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Astoria Characters: The High-Flying Acrobat
Jan 16, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
PHOTO BY NANCY A. RUHLING Bobby likes to keep things up in the air. Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling “Why walk when you can fly?” Bobby Hedglin-Taylor   answers his own question by starting to s...
Astoria Characters: The Guy Sitting in the Court Square Diner
Jan 09, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
  PHOTO BY NANCY A. RUHLING The Court Square Diner at 45-30 23rd St. in Long Island City. Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling Stop by the   Court Square Diner   for breakfast or dinner, and you’re ...
REAL ESTATE-PRICES ARE PEEKING IN ASTORIA
Jan 08, 2018 | 1 1 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
ASKING PRICES ARE AT 40 X'S INCOME IN ASTORIA,GREENPOINT, AND WILLIAMSBURG NOW. SEE CRAIGSLIST,NY. AN EXAMPLE OF A 3 FAMILY IN ASTORIA, ASKING ABOUT $4.5 MILLION. This is not and can not be a inves...
W.O.R.K.S Little League 2018 Registration
Jan 02, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 187 187 recommendations | email to a friend
W.O.R.K.S. Little League is pleased to announce registration dates for our Spring 2018 season. W.O.R.K.S. Little League (Formerly Rich-Haven Little League) has been serving the communities of Richm...
Astoria Characters: The Baker Who Makes Edible Art
Jan 02, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
PHOTO BY NANCY A. RUHLING Pink Canary Desserts is at 13-11 Jackson Ave. T ext and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling “I always eat a cookie for breakfast,” says   Amy Stack . She sets a freshly baked choco...
Frequently Asked Questions about Mesothelioma in the Workplace
Dec 29, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 196 196 recommendations | email to a friend
Addressing Your Concerns about Work-Related Mesothelioma According to research, as many as 3,000 people in the United States are diagnosed with Mesothelioma every year. The only known cause of Meso...
Answers to Common Questions about Cancer Caused by Work Exposure to Asbestos
Dec 29, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 175 175 recommendations | email to a friend
For decades, many workers in New York have been exposed to asbestos in the workplace. It’s now clear that asbestos exposure can lead to certain types of cancer, as well as other physical maladies. ...
Driving Tips for Winter Weather
Dec 29, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 238 238 recommendations | email to a friend
by   Sackstein Sackstein & Lee, LLP Driving in winter weather can be a challenge and understanding some basic ideas about how to drive on ice or in snow can help prevent accidents. Treacherous wint...
WHAT WOULD RAISING THE MINIMUM WAGE MEAN FOR THE RESTAURANT INDUSTRY?
Dec 29, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 222 222 recommendations | email to a friend
by   Stephen D. Hans Most people assume that restaurant workers would be thrilled about a raise in the minimum wage, but that restaurant owners would not be in favor of it. An interesting situation...
Astoria Characters: The Portrait Photographer
Dec 26, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 58 58 recommendations | email to a friend
PHOTO BY NANCY A. RUHLING Fumi is from Osaka, Japan. Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling Fumi Sugino   is a   portrait photographer , so it makes sense that he sees things in scenes. His images are...

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It must have been lost in the mail!
It appears Mayor Bill de Blasio didn't want his frenemies crashing his town hall meeting in Bayside this week. Roundly criticized for not being more accessible to the public, the mayor has been hol...
Mar 02, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 241 241 recommendations | email to a friend
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Former assemblywoman back in the spotlight
Has anybody out there wondered what ever became of former Bayside assemblywoman Ann Margaret Carrozza? You have, you say! Well, it appears the former Albany politician will be releasing her fire bo...
Mar 02, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 246 246 recommendations | email to a friend
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Another from the archives
We might need some Brooklyn folks out there to help identify the people in the this mystery photo from our archives. We can’t be entirely sure, but we think we represent a couple of Brooklyn electe...
Feb 03, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 254 254 recommendations | email to a friend
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GOP has their man for City Hall?
Is the Queens County Republican Party confident they have the new face of their organization? According to some sources, they are convinced that they do. Sources say Councilman Eric Ulrich is being...
Feb 03, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 247 247 recommendations | email to a friend
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Get to know former AG Robert Abrams
We ran this mystery photo from our archives last week, and our trusty historian, Jeff Gottlieb of the Central Queens Historical Association, was once again able to fill in some of the details. In a...
Jan 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 248 248 recommendations | email to a friend
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An angry missive from the desk of...?
I guess it is true that no good deed goes unpunished. Last week, Assemblyman Ron Kim sent a message to his constituents announcing that he thinks he now realizes why his hometown of Flushing isn't ...
Jan 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 255 255 recommendations | email to a friend
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Two 'big' men in city politics
We ran this undated photo from our archives in the January 7th issue asking if any of our readers could identify the people in the picture, and reliable responder Jeff Gottlieb, president of the Ce...
Jan 13, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 251 251 recommendations | email to a friend
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Digging up some clues on our mystery photo
Wow, we had an amazing response to this photo we dug up from our archives and ran in last week's paper. Several people emailed their thoughts on who they thought might be in the photo, including Jo...
Dec 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 253 253 recommendations | email to a friend
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A Mystery Groundbreaking
We went back to the archives this week and dug up this picture of a bunch of people digging dirt. Obviously it's a ceremonial groundbreaking for some sort of Queens College project, but beyond that...
Dec 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 245 245 recommendations | email to a friend
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mailer takes shots at Velazquez
A couple of weeks ago, the editorial side of the paper sat down with Yungman Lee, a Chinatown Democrat who is looking to unseat longtime incumbent Nydia Velazquez in next year's June primary. We he...
Dec 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 247 247 recommendations | email to a friend
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Party of the Manes Mystery solved
We ran this undated photo from our archives last week asking if anyone could helps us identify the people, and we received this email from Jeff Gottlieb, president of the Central Queens Historical ...
Dec 09, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 261 261 recommendations | email to a friend
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Manes and...?
Who doesn't love a good old-fashioned ribbon cutting? We know we here at Pol Position do, but what we love even more is knowing what the ribbon cutting is celebrating. We dug up this old photo from...
Dec 02, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 260 260 recommendations | email to a friend
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Who's next for Preet?
Well, it looks like the other shoe has dropped on former Assembly speaker Sheldon Silver. And that would be the shoe of U.S. district attorney Preet Bharara. Bharara was actually in the courtroom w...
Dec 02, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 251 251 recommendations | email to a friend
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The president, a councilman and the judge
We ran this undated photo we found in our archives last week asking our readers for help identifying the men pictured, and we received several responses. Everybody was able to identify the man on t...
Nov 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 259 259 recommendations | email to a friend
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Race heating up in 30th Assembly District
Incumbents in New York City – especially of the Democratic variety – always have a distinct advantage when faced with a challenge from a political newcomer. First, they have the name recognition an...
Nov 11, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 260 260 recommendations | email to a friend
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