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How to Clean a Diamond Ring the Right Way
Jun 19, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 104 104 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 | 202 202 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 | 28 28 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 | 65 65 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 | 31 31 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 | 107 107 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 | 690 690 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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How many beeps does it take...
Oh to be a fly on the wall during this meeting of the city's five borough cheerlead..., um, we mean borough presidents. The city's five borough presidents met for lunch last week at Wave Hill, the ...
Nov 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 405 405 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cue the circling vultures
Some City Council members may have unwittingly voted themselves out of a job when they approved that controversial, but very hefty, 32 percent pay raise for themselves earlier this year. And its no...
Nov 16, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 430 430 recommendations | email to a friend
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We think we found a traffic pattern
It appears that Mayor Bill de Blasio and his administration wasn't the first to realize that pedestrians and motorists travel a dangerous road in New York City. We came across this photo while root...
Nov 08, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 467 467 recommendations | email to a friend
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An ‘unidentified' fills in the blanks
We recently received a lot more information on a photo we found in our archives and ran a couple of weeks ago. Jeff Gottlieb of the Central Queens Historical Society was able to identify the politi...
Nov 02, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 499 499 recommendations | email to a friend
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It's a circus in Sunnyside!
Well, not quite. It's really just a man in a lion costume standing outside Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer's office last week, but that's pretty weird, isn't it? The lone lion was part of a “protest” o...
Oct 26, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 425 425 recommendations | email to a friend
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A quick history lesson on NYC politics
We ran this old photo from our archives last week asking for some help identifying the suits pictured, and we got an email from old friend Jeff Gottlieb, president of the Central Queens Historical ...
Oct 18, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 397 397 recommendations | email to a friend
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Can you identify all ten?
It's been a few weeks since we've been to the photos archives (read: bunch of boxes with old unmarked pictures in them), and we came across this one. It looks like a collection of former Queens ele...
Oct 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 387 387 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jump the gun, just don't jump the shark!
Why worry about a little detail like actually getting elected before you start jumping into the political fray? We understand that candidates for political office have to outline their positions an...
Oct 04, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 345 345 recommendations | email to a friend
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Group picks slick pol for Oil Slick Award
From what we know about State Senator Simcha Felder, he doesn't care much about labels. The former city councilman from Brooklyn was elected in November 2012 to the State Senate, defeating incumben...
Sep 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 347 347 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cuomo, Koch and Manes, oh my!
We here at Pol Position were back rooting around the office’s photo archives and came across this doozy! It doesn’t take a savvy watcher of New York City politics to instantly recognize some of the...
Sep 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 336 336 recommendations | email to a friend
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We'll even take a 'Flip'-pant response
Registered voters went to the polls this week to vote for their preferred party candidate in several primary elections across the city. Well, almost all registered voters. The race to be the Republ...
Sep 14, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 341 341 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hey, we've heard of Gary Hart!
We ran this photo we found in our archives a couple of weeks back asking for help identifying the men in the photo, and we quickly got a response that the man on the left was Cliff Wilson, a former...
Sep 06, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 310 310 recommendations | email to a friend
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Race in 16th heating up
Things are getting chippy between the two candidates in the 16th State Senate district race in Queens. Challenger S.J. Jung went hard after incumbent Toby Ann Stavisky's petition signatures in an a...
Aug 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 329 329 recommendations | email to a friend
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Let's get physical, politicos
It seems like when our city elected officials aren't busy making laws and cutting ribbons and instituting bag fees, there are out there getting their game on. We've been coming across more and more...
Aug 04, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 314 314 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jung guns: challenger challenges petitions
It's not easy to get on the ballot here in New York State. The complicated set of rules that govern the petitioning process are deliberately set up to thwart potential challengers to established ca...
Jul 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 318 318 recommendations | email to a friend
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