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How Dangerous Is Texting While Driving Compared with Drunk Driving?
Oct 15, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 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 | 14 14 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 | 145 145 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 | 28 28 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 | 230 230 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 | 183 183 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 | 250 250 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 | 35 35 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 | 46 46 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 | 53 53 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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Benya Valencia, Centro Corona
As a member and leader of the community organization Centro Corona, Benya Valencia has been working to raise political awareness about the conditions people in their community live in. “We try to e...
Oct 16, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mike Moreno, Friends of Ditmars Park
Mike Moreno started Friends of Ditmars Park four years ago, right around the time his son was born. One day while at the park, he saw Assemblywoman Aravella Simotas walking around the Astoria playg...
Oct 08, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Euni Chang, Library Manager
A few weeks before the grand opening of the new Hunters Point Library, branch manager Euni Chang and her staff hosted a three-hour outdoor event for the community. The children’s librarian hosted s...
Oct 02, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Antonio Hart, Jazz Musician/Professor
On October 5, the Antonio Hart Quintet will perform original and standard compositions at Flushing Town Hall. A few days later, the band will hit the road and head to Taiwan to play in the Taichung...
Sep 23, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
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Shannon Rudd, Cycling Advocate
As a college athlete, Shannon Rudd won multiple national championships as a goalie in field hockey and lacrosse. After she began working some stressful jobs in New York City, she needed a new athle...
Sep 17, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 87 87 recommendations | email to a friend
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Amy Tse, NYC Residents Alliance
More than one year ago, a group of Chinese-American parents concerned about the proposed elimination of the Specialized High School Admissions Test (SHSAT) came together to discuss the issue. They ...
Sep 11, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 160 160 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ingrid Gomez, QUIP
After Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s groundbreaking victory in 2018, progressive energy in Queens reached new heights. Out of that blue wave, a number of left-leaning community groups and...
Sep 03, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 316 316 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hillary “Scout” Exter, Empire Dragons NYC
Being part of a team is always a cherished experience for athletes. But for Hillary Exter, being a member of Empire Dragons NYC is even more special. Founded in 2009, Empire Dragons NYC is New York...
Aug 27, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 608 608 recommendations | email to a friend
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Dalvanie Powell, United Probation Officers Association
Dalvanie Powell attended CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice in the 1980s with the intention of becoming an attorney. But upon graduation, the school sent her resume to several law enforcemen...
Aug 21, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 686 686 recommendations | email to a friend
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Charles Yoon, KAAGNY
Since its founding in 1960, the Korean American Association of Greater New York, an umbrella organization and grassroots group, has represented the interests of Korean-Americans in the tri-state ar...
Aug 14, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 345 345 recommendations | email to a friend
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Joel Berg, Hunger Free America
As CEO of Hunger Free America, a nationwide anti-hunger direct service and advocacy group, Joel Berg is one of the country’s foremost experts on the issue. The Manhattan-based nonprofit, formerly c...
Aug 06, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 754 754 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jimi Otulaja, Afropunk Volunteer
When the Afropunk Festival made its debut at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) in 2005, it attracted young people across the borough and the city. One of them was Coney Island native Jimi Otulaja...
Jul 31, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 634 634 recommendations | email to a friend
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Geoffrey Elkind, Civic Association President
Geoffrey Elkind has lived in Ridgewood for the last 15 years. For the past five years, he has been on the board of the Ridgewood Property Owners and Civic Association. This year, he’s taken his inv...
Jul 23, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 803 803 recommendations | email to a friend
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Janice Melnick, Park Administrator
For the last seven years, Janice Melnick has served as the administrator for Flushing Meadows-Corona Park. A 35-year employee of the Parks Department, Melnick’s responsibilities include keeping the...
Jul 17, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 780 780 recommendations | email to a friend
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Korin Tangtrakul, SWIM Coalition
As an environmentalist, Korin Tangtrakul wears many different hats. She’s a stormwater technician for the New York City Soil and Water Conservation District. Tangtrakul is also a steering committee...
Jul 09, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 799 799 recommendations | email to a friend
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