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Astoria Characters: The Woman Who Owns City Scrap Metal by Nruhling
Apr 03, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 53 53 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling City Scrap Metal is at 34-12 Borden Ave., Long Island City. Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling Michele Rothman pulls a coil of Bare Bright Copper No. 1 out of a plastic bin and holds it up to the unforgiving glare of the fluorescent light. “It’s gorgeous,” she says of t...
MORE ABOUT EMPLOYEE WAGE DEDUCTIONS by cjleclaire
Mar 30, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 185 185 recommendations | email to a friend
by   Stephen D. Hans As an employer, have you ever wondered if a wage deduction you made was legal? New York Labor Law establishes what is legal and what is not for wage deductions. If you have questions, it is always wise to seek legal counsel from an experienced employment law defense attorney....
RESTAURANT INDUSTRY: FAQS ABOUT TIPS by cjleclaire
Mar 30, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 648 648 recommendations | email to a friend
by   Stephen D. Hans Owners in the restaurant industry often have questions about tips. As a restaurant owner, it’s important to know your rights and responsibilities regarding tips so you can avoid disputes with employees and not put your business at risk. The Fair Labor Standards Act (FSLA), wh...
Astoria Characters: The Actor With the Role of a Lifetime by Nruhling
Mar 30, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 84 84 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Mike is an actor and a father. Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling As an actor, Mike Moreno has had the opportunity to play many different roles. Being Daddy to Malcolm is the one that changed his life. Malcolm, who is 2 and a half, is sitting in the living room watching...
Astoria Characters: The Cameraman Who Shot the Vietnam War by Nruhling
Mar 20, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 60 60 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Don served in Vietnam in 1969-70. Text and Photos by  Nancy A. Ruhling March 17, 1969. That’s the day that Spec. 5 David A. Russell didn’t come back. First Lt. Don Fedynak arrived the next day. Or, as he says, a day too late. “I never met him, but I still felt responsibl...
A Renaissance Woman In New York City. Interview With LindaAnn LoSchiavo by Milano52
Mar 18, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 178 178 recommendations | email to a friend
  An interview by Tiziano Thomas Dossena She is the optimal example of a  Renaissance woman  and a  New Yorker  combined: humble but determined, soft spoken but direct, with a genial attitude not usually associated with a virtuoso of the pen, and most of all a realist who is aware of the elusiven...
Astoria Characters: The Private Eye by Nruhling
Mar 13, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 111 111 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Cici’s a writer and a private detective. Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling Once, Clarissa McNair had to convince a Diamond District dealer that she was a shop owner eager to buy his designer knockoffs. Another time, she played the widow of a Tiffany-glass collector to ...
Astoria Characters: The Man Who Sees the Art in Life by Nruhling
Mar 06, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 94 94 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Hyungjo’s from South Korea. Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling Hyungjo Moon doesn’t have many possessions. His fifth-floor apartment, which looks out over the Broadway subway stop, isn’t so much immaculately austere as carefully curated. The living room/dining room/art ...
Astoria Characters: The Woman With a New Life by Nruhling
Feb 27, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 125 125 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling 2017 was Tiffany’s year of change. Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling Wow! There have been a lot of changes – boom, boom, boom! — in Tiffany Gentry ’s life lately. So caught up has Tiffany been in the whirlwind of everything new that she hasn’t really had time to proces...
Can Your Family Have Access to Your E-Mail after Your Death? by cjleclaire
Feb 23, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 286 286 recommendations | email to a friend
In today's electronic world, the idea of property has changed dramatically. In the past, when you were putting together an estate plan, the only intangible property that might be a part of it was certain types of securities. Now, however, you can have e-mail accounts, online subscriptions, social...