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Astoria Characters: Miss Edie at Broadway Dance Studio
Sep 18, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 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 | 26 26 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 | 153 153 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 | 27 27 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 | 25 25 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 | 308 308 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 | 51 51 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 | 618 618 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 | 345 345 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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Peter Ciaccia, TCS NYC Marathon
Peter Ciaccia has been running marathons, in one form or another, for decades. The race director of the TCS New York City Marathon will retire after spearheading the annual event for 15 years. Thou...
Jun 06, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 148 148 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kathleen Nealon, Grand Marshal
Maspeth native Kathleen Nealon is often recognized for her voice, but this Memorial Day, she was a visible presence at the annual parade down Grand Avenue. Wearing a blue dress with a red sash, Nea...
May 30, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 159 159 recommendations | email to a friend
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Leonardo Labriola, Bushwick Resident
Law student Leonardo Labriola moved to Bushwick five years ago from Colorado with a duffle bag and a backpack. “I slept on the floor in my loft building because the rent was cheap and it was what I...
May 22, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 181 181 recommendations | email to a friend
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Father Edward Mason, Brooklyn Pastor
Over the past four decades, Father Edward Mason has seen Brooklyn change considerably. Mason is the pastor at Our Lady of Presentation and Our Lady of Loreto parishes in Ocean Hill and Brownsville....
May 15, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 190 190 recommendations | email to a friend
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Eric Van Hook, Turner Construction Company
For one week in early May each year, employees at Turner Construction Company volunteer their time and expertise on various community projects throughout the city. Eric Van Hook, project executive ...
May 09, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 182 182 recommendations | email to a friend
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Dudley Stewart, Jackson Heights Green Alliance
Jackson Heights resident Dudley Stewart had only lived in the neighborhood for two years before helping form a new community-based organization. In 2007, Stewart, along with other local parents, st...
Apr 24, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 295 295 recommendations | email to a friend
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Richard Mazur, North Brooklyn Development Corporation
Richard Mazur has seen all of the changes to Greenpoint since 1950. He is the executive director of the North Brooklyn Development Corporation, a neighborhood preservation group that seeks to impro...
Apr 18, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 287 287 recommendations | email to a friend
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Maurice Clayton, Visual/Vocal Artist
Jackson Heights resident Maurice Clayton has only lived in Jackson Heights for six years, but he’s already embedded in its civic life. Last week, Clayton helped honor the life of Dr. Martin Luther ...
Apr 11, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 291 291 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mark Christie, Friends of Gantry Plaza State Park
Mark Christie helped create the Friends of Gantry Plaza State Park group nearly two decades ago because he wanted to take care of the green space by the East River waterfront. “We were the eyes and...
Apr 03, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 255 255 recommendations | email to a friend
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Marc Lyons, Astoria Film Festival
Growing up, Marc Lyons didn’t play sports like many other kids. Instead, he expressed his creativity with a camera in his hands. Now a local filmmaker, Lyons is shaping young artists at the Variety...
Mar 27, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 228 228 recommendations | email to a friend
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Michal Naumowicz, Polish American Voter Registration Drive
Maspeth resident Michal Naumowicz often feels like he’s one of the few Polish-Americans on his block to vote and be civically engaged. Now he wants to change that. Naumowicz is coordinating a proje...
Mar 20, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 268 268 recommendations | email to a friend
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Winston Mitchell, Brownsville Recreation Center
Though he just started playing pickleball five months ago, Brownsville Recreation Center member Winston Mitchell is a fan of the game. “It’s good for the mind, the body and everything,” he said. He...
Mar 14, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 184 184 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jared Jeffries, Former NY Knick
Former NBA veteran Jared Jeffries is quite fond of his time in New York. The ex-pro spent six of his 13 seasons, broken into two separate stints, with the New York Knicks. He was a defensive stalwa...
Mar 06, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 291 291 recommendations | email to a friend
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Malcolm Xavier Combs, Christ the King Senior
Malcolm Xavier Combs has had quite a month. The senior at Christ the King High School gained national attention when school officials wouldn’t allow him to print “Malcolm X” on his senior sweatshir...
Feb 27, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 210 210 recommendations | email to a friend
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Paul Schottenhamel, American Legion
After serving for decades in the U.S. military, Paul Schottenhamel continues to serve his country and local community through advocacy for veterans. After enlisting in the U.S. Army in April 1968 a...
Feb 20, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 196 196 recommendations | email to a friend
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