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Astoria Characters: The Master of the Art of Domesticity
Oct 24, 2020 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Emily Bicht is an artist. Photos and Text by Nancy A. Ruhling “Do you know the story of the Bundt pan?” Emily Bicht is sitting on her back balcony, her cascading Boticelli...
Taxes in Lithuania
Oct 22, 2020 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
The Republic of Lithuania implements a business-friendly taxation policy, and the taxation system is adapted to the legislation of the European Union. Since 1990, the Lithuania's taxation system ha...
Astoria Characters: The Space Shuttle Cafe and the Guy with the Spiderweb Tattoo
Oct 17, 2020 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling The Space Shuttle Cafe at 48th Street and Ditmars Boulevard. Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling On 48 th Street right off Ditmars Boulevard, there have been recent repeat...
Astoria Characters: The Doggie Den Mother
Oct 10, 2020 | 0 0 comments | 54 54 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Viviane’s the owner of Vivi Pet Care. Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling Step by step. That’s how Viviane Matano likes to take things. Thus far, in her 56 years, her step...
Astoria Characters: The Energy Healer
Oct 03, 2020 | 0 0 comments | 80 80 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Nilcee is a reiki teacher. Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling Sometimes, in the middle of things, you just need to stop and take a break. Nilcee Kitani Schneider walks to...
James Turano, Broker receives award from Senator Addabbo
Sep 28, 2020 | 0 0 comments | 656 656 recommendations | email to a friend
Rightly deserved for being a businessman in the Community for over 41 years and giving back to the Community fourfold.  A Vietnam Veteran, past President of the Middle Village Kiwanis club, past Pr...
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Astoria Characters: The Scout Who Set Up the Little Free Pantry
Sep 26, 2020 | 0 0 comments | 73 73 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Lucas is a member of Troop 65. Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling Lucas McGarvey is standing on the sidewalk stocking the Little Free Pantry, something he does at least o...
Culture of Germany
Sep 21, 2020 | 0 0 comments | 79 79 recommendations | email to a friend
People in Germany speak the German language. The linguistic diversity of Germany is vaguely diverse according to a fractionalization scale which for Germany is 0.1642. The followers of Christianity...
Astoria Characters: The Visual Artist Who's Eyeing His New Life
Sep 19, 2020 | 0 0 comments | 87 87 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Ahmed’s a visual artist. Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling Sitting on the stoop sipping coffee, Ahmed El Shaer can’t help but marvel at his good fortune. A visual artist...

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Cielo Villa, Road to Uni
Cielo Villa was so overcome with emotion when she found out she had won a $200,000 prize to expand her organization that she began to cry. “I’m actually going to be able to create my vision the way...
Oct 20, 2020 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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John Ahn, KAAQ
As president of the Korean American Association of Queens (KAAQ), John Ahn has the task of providing services for more than 100,000 Korean-Americans living in the borough. The Bayside-based nonprof...
Oct 14, 2020 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tamara Smalling, Medgar Evers ‘05
At a community celebration marking the renaming of two train stations to include Medgar Evers College, a notable alumna served as emcee of the well-attended event. Tamara Smalling, a graduate of th...
Oct 06, 2020 | 0 0 comments | 61 61 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kashif Hussain, Pakistani American Youth Society
The Pakistani American Youth Society (PAYS) was founded seven years ago to combat opioid abuse among youth. Over those seven years, the organization became a “true community hub,” according to foun...
Sep 29, 2020 | 0 0 comments | 102 102 recommendations | email to a friend
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Alyssa Carter, Essay Contest Winner
A fourth-grade student from Far Rockaway has won HITN’s citywide ¡Tú Cuentas! 2020 Census Essay Writing Contest. Alyssa Carter, who attends PS 197, wrote the first-place essay, titled “The Census.”...
Sep 22, 2020 | 0 0 comments | 114 114 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pastor Gil Monrose, Brooklyn Complete Count
Nearly two years ago, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams created the Brooklyn Complete Count Committee in an effort to involve community groups in the 2020 Census. He appointed Pastor Gil Monros...
Sep 16, 2020 | 0 0 comments | 113 113 recommendations | email to a friend
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Johnny Lawrence, NYPD Officer
In April 2019, NYPD officer Johnny Lawrence was diagnosed with a rare form of small intestine cancer. His doctors gave him a 50-50 shot at survival. Lawrence, who lives in Queens Village, immediate...
Sep 09, 2020 | 0 0 comments | 114 114 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kenya Hayward, Worker of the Month
For the second time in three months, a Queens resident has been recognized as the Worker of the Month for Building Skills New York. Far Rockaway resident Kenya Hayward first connected with the nonp...
Sep 02, 2020 | 0 0 comments | 144 144 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cecilia Cortez, City Council Candidate
Ecuador native Cecilia Cortez immigrated to the United States when she was just a teenager. After settling in Brooklyn with her family, she attended Midwood High School, where she met helpful teach...
Aug 26, 2020 | 0 0 comments | 167 167 recommendations | email to a friend
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Peter Ferguson, ACE Worker
Though Flatbush native Peter Ferguson went through some tough times in his life, he’s back on his feet thanks to the help of a local nonprofit organization. Ferguson, who is formerly incarcerated, ...
Aug 19, 2020 | 0 0 comments | 148 148 recommendations | email to a friend
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Omayya Atout, Songlorious
Earlier this year, local musicians Omayya Atout and Ellen Hodges attended a friend’s wedding and were asked to write a song. To their surprise, it was a hit. “It was actually shocking how much they...
Aug 12, 2020 | 0 0 comments | 203 203 recommendations | email to a friend
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Wylie Goodman, QSWAB Chair
When Wylie Goodman moved to Ridgewood in 2017, she noticed that unlike Manhattan or Brooklyn, Queens did not have its own Solid Waste Advisory Board (SWAB). A Queens SWAB existed after the passage ...
Aug 05, 2020 | 0 0 comments | 212 212 recommendations | email to a friend
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Leonardo Bullaro, City Council Candidate
With Councilman Costa Constantinides term-limited, District 22 will be a hotly contested open City Council seat in 2021. Among the many candidates is Leonardo Bullaro, a Queens native and son of It...
Jul 28, 2020 | 0 0 comments | 267 267 recommendations | email to a friend
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Juan Ardila, City Council Candidate
Juan Ardila is running for the City Council in 2021 to represent District 30, which includes the neighborhoods of Maspeth, Middle Village, Glendale and Ridgewood. If he wins, the 26-year-old candid...
Jul 22, 2020 | 0 0 comments | 284 284 recommendations | email to a friend
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Douglas Washington, Sanitation Worker
Glen Oaks resident Douglas Washington has worked for Jamaica-based Royal Waste Services, a private sanitation company, for 18 years. He’s been in the sanitation industry for 25 years. Washington wa...
Jul 15, 2020 | 0 0 comments | 302 302 recommendations | email to a friend
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