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How Dangerous Is Texting While Driving Compared with Drunk Driving?
Oct 15, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 104 104 recommendations | email to a friend
Why Texting While Driving May Be More Dangerous than DWI It may come as a surprise that texting while driving is more worrisome to the majority of drivers than drunk driving. This is true despite t...
Astoria Characters: The One and Only Gildo
Oct 15, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 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 | 161 161 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 | 34 34 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 | 279 279 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 | 207 207 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 | 284 284 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 | 45 45 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 | 52 52 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 | 57 57 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...

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If they happen all the time, are they really ‘special’
Perhaps we should just start calling them ‘extra elections’
Apr 16, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 1116 1116 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pols wrangle concessions in congestion
Now that’s how you do politics! Congestion pricing was included as part of this year’s budget, which means that within a couple of years, drivers will be paying a fee to enter Manhattan with their ...
Apr 10, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 435 435 recommendations | email to a friend
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Councilman in harass tangle
So it ain’t so, Barry! Councilman Barry Grodenchik is being accused of making a female staffer feel uncomfortable. According to her, he greeted her with a hug and kiss, which he apparently didn’t d...
Apr 10, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 472 472 recommendations | email to a friend
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For one day, congestion pricing created congestion
It sure was crowded on the other side the Queensborough Bridge in Manhattan on Sunday, and we’re not sure congestion pricing would have helped. In fact, it was the cause. Several elected officials ...
Mar 26, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 1129 1129 recommendations | email to a friend
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Who’s your public addy?
Here’s a question you won’t hear in any other city: Who is your public advocate? But in New York City, we are lucky that we have just such a post, so who is our public advocate? Well, that’s curren...
Mar 20, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 863 863 recommendations | email to a friend
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'Hero' is just another word for 'sandwich'
The political winds are fickle in New York City, goslings! A new Siena College poll out this week reveals that two-thirds of New York State voters now would gladly hand over $3 billion to Amazon if...
Mar 20, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 349 349 recommendations | email to a friend
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Where there’s smoke, there’s fire
Or rather, where there’s a smokehouse, there’s a business owner who is really upset with his local councilman. Amazon’s decision to suddenly abandon HQ2 sent shockwaves through the city’s business ...
Mar 12, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 368 368 recommendations | email to a friend
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Williams bests 16 in special election
Just 9 percent of the city’s voters turned out for last week special election for public advocate, were you one of them? In other words, in a city of over 8 million people, the person next in line ...
Mar 06, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 695 695 recommendations | email to a friend
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Parsing the numbers in the special election
We hope that you all made it out for the dry run of the election for public advocate, prepping for the real thing to start all over again in a couple of months. And the whole endeavor only cost tax...
Feb 27, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 408 408 recommendations | email to a friend
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With Amazon, the sign was always there
It’s going to be a long time before the outrage and/or celebration - depending on which side of the issue you sit - dissipates over Amazon’s decision to drop its plans to open a new campus in Long ...
Feb 20, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 472 472 recommendations | email to a friend
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PLanning for February 26
Last week, we shared a sample version of the bingo card...um, ballot...for the crowded special election for public advocate last this month. Well, this week we have the real thing so you can plan o...
Feb 13, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 447 447 recommendations | email to a friend
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Half of New Yorkers down on Cuomo
Blame failing mass transit, blame upstate financial scandals, blame his own smug attitude...but whatever it is, voters are increasingly dissatisfied with Governor Andrew Cuomo. A new poll from Sien...
Feb 13, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 446 446 recommendations | email to a friend
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Katz Gets Dems, Caban Gets Dem Socialists
Borough President Melinda Katz is poised to get the Democratic Party’s endorsement in her bid to replace Richard Brown as Queens district attorney, getting the nod over Assemblyman Rory Lancman and...
Feb 13, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 456 456 recommendations | email to a friend
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Candidate alleges “snakey” behavior by BOE
The ballot for the February 26th special election to fill the public advocate post vacated by new state attorney general Letitia James has been set, and it's a crowded field. In all, the list has b...
Feb 05, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 499 499 recommendations | email to a friend
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You could say it's been a 'long' run
After 30 years as head of the New York State Conservative Party, Michael Long announced that he would be stepping down. The party will hold elections next month to replace him. Long was born in Bro...
Jan 29, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 491 491 recommendations | email to a friend
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