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Astoria Characters: The Writer Soaring on the Wings of His Words
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Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Seanie began writing in New York. Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling It never really occurred to Seanie Sugrue to write things down. For many years, he was content to let...
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Astoria Characters: The Guy Who Saved the Pet Store
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Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Tom opened Tom’s Pet Supply in July. Text and photos by Nancy A. Ruhling After Tom Odermatt flips on the fluorescent overhead lights, he heads to the aquariums, where he j...
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THANKS FOR THE UPDATE REAL ESTATE BROKER JIM TURANO OF DIVERSE REAL ESTATE-FEB.1ST. RETAIL SPACES, DOCTOR OFFICES AND PROFESSIONAL OFFICES IN MIDDLE VILLAGE, NY The most variety of selections offer...
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Decorate Your Home the Way You Want Decorating, renovating or building a new house from scratch is not only a huge responsibility, but it is also hard work. From construction to decorating every la...
Astoria Characters: The Constant Creator
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Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Kevin’s a member of the Astoria-centric band Begorrah. Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling A gentle mist is falling as Kevin Patrick Corrigan leans into his guitar and sta...
Astoria Characters: The Man Out To Heal the World
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Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Dave is working on his master’s degree. Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling At the present moment, Dave Santander is sitting on a bench outside a café sipping herbal tea. ...
Astoria Characters: The Woman Living a Mindful Life
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Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Manaslu is from Nepal. Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling As the morning sunlight streams in through the windows, Manaslu Gurung places a plump pillow in the center of th...
Astoria Characters: The Poet Who Lets Her Work Speak for Her
Dec 31, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 215 215 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Olena is the founder of Poets of Queens. Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling Poets are known for their skillful economy of words, so it’s not surprising that Olena Jenning...
Astoria Characters: The Mobile-Meditation Maven
Dec 24, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 86 86 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Kristin is the founder of Calm City. Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling Kristin Westbrook is sipping a cup of coffee and smiling, letting the morning light run its warm f...

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Jake Lamonda, Uniformed Fire Officers Association
As president of the Uniformed Fire Officers Association, Jake Lamonda and his union represent lieutenants, captains, battalion chiefs, supervising fire marshals and more. But in Lamonda’s eyes, the...
Dec 26, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 778 778 recommendations | email to a friend
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James Mituzas, Landscape Architect
For James Mituzas, working in Queens means he gets to reminisce about the borough where he was born and raised. As the director of Landscape Architecture for the Parks Department in Queens, Mituzas...
Dec 18, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 755 755 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ayyad Algabyali, Yemeni-American Merchants Association
Though he is still a student at City College of New York, Ayyad Algabyali has already become a community leader in his own right. As director of advocacy for the Yemeni-American Merchants Associati...
Dec 12, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 810 810 recommendations | email to a friend
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Manfred Edenhofer, VVA Chapter 32
Manfred Edenhofer, current president of the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 32, didn’t even want to initially join the organization. The Astoria native served as a first lieutenant of port secu...
Dec 05, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 822 822 recommendations | email to a friend
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Angel Rosario, Affinity Health Plan
Growing up in Bay Ridge, Angel Rosario knew what it was like to rely on government benefits. His single mother raised four children with the help of food stamps. “Having that opportunity to apply a...
Nov 27, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 842 842 recommendations | email to a friend
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Dr. Joseph Salvo, Department of City Planning
As the director of the population division at the Department of City Planning, Dr. Joseph Salvo leads the group that provides the demographic know-how behind decisions in New York City. “We provide...
Nov 20, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 815 815 recommendations | email to a friend
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Shakira Smalls, Langston Hughes Library
Many librarians prefer to have peace and quiet in their libraries, but not Shakira Smalls. She prefers the noise. Two months into her new job as executive director of the Langston Hughes Community ...
Nov 13, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 829 829 recommendations | email to a friend
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Concetta Anne Bencivenga, New York Transit Museum
For Concetta Anne Bencivenga, one fact rings true: New Yorkers live the way they live because of proximity to mass transit. “Most folks just don’t know it,” she said. Bencivenga is the director of ...
Nov 06, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 828 828 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jeffrey Merced, MS 582 Principal
From student to teacher to principal, Jeffrey Merced has spent nearly his whole life in District 14 schools. The Williamsburg native is the new principal at MS 582 in East Williamsburg. His first d...
Oct 31, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 871 871 recommendations | email to a friend
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Monifa Bandele, MomsRising
For seven years, the coalition group Communities United for Police Reform (CPR) has fought to change unlawful and harmful police practices. The organization successfully filed a lawsuit to end unco...
Oct 24, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 780 780 recommendations | email to a friend
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Joselyn De Leon, North Brooklyn Coalition
The North Brooklyn Coalition Against Family Violence formed in 1998 as a support group for victims of domestic violence in Bushwick. It was created by six community-based organizations, including L...
Oct 17, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 900 900 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 | 879 879 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 | 867 867 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 | 920 920 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 | 928 928 recommendations | email to a friend
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