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How to Clean a Diamond Ring the Right Way
Jun 19, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 45 45 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 | 165 165 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 | 27 27 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 | 50 50 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 | 32 32 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 | 92 92 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 | 610 610 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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Revisiting the good old bad days of NYC
We ran this undated photo from our archives last week asking readers to help us identify the people and any other information they could provide, and longtime readers Larry Penner and Jeff Gottlieb...
Apr 19, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 344 344 recommendations | email to a friend
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The good old bad days of NYC
We came across this snapshot while digging though our unarchived photos recently, a pretty stark reminder of what the subways used to look like back when New York City was caught in the throes of a...
Apr 11, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 296 296 recommendations | email to a friend
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A groundbreaking in Forest Hills, perhaps?
This is an old photo we found in our archives that we ran a few weeks back asking for help identifying some of the people in the photo, and last week we ran a response from Jeff Gottlieb, president...
Apr 04, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 406 406 recommendations | email to a friend
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An event in Forest Hills, perhaps?
We ran this undated photo from our archives a couple of weeks back asking for help identifying some of the people in it, and we got a response from Jeff Gottlieb of the Central Queens Historical So...
Mar 28, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 417 417 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cold reception at cocktail party
The redevelopment of gritty Willets Point across the street from Citi Field has always been a contentious issue. From what to do with both the large and small businesses that called the “Iron Trian...
Mar 21, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 412 412 recommendations | email to a friend
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Is a former pol back on the scene?
It looks like a former Queens politician is looking to get back in the game. Former councilman Hiram Monserrate has been slightly more visible in the community since he was forced from office (more...
Mar 08, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 256 256 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Queens County GOP speaks!
For years – no, decades! - the infighting among the Queens County Republican Party has been a horribly kept secret. Outside of perhaps Staten Island, Queens is the borough where the Republican Part...
Feb 21, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 215 215 recommendations | email to a friend
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The woman at the heart of the photo speaks
For the past two weeks, we ran this undated photo from our archives of a group of people standing on top of the Panorama at the Queens Museum, asking readers if they could help us put some names to...
Jan 25, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 388 388 recommendations | email to a friend
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The dignitaries on top of the city
We ran this photo from our archives of several dignitaries standing on top of the Panorama in the Queens Museum asking for help identifying the folks in the photo, and got responses from two longti...
Jan 25, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 294 294 recommendations | email to a friend
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GOP leader takes aim at #angryjimmy
Quick Pol Position game: can you find and circle all of the differences between the two photos above? We would give you the answers, but we're guessing it wasn't too difficult! A member of the GOP ...
Jan 11, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 400 400 recommendations | email to a friend
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Stadning on top of NYC
We headed back to our photo archives during the holiday week, we found his photo of a group of folks standing right on top of the Panorama at the Queens Museum. If you've never had a chance to see ...
Jan 03, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 598 598 recommendations | email to a friend
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Share your post-election thoughts
Do you live out in northeast Queens and find it inconvenient to schlep all the way into Manhattan to leave your own thoughts on post-election America in the tunnel connecting the 14th Street statio...
Dec 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 392 392 recommendations | email to a friend
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A Myrtle Avenue history lesson
A couple of weeks ago, we ran this photo from our archive hoping someone out there might be able to fill in some details, and last week we got help from a longtime reader identifying some of the el...
Dec 13, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 394 394 recommendations | email to a friend
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Three down, still many to go
We sifted through our archives and found this mystery photo that we ran last week asking for help identifying some of the people or even the event. Obviously, it's a groundbreaking and at the heart...
Dec 07, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 595 595 recommendations | email to a friend
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Digging for info on a groundbreaking
We spent our holiday weekend recovering from our turkey hangover digging through the paper's archives and came across this photo we thought we would share with you. Obviously, it's a groundbreaking...
Nov 29, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 562 562 recommendations | email to a friend
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