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Astoria Characters: The Couple Walked by the Wheaten Terrier
Jan 22, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Constantine was born in Astoria. Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling When the front door opens, Henry springs into action like a Pogo stick on speed, jumping up and down, ...
Leo Vadalà’s “Some Grief, Some Joy” Will Move The Reader...
Jan 19, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 67 67 recommendations | email to a friend
Review by Tiziano Thomas Dossena Historical fiction  is a literary genre in which the plot takes place in a setting located in the past. The term is commonly used as a synonym for the  historical n...
Astoria Characters: The Salsa Master
Jan 18, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
Nancy A. Ruhling Jean Franco’s the owner of Salsa In Queens. Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling Salsa In Queens is going to open soon, so Jean Franco Vergaray grabs a broom and starts sweeping the...
How Important Is ADA Compliance for Your Website?
Jan 15, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 249 249 recommendations | email to a friend
ADA Non-Compliance and The Beyonce Website Lawsuit According to the   Hollywood Reporter , the lawsuit alleges that visually impaired users do not have equal access to the website’s products and se...
The Ever Changing World of Web Design & Websites
Jan 15, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 165 165 recommendations | email to a friend
A Brief Look Back and Look Forward at Websites It's a fact that the world of web design and websites is ever changing. New improvements in design and technology emerge all the time. Can you imagine...
Assault Injuries and Premises Liability — Negligent Security, Muggings, Sexual Assault Long Island
Jan 11, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 216 216 recommendations | email to a friend
Is a Property Owner Liable for Your Assault Injuries? Negligent security is a category of law that falls under premises liability. It refers to the property owner’s negligence in maintaining secure...
Age Discrimination: ADEA Becomes More Far Reaching
Jan 11, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 219 219 recommendations | email to a friend
The Supreme Court Rules that ADEA Applies to All Government Levels In October 2018, the Supreme Court reached a decision that made the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) cover a broad scop...
A Look Back on Sexual Harassment Charges in 2018
Jan 11, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 154 154 recommendations | email to a friend
EEOC Sexual Harassment Charges Statistics Surged The increase in sexual harassment lawsuits brought by the EEOC was 50 percent higher in 2018 than they were in 2017. The EEOC filed 66 harassment la...
Astoria Characters: The Daughter Who Took Over the Family Business
Jan 08, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Gerri is the owner of AirLogix. Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling When Gerri Domenikos was growing up, she always figured that she would go into the family’s commercial ...
Astoria Characters: The Yiddish Actor
Jan 01, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling You can see Adam in Fiddler on the Roof . Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling When Adam B. Shapiro introduces himself, he makes a big point of emphasizing his middle initi...

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Nick Falcone Centenarian
Life is a beach for Nick Falcone, a Maspeth resident who celebrated his 100th birthday on Saturday. “I feel pretty good,” he said. “I really have no complaints.” A native of Pennsylvania, Falcone g...
Jun 26, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 286 286 recommendations | email to a friend
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Doug Steiner, Steiner NYC
Development has played a large role in Brooklyn’s renaissance, and Doug Steiner is a key player in that landscape. As chairman of Steiner NYC, Steiner’s television and film production studios at th...
Jun 19, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 305 305 recommendations | email to a friend
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John Park, MinKwon Center
It’s been a tough year for John Park and the entire MinKwon Center for Community Action. Park is the executive director of the Flushing-based service and advocacy organization. Since Trump became p...
Jun 13, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 351 351 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 | 319 319 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 | 330 330 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 | 351 351 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 | 354 354 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 | 351 351 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 | 462 462 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 | 450 450 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 | 469 469 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 | 424 424 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 | 416 416 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 | 455 455 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 | 343 343 recommendations | email to a friend
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