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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 | 345 345 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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Speed kills
Dear Editor: I say kudos to the city for adding 120 more speed cameras and reducing the speed limit near schools to 25 mph. It was about two years ago that my neighbor Joe, who was 86 years old, an...
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Cuomo failed kids
Dear Editor: Andrew Cuomo let down New York's school children by abandoning the education tax credit, even after he promised to pass it this session. The education tax credit provides an incentive ...
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Whose fault?
Dear Editor: Iraq has once again taken over the headlines and the armchair warriors are valiantly fighting President Obama for not fighting in Iraq and fighting the enemy (whomever they may be) who...
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Summer learning
Dear Editor: While school ends this week for New York City public school students, learning should never end. Students – and their parents – should step up and prevent learning loss this summer. Th...
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RIP Phil Ragusa
Dear Editor: 
I am saddened by the passing of Queens Republican Party Chairman Phil Ragusa. I met him on a number of political campaigns I was involved with. 
I found Phil Ragusa most personable, h...
Jun 30, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 101 101 recommendations | email to a friend
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Addressing campus safety
Dear Editor: Thank you Assemblyman Ed Braunstein. For some time, a dirty little secret not touted on the glossy college recruiting brochures is the danger and criminal acts of violence against our ...
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Totally agree
Dear Editor: I had to write and applaud your In Our Opinion (“A pothole in the road to Vision Zero” - 6/26) column from last week’s newspaper. A couple of weeks ago I narrowly missed running over a...
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No respect
Dear Editor, What do Tammy Duckworth and Max Cleland have in common? They are two war veterans, amputees, and elected officials whose patriotism has been questioned and attacked by the GOP. So much...
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It's still dope
Dear Editor: I am just wondering if the edible pot to be marketed in 18 months in New York State under Governor Andrew Cuomo's medical marijuana law shall hit the streets of the Briarwood bodega be...
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Legalize it
Dear Editor: The always insightful Anthony Stasi ("High Time for State Senate to Okay Medical Marijuana" - June 11) makes sense, but should go further. Consumption of marijuana for both medical and...
Jun 25, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 113 113 recommendations | email to a friend
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Good riddance!
Dear Editor: I think Congressman Cantor's rejection by the hyper, Anti-Anything-Obama faction is good. The guy was an opportunistic representative of today's backward leaning version of the GOP. Th...
Jun 25, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 114 114 recommendations | email to a friend
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Traffic safety measures needed at APEC
Dear Editor: The Alley Pond Environmental Center (APEC) at 228-06 Northern Boulevard in Douglaston is a great place to learn about ecology and the need to protect and preserve our planet. The cente...
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City can't afford minimum wage of $15
Dear Editor: Regarding the proposed $15/hour municipal minimum wage, neither Mayor Bill de Blasio nor the City Council have the constitutional authority to mandate changes in the minimum wage. Seco...
Jun 25, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 110 110 recommendations | email to a friend
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Keep parade route
Dear Editor: Apparently whoever made suggestions to change the [Forest Hills] parade route (Kiwanis already planning for 2015 Memorial Day Parade – Forest Hills Times, 6/12) does not have knowledge...
Jun 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 844 844 recommendations | email to a friend
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No 'Silver' lining
Dear Editor: I applaud Assemblyman David Weprin for proposing legislation that would protect the rights of both owners and drivers of horse-drawn carriages operating in Manhattan adjacent to Centra...
Jun 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 118 118 recommendations | email to a friend
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