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Astoria Characters: Miss Edie at Broadway Dance Studio
Sep 18, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling   Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling   As the little leotarded girls arrive for the 10 a.m. tap class at Broadway Dance Studio , Edie Bongiovi greets them at the front de...
Astoria Characters: The Neon Guy
Sep 11, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Kenny is the owner of Krypton Neon. Photos and text by Nancy A. Ruhling When he reaches the end of the dark, tunnel-like hallway, Kenny Greenberg switches on the signs. Lu...
A dining experience you can’t refuse!
Sep 08, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
BLEND on the water 4540 Center Blvd., Long Island City, NY11109 Take the time and experience a great atmosphere,  with very good food, that will make you feel like you are on vacation at the same t...
How Paper And Color Can Make You Dream. Exclusive Interview With Artist Adele Rahte.
Sep 04, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 153 153 recommendations | email to a friend
  Interview by Tiziano Thomas Dossena I met Adele Rahte at the beautiful Harlem house of a common friend, the soprano Lauren Flanigan. The conversation soon turned from music (we had just the fortu...
Astoria Characters: The Puppeteer and the Producer
Sep 04, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Allison, who doesn’t have a Southern accent, is from Alabama. Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling It happened at a summer camp in the Catskills. It’s where Mike and Alliso...
Astoria Characters: The Yogini Who Is Happie
Aug 28, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Lisa is the owner of The Happie House. Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling Kicking off her slip-on sneakers, Lisa Samuels steps into a small space that is the color of sun...
Construction Accidents Involving Falls from Heights
Aug 21, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 308 308 recommendations | email to a friend
Why Are Falls from Heights So Significant in New York City? New York takes construction accidents involving falls from heights very seriously. In fact, the NY State Legislature passed the Scaffold ...
Astoria Characters: The Guy Who Colors Outside the Lines
Aug 21, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Zach has been drawing for nearly a quarter century. Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling Every morning, Zach McCurdy sketches. He draws lines for a living, and this routine...
Sackstein Sacktein & Lee, LLP Sponsors the SUMAQ Peruvian Food Festival
Aug 16, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 618 618 recommendations | email to a friend
August 25–26, 2018: the SUMAQ Peruvian Food Festival in Nassau County on Long Island This year, Sackstein Sackstein & Lee, LLP takes pride in being the lead sponsor of the SUMAQ Peruvian Food Festi...
Why You Have Legal Rights in Construction Accidents Involving Falling Objects
Aug 16, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 655 655 recommendations | email to a friend
Can Injured workers and families who have lost their loved ones pursue lawsuits? By December of 2017, a construction site at 61 Ninth Avenue in Chelsea had been repeatedly cited for construction co...

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Respect is earned
Dear Editor, I remember a little know Amendment, the first one, that gives people the freedom of speech. Mr. Robert DeNiro may have offended the delicate ears of both Mr. John Amato and Mr. Frederi...
Jun 25, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 53 53 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lone star
Dear Editor Mayor de Blasio showed up in Texas to visit the children separated from their parents. He did it strictly for a photo op and had nothing at all to to with solving the problem. I would h...
Jun 25, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 60 60 recommendations | email to a friend
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Double standard
Dear Editor, In the last three weeks, Roseanne Barr, Samantha Bee and Robert De Niro all uttered statements ranging from improper to racist to vulgar. Yet there was a disparate difference in the tr...
Jun 25, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
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Trump's policy
Dear Editor, Let me address some republican "opinions" with with something foreign to Trump supporters- FACTS! 1-Obama may have had a "verbal war"(called out their lies) with Fox News(Trump's offic...
Jun 25, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 92 92 recommendations | email to a friend
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Meet the 'Mess'
Dear Editor, Just like last season, the Mets started out on a roll, but then began a downward spiral. What is going on with the Amazins'? With the All-Star break just a few weeks away, manager Mick...
Jun 25, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 57 57 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bad policy
Dear Editor, President Donald Trump's immigration policy separating parents from their children was wrong and does not solve the problem. ICE is going after those who are here illegally but are not...
Jun 25, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 75 75 recommendations | email to a friend
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Don't blame lanes
Dear editor, I am sorry to learn that Ben's Best will be closing on June 30. It's always sad to see a revered institution shutter its doors. However, I find Mr. Parker's assertion that the recently...
Jun 20, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 80 80 recommendations | email to a friend
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Doing our job?
Dear Editor, It goes without saying how inhumane the policy of taking children from their families is, but what bothers me as much, and something that needs to be discussed, are the guards who are ...
Jun 20, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 56 56 recommendations | email to a friend
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Plan off track
Dear Editor, The Regional Plan Association proposal to create a new transit hub at Sunnyside Yards and a unified Metro New York commuter rail system would never work. The idea of Long Island Rail R...
Jun 20, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 80 80 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rude De Niro
Dear Editor, It was really in very bad taste that Robert De Niro made those rude comments about President Donald Trump during the Tony Awards on Sunday night. He owes the organizers of the Tony Awa...
Jun 20, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rude De Niro II
Dear Editor, Actor Robert De Niro has stepped over the line by the dropping the F-word on stage during Sunday's Tony Award ceremonies. Adding more insult is the audience applauded. I'm appalled and...
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Top Ten Ways You Know You Are a Dictator
Dear Editor, We have a president who yearns to be a dictator. Here are 10 things that define a dictator. 1. You are a narcissist who likes putting his face and name on buildings. 2. You appoint fam...
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Moving memorial
Dear Editor, On behalf of myself and my whole family, I want to thank you for the coverage you gave to American Legion Post 118's Memorial Day ceremony, particularly their honoring my brother, Harr...
Jun 13, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 84 84 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tell the truth
Dear Editor, For those disenfranchised and left behind by both political parties over two decades, Donald Trump provided the hope to level the playground. Hillary Clinton and the Democrats had no a...
Jun 13, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 86 86 recommendations | email to a friend
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Get screened
Dear Editor, Colon cancer screening is now being recommended for age 45 instead of 50. The American Cancer Society has put this recommendation out because of rising cases of colon cancer for people...
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