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Astoria Characters: The High-Flying Acrobat
Jan 16, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
PHOTO BY NANCY A. RUHLING Bobby likes to keep things up in the air. Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling “Why walk when you can fly?” Bobby Hedglin-Taylor   answers his own question by starting to s...
Astoria Characters: The Guy Sitting in the Court Square Diner
Jan 09, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
  PHOTO BY NANCY A. RUHLING The Court Square Diner at 45-30 23rd St. in Long Island City. Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling Stop by the   Court Square Diner   for breakfast or dinner, and you’re ...
REAL ESTATE-PRICES ARE PEEKING IN ASTORIA
Jan 08, 2018 | 1 1 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
ASKING PRICES ARE AT 40 X'S INCOME IN ASTORIA,GREENPOINT, AND WILLIAMSBURG NOW. SEE CRAIGSLIST,NY. AN EXAMPLE OF A 3 FAMILY IN ASTORIA, ASKING ABOUT $4.5 MILLION. This is not and can not be a inves...
W.O.R.K.S Little League 2018 Registration
Jan 02, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 161 161 recommendations | email to a friend
W.O.R.K.S. Little League is pleased to announce registration dates for our Spring 2018 season. W.O.R.K.S. Little League (Formerly Rich-Haven Little League) has been serving the communities of Richm...
Astoria Characters: The Baker Who Makes Edible Art
Jan 02, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
PHOTO BY NANCY A. RUHLING Pink Canary Desserts is at 13-11 Jackson Ave. T ext and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling “I always eat a cookie for breakfast,” says   Amy Stack . She sets a freshly baked choco...
Frequently Asked Questions about Mesothelioma in the Workplace
Dec 29, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 194 194 recommendations | email to a friend
Addressing Your Concerns about Work-Related Mesothelioma According to research, as many as 3,000 people in the United States are diagnosed with Mesothelioma every year. The only known cause of Meso...
Answers to Common Questions about Cancer Caused by Work Exposure to Asbestos
Dec 29, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 190 190 recommendations | email to a friend
For decades, many workers in New York have been exposed to asbestos in the workplace. It’s now clear that asbestos exposure can lead to certain types of cancer, as well as other physical maladies. ...
Driving Tips for Winter Weather
Dec 29, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 206 206 recommendations | email to a friend
by   Sackstein Sackstein & Lee, LLP Driving in winter weather can be a challenge and understanding some basic ideas about how to drive on ice or in snow can help prevent accidents. Treacherous wint...
WHAT WOULD RAISING THE MINIMUM WAGE MEAN FOR THE RESTAURANT INDUSTRY?
Dec 29, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 220 220 recommendations | email to a friend
by   Stephen D. Hans Most people assume that restaurant workers would be thrilled about a raise in the minimum wage, but that restaurant owners would not be in favor of it. An interesting situation...
Astoria Characters: The Portrait Photographer
Dec 26, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 57 57 recommendations | email to a friend
PHOTO BY NANCY A. RUHLING Fumi is from Osaka, Japan. Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling Fumi Sugino   is a   portrait photographer , so it makes sense that he sees things in scenes. His images are...

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Breeana Mulligan, Queens County Young Democrats
In the age of Donald Trump, young people across the city and country are voting, marching and getting involved in politics For Breeana Mulligan, communications director of the Queens County Young D...
Jan 10, 2018 | 1 1 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Nick Fiorito, Blankets of Hope
What began as a family volunteer project has transformed into a philanthropic initiative to help the homeless. Nick and Mike Fiorito, two brothers from Bay Ridge, started a program called “Blankets...
Jan 03, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Abrar Hussain, CEC 24 Student Representative
It’s difficult to find a more accomplished young man than Abrar Hussain. A senior at Grover Cleveland High School, Hussain’s list of extracurricular activities will make your head spin. He’s on the...
Dec 26, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ernie Searle, Friends of Ridgewood Library
Like many bookworms, Ernie Searle says he grew up in a library. It’s only fitting that now the bibliophile is president of the Friends of Ridgewood Library. A support group for the library, it prov...
Dec 19, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Manuela Zamora, NY Sun Works
In a dense urban environment like New York City, most students won’t get the opportunity to learn about sustainable farming and food production. Manuela Zamora is working to change that. Zamora is ...
Dec 12, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Dex Rho, Nike Analytics Manager
Dex Rho is all about the passion. As an analytics manager for Nike, his role is to strategically think about and improve how the company does business. He looks into the inner workings of every asp...
Dec 05, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Neil Davis, Singer/Songwriter
For singer and songwriter Neil Davis, it all started when he got a toy keyboard for Christmas. The Douglaston native taught himself how to play, and before he knew it he turned his passion into a c...
Nov 28, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Louis Cooper, Co-founder, IONYC
Louis Cooper has two passions in life: technology and teaching. He studied computer-aided drafting and design at SUNY Delhi and later at SUNY Buffalo. But after working briefly in engineering and a...
Nov 21, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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John Wallace, Former Knick
John Wallace just can’t help but smile. A former first-round draft pick with the New York Knicks, Wallace now works with the Knicks organization doing fan development. He loves working with kids an...
Nov 14, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jerry Eng, North Queens Homeowners Civic Association
The North Queens Homeowners Civic Association, established by ten families in 1941, has represented property owners in Jackson Heights and East Elmhurst for decades. In its heyday in the early 1960...
Nov 08, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Madison Miller, Student Government President
Madison Miller is a bona fide scholar. The senior at Medgar Evers College Preparatory School, a resident of Crown Heights, will graduate at the end of the school year having completed 11 Advanced P...
Oct 31, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Khalil Cumberbatch, The Fortune Society
After spending more than six years in the New York state prison system, Khalil Cumberbatch worked his way up to associate vice president of policy at The Fortune Society. The Long Island City-based...
Oct 24, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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Clara Oza, Parent Coordinator/PS 343
As the parent coordinator for PS 343 in Sunnyside, Clara Oza acts as a liaison between the school and parents. She runs workshops for parents and tries to involve them in school happenings. “We try...
Oct 17, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ryan Downey-Lugo, Troop 26 Eagle Scout
Greenpoint native Ryan Downey-Lugo celebrated a milestone achievement this week. Surrounded by friends and family, he officially became an Eagle Scout, a rank only 3 percent of Boy Scouts achieve. ...
Oct 12, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 58 58 recommendations | email to a friend
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Michael Capiraso, New York Road Runners
For Michael Capiraso, president and CEO of the New York Road Runners, inspiring people to run is an important mission. The organization hosts races throughout the five boroughs nearly every weekend...
Oct 04, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 82 82 recommendations | email to a friend
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