLOYER COMPLIANCE WITH NEW SEXUAL HARASSMENT LAWS COMMENCES ON OCTOBER 9, 2018
Oct 09, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 117 117 recommendations | email to a friend
A BRIEF BY COMPREHENSIVE OVERVIEW OF WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW TO COMPLY WITH THE NEWLY ENACTED NEW YORK STATE AND NEW YORK CITY SEXUAL HARASSMENT TRAINING LAWS Author:   CHRISTOPHER L. VAN DE WATER, E...
Paycheck Deductions: What Is Legal in New York?
Oct 09, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 131 131 recommendations | email to a friend
Understanding NY Laws about Paycheck Deductions Laws vary from state to state regarding deducting for loans or legitimate business losses from an employee’s paycheck. New York has very strict labor...
Astoria Characters: The Bakers Who Are Sweet on Each Other
Oct 09, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Gian Piero is at 44-17 30th Ave. Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling It is pouring down rain, but Michael Dellapolla , the owner of Gian Piero Bakery , doesn’t notice the ...
1031 Exchange Property of the Year!
Oct 08, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 145 145 recommendations | email to a friend
Interview with experienced Broker Jim Turano who just completed his 40 year in the business. Investing with Real Estate Properties that give you a minimum of a 7% Cap rate of return and in addition...
Astoria Characters: Vinny and Suzy and the Harley
Oct 02, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Vinny and Suzy get ready to ride. Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling “Wanna go for a ride?” Suzy runs circles around the living room coffee table, yes, yes, YES! Satisfie...
How Would You Know Whether Your Newborn Suffered from Hypoxia and Asphyxia?
Sep 25, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 270 270 recommendations | email to a friend
Symptoms of Birth Hypoxia or Asphyxia that Parents Should Be Aware of Birth hypoxia and asphyxia both refer to lack of oxygen to the brain in a fetus. This can occur right before, during or immedia...

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Jaqi Cohen, Straphangers Campaign
For more than four decades, the Straphangers Campaign, a project of the New York Public Interest Research Group, has fought for reliable, affordable and accessible transportation in New York City. ...
Oct 10, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mitchell Silver, Parks Commissioner
When the TCS New York City Marathon kicks off on November 4, runners and supporters alike will see a familiar face in the crowd. Parks Commissioner Mitchell Silver, at 58 years old, will run in his...
Oct 03, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Portia Dyrenforth, Park Administrator
Portia Dyrenforth hasn’t stopped smiling since she became the administrator for both Forest and Highland parks, which straddle the Queens and Brooklyn border. “They’re both such beautiful parks,” D...
Sep 26, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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Carter Strickland, Trust for Public Land
The Trust for Public Land, a national nonprofit that was founded in San Francisco in 1972, works with communities to develop open space. Their New York office opened in 1978. State Director Carter ...
Sep 19, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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Chris Phelan, Brother of 9/11 Victim
Service means everything to Chris Phelan and his family. His older brother, Thomas, was a ferry captain for the Circle Line company. During the terrorist attacks on September 11, Phelan took hundre...
Sep 12, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 54 54 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hannah Bossio. Partnership for Parks
Hannah Bossio started out with the Parks Department 12 years ago as an urban park ranger, teaching the public about flora and fauna. After she was promoted to sergeant, supervising the only ropes c...
Sep 05, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 71 71 recommendations | email to a friend
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Edward Seto, Former D20 Superintendent
When Mayor Bill de Blasio and Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza proposed a drastic change to the admissions process for the city’s specialized high schools, Asian-Americans, and in particular Chi...
Aug 28, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 92 92 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bishop Lamor Miller Whitehead, Preacher & Activist
Bishop Lamor Miller Whitehead believes he exemplifies what Brooklyn is all about. Born and raised in Crown Heights, the preacher, activist and political candidate has made a life of connecting reli...
Aug 21, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 92 92 recommendations | email to a friend
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Caitlin Cassaro, Extreme Kids and Crew
Extreme Kids and Crew is a nonprofit organization that provides a welcoming space for children with disabilities to socialize and play without judgment. It was founded eight years ago by Eliza Fact...
Aug 15, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 124 124 recommendations | email to a friend
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Christine Yearwood, Up-Stand
Before and after Christine Yearwood gave birth to her daughter in 2014, she found it difficult to navigate the city, both as a pregnant woman and as a mother of a young child. “I heard everybody el...
Aug 08, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 114 114 recommendations | email to a friend
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Liza Acevedo, Political Aide
Coney Island native Liza Acevedo didn’t start out wanting to work in politics. Her first job was with the Brooklyn Cyclones, which matched her love for baseball and softball. She attended Wheaton C...
Jul 31, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 107 107 recommendations | email to a friend
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Manny Castro, Executive Director of NICE
Even in a diverse and welcoming place like Queens, immigrants are still often the targets of unwarranted attacks and hostility. For Manny Castro, executive director of the local organization New Im...
Jul 24, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 151 151 recommendations | email to a friend
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Raul Ampuero, Families for Safe Streets
Earlier this year, Jackson Heights father Raul Ampuero joined a group that no one wants to join, but is necessary for the sake of a safer New York City. He became a member of Families for Safe Stre...
Jul 18, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 145 145 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tania Mattos, Queens Neighborhoods United
A crucial battle over the proposed rezoning of the former Jackson Heights Cinema on 82nd Street has put community group Queens Neighborhoods United in the spotlight. QNU is organizing local opposit...
Jul 11, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 152 152 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rob Basch, Hunters Point Parks Conservancy
When Rob Basch looks around at the newly-opened second phase of the Hunters Point South Park, he sees a beautiful green space, but also potential areas where weeds and invasive species can grow. Ba...
Jul 01, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 147 147 recommendations | email to a friend
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