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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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GOPers lining up for chance to take down AOC
Last week, we wrote about the coalition that recently formed with the intention of voting State Senator Joseph Addabbo out of office. Despite the fact that Addabbo is a Democrat, the “Joe’s Gotta G...
Oct 09, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Group looks to oust longtime south Queens pol
A new coalition calling themselves “Joe’s Gotta Go” is looking to unseat a long time south Queens elected official. In its first press release, the coalition describes itself as a “grassroots organ...
Oct 02, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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A park by any other name...
Two local elected officials are taking up the “Anything But Trump Act” in an effort to rename a dilapidated state park in Westchester County. Donald J. Trump State Park is indeed named for the curr...
Sep 24, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
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The ‘C’ Report: Costa, Caban & Crowley
It’s official: Costa Constantinides is running for Queens borough president. It’s been an open secret that the councilman from Astoria plans to join long list of candidates interested in the post s...
Sep 18, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 71 71 recommendations | email to a friend
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Katz likely leaving coveted spot at Borough Hall
One aspect of Melinda Katz’s tight victory in the race to be the next Queens district attorney that has been flying under the radar amid the controversy surrounding the recount is that now the vote...
Sep 11, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 194 194 recommendations | email to a friend
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Queens GOP working to get Dem elected DA
The Queens County Republican Party has officially become a conservative faction of the Democratic Party. Rather than try and find a tried-and-true Republican to run on its line in this year’s elect...
Sep 03, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 435 435 recommendations | email to a friend
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Statue shun angers Cabrini supporters
Even when the de Blasio administration is trying to do something positive, they still manage to upset people. In 2018, the administration announced She Built NYC, an initiative to add more statues ...
Aug 27, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 495 495 recommendations | email to a friend
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City stealth shelter gambit
Last week, we wrote about the curious situation that Councilman Robert Holden found himself in. The Middle Village pol was forced to criticize millions of dollars in funding to renovate a school fo...
Aug 27, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 618 618 recommendations | email to a friend
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Holden's special situation
When has an elected official ever opposed money to renovate a school - one for special needs students, nonetheless – in their district? That’s exactly the position Councilman Robert Holden has been...
Aug 21, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 727 727 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kings County Dems' coffers running out?
Is the Brooklyn Democratic Party running out of money? The finances of the Kings County organization are coming under scrutiny as party boss Frank Seddio wrangles with his own fiduciary woes. For t...
Aug 21, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 724 724 recommendations | email to a friend
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A lot of money for some fake money
These billionaires refuse to throw in the towel. Residents of a tony block in Manhattan dubbed “Billionaire’s Row” upset about a proposed homeless shelter near their homes continue to hammer Mayor ...
Aug 14, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 758 758 recommendations | email to a friend
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Frustrated NYers try to reach de Blasio in Iowa
If you can’t get the mayor’s attention here in New York City, maybe you’ll have better luck trying to reach him in Iowa. The West 58th Coalition, a group of residents on Billionaires’ Row in Manhat...
Aug 07, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 780 780 recommendations | email to a friend
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Katz declared winner, Caban not quitting
Who is the new district attorney of Queens? Well, that depends on who you ask. The Board of Elections yesterday certified the results of a manual recount in the contested primary, which took place ...
Jul 31, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 761 761 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cuomo basks in the glow of city’s blackout
Could the recent blackout in Manhattan come at a more opportune time for Governor Andrew Cuomo? As a large swath of Manhattan was plunged into darkness on the evening of July 13, Mayor Bill de Blas...
Jul 23, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 746 746 recommendations | email to a friend
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Just two sides of the same coin?
When Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez stunned the political world and upset longtime congressman Joseph Crowley, who many saw as next in line to replace Nancy Pelosi as speaker of the House o...
Jul 17, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 620 620 recommendations | email to a friend
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