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Astoria Characters: Miss Edie at Broadway Dance Studio
Sep 18, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling   Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling   As the little leotarded girls arrive for the 10 a.m. tap class at Broadway Dance Studio , Edie Bongiovi greets them at the front de...
Astoria Characters: The Neon Guy
Sep 11, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Kenny is the owner of Krypton Neon. Photos and text by Nancy A. Ruhling When he reaches the end of the dark, tunnel-like hallway, Kenny Greenberg switches on the signs. Lu...
A dining experience you can’t refuse!
Sep 08, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
BLEND on the water 4540 Center Blvd., Long Island City, NY11109 Take the time and experience a great atmosphere,  with very good food, that will make you feel like you are on vacation at the same t...
How Paper And Color Can Make You Dream. Exclusive Interview With Artist Adele Rahte.
Sep 04, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 143 143 recommendations | email to a friend
  Interview by Tiziano Thomas Dossena I met Adele Rahte at the beautiful Harlem house of a common friend, the soprano Lauren Flanigan. The conversation soon turned from music (we had just the fortu...
Astoria Characters: The Puppeteer and the Producer
Sep 04, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Allison, who doesn’t have a Southern accent, is from Alabama. Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling It happened at a summer camp in the Catskills. It’s where Mike and Alliso...
Astoria Characters: The Yogini Who Is Happie
Aug 28, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Lisa is the owner of The Happie House. Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling Kicking off her slip-on sneakers, Lisa Samuels steps into a small space that is the color of sun...
Construction Accidents Involving Falls from Heights
Aug 21, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 296 296 recommendations | email to a friend
Why Are Falls from Heights So Significant in New York City? New York takes construction accidents involving falls from heights very seriously. In fact, the NY State Legislature passed the Scaffold ...
Astoria Characters: The Guy Who Colors Outside the Lines
Aug 21, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Zach has been drawing for nearly a quarter century. Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling Every morning, Zach McCurdy sketches. He draws lines for a living, and this routine...
Sackstein Sacktein & Lee, LLP Sponsors the SUMAQ Peruvian Food Festival
Aug 16, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 603 603 recommendations | email to a friend
August 25–26, 2018: the SUMAQ Peruvian Food Festival in Nassau County on Long Island This year, Sackstein Sackstein & Lee, LLP takes pride in being the lead sponsor of the SUMAQ Peruvian Food Festi...
Why You Have Legal Rights in Construction Accidents Involving Falling Objects
Aug 16, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 330 330 recommendations | email to a friend
Can Injured workers and families who have lost their loved ones pursue lawsuits? By December of 2017, a construction site at 61 Ninth Avenue in Chelsea had been repeatedly cited for construction co...

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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 | 522 522 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 | 550 550 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 | 483 483 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 | 453 453 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 | 442 442 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 | 390 390 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 | 394 394 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 | 386 386 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 | 400 400 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 | 365 365 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 | 374 374 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 | 362 362 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 | 376 376 recommendations | email to a friend
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But what's on the piece of paper?
We ran this undated file photo from our archives here a couple of weeks ago, and oft-contributor Larry Penner and Jeff Gottlieb of the Central Queens Historical Association sent in information on t...
Jul 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 368 368 recommendations | email to a friend
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One for the road, assemblyman!
Here's a photo that showed up in our inbox about a month ago that we forgot to share with you, but seeing as how Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder will be leaving his post this year for a job in governmen...
Jul 12, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 360 360 recommendations | email to a friend
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