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Astoria Characters: Miss Edie at Broadway Dance Studio
Sep 18, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 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 | 21 21 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 | 143 143 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 | 24 24 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 | 23 23 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 | 296 296 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 | 49 49 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 | 603 603 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 | 330 330 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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Boos and a Bronx cheer for a couple of mayors
It was rough couple of days last week for Mayor Bill de Blasio. A judge ruled that his office had to make public emails between the mayor and his staff because the inclusion of an outside consultan...
May 30, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 150 150 recommendations | email to a friend
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New assemblywoman has to hit campaign trail
Ari Espinal doesn't have long to enjoy her recent election to the Assembly. Espinal was the lone person on the ballot in a special election to replace Francisco Moya, who represented the neighborho...
May 23, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 182 182 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pols fleeing from AG selection process
The taint surrounding the state legislature in Albany is so great that people would rather turn down a high-profile post like attorney general rather that be seen as in bed with New York's assembly...
May 15, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 177 177 recommendations | email to a friend
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With friends like these, who needs enemies?
It looks like one Republican candidate for the state senate in northeast Queens doesn't have to worry that much about a challenge from the Democratic Party. Rather, it's forces inside her own party...
May 09, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 166 166 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hey union heads, better lose my number
Hell hath no fury like a governor scorned! Leaders from community organizations across the city held a rally in Manhattan last week after reports surfaced that Governor Andrew Cuomo told union head...
Apr 24, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 219 219 recommendations | email to a friend
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Reunited, and it feels so good
After nearly seven years of disrupting the balance of power in the State Senate, the eight members of the breakaway Independent Democratic Conference (IDC) that enjoyed a power-sharing agreement wi...
Apr 11, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 225 225 recommendations | email to a friend
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The divisions between Cuomo & Blaz run deep
The living conditions in New York City's public housing has become quite the political hot potato. Days after gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Nixon, who played Miranda on the hit HBO series “Sex an...
Apr 03, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 196 196 recommendations | email to a friend
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Adams plans 2021 mayoral run. Maybe. Not Really. He is.
This just might be one of the worst-kept secrets in New York City politics. A new website has been set up by Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams with the simple message, “Imagine what he will emb...
Mar 27, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 192 192 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jeffries puts hip-hop in the House
People recognize a number of women who have made significant contributions to society throughout the history of the United States during Women's History Month, but one elected official from Brookly...
Mar 20, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 238 238 recommendations | email to a friend
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Roster of seven set to take on IDC
There's seven challengers to members of the State Senate who joined the Independent Democratic Conference (IDC), and on Sunday at Medger Evers College in Brooklyn they all shared a stage with each ...
Mar 06, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 214 214 recommendations | email to a friend
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The story behind the light
We ran this undated photo from our archives at the beginning of last month and received a number of responses from our readers, but have just been too busy covering the comings, goings, triumphs an...
Feb 28, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 192 192 recommendations | email to a friend
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Espinal gets Dem nod, headed to Albany
Barring some dark-horse candidate emerging from the Republican Party, it looks like Ari Espinal will replace Councilman Francisco Moya in the Assembly for the time being. The Democratic Party annou...
Feb 21, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 206 206 recommendations | email to a friend
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Old Dem rivalry plays out in special election
The longstanding political rivalry between Francisco Moya and Julissa Ferreras-Copeland is still taking place through proxy battles, even though the latter has left Queens. The two duked it out in ...
Feb 13, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 220 220 recommendations | email to a friend
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Paladino eyeing challenge to Avella
A Whitestone woman who single-handedly chased the mayor out of her neighborhood last summer has her sights set on ousting another elected official. A source with the Queens Republican Party confirm...
Feb 06, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 185 185 recommendations | email to a friend
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De Blasio skip Grammy's, but Singh sings
We guess sometimes public service has it drawbacks. Mayor Bill de Blasio and his wife were spotted prancing and schmoozing on the red carpet before this year's Grammy awards show at Madison Square ...
Jan 30, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 323 323 recommendations | email to a friend
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