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Astoria Characters: The Balloon Sculptor
Dec 03, 2021 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Hampton started HKBalloons NYC at the end of 2015. Text and photos by Nancy A. Ruhling There is an art to breathing life into a balloon. Hampton Keith Bishop selects one o...
Astoria Characters: The Graffiti Guy
Nov 26, 2021 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Mike-171 and Charlie Brown. Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling With Charlie Brown, his large, lovable black lab leading the way, Mike-171 heads toward his museum. A big g...
Astoria Characters: The Singer Who Calls Himself Sick Walt
Nov 24, 2021 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Sick Walt is a singer and so much more. Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling The muscle man with the booming voice, shaved head and neon blue eyes who calls himself Sick Wa...
Astoria Characters: The Queen of 3-Liners
Nov 12, 2021 | 0 0 comments | 53 53 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Caitlin is the author of Urban Haiku. Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling You see, she’s used to curating her remarks to create hilarious haiku sound bites about the city....
Free Home Evaluation November and December 2021
Nov 12, 2021 | 0 0 comments | 301 301 recommendations | email to a friend
Thinking of Selling your Home?  Now is the time while  Buyers are buying and getting 3.125% Mortgage rates. Do not wait till Spring when  most owners list their  properties. Avoid the competition. ...
Astoria Characters: The Woman Who Put the Mystery Journals in the Park
Nov 05, 2021 | 0 0 comments | 62 62 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Megan is the person behind The Journal Project NYC. Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling It’s such a simple idea. Megan M. Stier , a self-described performer/educator/motiv...
Italian Charities of America held its 85th Annual Dinner Dance.
Nov 02, 2021 | 0 0 comments | 426 426 recommendations | email to a friend
Queens, New York  –  On October 24, 2021, Italian Charities of America held their 85th Annual Dinner Dance at the Roma View in Howard Beach, Queens. Italian Charities of America is a nonprofit orga...
Astoria Characters: The Proprietor of The Brass Owl
Oct 29, 2021 | 0 0 comments | 70 70 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Nicole opened The Brass Owl in 2014. Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling Juggling. That’s what Nicole Panettieri excels at. She has two babies – a 2-year-old named Nate an...
What to look for when buying a home. Key important items.
Oct 23, 2021 | 0 0 comments | 563 563 recommendations | email to a friend
There is a reason for everything. Low price is nice, but does the area have top rated schools? What about shopping, drive up and down the area for a mile. No supermarkets, a big inconvenience. No n...
Astoria Characters: The Absinthe Aficionado
Oct 22, 2021 | 0 0 comments | 82 82 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Don’s the co-founder of The Green Fairy Society. Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling You’ve never drunk The Green Fairy? Don Spiro grabs a glass goblet, chilled water and ...

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Mangini and the Jets can make a statement tomorrow night. Tomorrow Night is a Long Time Coming For Jets by Nigel
November 12, 2008 12:23 PM | 43712 views | 2 2 comments | 2993 2993 recommendations | email to a friend
Tomorrow night the Jets will play the biggest game of their season, and perhaps the team's biggest game since 2002. Tomorrow night, a red-hot Jets team will play a wounded, vulnerable Patriots team...
Shellbank (Canal) Needs a Bailout by Anthony
October 24, 2008 12:16 PM | 51574 views | 0 0 comments | 3057 3057 recommendations | email to a friend
I grew up fishing the Shellbank Canal in Howard Beach. We had a boat, but my grandfather and I would sit on the dock, under the "4 Miles Per Hour" sign and fish and crab all day – every day – durin...
A Man's Man, A Cop's Cop by Anthony
October 24, 2008 10:15 AM | 48057 views | 2 2 comments | 3091 3091 recommendations | email to a friend
Last Friday, the New York Post reported that Officer Gary Mausberg, of the 73rd Precinct, succumbed to cancer of the kidneys. He was 47 years old. The Patrolmen's Benevolent Association is looking ...
Sunblock – Not the Good Kind by Anthony
October 24, 2008 09:14 AM | 61137 views | 1 1 comments | 2977 2977 recommendations | email to a friend
The New York Sun newspaper shut down its operation after six-and-a-half years of service on September 30. It existed for the most part as a Manhattan newspaper, but was available in the outer borou...
As Races Tighten by Anthony
October 24, 2008 09:09 AM | 46709 views | 0 0 comments | 2378 2378 recommendations | email to a friend
p. The delicate Republican majority in the New York State Senate depends a great deal on a few races this year. In the 15th District, Senator Serphin Maltese is running hard to defend his seat agai...
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