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How to Clean a Diamond Ring the Right Way
Jun 19, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 104 104 recommendations | email to a friend
If you have been struggling to sell diamonds for top price, the chances are that you’ve been cleaning your ring incorrectly. Remember nothing can sell diamonds quite like that shiny sparkle and lus...
Astoria Characters: The Honey Harvesters
Jun 19, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Ashley and Nick are the owners of Astor Apiaries. Text and photos by Nancy A. Ruhling Nick Hoefly isn’t wearing gloves. His wife, Ashley , points this out as she pulls on ...
Texting and Driving FAQs
Jun 14, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 115 115 recommendations | email to a friend
Texting and Driving Is the Most Alarming Form of Distracted Driving Texting and driving includes reading text messages, emails or online material or writing or composing messages on a mobile device...
Misclassifying Workers as Independent Contractors
Jun 12, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 202 202 recommendations | email to a friend
How Would Your Small Business Fare with the IRS for Worker Status? Did you know that misclassifying workers is one of the top problems that small business owners face? Many small businesses hire in...
Astoria Characters: The Successful Actor You've Never Heard Of
Jun 12, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Neal is an actor and a lawyer. Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling You’ve probably never heard of Neal Arluck . And it’s highly unlikely that you’d recognize his face. The...
Astoria Characters: The Illustrator
Jun 05, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 65 65 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Keiko is from Jakara, Indonesia. Text and photos by Nancy A. Ruhling “I like to collect things,” says Keiko Nabila . She mentions this as she walks past the floor-to-ceili...
Bringing Back the draft for young men 18 years of age
May 31, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
Why they should bring back the draft-specifically for men only at 18 years age. Too many young men still living at home with no job, no inspiration, no motivation, and just flat out existing. In my...
Astoria Characters: The Drummer Whose Heartbeat Is Science
May 29, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Greg is a pharmacist who plays the conga. Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling For Greg Stein , everything started to come together about a decade ago. What happened was no...
Astoria Characters: Cadillac Man
May 22, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 107 107 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Cadillac Man wrote Land of the Lost Souls: My Life on the Streets . Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling Tom Wagner , cap and coat in hand, is itching to get outside. He wa...
Do Your Work Policies Discriminate Between Men and Women?
May 16, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 690 690 recommendations | email to a friend
One Set of Rules for Men and a Different Set of Rules for Women Having company policies that discriminate between men and women can be lethal for an employer in today’s work environment. If you hav...

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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 | 138 138 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 | 259 259 recommendations | email to a friend
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Member of the GOP, but not Vets Committee
In a heavily Democratic City Council, there hasn't really been much political backlash for Councilman Eric Ulrich, currently the sole Republican in the legislative body from Queens. Ulrich represen...
Jan 23, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 173 173 recommendations | email to a friend
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Where there's Wills, there's a way
When God closes one door, he opens another...sometimes for somebody else. The corruption conviction of former councilman Ruben Wills opened up a spot on the City Council for a new face, and jumping...
Jan 17, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 123 123 recommendations | email to a friend
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A look at this year's Tony Award recipients
Another year has come to end, and it's that time that we take stock of the best (and in some cases, the worst) that the previous year had to offer. In the world of entertainment that means self-con...
Jan 11, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 129 129 recommendations | email to a friend
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Voters Go Crazy About a Sharp-Dressed Pol, Part II
Last week we started to bring you the dapper elected officials who made Brad “Gersty” Gerstman's 5th Annual Best-Dressed Politicians List Gerstman is a founding partner of Gotham Government Relatio...
Jan 03, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 104 104 recommendations | email to a friend
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Voters go crazy about a sharp-dressed man
It's that time of the year when critics, pundits, Youtube stars, and average Twitter users with too much time on their hands start compiling their year-end “best of” lists, ranking everything from ...
Dec 26, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 123 123 recommendations | email to a friend
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Speaker race in Crowley's corner
There's a big political race going on in New York City right now, but the voters don't have any say in it. In January, the 51 members of the City Council will vote for a new speaker, as Melissa Mar...
Dec 12, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 101 101 recommendations | email to a friend
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A big reveal from the photo archives
We went back into our archives and found this photo of what appears to be a street renaming. The interesting thing about it is that they are revealing two street signs, instead of just one as is ge...
Dec 05, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 115 115 recommendations | email to a friend
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What's in an email address anyway?
Have you ever desperately wanted to be something you're not? Perhaps you've always dreamed of being the lead singer in a rock band that regularly sells out sports arenas? Or maybe you've always wan...
Nov 28, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 111 111 recommendations | email to a friend
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From the chair to a sitting judge
We ran this undated photo from our archives over a month ago asking our readers for help identifying some of the people in it and possibly even the cause of celebration. We got several responses ab...
Nov 21, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 105 105 recommendations | email to a friend
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Why isn't anybody covering me?
Community journalism has been front and center lately with news of the collapse of the website DNAinfo and Gothamist, shuttered by a fickle publisher with an eye on the bottom line. Picking up the ...
Nov 14, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 97 97 recommendations | email to a friend
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Anybody can reach voters already in the U.S.
A couple of times over the past few months we’ve written about James Dillon, whose campaign posters we started noticing along Queens Boulevard. Dillon is running against Congressman Joseph Crowley ...
Nov 08, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 100 100 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sunnyside pol gets poke from GOP upstart
That little loophole in the term limit provision allows Jimmy Van Bramer to seek a third term for the City Council seat in the 26th District, which include Woodside, Sunnyside, Long Island City and...
Oct 31, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 100 100 recommendations | email to a friend
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The four men on the right
We ran this undated photo from our archives last week, asking readers to help us identify some of the folks in the photo. Longtime readers Jeff Gottlieb and Larry Penner responded, as did Victoria ...
Oct 25, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 113 113 recommendations | email to a friend
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