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Astoria Characters: The Master of the Art of Domesticity
Oct 24, 2020 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 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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Sep 28, 2020 | 0 0 comments | 605 605 recommendations | email to a friend
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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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Mike Veny, Mental Health Advocate
Queens resident Mike Veny has struggled with mental health challenges his whole life. Not only has he struggled with depression, anxiety and other issues, but also the stigma associated with it. Ou...
Jul 07, 2020 | 0 0 comments | 304 304 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ikhwan Rim, Union Street Small Business Association
Last year, businesses along Union Street in Flushing faced a crisis when they received steep fines for awning violations, forcing some shops to go out of business. Thanks to the passage of the Awni...
Jul 01, 2020 | 0 0 comments | 228 228 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cristian Orellana, Worker of the Month
Building Skills New York has named Cristian Orellana as its June Worker of the Month. The nonprofit organization, which provides underserved New Yorkers with good paying jobs, connected with Orella...
Jun 24, 2020 | 0 0 comments | 286 286 recommendations | email to a friend
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Dr. Jake Deutsch, Cure Urgent Care
Dr. Jake Deutsch, a board-certified emergency medicine physician, experienced firsthand what it was like to battle COVID-19. Deutsch, who six years ago founded Cure Urgent Care, a boutique walk-in ...
Jun 17, 2020 | 0 0 comments | 354 354 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mike Budabin, CB11 Chair
Mike Budabin first joined Community Board 11 in April 2017. He started attending monthly meetings because they seemed like the place where local issues were always discussed. “I thought, ‘this was ...
Jun 10, 2020 | 0 0 comments | 352 352 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ed Heck, Pop Artist
During the COVID-19 pandemic, Brooklyn-based pop artist Ed Heck has used his talents to help hospitals, frontline workers and patients stay safe. Heck has been working with the New Jersey-based man...
Jun 02, 2020 | 0 0 comments | 402 402 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ling Tang, Teaching Artist
Ling Tang, a New York City-based dancer, educator and arts manager, has been teaching at Flushing Town Hall since 2013. In addition to offering Chinese dance and cultural workshops, Tang teaches af...
May 27, 2020 | 0 0 comments | 441 441 recommendations | email to a friend
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Chris Davis, NYC Parks
As the chief of recreation for Queens parks, Chris Davis’s role pre-coronavirus was to manage all of the borough’s recreation centers and programming. In a typically busy season, recreation centers...
May 20, 2020 | 0 0 comments | 467 467 recommendations | email to a friend
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Dr. Richard Liebowitz, St. George’s University
Dr. Richard Liebowitz is no stranger to Brooklyn. Growing up in the borough in the 1950s, he saw it evolve from “the lesser” sibling of the other boroughs into what it is today: a diverse place ful...
May 13, 2020 | 0 0 comments | 468 468 recommendations | email to a friend
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Iggy Terranova, State Senate Candidate
After spending 20 years at the Department of Sanitation (DSNY), Iggy Terranova is making a bid for the State Senate. Terranova, who last served as a citywide community affairs officer before recent...
May 06, 2020 | 0 0 comments | 489 489 recommendations | email to a friend
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Chris Carlsen, Iron Lion Performance
Five years ago, Astoria native Chris Carlsen opened a gym in the neighborhood called Iron Lion Performance. The facility offers individualized training to members to meet their fitness needs. With ...
Apr 27, 2020 | 0 0 comments | 532 532 recommendations | email to a friend
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Memory project documents life at pandemic’s epicenter
As New York navigates an unprecedented and disorienting juncture in time, a local community archiving program is creating a time capsule of the moment from the perspective of the county hardest hit...
Apr 26, 2020 | 0 0 comments | 550 550 recommendations | email to a friend
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Dmytro Fedkowskyj, CB5/CEC24 Member
Earlier this month, community leader Dmytro Fedkowskyj endured a health scare after contracting COVID-19 and landing in the emergency room. Fedkowskyj, a member of Community Board 5, Community Educ...
Apr 22, 2020 | 0 0 comments | 516 516 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rafael Espinal, Freelancers Union
When Rafael Espinal began his tenure as the executive director of the Freelancers Union in March, he saw the role as a great opportunity to continue the advocacy work he did as a member of the City...
Apr 15, 2020 | 0 0 comments | 542 542 recommendations | email to a friend
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Elizabeth Satterlee Ersenkal, Immigrant Families Together
When President Trump’s zero tolerance immigration policy was instituted, millions of activists across the country mobilized to push back. Astoria resident Elizabeth Satterlee Ersenkal was one of th...
Apr 08, 2020 | 0 0 comments | 549 549 recommendations | email to a friend
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