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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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Manducatis Rustica does things differently
Manducatis Rustica is your grandmother’s restaurant, or at least it wants to be like her kitchen. “It’s not your traditional restaurant,” said Gianna Cerbone-Teoli, owner and head of the kitchen. “...
Oct 30, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Constantinides Gets Our Nod
A Vallone has represented the 22nd Council District in Queens since 1974, and it's time for a change in leadership. With a growing population of young residents, families and immigrants, we see Cos...
Oct 29, 2013 | 2 2 comments | 409 409 recommendations | email to a friend
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Council candidates debate in Astoria
On Monday, October 28 the four candidates for the 22nd Council District faced off at the Variety Boys & Girls Club just one week before Astorians go to the polls to elect a new representative. The ...
Oct 29, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Event shines 'light' on after-school programs
Lights on Afterschool, an annual event hosted by the Afterschool Alliance, took place for the 14th straight year on October 17. Lights On Afterschool promotes awareness for the need for after-schoo...
Oct 23, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 99 99 recommendations | email to a friend
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Officials break ground at Mount Sinai Queens
Astoria hospital to get a little larger
Oct 21, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 544 544 recommendations | email to a friend
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Diversity Plaza in Jackson Heights to receive upgrades
The City Council will allocate over $500,000 to make improvements at the 37th Road Pedestrian Plaza, also known as Diversity Plaza, in Jackson Heights. The money will go toward seating, lighting an...
Oct 16, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Graffiti artists take 5 Pointz owners to court
Last week the City Council approved a plan to tear down 5 Pointz, an unofficial New York City graffiti museum, in Long Island City. G&M Realty, owner of the building located at 22-44 Jackson Avenue...
Oct 16, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Eagle Scout dinner to revitalize the program in LIC
The Greater New York Boy Scouts Council will host an Eagle Scouts' dinner at Michael's Cafe at the Four Points Sheraton in Long Island City on October 23 at 6 p.m. as part of its renewed effort to ...
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The Cliffs at LIC opens to the public
New indoor rock climbing facility welcomes its first customers
Oct 11, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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22 Ideas for District 22
Green Party candidate highlights issues facing Astoria
Oct 11, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Paul McCartney surprises and rocks Astoria
High School students receive lessons from legend
Oct 10, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 113 113 recommendations | email to a friend
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Queens Literary Town Hall to be held in Astoria
Event celebrates the growth of the lit community
Oct 09, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Proposed Roosevelt BID reduces size and cost
Officials work to increase dialogue with small biz owners
Oct 09, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Group raises funds to purchase Steinway Mansion
The Friends of Steinway Mansion, a non-profit organization, have begun a fundraising campaign with the goal of purchasing the Astoria home located at 18-22 41st Street. This collation of businesses...
Oct 09, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Elizabeth Lusskin named LIC Partnership president
The Long Island City Partnership has announced that Elizabeth Lusskin will be its new president. Lusskin has served as deputy commissioner for Programs and Development for the Department of Small B...
Oct 07, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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