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Astoria Characters: The Constant Creator
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Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Kevin’s a member of the Astoria-centric band Begorrah. Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling A gentle mist is falling as Kevin Patrick Corrigan leans into his guitar and sta...
Astoria Characters: The Man Out To Heal the World
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Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Dave is working on his master’s degree. Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling At the present moment, Dave Santander is sitting on a bench outside a café sipping herbal tea. ...
Astoria Characters: The Woman Living a Mindful Life
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Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Manaslu is from Nepal. Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling As the morning sunlight streams in through the windows, Manaslu Gurung places a plump pillow in the center of th...
Astoria Characters: The Poet Who Lets Her Work Speak for Her
Dec 31, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 124 124 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Olena is the founder of Poets of Queens. Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling Poets are known for their skillful economy of words, so it’s not surprising that Olena Jenning...
Astoria Characters: The Mobile-Meditation Maven
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Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Kristin is the founder of Calm City. Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling Kristin Westbrook is sipping a cup of coffee and smiling, letting the morning light run its warm f...
Astoria Characters: The Bard of Baseball
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Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Porky is a lifelong baseball fan. Text and photos by Nancy A. Ruhling Porky McDonald has told the story of the disposing of Roy Riegel’s ashes dozens of times. They were d...
Astoria Characters: The Comeback Kid
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Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Greg behind the wheel. Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling Greg Kritikos is pedaling his bicycle on 30 th Avenue near 42 nd Street. This is the place he grew up in, and ev...
Astoria Characters: The Driver of the Bright Blue Bus
Dec 03, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 71 71 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Annalisa is the founder of The Blue Bus Project. Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling The bright blue school bus lumbers down Ditmars Boulevard like an old elephant, treadi...
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Dec 01, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 164 164 recommendations | email to a friend
Interview with 40 year experienced Broker, Mr. Jim Turano of DIVERSE REAL ESTATE. 73-12 Metropolitan Avenue, Middle Village, NY. REPUTATION AND SELECTIONS TO ACCOMMODATE EVERY BUYER. DIVERSE REAL E...
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Brandy Flores, Williamsburg Resident
At 13 years old, Williamsburg resident Brandy Flores has already shown signs of being a future neighborhood activist. Earlier this week, Flores and his neighbors led a protest in front of their bui...
Mar 12, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 581 581 recommendations | email to a friend
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Paul Samulski, North Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce
For the last three years, Paul Samulski has served as president of the North Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce. The organization represents Bushwick, Greenpoint and Williamsburg businesses, and aids mem...
Mar 05, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 630 630 recommendations | email to a friend
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Anshu Khadka, Desis Rising Up and Moving
For nearly two decades, the community organization Desis Rising Up and Moving (DRUM) has been organizing working-class South Asian and Indo-Caribbean communities in New York City. Founded in 2000, ...
Feb 27, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 982 982 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mohammad Khan, MPower Change
Queens native Mohammad Khan stood alongside friends and colleagues in celebration after Amazon announced that it would not build a new campus in Long Island City. “I’m happy Amazon isn’t coming,” h...
Feb 19, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 741 741 recommendations | email to a friend
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Winsome Pendergrass, Upstate-Downstate Housing Alliance
When Winsome Pendergrass moved into her Ditmas Avenue apartment in 2010, her rent was $1,200 a month. Nearly a decade later, it has risen to $2,100. Like thousands of tenants who live in rent-stabi...
Feb 13, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 649 649 recommendations | email to a friend
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John Kelly, Eastern Queens Greenway
For years, local advocates have been pushing for a safe, protected path from Flushing Meadows-Corona Park to the Long Island border. They call it the Eastern Queens Greenway, according to John Kell...
Feb 05, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 659 659 recommendations | email to a friend
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Emely Rodriguez, Churches United for Fair Housing
Emely Rodriguez was born and raised in Williamsburg, a neighborhood that she has seen change drastically over the last decade. “I’ve seen a ton of new buildings that weren’t there before. There are...
Jan 29, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 711 711 recommendations | email to a friend
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Frank Wu, Court Square Civic Association
The Court Square Civic Association was founded in 2015 to advocate for its residents, artists and businesses. As the newly elected president, Frank Wu hopes to improve the Long Island City neighbor...
Jan 22, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 629 629 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sereida Rodriguez, PS 84 Principal
Williamsburg native Sereida Rodriguez was the first in her family to graduate from college. But the road to get there was not easy. She recalled that she didn’t even think about college until she w...
Jan 16, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 620 620 recommendations | email to a friend
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Wesner Pierre, CAMBA
As a nonprofit organization based in Brownsville, CAMBA provides comprehensive services to more than 45,000 families annually. As part of their work, the organization operates a Cure Violence, anti...
Jan 09, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 721 721 recommendations | email to a friend
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Julius Michel, NYPD Explorer
When Clinton Hill native Julius Michel joined the NYPD’s Law Enforcement Explorer program two years ago, he was initially reluctant. “I didn’t want to sign up at first,” he said. “I was kind of res...
Jan 02, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 611 611 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jake Lamonda, Uniformed Fire Officers Association
As president of the Uniformed Fire Officers Association, Jake Lamonda and his union represent lieutenants, captains, battalion chiefs, supervising fire marshals and more. But in Lamonda’s eyes, the...
Dec 26, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 678 678 recommendations | email to a friend
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James Mituzas, Landscape Architect
For James Mituzas, working in Queens means he gets to reminisce about the borough where he was born and raised. As the director of Landscape Architecture for the Parks Department in Queens, Mituzas...
Dec 18, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 656 656 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ayyad Algabyali, Yemeni-American Merchants Association
Though he is still a student at City College of New York, Ayyad Algabyali has already become a community leader in his own right. As director of advocacy for the Yemeni-American Merchants Associati...
Dec 12, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 683 683 recommendations | email to a friend
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Manfred Edenhofer, VVA Chapter 32
Manfred Edenhofer, current president of the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 32, didn’t even want to initially join the organization. The Astoria native served as a first lieutenant of port secu...
Dec 05, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 786 786 recommendations | email to a friend
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