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Astoria Characters: Cadillac Man
May 22, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Cadillac Man wrote Land of the Lost Souls: My Life on the Streets . Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling Tom Wagner , cap and coat in hand, is itching to get outside. He wa...
Do Your Work Policies Discriminate Between Men and Women?
May 16, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 221 221 recommendations | email to a friend
One Set of Rules for Men and a Different Set of Rules for Women Having company policies that discriminate between men and women can be lethal for an employer in today’s work environment. If you hav...
Social Media: Should You Use Social Media in an Internal Investigation?
May 16, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 249 249 recommendations | email to a friend
Investigating Employees Through Their Social Media Accounts Social media can provide a lot of information about people’s lives. Why would an employer want to know what an employee is doing through ...
Astoria Characters: The ESL Schoolteacher
May 15, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Yamina teaches English as a second language to second graders at P.S. 70. Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling When you have three children under the age of 4, it’s not alw...
Adolph Caso, a voice for Italian Americans, decries the attacks on Columbus
May 14, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 74 74 recommendations | email to a friend
Interview by Tiziano Thomas Dossena I met Adolph Caso the first time at the International Book Show in New York City and he struck me as a person who loves books more than anything in the world. On...
Defensive Driving Can Prevent Accidents and Injuries and Also Save Lives
May 09, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 103 103 recommendations | email to a friend
Do you know how to drive defensively? Everyone has heard about defensive driving, but what does it mean to drive defensively? It certainly behooves drivers to find out because knowing and following...
Astoria Characters: The Ballet Teacher
May 08, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Eric is the founder of the Long Island City School of Ballet and the Long Island City Ballet. Text and photos by Nancy A. Ruhling There aren’t any ballet dancers in Kilgor...
Astoria Characters: The Father and Son Florists
May 01, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 87 87 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling John’s the owner of Ditmars Flowers & Gifts. Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling John Patrikis is standing in the back of Ditmars Flowers & Gifts putting the finishing tou...
Real Personal Injury Law Cases in NY: $73k Payout
Apr 30, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 385 385 recommendations | email to a friend
A story told by car accident victim in the NY Area: When I was 11 years old, I was in a car with my father, having some bonding moments while driving to fill up gas in the New York area. We were ha...
Dr. Mary Rorro, The “Violin Doc,” An Exclusive Interview
Apr 29, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 179 179 recommendations | email to a friend
An interview by Tiziano Thomas Dossena She was nicknamed “The Violin Doc” in a book by Lisa Wong entitled “Scales to Scalpels, Doctors Who Practice the Healing Arts of Music and Medicine;”  a talen...

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Cleaning services funded for Roosevelt, Ditmars
Additional street cleaning services are coming to Roosevelt Avenue and Ditmars Boulevard in western Queens. Last Thursday, State Senator Jose Peralta announced that $75,000 in state funds would be ...
Apr 24, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hundreds celebrate Earth Day at Astoria Park
A torrential downpour may have interrupted last year’s Earth Day celebration at Astoria Park, but this year made up for it. On Sunday, hundreds of parents and young children enjoyed the annual comm...
Apr 24, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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Residents speak in favor of O’Neills expansion
Maspeth residents were not shy about expressing their support for the expansion of a longtime community staple. O’Neills Restaurant is seeking to add a partial second-floor to add a banquet hall th...
Apr 17, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Two Sons of the One and Only Sandwich King
Standing at a silver slicing machine, John Gordon looks out at the crowd of customers at the counter and smiles. The stretching sun hasn’t even taken a bite out of the morning, but already hungry p...
Apr 17, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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New parkway signs celebrates Jackie Robinson
City partners with Mets for Vision Zero initiative
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New Powerhouse Gym opens in Long Island City
The fitness center at 30-30 Northern Blvd., the company’s first in the neighborhood, is latest sign of strong retail, commercial and residential growth.
Apr 17, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Troop 6000 empowering girls in shelters
There are approximately 28,000 Girl Scouts in the city, and that includes the first Girl Scout troop for homeless children formed in a shelter in Queens one year ago. "There are 8,000 girls in the ...
Apr 13, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Artist Who Invites You To See and Think
“My work,” says Alex Markwith, “is meant to inspire a conversation.” Alex, who is dressed in all black, brings a black-and-white painting into his black, white and gray living room. He places it on...
Apr 13, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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IDC challengers forge ahead despite unity deal
Cuomo reunites breakaway group with mainline Democrats
Apr 11, 2018 | 1 1 comments | 75 75 recommendations | email to a friend
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TF Cornerstone looks at ‘new model’ for urban development
LIC developer defends 44th Drive project amid criticism
Apr 11, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jackson Heights residents mark death of King
Residents of Jackson Heights gathered on the steps of the post office to commemorate the day Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated. Congressman Joe Crowley related the teachings of King and t...
Apr 11, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Woman Who Owns City Scrap Metal
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 the electrical wiring. ...
Apr 06, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Chip NYC in Astoria is hiring
Chip NYC, a popular cookie bakery in Astoria, is searching for energetic, passionate candidates to join their team of cookie making champions.
Apr 04, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Free Wi-Fi introduced at Gantry Plaza State Park
Visitors to Gantry Plaza State Park will now be able to hop on the web for free. State parks officials announced last Friday that thanks to a public-private partnership, park users can log onto the...
Apr 03, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mayor announces investments at Jackson Heights town hall
Public projects to improve schools, parks and safety are on the way for Jackson Heights. Last Wednesday night, Mayor Bill de Blasio hosted his 52nd town hall meeting at IS 145 since taking office. ...
Apr 03, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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