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Astoria Characters: The Master of the Art of Domesticity
Oct 24, 2020 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 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 | 651 651 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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Jonathan Forgash, Astoria Together
Four years ago, Astoria resident Jonathan Forgash teamed up with local foodies Joe DiStefano and Gabe Gross to start Queens Dinner Club. Their curated events showcased the diverse food scene in Que...
Apr 01, 2020 | 0 0 comments | 573 573 recommendations | email to a friend
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Stu Sherman, Candidate
Amid the COVID-19 outbreak, a pandemic specialist is throwing his hat in the ring for City Council in Brooklyn. Legal aid attorney and public health expert Stu Sherman is running for a term-limited...
Mar 25, 2020 | 0 0 comments | 585 585 recommendations | email to a friend
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John Liang, YNG
When John Liang first moved to New York, he and his wife would visit Flushing almost every weekend. “That was our weekly ritual,” he said. “We got haircuts, meals. We spent the whole day there.” Th...
Mar 17, 2020 | 0 0 comments | 600 600 recommendations | email to a friend
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Christopher Torres, Friends of the BQX
When Christopher Torres first heard about the idea for the Brooklyn-Queens Connector (BQX), his initial thought was that it was “sort of a crazy project.” But then he read the EDC’s reports, and sp...
Mar 10, 2020 | 0 0 comments | 581 581 recommendations | email to a friend
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Deno Vourderis, Deno’s Wonder Wheel
For three generations, the Vourderis family has owned and operated the world-famous Deno’s Wonder Wheel in Coney Island. The landmarked attraction was purchased in 1983 by Constantinos Dionysios Vo...
Mar 03, 2020 | 0 0 comments | 597 597 recommendations | email to a friend
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Joshua Bienstock, NYIT Professor
For the last three decades, Joshua Bienstock has worked as a practicing employment and labor lawyer. He’s also been a mediator for over 10 years, with research focusing on conflict resolution in hi...
Feb 26, 2020 | 0 0 comments | 619 619 recommendations | email to a friend
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Michael Porcelli, Auto Mechanic
Longtime Community Board 5 member Michael Porcelli has pretty much been a mechanic since he was five years old. He started in his father’s automotive shop at that age and loved the business. He too...
Feb 18, 2020 | 0 0 comments | 592 592 recommendations | email to a friend
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Emily Ramos, High Mi Madre
As New York lawmakers negotiate the legalization of recreational marijuana, some new companies are looking for ways to enter the cannabis industry. One of those entities is High Mi Madre, a South B...
Feb 12, 2020 | 0 0 comments | 599 599 recommendations | email to a friend
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Debra-Ellen Glickstein, NYC Kids RISE
NYC Kids RISE was founded to expand economic opportunity and equity by providing families a way to save for their children’s future. The nonprofit organization manages the Save for College program,...
Feb 05, 2020 | 0 0 comments | 609 609 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rajiv Gowda, State Senate Candidate
Engineer, labor leader and community leader Rajiv Gowda is running for the State Senate to represent the north and east shores of Staten Island and parts of south Brooklyn. Gowda, who has lived in ...
Jan 29, 2020 | 0 0 comments | 618 618 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tom Duane, Former State Senator
Tom Duane represented the west side of Manhattan for decades, first in the City Council and later in the State Senate for more than a dozen years. He made history in 1991, when he, along with Anton...
Jan 22, 2020 | 0 0 comments | 622 622 recommendations | email to a friend
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Michelle Dunston, LeFrak City Tenants Association
For the last year, Michelle Dunston has served as the president of the LeFrak City Tenants Association. With more than 5,000 families living in the 4,605-apartment complex in Corona, her role is to...
Jan 15, 2020 | 0 0 comments | 630 630 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jenifer Rajkumar, Assembly Candidate
Woodhaven resident Jenifer Rajkumar is vying to make history in New York. Rajkumar, a public interest lawyer, educator and former state government official, is running for the state Assembly in Dis...
Jan 08, 2020 | 0 0 comments | 656 656 recommendations | email to a friend
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Anthony Uran, Vaughn College
Growing up in East Elmhurst, Anthony Uran lived close to Planeview Park next to Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology. The park offers a closeup view of LaGuardia Airport, where visitors can...
Dec 31, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 679 679 recommendations | email to a friend
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George Badia, Pan American H.S.
In his fifth year as principal of Pan American International High School, George Badia has seen his fair share of challenges. The Elmhurst school, in its 11th year, serves 455 students, most of who...
Dec 27, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 687 687 recommendations | email to a friend
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