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Astoria Characters: The Zen Rocker
May 23, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
  Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Mike’s a lifelong Astoria resident. Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling What do a statue of Ganesha, an electric-red Kramer guitar, a 20-year-old ZZ plant, ticket stubs ...
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Astoria Characters: The Wallpaper Designer
May 16, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
Sitting in her bright white-walled design studio, Sarah Merenda flips through her book of wallpaper samples. Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Sarah is the owner of Merenda Wallpaper. Text and Photos by Na...
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Astoria Characters: The Fun Family
May 09, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Kazuki’s a fashion designer. Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling When Kazuki Kozuru-Salifoska opens the blinds to bring in the morning sun, her daughter, Kharin, protests....
Astoria Characters: The Proactive Actor
May 02, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Did you see him in Les Mis? Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling It’s been a month since Joshua Morgan has set eyes on Barnaby. That’s why the maroon fan-tailed Betta is sw...
Astoria Characters: The Guy Who Saved the Bocce Court
Apr 25, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Danny grew up in Astoria Houses. Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling White canvas ball bag in hand, Danny Berrios heads toward the bocce court in Astoria Park. It’s along ...
Astoria Characters: The Music Maker
Apr 23, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Guillermo is a flutist. Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling The flute was not Guillermo Laporta ’s first choice. Guillermo, the co-founder of the multidisciplinary music e...
How Can Lawyers Get in Trouble Over Sex?
Apr 20, 2017 | 1 1 comments | 632 632 recommendations | email to a friend
by   Bill Cafaro , Affair At Work The most shameful case in recent history was Thomas Lowe, an Egan, MN attorney representing a divorce client, who had an affair with her that lasted seven months. ...

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Anthony Haynes, Assistant Superintendent Ravenswood Houses
Anthony Haynes considers himself a product of public housing. Although he was born in Downtown Brooklyn, Haynes moved to Astoria Houses when he was 14 years old. “I thought we were rich when I saw ...
May 23, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Maureen Fonseca, SASF CEO
Dr. Maureen Fonseca has always been passionate about education, especially providing opportunities for children with few advantages or resources. She went to a good school in her native Guyana, but...
May 16, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rattanpreet Singh Kohli, CIANA civics teacher
Rattanpreet Singh Kohli has found his true calling. By day, he’s a volunteer civics teacher at CIANA, a nonprofit organization that offers programs to help newly-arrived immigrants. At night, he wo...
May 10, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 56 56 recommendations | email to a friend
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Veronica Franklin, Friends of Queensbridge Park
Veronica Franklin joined the Friends of Queensbridge Park group seven years ago. Under the stewardship of the late Elizabeth McQueen, the group advocated for more funding to improve the park’s seaw...
May 03, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sal Albanese, Mayoral Candidate
Sal Albanese is running for mayor for a fourth time. In his latest bid in 2013, Albanese placed far behind the eventual occupant of Gracie Mansion, Bill de Blasio. The former City Councilman from B...
Apr 25, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 85 85 recommendations | email to a friend
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Dmytro Fedkowskyj, CEC 24 Candidate
He’s looking to serve once again. Dmytro Fedkowskyj was on the Community Education Council (CEC) for District 24 from 2004 to 2008, when he was appointed by former Queens Borough President Helen Ma...
Apr 18, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 94 94 recommendations | email to a friend
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Alfred Rankins, Friends of Flushing Library
Alfred Rankins first joined the Friends of Flushing Library group a decade ago. He took a computer course at the branch sponsored by the Friends group, and when he learned more about the organizati...
Apr 11, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 133 133 recommendations | email to a friend
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Juan Restrepo, Transportation Alternatives
Astoria native Juan Restrepo was riding his bike down to Tribeca one day when a random man on the sidewalk yelled at him. Restrepo stopped to hear what he was yelling about. “He was like, ‘Don’t ri...
Apr 04, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 106 106 recommendations | email to a friend
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Brooke Singer, Founder/La Casita Verde
Brooke Singer founded La Casita Verde, a community garden in Williamsburg, back in 2013. Through a program under former mayor Michael Bloomberg’s Obesity Task Force, Singer successfully applied to ...
Mar 28, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 80 80 recommendations | email to a friend
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Marvin Jeffcoat, Past Commander VFW Post 2813
If it doesn’t help the health, safety and welfare of the citizenry, it shouldn’t be a law. That’s the philosophy of Marvin Jeffcoat, a US Army veteran-turned-concerned citizen with political ambiti...
Mar 21, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 109 109 recommendations | email to a friend
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Susan Karlic, Townsend Harris PTA Co-President
The last line of the Ephebic Oath reads, “I shall never leave my city any less but rather greater than I found it.” Every student at Townsend Harris High School takes that oath. Susan Karlic, co-pr...
Mar 14, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 291 291 recommendations | email to a friend
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Elbert Copeland, ACE Supervisor
If you see Elbert Copeland out wearing a red uniform, he’s probably inspecting the streets to make sure they’ve been cleaned. Copeland is a supervisor for ACE Programs for the Homeless, a nonprofit...
Mar 08, 2017 | 1 1 comments | 168 168 recommendations | email to a friend
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Millie Rigoli, Senior Center Volunteer
Millie Rigoli sits behind a desk at the entrance of the Selfhelp Clearview Senior Center. As other seniors approach her with $2, the price for lunch at the Bayside facility, Rigoli gives them a cor...
Feb 28, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 88 88 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ethan Felder, Queens Coalition for Solidarity
Ethan Felder wants people whom he says are targeted by the Trump administration to know that Queens has their back. The Forest Hills native and labor attorney founded Queens Coalition for Solidarit...
Feb 21, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 146 146 recommendations | email to a friend
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Stacey Eliuk, Queens County Young Democrats
Maspeth native Stacey Eliuk had her political awakening at Townsend Harris High School, right around the time the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan stirred fiery debates. She took her interests to Queen...
Feb 14, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 148 148 recommendations | email to a friend
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