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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 | 189 189 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 | 236 236 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 | 284 284 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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Why isn't anybody covering me?
Community journalism has been front and center lately with news of the collapse of the website DNAinfo and Gothamist, shuttered by a fickle publisher with an eye on the bottom line. Picking up the ...
Nov 14, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 711 711 recommendations | email to a friend
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Anybody can reach voters already in the U.S.
A couple of times over the past few months we’ve written about James Dillon, whose campaign posters we started noticing along Queens Boulevard. Dillon is running against Congressman Joseph Crowley ...
Nov 08, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 781 781 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sunnyside pol gets poke from GOP upstart
That little loophole in the term limit provision allows Jimmy Van Bramer to seek a third term for the City Council seat in the 26th District, which include Woodside, Sunnyside, Long Island City and...
Oct 31, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 750 750 recommendations | email to a friend
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The four men on the right
We ran this undated photo from our archives last week, asking readers to help us identify some of the folks in the photo. Longtime readers Jeff Gottlieb and Larry Penner responded, as did Victoria ...
Oct 25, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 742 742 recommendations | email to a friend
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Prof takes former student to task
A couple of weeks ago, there was a major shake up in the Queens County Republican Party. Former congressman Bob Turner, who has served as party chairman since 2005, was voted out at the party’s re-...
Oct 18, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 724 724 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jimmy from College Point is voting for...
In September, Paul Graziano nearly pulled off an upset by defeating incumbent Paul Vallone in the 19th Council District, which includes most of northeast Queens, from College Point to the Nassau Co...
Oct 12, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 728 728 recommendations | email to a friend
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DA Brown 'excused' from golf outing
The health of Queens District Attorney Richard Brown has been a topic of conversation as of late, and the rumors only intensified this week after he was a no-show honoree at a golf event hosted by ...
Oct 04, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 794 794 recommendations | email to a friend
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Turner out as GOP chair
Bob Turner's tenure as head of the Queens County Republican Party came to an end last week. Party members voted overwhelmingly to elect Joann Ariola to replace the former congressman. Ariola is pre...
Oct 04, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 841 841 recommendations | email to a friend
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Final chapter for Weiner? Doubtful
Another chapter in the long, tragic fall of Anthony Weiner comes to a close and another begins. That new chapter is a 21-month sentence in prison for exchanging lewd messages with a 15-year-old gir...
Sep 26, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 842 842 recommendations | email to a friend
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Dillon on Dillon
Last month, we ran a photo of a poster we found on the side of a newspaper box advertising a congressional candidate named James J. Dillon, with little other information. After some Internet sleuth...
Sep 12, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 913 913 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Origins of St. Nicks, Part II
Last week, we shared part of an email we received from Michael Rochford, executive director of St. Nicks Alliance in north Brooklyn, who helped us fill in a lot of the details surrounding this unda...
Sep 05, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 902 902 recommendations | email to a friend
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The origins of St. Nicks Alliance
A couple of weeks ago we shared this undated photo from the archives with our readers, requesting any information they may be able to provide. A number of people identified the man in the middle as...
Aug 30, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 955 955 recommendations | email to a friend
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City Council hopeful is breaking the chains
When Councilwoman Julissa Ferreras-Copeland announced that she would be stepping down from her Queens City Council seat, she really laid the groundwork for this year's most contentious primary race...
Aug 23, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 902 902 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mystery challenger to Crowley?
It looks like someone is going to be facing a challenger for their congressional seat this year! Of course, we don't have any idea who that incumbent might be. We spotted this poster last week on a...
Aug 16, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 923 923 recommendations | email to a friend
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Reverend Vetro & Cousin Brucie
We ran this photo from our archives last week, asking for help identifying the people in the photo with former assemblyman Vito Lopez (far right). Two readers, Pauline Ruggiero and Bobby Scheer, re...
Aug 08, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 984 984 recommendations | email to a friend
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