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Astoria Characters: The Master of the Art of Domesticity
Oct 24, 2020 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 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 | 4 4 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 | 22 22 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 | 46 46 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 | 68 68 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 | 620 620 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 | 570 570 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 | 66 66 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 | 72 72 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 | 82 82 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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Martin Maher, Brooklyn Parks Commissioner
When Martin Maher was named the new Brooklyn Parks Commissioner in February 2017, he had already registered 18 years as the chief of staff for the Brooklyn office. A longtime veteran of the Parks D...
May 22, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 1956 1956 recommendations | email to a friend
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Dr. Do Lee, Biking Public Project
Dr. Do Lee, a visiting lecturer of urban studies at Queens College, has been thinking a lot lately about his father, who passed away this year. He recalls hearing stories about his parents when the...
May 14, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 1775 1775 recommendations | email to a friend
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Joseph Robles, St. Nicks Alliance
When the School Settlement Association, the oldest settlement house in Brooklyn, ran into some difficulties, the North Brooklyn community group St. Nicks Alliance took it under its umbrella. Accord...
May 08, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 1513 1513 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lonnie Glover, Spring-Gar Civic Association
Last year, Springfield Gardens resident Lonnie Glover retired from the Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications (DoITT) after a 28-year career. But if you ask him how his retirem...
Apr 30, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 1130 1130 recommendations | email to a friend
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Marcus Longmuir, Jackson Heights Immigrant Solidarity Network
The Jackson Heights Immigrant Solidarity Network formed more than two years ago when an undocumented member of the community was facing separation from their family. “It was one of those situations...
Apr 24, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 1716 1716 recommendations | email to a friend
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Terrenze Rienton, Youth Coordinator
The Jackson Heights-based organization Ugnayan Youth for Justice and Social Change organizes young Filipinos ages 14 to 21. “We connect them to different social justice movements, and give them the...
Apr 16, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 1113 1113 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jessica Arrocho, Advisory Board Member
As a longtime member of the Woodhull Hospital Community Advisory Board, Bushwick resident Jessica Arrocho sees her role as the voice of the neighborhood. The board represents the views of the commu...
Apr 09, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 1122 1122 recommendations | email to a friend
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LaToya Meaders, Brownsville Community Culinary Center
The Brownsville Community Culinary Center achieves two goals with one innovative program. As a 40-week nonprofit culinary training program, BCCC prepares participants between the ages of 18 and 34 ...
Apr 03, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 1806 1806 recommendations | email to a friend
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Steve Barrison, Small Business Congress
As executive vice president and spokesperson for the Small Business Congress, Steve Barrison is against congestion pricing. “Tens of thousands of small businesses compete everyday and have to come ...
Mar 26, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 1830 1830 recommendations | email to a friend
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Christopher Sperrazza, CB5 Member
Middle Village resident Christopher Sperrazza joined Community Board 5 two years ago after he sat in on a meeting and realized there weren’t too many people there like him. “I was by far the younge...
Mar 19, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 1182 1182 recommendations | email to a friend
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Brandy Flores, Williamsburg Resident
At 13 years old, Williamsburg resident Brandy Flores has already shown signs of being a future neighborhood activist. Earlier this week, Flores and his neighbors led a protest in front of their bui...
Mar 12, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 1142 1142 recommendations | email to a friend
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Paul Samulski, North Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce
For the last three years, Paul Samulski has served as president of the North Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce. The organization represents Bushwick, Greenpoint and Williamsburg businesses, and aids mem...
Mar 05, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 1132 1132 recommendations | email to a friend
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Anshu Khadka, Desis Rising Up and Moving
For nearly two decades, the community organization Desis Rising Up and Moving (DRUM) has been organizing working-class South Asian and Indo-Caribbean communities in New York City. Founded in 2000, ...
Feb 27, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 1478 1478 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mohammad Khan, MPower Change
Queens native Mohammad Khan stood alongside friends and colleagues in celebration after Amazon announced that it would not build a new campus in Long Island City. “I’m happy Amazon isn’t coming,” h...
Feb 19, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 1311 1311 recommendations | email to a friend
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Winsome Pendergrass, Upstate-Downstate Housing Alliance
When Winsome Pendergrass moved into her Ditmas Avenue apartment in 2010, her rent was $1,200 a month. Nearly a decade later, it has risen to $2,100. Like thousands of tenants who live in rent-stabi...
Feb 13, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 1150 1150 recommendations | email to a friend
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