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Astoria Characters: The Harpist by Nruhling
Aug 22, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Tracey started playing the harp at 13. Text and photos by Nancy A. Ruhling Although it’s tall and long, you don’t notice the harp right away. That’s because it’s standing in a corner between the window and the couch. Tracey Horst , its player, put it there so it would be...
Some Thing You May Not Have Known about Queens by cjleclaire
Aug 16, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Queens—it’s the largest of the five boroughs of New York in terms of sheer geographical expanse, and, with nearly 2.5 million residents, it would be the 4th largest city in the nation if the five boroughs were separate cities (behind Los Angeles, Chicago and neighboring borough Brooklyn, in case ...
The James Damore Google Memo Firing and Its Legal Consequences – It Could Potentially Blaze New Trails in Constitutional Law by cjleclaire
Aug 16, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
James Damore is the Google software engineer who wrote the “Google’s Ideological Echo Chamber,” Memo , arguing that genetics are the primary reason why software engineering is dominated by men . Stated that way, his position sounds very sexist, but, in fairness to him, he does not say that women ...
Heartburn Drugs Linked to Severe Side Effects by cjleclaire
Aug 16, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 141 141 recommendations | email to a friend
by   Rudolph F. X. Migliore, P.C. The Differences Between Nexium and Prilosec:   Nexium   is a prescription drug that treats GERD (Gastro esophageal reflux disease), Zollinger- Ellison Syndrome, ulcers, and heartburn. Nexium is usually only prescribed to adults, for acid reflux but can be prescri...
Grand Central Parkway Car Accident Involves Four Cars, Two Deaths and Seven Injuries by cjleclaire
Aug 16, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 144 144 recommendations | email to a friend
by   Sackstein Sackstein & Lee, LLP On Sunday morning, July 17, a Grand Central Parkway car accident took the lives of two people and left seven others injured. The accident occurred near 188th St. in Jamaica Estates around 6:30 a.m. Grand Central Parkway Car Accident Details Andrew Shakespeare, ...
What Happens If You Can’t Locate a Will? by cjleclaire
Aug 16, 2017 | 1 1 comments | 138 138 recommendations | email to a friend
So you spend the time and money to carefully plan out your estate and you prepare and execute a will that ensures that your property goes exactly where you want it to. Once you’ve made it official, you put the original copy of your last will and testament with your other important papers, in a fi...
How Many Racist Statements Does It Take to Create a Hostile Work Environment? by cjleclaire
Aug 16, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 62 62 recommendations | email to a friend
If is severe enough, one racist statement can create a hostile work environment, according to the United State Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. This court hears appeals for New York, Vermont and Connecticut. As reported in   The Legal Intelligencer   , in the case   Daniel v. T&M Protecti...
Astoria Characters: The Drag Queen by Nruhling
Aug 15, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
“I’m not used to posing as a boy,” says   Travis Barr . PHOTO BY NANCY A. RUHLING Travis as himself. Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling “I’m not used to posing as a boy,” says  Travis Barr . Burly and black-haired, he’s standing along the waterfront at Astoria Park looking uncomfortable in his s...
Astoria Characters: The Diner Owners by Nruhling
Aug 08, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
There are 927 entries, including the daily specials, on the menu at the   Bel Aire Diner . PHOTO BY NANCY A. RUHLING The Bel Aire Diner on 21st Street at Broadway. Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling There are 927 entries, including the daily specials, on the menu at the Bel Aire Diner . I didn’t...
Astoria Characters: The Actor Who Makes Life His Stage by Nruhling
Aug 01, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
PHOTO BY NANCY A. RUHLING Alec plays Kris in The Crusade of Connor Stephens. Text and photos by Nancy A. Ruhling “Would you mind if I make breakfast?” Alec Shaw,   who is walking around the kitchen in his bare feet, cracks a couple of free-range brown eggs into the skillet. As they are cooking in...