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How Dangerous Is Texting While Driving Compared with Drunk Driving?
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 t...
Astoria Characters: The One and Only Gildo
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 p...
What the New Anti-Sexual Harassment Law Means for NY Employers
Oct 08, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 145 145 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 Hu...
Astoria Characters: The Pedaling Pedagogue
Oct 08, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 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...
OPENING A FRANCHISE BUSINESS DOESN'T GUARANTEE SUCCESS
Oct 04, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 230 230 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...
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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 y...
HOW CAN A BUSINESS/FRANCHISE OWNER MAKE MONEY TODAY?
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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 y...
Astoria Characters: On the Street Where I Live -- 10 Years Later
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...
Astoria Characters: The 99-Year-Old Holocaust Survivor
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...
Astoria Characters: The Paper Engineer
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 tom...

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Bike advocates pitch protected lane on Crescent
Present proposal before Community Board 1
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CB1 votes down proposed eight-story Astoria building
Residential development includes 250-seat theater
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Immigrant groups oppose building new city jails
City Council approves resolution to remap Rikers Island
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Constantinides unveils five-point diversity plan
Proposal centers on new Office of Diversity and Outreach
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Developers begin planning for LIC waterfront
Team plans to host public meetings this fall
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After decades, Woodside intersection gets traffic light
Boulevard Gardens residents long advocated for measure
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Jackson Heights street renamed after Jose Peralta
Elected officials, family honor late senator’s contributions
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TOP HIGH SCHOOLS 2019
Our annual special section listing the top high schools in the New York City area.
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The Woman Who Chronicles the Characters of Astoria
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...
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Hunters Point Library opens to the public
Decades-long project endured many hurdles
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One Room Schoolhouse Park renovation starts
A small community park on the site of the last one-room schoolhouse in Queens has begun its renovation project. Last week, elected and parks officials broke ground on a project to create a new seat...
Oct 02, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Astoria goes nationwide, between two buns
Local-turned-national restaurant chain Bareburger last week unveiled the “Variety Burger,” which is named after the Variety Boys & Girls Club of Queens (VBGCQ). For every burger sold, Bareburger wi...
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LaGuardia construction is boon to local restaurant
Outspoken delivery man details how he secured account
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