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Astoria Characters: On the Street Where I Live -- 10 Years Later by Nruhling
Oct 01, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 126 126 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 | 145 145 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 | 138 138 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...
57AU__DSC3971.jpg Register Now for Fall Dance in Forest Hills! by commonpointqueens
Sep 12, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 517 517 recommendations | email to a friend
The fall session of children's dance classes at the Commonpoint Queens Central Queens School of Dance begins this Sunday, September 15. Space is still available in our Sunday Ballet/Tap class for 5-9 year olds and Sunday Creative Movement class for 3-4 year olds. Register by this Friday, Septembe...
Elevator Accident: New York Premises Liability Law by cjleclaire
Sep 12, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 963 963 recommendations | email to a friend
Tragic Elevator Accident from a Legal Perspective A fatal elevator accident occurred at a 23-story Manhattan apartment building near the end of August. The elevator malfunction killed a 30-year old man. Elevator Accident Details The   New York Post   reported that Sam Waisbren died when trying to...
Falls from Ladders Can Result in Serious Injury or Death by cjleclaire
Sep 12, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 1631 1631 recommendations | email to a friend
Safety Tips from OSHA to Avoid Falling from a Ladder Falls from ladders are the leading cause of death in the construction industry. In fact, according to   OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration),   close to one-third of construction site deaths result from falls from ladders. Furth...
The Van De Water Law Firm, P.C. Opens New Office by cjleclaire
Sep 12, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 905 905 recommendations | email to a friend
The Long Island firm has relocated its office to Woodbury, New York Press Release - updated: Sep 11, 2019 20:28 EDT WOODBURY, N.Y., September 11, 2019 (Newswire.com) - The Van De Water Law Firm, P.C. is pleased to announce its new office location at: 185 Froehlich Farm Blvd., Woodbury, New York B...
Details of the NY Anti-Sexual Harassment Law for 2019 by cjleclaire
Sep 12, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 1685 1685 recommendations | email to a friend
The New NY Anti-Sexual Harassment Law: What Employers Should Know Additional New York State anti-sexual harassment law protections came into existence in August 2019. Under the new law, sexual harassment only has to rise above the level of “petty slights or trivial inconveniences,” which is a muc...
NY Anti-Sexual Harassment Training by cjleclaire
Sep 12, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 1478 1478 recommendations | email to a friend
Have You and Your Employees Done the NY Current Anti-Sexual Harassment Training? NY State law requires that employers do Anti-Sexual Harassment training, based on a law signed into effect in 2018. Failing to do so can result in civil penalties of up to $250,000. Furthermore, if you have not done ...
Astoria Characters: The Guy Who Saved the Cat That Fell From the Sky by Nruhling
Sep 10, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 98 98 recommendations | email to a friend
By now, most of you probably have heard the story. Phil Cappadora was on his bicycle making a Postmates food delivery at noon on July 25 on 27 th Street and Hoyt Avenue when he heard about an injured cat lying on the sidewalk nearby. Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Phil’s an actor: His role on July 25 ...