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Astoria Characters: Cadillac Man
May 22, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 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 | 43 43 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 | 56 56 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 | 11 11 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 | 151 151 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 | 248 248 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 | 23 23 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 | 72 72 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 | 348 348 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 | 141 141 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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Mar 09, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Businesses sound off on loss of parking on Roosevelt
82nd Street Partnership to fight city’s pilot program
Mar 06, 2018 | 1 1 comments | 89 89 recommendations | email to a friend
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Big Ten Network funds Astoria basketball court renovation
Colorful mural designed by Williamsburg artist
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Astoria pol unveils affordable senior housing proposal
Vows to compete project by end of his term
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Transit advocates give a civics lesson on MTA crisis
Woodside resident Shithi Chowdhury summed up her normal commute with one word: terrible. Last Wednesday, she waited 10 minutes for a 7 train to arrive. Chowdhury works in Manhattan, so she relies o...
Mar 06, 2018 | 2 2 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hundreds turn out of 19th annual St. Pats for All Parade
Hundreds of residents and community groups turned out for the 19th annual St. Pats for All Parade in Sunnyside and Woodside last Sunday to celebrate inclusion and Irish culture. The parade featured...
Mar 06, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 69 69 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Woman Who Has Started a Brand-New Life
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 proc...
Mar 02, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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ACE graduates reflect on adversity as they look ahead
Last Thursday night marked a turning point in the lives of 57 individuals enrolled in the Association of Community Employment Programs for the Homeless (ACE). ACE held a graduation ceremony at its ...
Feb 28, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 72 72 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pol wants MTA to remove billboard on Astoria Boulevard
An Astoria lawmaker is calling on the MTA to remove a distracting billboard hovering over drivers passing through a dangerous intersection. Assemblywoman Aravella Simotas fired off a letter to the ...
Feb 28, 2018 | 1 1 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kaufman, 89, brought film production to Astoria
Real estate developer George Kaufman, who led the groundbreaking Kaufman Astoria Studios, passed away on February 20. He was 89 years old. Kaufman purchased the former Paramount Studios site in the...
Feb 27, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mid-block crossings coming to Steinway
New traffic measures on Steinway Street in Astoria are meant to increase street safety for thousands of shoppers and visitors, while also improving street aesthetics this spring. Councilman Costa C...
Feb 27, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tenants protest MCI rent hikes, demand legislative change
Esmeraldo Calderon has lived in the Cosmopolitan Houses, a rent-stabilized Sunnyside complex, for 26 years. Like many longtime tenants, he cherishes the affordability of his apartment, which has al...
Feb 27, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 72 72 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Mastermind Who Makes the Kaiju Monsters
Somewhere sinister, in a secret lab, Dr. Cube, a mad scientist intent on ruling the universe, is making a malevolent monster mob that can crush cities with a single stomp. When the bad doctor, who ...
Feb 23, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sandy-related rebuilding to be completed by 2021: NYCHA
Housing authority releases end-of-year resiliency report
Feb 21, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ty Sullivan's crusade to improve Sunnyside
Ty Sullivan came to Sunnyside 28 years ago, drawn by the low rent for a large, pre-war apartment. He had no real intentions of staying. “But there was something about Sunnyside that was different f...
Feb 21, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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