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Astoria Characters: The Immigrant's Daughter
Oct 22, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
  Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Catherine is the author of “Immigrant Daughter.” Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling When Catherine Kapphahn was a little girl, she sensed that there were things her mot...
How Dangerous Is Texting While Driving Compared with Drunk Driving?
Oct 15, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 76 76 recommendations | email to a friend
Why Texting While Driving May Be More Dangerous than DWI It may come as a surprise that texting while driving is more worrisome to the majority of drivers than drunk driving. This is true despite t...
Astoria Characters: The One and Only Gildo
Oct 15, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 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 | 175 175 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 | 41 41 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 | 307 307 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 | 218 218 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 | 195 195 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 | 40 40 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 | 58 58 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...

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North Flushing Rezone Study Underway by Breaking
January 21, 2009 05:11 PM | 19462 views | 0 0 comments | 445 445 recommendations | email to a friend
The Department of City Planning announced Tuesday that it would begin the public review process for the contextual rezoning of 275 blocks in North Flushing to protect the neighborhood from overdeve...
It’s Not the Amount of Money – It’s the Principle By Anthony Stasi by Anthony
January 20, 2009 02:06 AM | 27798 views | 0 0 comments | 468 468 recommendations | email to a friend
Political commentator and strategist James Carville said last week that his party – The Democratic Party – was in a ‘bad streak.’ Carville didn’t mean that his party was in any way in a losing stre...
Intelligence Squares Off on a Cold Tuesday Night By Anthony Stasi by Anthony
January 20, 2009 02:03 AM | 23520 views | 0 0 comments | 471 471 recommendations | email to a friend
In this time of mass hysteria, when people become obsessed with the personal lives of celebrities, athletes, and politicians from Chicago, there is still hope that public opinion can be swayed thro...
Residency Options and City Jobs by Anthony Stasi by Anthony
January 20, 2009 01:54 AM | 24707 views | 1 1 comments | 465 465 recommendations | email to a friend
With the City Council’s passage of Intro 837, the residency standards for certain city employees will get easier. This bill does not affect police officers and fire fighters, but instead it targets...
Philip Mangano The ‘Housing First’ Theory And How It Affects New York by Anthony Stasi by Anthony
January 20, 2009 01:48 AM | 30224 views | 0 0 comments | 452 452 recommendations | email to a friend
An ongoing issue for the City of New York and the HIV AIDS lobbyists is the way the New York City HIV and AIDS Services Administration (HASA) dispenses vouchers to people with AIDS. HASA issues vou...
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