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Astoria Characters: The High-Flying Acrobat
Jan 16, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
PHOTO BY NANCY A. RUHLING Bobby likes to keep things up in the air. Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling “Why walk when you can fly?” Bobby Hedglin-Taylor   answers his own question by starting to s...
Astoria Characters: The Guy Sitting in the Court Square Diner
Jan 09, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
  PHOTO BY NANCY A. RUHLING The Court Square Diner at 45-30 23rd St. in Long Island City. Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling Stop by the   Court Square Diner   for breakfast or dinner, and you’re ...
REAL ESTATE-PRICES ARE PEEKING IN ASTORIA
Jan 08, 2018 | 1 1 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
ASKING PRICES ARE AT 40 X'S INCOME IN ASTORIA,GREENPOINT, AND WILLIAMSBURG NOW. SEE CRAIGSLIST,NY. AN EXAMPLE OF A 3 FAMILY IN ASTORIA, ASKING ABOUT $4.5 MILLION. This is not and can not be a inves...
W.O.R.K.S Little League 2018 Registration
Jan 02, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 170 170 recommendations | email to a friend
W.O.R.K.S. Little League is pleased to announce registration dates for our Spring 2018 season. W.O.R.K.S. Little League (Formerly Rich-Haven Little League) has been serving the communities of Richm...
Astoria Characters: The Baker Who Makes Edible Art
Jan 02, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
PHOTO BY NANCY A. RUHLING Pink Canary Desserts is at 13-11 Jackson Ave. T ext and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling “I always eat a cookie for breakfast,” says   Amy Stack . She sets a freshly baked choco...
Frequently Asked Questions about Mesothelioma in the Workplace
Dec 29, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 189 189 recommendations | email to a friend
Addressing Your Concerns about Work-Related Mesothelioma According to research, as many as 3,000 people in the United States are diagnosed with Mesothelioma every year. The only known cause of Meso...
Answers to Common Questions about Cancer Caused by Work Exposure to Asbestos
Dec 29, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 195 195 recommendations | email to a friend
For decades, many workers in New York have been exposed to asbestos in the workplace. It’s now clear that asbestos exposure can lead to certain types of cancer, as well as other physical maladies. ...
Driving Tips for Winter Weather
Dec 29, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 215 215 recommendations | email to a friend
by   Sackstein Sackstein & Lee, LLP Driving in winter weather can be a challenge and understanding some basic ideas about how to drive on ice or in snow can help prevent accidents. Treacherous wint...
WHAT WOULD RAISING THE MINIMUM WAGE MEAN FOR THE RESTAURANT INDUSTRY?
Dec 29, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 199 199 recommendations | email to a friend
by   Stephen D. Hans Most people assume that restaurant workers would be thrilled about a raise in the minimum wage, but that restaurant owners would not be in favor of it. An interesting situation...
Astoria Characters: The Portrait Photographer
Dec 26, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 68 68 recommendations | email to a friend
PHOTO BY NANCY A. RUHLING Fumi is from Osaka, Japan. Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling Fumi Sugino   is a   portrait photographer , so it makes sense that he sees things in scenes. His images are...

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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 | 291 291 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 | 1 1 comments | 187 187 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 | 223 223 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 | 209 209 recommendations | email to a friend
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Dr. Debbie Almontaser, Muslim Community Network
When Dr. Debbie Almontaser heard about President Donald Trump’s executive action to suspend travel for seven predominantly Muslim countries, her first thought was how it was going to affect the loc...
Feb 08, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 217 217 recommendations | email to a friend
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Richard Melnick, Greater Astoria Historical Society
On March 11, historian Richard Melnick plans to conduct a walking tour over the Triboro Bridge in celebration of the centennial of Hell Gate Bridge. The Amtrak-owned bridge first opened in 1917. Me...
Feb 01, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 224 224 recommendations | email to a friend
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Michael Reid, Astoria Ally Alliance
Since the election of President Donald Trump, many Americans have mobilized in an effort to resist his administration and its policies. Nationally, women and men from across the country gathered in...
Jan 25, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 237 237 recommendations | email to a friend
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Andre Stith, Organizing Director for Zone 126
Growing up in the Astoria Houses, Andre Stith knew everybody. He knew all of the kids who grew up in the public housing development, and even their parents. “If you live inside a NYCHA development ...
Jan 11, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 154 154 recommendations | email to a friend
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Peter Tu, Flushing Chinese Business Association
When Peter Tu began organizing the Flushing Lunar New Year Parade in 1996, only a mere 2,000 people stopped watched. This year, he expects more than 10,000 revelers to brave the cold for the annual...
Jan 03, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 307 307 recommendations | email to a friend
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Alex Chen, Student Union President
On a cold and blistery Thursday afternoon, Townsend Harris High School senior Alex Chen took the microphone to deliver a clear message: Rosemarie Jahoda isn’t fit to lead the school. The 17-year-ol...
Dec 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 291 291 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lester Lin, Founder/City Mission
When the news broke that the city converted the former Pan American Hotel in Elmhurst into a homeless shelter, enraged neighbors turned out to protest the decision. But one local instead preached c...
Dec 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 316 316 recommendations | email to a friend
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Claudia Guglielmo, Asthma Coalition of Queens
Claudia Guglielmo wants people to know that asthma is chronic and that there’s no cure for the respiratory illness. Guglielmo is the director of the Asthma Coalition of Queens, which was establishe...
Dec 13, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 374 374 recommendations | email to a friend
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Margaret Gibson, Library Assistant Manager
Monday was a good day for Margaret Gibson of East Elmhurst. Gibson, the assistant manager at the East Elmhurst public library, attended the groundbreaking ceremony for the library’s renovation and ...
Dec 07, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 298 298 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pilisam Balli, Food Action Board
Like many struggling New Yorkers, Pilisam Balli just needs someone to take a chance on him. The 30-year-old Bronx resident is a member of the Food Action Board, a program where food-insecure people...
Nov 29, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 267 267 recommendations | email to a friend
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Harpreet Singh Toor, Sikh Cultural Society
President-elect Donald Trump’s rise to political prominence has produced a shockwave throughout the country, including in his home borough of Queens. It has also inspired a wave of hate crimes and ...
Nov 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 272 272 recommendations | email to a friend
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