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Astoria Characters: The Constant Creator
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Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Kevin’s a member of the Astoria-centric band Begorrah. Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling A gentle mist is falling as Kevin Patrick Corrigan leans into his guitar and sta...
Astoria Characters: The Man Out To Heal the World
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Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Dave is working on his master’s degree. Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling At the present moment, Dave Santander is sitting on a bench outside a café sipping herbal tea. ...
Astoria Characters: The Woman Living a Mindful Life
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Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Manaslu is from Nepal. Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling As the morning sunlight streams in through the windows, Manaslu Gurung places a plump pillow in the center of th...
Astoria Characters: The Poet Who Lets Her Work Speak for Her
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Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Olena is the founder of Poets of Queens. Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling Poets are known for their skillful economy of words, so it’s not surprising that Olena Jenning...
Astoria Characters: The Mobile-Meditation Maven
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Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Kristin is the founder of Calm City. Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling Kristin Westbrook is sipping a cup of coffee and smiling, letting the morning light run its warm f...
Astoria Characters: The Bard of Baseball
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Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Porky is a lifelong baseball fan. Text and photos by Nancy A. Ruhling Porky McDonald has told the story of the disposing of Roy Riegel’s ashes dozens of times. They were d...
Astoria Characters: The Comeback Kid
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Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Greg behind the wheel. Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling Greg Kritikos is pedaling his bicycle on 30 th Avenue near 42 nd Street. This is the place he grew up in, and ev...
Astoria Characters: The Driver of the Bright Blue Bus
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Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Annalisa is the founder of The Blue Bus Project. Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling The bright blue school bus lumbers down Ditmars Boulevard like an old elephant, treadi...
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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 | 809 809 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 | 901 901 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 | 904 904 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 | 869 869 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 | 912 912 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 | 913 913 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 | 988 988 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 | 1074 1074 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 | 1016 1016 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 | 1017 1017 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 | 1062 1062 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 | 1152 1152 recommendations | email to a friend
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Assemblyman Vito Lopez and...
We were rooting through our photo archives again, and found this undated photo among them. We recognize at least one person at this check presentation, and that is the man on the far right. He is, ...
Aug 01, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 1048 1048 recommendations | email to a friend
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Getting to the bottom of Crazy Eddie
A couple of week ago we ran this undated photo we found in our archives and asked our readers for ideas on what might be going on. Well, a number of you emailed with information on Crazy Eddie, wit...
Jul 26, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 1092 1092 recommendations | email to a friend
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City Hall moves operations to Queens
Mayor Bill de Blasio has been taking his administration on the road, decamping city offices to one of the city's outer boroughs for a week, focusing on issues important to that borough and holding ...
Jul 18, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 1211 1211 recommendations | email to a friend
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