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How Dangerous Is Texting While Driving Compared with Drunk Driving?
Oct 15, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 105 105 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 | 191 191 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 | 280 280 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 | 237 237 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 | 286 286 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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Grapevine Says Ognibene is Back in the 30th
Former Middle Village Republican councilman Tom Ognibene hasn't had enough? After being term-limited out of the City Council in 2001 and losing in a special election for the seat in June 2008, word...
May 05, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 288 288 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pol Prose-ition: We Challenge the Mayor Verse for Verse
Did you know that last Wednesday was "Poem in My Pocket Day"? We didn't either, until we got an email from City Hall presenting Mayor Mike Bloomberg's lyrical contribution to the day's festivities....
May 05, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 292 292 recommendations | email to a friend
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Will Fast Food Die a Slow Death? Naw.
Your kid is too fat, but don't worry, it's not your fault. That's the message sent by Councilman Eric Gioia who this week proposed legislation to ban fast food restaurants from opening within a ten...
Apr 21, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 287 287 recommendations | email to a friend
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Peter is Koo-Koo for Liu's Seat
Koo Announces Council Run For Liu Spot Proverbial Republican candidate Peter Koo announced Monday that he is officially running for the 20th Council District in Queens, which is currently held by J...
Apr 21, 2009 | 3 3 comments | 295 295 recommendations | email to a friend
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Everybody in the Election Pool
As the 2009 city elections stare the spring-struck citizens of New York down from their perch in the future, one thing becomes extraordinarily clear: it’s going to be a heck of a race. At this time...
Apr 14, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 285 285 recommendations | email to a friend
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We Aren't Shilling for Bloomy, or Are We?
In the hot race to be the next mayor of New York City, it’s no surprise to hear that dirty tricks are being pulled. After all, politics was built on a foundation of slung mud that sort of collected...
Apr 07, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 275 275 recommendations | email to a friend
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30 Rock the Vote
No, that’s not Tracy Jordan standing next to 30 Rock creator and star Tina Fey, it’s actually Mark Weprin, who is currently an assemblyman, but has his eye set on the seat being vacated by his brot...
Apr 07, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 281 281 recommendations | email to a friend
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Meghan McCan’t Talks to Broadcasting King
After leading teeny-bopping Republicans through the 2008 election, Meghan McCain has been espousing some very non–conservative views in some very public places. Throughout the presidential campaign...
Mar 24, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 302 302 recommendations | email to a friend
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Happy Birthday/Fundraising Pete!
Councilman Peter Vallone, Jr. held a birthday/fundraising party at Central Lounge in Astoria Thursday night, but unlike most elected officials, he actually entertained the crowd instead of just tak...
Mar 20, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 327 327 recommendations | email to a friend
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We Here Twitters of a Queens Beep Challenge
Dave Kerpen may have only formed an exploratory committee to investigate a possible run for Queens borough president, but the fact that he hasn’t officially announced his candidacy hasn’t stopped h...
Mar 17, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 347 347 recommendations | email to a friend
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Press Releases We'd Like to See
In the past few weeks, a major metropolitan daily newspaper ran a cartoon that many felt was in extremely poor taste. While we would rather not comment on the content of the cartoon nor print the n...
Mar 10, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 424 424 recommendations | email to a friend
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One Bottle is Never Enough
How many bottles of cologne does it take for the stink of a ridiculous controversy to be completely erased? The answer is none, because rather than erase or even mask an awful smell, cologne only a...
Mar 04, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 467 467 recommendations | email to a friend
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Public Opinion, Like a Paper Doll, is Fickle (Whatever That Means)
What is more fun than a barrel full of monkeys? An assortment of unpopular politicians, that’s what! It seems like Mayor Mike Bloomberg and Governor Dave Paterson are shedding popularity points lik...
Feb 24, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 1230 1230 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pol Position Eats a Little Crow
While we often write about the follies and shortcomings and public missteps of our beloved politicians in the one page provided to us each week, to be fair we should write about their successes as ...
Feb 24, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 609 609 recommendations | email to a friend
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Would Anybody Ever Abuse the Internet? Hmmm, We Wonder....
Speaker Christine Quinn held her State of the City address last week, and boy was it a humdinger! Our readers are probably asking themselves, "Who in the heck is Christine Quinn? I sure didn't vote...
Feb 17, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 608 608 recommendations | email to a friend
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