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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 | 94 94 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
Dec 24, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
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
Dec 17, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 140 140 recommendations | email to a friend
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
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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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Dr. Joseph Salvo, Department of City Planning
As the director of the population division at the Department of City Planning, Dr. Joseph Salvo leads the group that provides the demographic know-how behind decisions in New York City. “We provide...
Nov 20, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 772 772 recommendations | email to a friend
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Shakira Smalls, Langston Hughes Library
Many librarians prefer to have peace and quiet in their libraries, but not Shakira Smalls. She prefers the noise. Two months into her new job as executive director of the Langston Hughes Community ...
Nov 13, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 785 785 recommendations | email to a friend
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Concetta Anne Bencivenga, New York Transit Museum
For Concetta Anne Bencivenga, one fact rings true: New Yorkers live the way they live because of proximity to mass transit. “Most folks just don’t know it,” she said. Bencivenga is the director of ...
Nov 06, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 784 784 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jeffrey Merced, MS 582 Principal
From student to teacher to principal, Jeffrey Merced has spent nearly his whole life in District 14 schools. The Williamsburg native is the new principal at MS 582 in East Williamsburg. His first d...
Oct 31, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 826 826 recommendations | email to a friend
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Monifa Bandele, MomsRising
For seven years, the coalition group Communities United for Police Reform (CPR) has fought to change unlawful and harmful police practices. The organization successfully filed a lawsuit to end unco...
Oct 24, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 839 839 recommendations | email to a friend
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Joselyn De Leon, North Brooklyn Coalition
The North Brooklyn Coalition Against Family Violence formed in 1998 as a support group for victims of domestic violence in Bushwick. It was created by six community-based organizations, including L...
Oct 17, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 817 817 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jaqi Cohen, Straphangers Campaign
For more than four decades, the Straphangers Campaign, a project of the New York Public Interest Research Group, has fought for reliable, affordable and accessible transportation in New York City. ...
Oct 10, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 835 835 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mitchell Silver, Parks Commissioner
When the TCS New York City Marathon kicks off on November 4, runners and supporters alike will see a familiar face in the crowd. Parks Commissioner Mitchell Silver, at 58 years old, will run in his...
Oct 03, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 821 821 recommendations | email to a friend
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Portia Dyrenforth, Park Administrator
Portia Dyrenforth hasn’t stopped smiling since she became the administrator for both Forest and Highland parks, which straddle the Queens and Brooklyn border. “They’re both such beautiful parks,” D...
Sep 26, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 795 795 recommendations | email to a friend
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Carter Strickland, Trust for Public Land
The Trust for Public Land, a national nonprofit that was founded in San Francisco in 1972, works with communities to develop open space. Their New York office opened in 1978. State Director Carter ...
Sep 19, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 885 885 recommendations | email to a friend
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Chris Phelan, Brother of 9/11 Victim
Service means everything to Chris Phelan and his family. His older brother, Thomas, was a ferry captain for the Circle Line company. During the terrorist attacks on September 11, Phelan took hundre...
Sep 12, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 817 817 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hannah Bossio. Partnership for Parks
Hannah Bossio started out with the Parks Department 12 years ago as an urban park ranger, teaching the public about flora and fauna. After she was promoted to sergeant, supervising the only ropes c...
Sep 05, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 875 875 recommendations | email to a friend
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Edward Seto, Former D20 Superintendent
When Mayor Bill de Blasio and Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza proposed a drastic change to the admissions process for the city’s specialized high schools, Asian-Americans, and in particular Chi...
Aug 28, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 757 757 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bishop Lamor Miller Whitehead, Preacher & Activist
Bishop Lamor Miller Whitehead believes he exemplifies what Brooklyn is all about. Born and raised in Crown Heights, the preacher, activist and political candidate has made a life of connecting reli...
Aug 21, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 849 849 recommendations | email to a friend
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Caitlin Cassaro, Extreme Kids and Crew
Extreme Kids and Crew is a nonprofit organization that provides a welcoming space for children with disabilities to socialize and play without judgment. It was founded eight years ago by Eliza Fact...
Aug 15, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 895 895 recommendations | email to a friend
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