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Astoria Characters: The High-Flying Acrobat
Jan 16, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
PHOTO BY NANCY A. RUHLING Bobby likes to keep things up in the air. Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling “Why walk when you can fly?” Bobby Hedglin-Taylor   answers his own question by starting to s...
Astoria Characters: The Guy Sitting in the Court Square Diner
Jan 09, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
  PHOTO BY NANCY A. RUHLING The Court Square Diner at 45-30 23rd St. in Long Island City. Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling Stop by the   Court Square Diner   for breakfast or dinner, and you’re ...
REAL ESTATE-PRICES ARE PEEKING IN ASTORIA
Jan 08, 2018 | 1 1 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
ASKING PRICES ARE AT 40 X'S INCOME IN ASTORIA,GREENPOINT, AND WILLIAMSBURG NOW. SEE CRAIGSLIST,NY. AN EXAMPLE OF A 3 FAMILY IN ASTORIA, ASKING ABOUT $4.5 MILLION. This is not and can not be a inves...
W.O.R.K.S Little League 2018 Registration
Jan 02, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 194 194 recommendations | email to a friend
W.O.R.K.S. Little League is pleased to announce registration dates for our Spring 2018 season. W.O.R.K.S. Little League (Formerly Rich-Haven Little League) has been serving the communities of Richm...
Astoria Characters: The Baker Who Makes Edible Art
Jan 02, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
PHOTO BY NANCY A. RUHLING Pink Canary Desserts is at 13-11 Jackson Ave. T ext and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling “I always eat a cookie for breakfast,” says   Amy Stack . She sets a freshly baked choco...
Frequently Asked Questions about Mesothelioma in the Workplace
Dec 29, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 189 189 recommendations | email to a friend
Addressing Your Concerns about Work-Related Mesothelioma According to research, as many as 3,000 people in the United States are diagnosed with Mesothelioma every year. The only known cause of Meso...
Answers to Common Questions about Cancer Caused by Work Exposure to Asbestos
Dec 29, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 183 183 recommendations | email to a friend
For decades, many workers in New York have been exposed to asbestos in the workplace. It’s now clear that asbestos exposure can lead to certain types of cancer, as well as other physical maladies. ...
Driving Tips for Winter Weather
Dec 29, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 248 248 recommendations | email to a friend
by   Sackstein Sackstein & Lee, LLP Driving in winter weather can be a challenge and understanding some basic ideas about how to drive on ice or in snow can help prevent accidents. Treacherous wint...
WHAT WOULD RAISING THE MINIMUM WAGE MEAN FOR THE RESTAURANT INDUSTRY?
Dec 29, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 228 228 recommendations | email to a friend
by   Stephen D. Hans Most people assume that restaurant workers would be thrilled about a raise in the minimum wage, but that restaurant owners would not be in favor of it. An interesting situation...
Astoria Characters: The Portrait Photographer
Dec 26, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 68 68 recommendations | email to a friend
PHOTO BY NANCY A. RUHLING Fumi is from Osaka, Japan. Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling Fumi Sugino   is a   portrait photographer , so it makes sense that he sees things in scenes. His images are...

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A Scandal-Plagued Year
As the rest of the paper gives the boot to Old Man 2008 and welcomes in Baby New Year 2009, we thought we here at Pol Position would do the same and take a look back at the political year that was....
Dec 31, 2008 | 0 0 comments | 291 291 recommendations | email to a friend
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Paterson Not the Only One Slighted by SNL Skit
Pol Position is having a hard time staying awake, goslings, and with each passing moment we risk falling face first into our tall cup of Alabama Coffee. (That’s a glass of Dunkin’ Donuts joe with a...
Dec 17, 2008 | 0 0 comments | 287 287 recommendations | email to a friend
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On the Record
Karen Goodlad City Tech Lecturer
Dec 10, 2008 | 0 0 comments | 294 294 recommendations | email to a friend
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This Ain’t No Party! This Ain’t Chicago! This Ain’t No Fooling Around!
Pol Position would like to take a break from our exhaustive coverage of New York politics and take a look at what is going on in the great state of Illinois. New York City and Chicago have always b...
Dec 10, 2008 | 0 0 comments | 292 292 recommendations | email to a friend
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What Pol Position Was Thankful For This Year? Pols, Of Course
This year, as we do every year, Pol Position celebrated Thanksgiving with a quiet ceremony to honor the turkeys that gave their lives so that we could afford to put another turkey on the table. And...
Dec 03, 2008 | 0 0 comments | 297 297 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jumbo-Rama
It’s something of an understatement to say that people are excited about the election of Barack Obama to the presidency. If you were out on the streets on election night, you know that people, New ...
Nov 26, 2008 | 0 0 comments | 282 282 recommendations | email to a friend
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Let's Do Away With Backroom Deals
In a stunning reversal of fortune for the chop-shoppers and gear-heads of Willets Point, Councilman Hiram Monserrate, who had long supported the right of the small businesses in the underserved Iro...
Nov 19, 2008 | 0 0 comments | 289 289 recommendations | email to a friend
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City Council Under the Spell of Pinball Wizards
We know that you have been losing sleep at night over this whole term limits thing. You toss and turn, muttering the words “third term, third term,” and then wake up in a cold sweat, the only sound...
Nov 11, 2008 | 0 0 comments | 288 288 recommendations | email to a friend
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Notes On The Vote
Not to pull the curtain too far back on our operations here at Pol Position (We have countless enemies who watch our every move waiting for us to slip up. This might be the time!), but as a weekly ...
Nov 06, 2008 | 0 0 comments | 312 312 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Scariest Thing About This Halloween is What We've Received in Our Mailbox
Our favorite holiday is just around the corner! No, not Halloween, not Thanksgiving, and not even Christmas. It’s Election Day, the one holiday that doesn’t come every year (unless you count Leap D...
Oct 30, 2008 | 0 0 comments | 299 299 recommendations | email to a friend
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Left Out of the Poll, But Not Pol Position
Wow, that finicky Quinnipiac Poll is harder to get into than an Oscars after-party hosted by Jay-Z, Harvard, and the swing of things combined! The Connecticut university that apparently specializes...
Oct 23, 2008 | 0 0 comments | 306 306 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sandwich Ads Go Political
We’d Rather Eat Some Fresh Mozz-Avella We were lurking in some back alleys near our office, drinking Night Train out of an old leather boot, when we encountered a peculiar advertisement that caught...
Oct 16, 2008 | 0 0 comments | 561 561 recommendations | email to a friend
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Our Bad!
Well, we really goofed up over here at Pol Position. We got a very angry call about all of our wild speculating on that Beep lunch that we wrote about a couple of weeks back, and somewhere mixed in...
Oct 09, 2008 | 0 0 comments | 328 328 recommendations | email to a friend
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It's a City Hall Takeover, and We Couldn't Be Happier
Amid chants of “Four More Years,” Michael Bloomberg will once again ride his lime-green convertible SUV limousine (the one with the Jacuzzi and the Yosemite Sam mud-flaps) all the way back into Cit...
Oct 09, 2008 | 0 0 comments | 324 324 recommendations | email to a friend
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Extreme Politicking Forces Extreme Measures
We here at Pol Position have never been so disappointed, and might we add just a little bit offended. When we first started the XPols, or Extreme Politicking for those of you who are new to the gam...
Oct 02, 2008 | 0 0 comments | 320 320 recommendations | email to a friend
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