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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 | 285 285 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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Cuomo, Blaz criticized as no-shows
It was a week of ducking political foes for two of New York's most powerful politicians, or as one opponent of Governor Andrew Cuomo put it, chickening out. The Green Party candidate for governor i...
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Avella will make a run in general election
State Senator Tony Avella is not going to give up without a fight. We wrote here last week that there was a growing groundswell of support for Avella, who lost the Democratic Primary last month to ...
Oct 12, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 712 712 recommendations | email to a friend
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AVella supporters could help Paladino
Supporters of State Senator Tony Avella could throw a monkey wrench in the upcoming general election. Avella lost in the Democratic Primary to former councilman and comptroller John Liu, who will n...
Oct 03, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 696 696 recommendations | email to a friend
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Interesting conflicts at CB7
While community boards are not necessarily political entities - their members are technically unpaid volunteers - there is a fair amount of politics at play among the 59 community board across the ...
Oct 03, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 709 709 recommendations | email to a friend
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Monserrate gets his foot back in the political door
And with one primary election, former councilman and state senator Hiram Monserrate has inched his way back into political relevancy. On September 13, Monserrate defeated George Dixon for a distric...
Sep 26, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 716 716 recommendations | email to a friend
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A Paladino by any other name
Vickie Paladino didn't get the endorsement – or any support - from the Queens County Republican Party in the primary last week against Simon Minching. In fact, the leaders of the Queens GOP didn't ...
Sep 19, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 753 753 recommendations | email to a friend
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GOP club meeting ends with call to the cops
In most election cycles, the Queens County Republican Party is lucky if they can field one candidate to challenge incumbent Democrats, but this year there are not one, but two – count 'em, two! - G...
Sep 12, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 667 667 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bronx councilman still supporting Crowley
Pundits and insiders were shocked in June when political newcomer Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez defeated Joseph Crowley, the longtime congressman representing Queens and the Bronx and the head of the Qu...
Sep 05, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 710 710 recommendations | email to a friend
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We're gonna partisan politics like it's 1999
Who can forget the Rent Is Too Damn High Party that was founded by Jimmy McMillan, who ran on the party line for mayor in the 2005 and 2009 elections, and then for governor and senator in 2010? Oh,...
Aug 28, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 722 722 recommendations | email to a friend
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Chalk it up to a bad decision
We think even the most inside of political insiders was caught off guard when former councilman and city comptroller John Liu announced that he would be running against State Senator Tony Avella fo...
Aug 21, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 746 746 recommendations | email to a friend
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De Blasio's money is no good here
When was the last time you heard of a politician turning down money? Elected officials will take all sorts of risks when it comes to raising money for their campaigns. Take the issue of straw donor...
Aug 15, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 713 713 recommendations | email to a friend
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Going for broke? New ad attacks Williams
It looks like Governor Andrew Cuomo and Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul will have something else to go after Councilman Jumaane Williams for in his bid to take Hochul's job. Williams is running fo...
Aug 08, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 749 749 recommendations | email to a friend
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Special circumstances
An Assembly candidate in Queens won't let go of the special election earlier this year that sent his opponent to the state Assembly. Yonel Letellier Sosa, who is running against Assemblywoman Ari E...
Aug 08, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 711 711 recommendations | email to a friend
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Better late than never, but for whom?
Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer took to Twitter last week to forcefully correct his lukewarm position either for or against bike lanes on Skillman and 43rd avenues in his district. Community board 2 vo...
Jul 31, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 654 654 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cuomo campaign scrambling to prove support
Governor Andrew Cuomo is working awfully hard to prove that people like him, they really, really like him. First, there was the whole small donor debacle. Ever since announcing her challenge to Cuo...
Jul 24, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 683 683 recommendations | email to a friend
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