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Astoria Characters: Miss Edie at Broadway Dance Studio
Sep 18, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 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 | 20 20 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 | 20 20 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 | 264 264 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 | 26 26 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 | 341 341 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 | 53 53 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 | 615 615 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 | 344 344 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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A Paladino by any other name
Vickie Paladino didn't get the endorsement – or any support - from the Queens County Republican Party in the primary last week against Simon Minching. In fact, the leaders of the Queens GOP didn't ...
Sep 19, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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GOP club meeting ends with call to the cops
In most election cycles, the Queens County Republican Party is lucky if they can field one candidate to challenge incumbent Democrats, but this year there are not one, but two – count 'em, two! - G...
Sep 12, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bronx councilman still supporting Crowley
Pundits and insiders were shocked in June when political newcomer Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez defeated Joseph Crowley, the longtime congressman representing Queens and the Bronx and the head of the Qu...
Sep 05, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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We're gonna partisan politics like it's 1999
Who can forget the Rent Is Too Damn High Party that was founded by Jimmy McMillan, who ran on the party line for mayor in the 2005 and 2009 elections, and then for governor and senator in 2010? Oh,...
Aug 28, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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Chalk it up to a bad decision
We think even the most inside of political insiders was caught off guard when former councilman and city comptroller John Liu announced that he would be running against State Senator Tony Avella fo...
Aug 21, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 64 64 recommendations | email to a friend
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De Blasio's money is no good here
When was the last time you heard of a politician turning down money? Elected officials will take all sorts of risks when it comes to raising money for their campaigns. Take the issue of straw donor...
Aug 15, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 58 58 recommendations | email to a friend
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Going for broke? New ad attacks Williams
It looks like Governor Andrew Cuomo and Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul will have something else to go after Councilman Jumaane Williams for in his bid to take Hochul's job. Williams is running fo...
Aug 08, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 67 67 recommendations | email to a friend
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Special circumstances
An Assembly candidate in Queens won't let go of the special election earlier this year that sent his opponent to the state Assembly. Yonel Letellier Sosa, who is running against Assemblywoman Ari E...
Aug 08, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 71 71 recommendations | email to a friend
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Better late than never, but for whom?
Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer took to Twitter last week to forcefully correct his lukewarm position either for or against bike lanes on Skillman and 43rd avenues in his district. Community board 2 vo...
Jul 31, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 65 65 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cuomo campaign scrambling to prove support
Governor Andrew Cuomo is working awfully hard to prove that people like him, they really, really like him. First, there was the whole small donor debacle. Ever since announcing her challenge to Cuo...
Jul 24, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 65 65 recommendations | email to a friend
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Forget Cuomo's best buds with some choice buds
Concerned that state government is a corrupt cesspool full of people looking to get fat on the public's dime? Relax and take a hit of this, brah! There was more bad news for the administration of G...
Jul 18, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 79 79 recommendations | email to a friend
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Dominos keep falling after Crowley’s loss
New York City’s political class is still dealing with the aftershock of Joe Crowley’s stunning loss to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in the congressional primary. The defeat has resulted in a flood of e...
Jul 11, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 88 88 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ocasio-Cortez takes down the machine
A first-time candidate made national headlines last week when she unseated longtime incumbent Congressman Joseph Crowley in the Democratic Primary. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s victory even made its ...
Jul 02, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 85 85 recommendations | email to a friend
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School safety out, but we get a CuomoTrain!
It seemed impossible, but lawmakers in Albany lowered the bar even further when it comes to partisan inaction, failing to get anything of consequence accomplished before the gavel fell on the end o...
Jun 26, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 116 116 recommendations | email to a friend
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Molinaro: Cuomo throwing Cadillac taxpayer money
His love is bigger than a Cadillac, but one of his opponents wants the company to drive it right back. Republican gubernatorial candidate Marc Molinaro sent a letter to Stephen Carlisle, president ...
Jun 19, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 123 123 recommendations | email to a friend
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