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How Dangerous Is Texting While Driving Compared with Drunk Driving? by cjleclaire
Oct 15, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
Why Texting While Driving May Be More Dangerous than DWI It may come as a surprise that texting while driving is more worrisome to the majority of drivers than drunk driving. This is true despite the fact that statistics show that drunk drivers kill more people than drivers who are texting. Surve...
Astoria Characters: The One and Only Gildo by Nruhling
Oct 15, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Gildo, the diversified artist. Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling “I bet you can’t guess what this is,” says Gildo Spado . He holds up a round metal object whose center pole is surrounded by rods of different lengths. Is it the frame for a fancy lampshade? Or could it b...
What the New Anti-Sexual Harassment Law Means for NY Employers by cjleclaire
Oct 08, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 144 144 recommendations | email to a friend
Is There Liability You Could Face that You Did Not Face in the Past? The NYS new anti-harassment law has a number of sweeping changes. For one, it applies to all protected classes under New York Human Rights Law, not only to sexual harassment cases. Protected classes include discrimination based ...
Astoria Characters: The Pedaling Pedagogue by Nruhling
Oct 08, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Ben works for the city’s Department of Education. Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling Ben Sherman is standing outside his apartment building eager to hop on his bicycle. A former high school principal who works for the city’s Department of Education, he rides to work in ...
WHAT DID I DO? OPENING A FRANCHISE BUSINESS DOESN'T GUARANTEE SUCCESS by godfather
Oct 04, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 196 196 recommendations | email to a friend
INTERVIEW WITH RIDGEWOOD REAL ESTATE BROKER Anthony Carbi Look at Taco Bell they have Beefy Fritos Burrito for $1.00 dollar. We are talking about maybe half of the $3.49 cents as a profit. Or $1.74 per Burrito. Maybe even less, but I will use half as the example. That comes to 6,896 BURRITO’S per...
FRANCHISE OWNER by godfather
Oct 04, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 183 183 recommendations | email to a friend
Example you rent a store for $6,000 dollars. You still have to pay electric, heat, water and at least two salary’s for someone to open and close the place besides serving customers weekly. So now you are up to about $12,000 dollars monthly in expenses before you see a profit. If you need one or t...
WHAT DID I DO? HOW CAN A BUSINESS/FRANCHISE OWNER MAKE MONEY TODAY? by godfather
Oct 04, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 250 250 recommendations | email to a friend
Example you rent a store for $6,000 dollars. You still have to pay electric, heat, water and at least two salary’s for someone to open and close the place besides serving customers weekly. So now you are up to about $12,000 dollars monthly in expenses before you see a profit. If you need one or t...
Astoria Characters: On the Street Where I Live -- 10 Years Later by Nruhling
Oct 01, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling The Green Farmer When I started writing Astoria Characters 10 years ago, I didn’t know how long I would continue it, and I didn’t know where it would lead. The premise was simple: Every week, I would write a profile on a person who lived in our neighborhood. I would tell...
Astoria Characters: The 99-Year-Old Holocaust Survivor by Nruhling
Sep 24, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Margot was born in Dresden. Text and Photos by  Nancy A. Ruhling After she settles herself into her favorite chair, Margot Karp puts on her spectacles. The lenses, big and round, are rose-colored. Margot, elegant in a black dress, stockings and dress shoes, lips a subtle...
Astoria Characters: The Paper Engineer by Nruhling
Sep 17, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 53 53 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Gene is a paper engineer/graphic designer/illustrator. Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling From the stack of books on his desk, Gene Vosough brings forth a gold-tooled tome that’s the color of red henna. He opens it and tucks in a tab or two, transforming it into a six-s...