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Astoria Characters: The One and Only Gildo
Oct 15, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Gildo, the diversified artist. Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling “I bet you can’t guess what this is,” says Gildo Spado . He holds up a round metal object whose center p...
What the New Anti-Sexual Harassment Law Means for NY Employers
Oct 08, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 102 102 recommendations | email to a friend
Is There Liability You Could Face that You Did Not Face in the Past? The NYS new anti-harassment law has a number of sweeping changes. For one, it applies to all protected classes under New York Hu...
Astoria Characters: The Pedaling Pedagogue
Oct 08, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Ben works for the city’s Department of Education. Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling Ben Sherman is standing outside his apartment building eager to hop on his bicycle. A...
OPENING A FRANCHISE BUSINESS DOESN'T GUARANTEE SUCCESS
Oct 04, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 158 158 recommendations | email to a friend
INTERVIEW WITH RIDGEWOOD REAL ESTATE BROKER Anthony Carbi Look at Taco Bell they have Beefy Fritos Burrito for $1.00 dollar. We are talking about maybe half of the $3.49 cents as a profit. Or $1.74...
Oct 04, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 149 149 recommendations | email to a friend
Example you rent a store for $6,000 dollars. You still have to pay electric, heat, water and at least two salary’s for someone to open and close the place besides serving customers weekly. So now y...
HOW CAN A BUSINESS/FRANCHISE OWNER MAKE MONEY TODAY?
Oct 04, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 132 132 recommendations | email to a friend
Example you rent a store for $6,000 dollars. You still have to pay electric, heat, water and at least two salary’s for someone to open and close the place besides serving customers weekly. So now y...
Astoria Characters: On the Street Where I Live -- 10 Years Later
Oct 01, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling The Green Farmer When I started writing Astoria Characters 10 years ago, I didn’t know how long I would continue it, and I didn’t know where it would lead. The premise was...
Astoria Characters: The 99-Year-Old Holocaust Survivor
Sep 24, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Margot was born in Dresden. Text and Photos by  Nancy A. Ruhling After she settles herself into her favorite chair, Margot Karp puts on her spectacles. The lenses, big and...
Astoria Characters: The Paper Engineer
Sep 17, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Gene is a paper engineer/graphic designer/illustrator. Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling From the stack of books on his desk, Gene Vosough brings forth a gold-tooled tom...
Register Now for Fall Dance in Forest Hills!
Sep 12, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 251 251 recommendations | email to a friend
The fall session of children's dance classes at the Commonpoint Queens Central Queens School of Dance begins this Sunday, September 15. Space is still available in our Sunday Ballet/Tap class for 5...

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Robert Zahn
Robert Zahn passed away on Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at the age of 85. Beloved Husband of the late Josephine Zahn. Loving Father of JoAnn DeNardo, Carolyn Hummel and Robert Zahn Jr. Cherished Grandfa...
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Mason Scott Bohr passed away on Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at the age of 7 Months. Beloved Heart Warrior of David and Cristen Bohr. Loving Brother of Jaxon Bohr. Cherished Grandson of Phil & Susan Boh...
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Kuzme Storic passed away on Sunday, March17, 2019 at the age of 91. Beloved Husband of Marija Storic. Loving Father of Dragan (Joanne) Storic, Gloria Kroselj and Nino (Heidi) Storic. Cherished Gran...
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Giuseppa Rappa passed away on Friday, March 08, 2019 at the age of 84. Beloved Wife of the late Giuseppe Rappa. Loving Mother of Madolena Arcabascio and Angelo Rappa, and Mother-in-Law of Joseph an...
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Adolph Cello passed away on Wednesday, March 06, 2019 at the age of 97. Beloved Husband of the late Madeline Cello. Loving Father of Rachel Mertz and Father-in-Law of the late John Mertz. Cherished...
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Slawomir Kolodzinski
Slawomir Kolodzinski passed away on Sunday, March 03, 2019 at the age of 63. Beloved Husband of Krystyna Kolodzinski. Loving Father of Katarzyna Stungurys (Alexander), Malgorzata Derda (Lukasz), To...
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Pietro Costa
Pietro Costa passed away on Saturday, March 09, 2019 at the age of 101. Beloved Husband of the late Angela. Loving Father of Joseph and Father-in-Law of Patricia. Cherished Grandfather of Angela an...
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Richard Kijik
Richard Kijik passed away on Sunday, March 10, 2019 at the age of 72. Beloved Husband of the late Joanne Kijik. Loving Father of Jason (Michelle) Kijik and Bryan Kijik. Cherished Grandfather of Hai...
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Genevieve Pillis
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Joseph P. Sheehan
Joseph P. Sheehan passed away on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at the age of 85. Beloved Husband of MaryAnn Sheehan. Loving Father of William Sheehan, Barbara A. Sheehan, Thomas Sheehan and Joseph She...
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Edward P. Cullen passed away on Sunday, February 24, 2019 at the age of 89. Beloved Friend and Neighbor. Mr. Cullen was a United States Army Veteran who served during the Korean Conflict. Mass of C...
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Michael Bambauer
Michael Bambauer passed away on Friday, February 15, 2019 at the age of 53. Beloved Son of Charlotte Bambauer. Loving Brother of Christina Godizzaro, Robert Bambauer and Peter Bambauer, and Brother...
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Joseph P. Sheehan
Joseph P. Sheehan passed away on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at the age of 85. Beloved Husband of MaryAnn Sheehan. Loving Father of William Sheehan, Barbara A. Sheehan, Thomas Sheehan and Joseph She...
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Lidia B. Oliva
Lidia B. Oliva passed away on Saturday, February 16, 2019 at the age of 77. Beloved Wife of the late Pedro L. Oliva. Loving Mother of Pablo Oliva, Marcelo Oliva and the late Christian Oliva. Cheris...
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Gregory M. Rachwalski
Gregory M. Rachwalski passed away on Monday, February 18, 2019 at the age of 70. Beloved Father of Jeffrey Rachwalski and Michael Rachwalski, and Father-in-Law of Rebecca and Donna. Cherished Grand...
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