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NYC Bans Polystyrene Takeout Containers and Coffee Cups
Feb 19, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
Judge Upholds the 2013 Law Banning Polystyrene for Takeout Containers and Coffee Cups In 2019 restaurants must begin phasing polystyrene cups and containers out of use. This change is a result of a...
Astoria Characters: The Special Teacher
Feb 19, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Nicholas’ last name used to be Alexander. Text and photos by Nancy A. Ruhling Growing up, Nicholas Alexandrakos was always interested in his family’s history. With grandpa...
Has Your Loved One Been the Victim of Nursing Home Neglect?
Feb 15, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 123 123 recommendations | email to a friend
How Does Neglect Differ from Abuse? Finding out whether your parent, relative or friend has been the victim of nursing home neglect is vital for their wellbeing. Sadly, many elderly people are in s...
Matter of Van Patten—Undue Influence
Feb 15, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 117 117 recommendations | email to a friend
Probate Administration | Wrongful Actions There are certain basic legal requirements when a person transfers property, conveys a power of attorney or establishes a plan for the distribution of an e...
Legal Concerns for New York Restaurant Owners
Feb 14, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 136 136 recommendations | email to a friend
If you’re opening a new restaurant in New York City or the surrounding area, there are certain legal requirements you must put in place. You will need to choose a business entity and get your licen...
Certain questions are taboo for employers to ask in a job interview. The most obvious ones are questions that could be regarded as discrimination. If you ask these types of questions, you could be held liable if a discrimination lawsuit is brought against you. Do not ask questions that intimate at anything to do with age, race, color, national origin or birthplace, religion, disability, genetic information, gender/sex or marital/family status/pregnancy. (EEOC)
Feb 14, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 142 142 recommendations | email to a friend
2019 Is Here with New Salary Thresholds The New York State overtime salary threshold draws the line between exempt salaried workers, who must be paid for overtime, and those non-exempt workers, who...
Astoria Characters: The Artist in Training
Feb 12, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Jose is from the Dominican Republic. In the spare bedroom of his apartment, Jose Mota is standing at a monumental work table, using an oil-paint marker to create the black...
MASPETH,NY-BUYING A BRICK 2F. VS A FRAME 2F.
Feb 05, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 328 328 recommendations | email to a friend
COLLECTION OF OPINIONS BY BROKERS IN THE AREA. BUYER BEWARE! BIG DIFFERENCE WHEN BUYING AN OLD FRAME 2F. HOME, MAYBE 100 YEARS OLD BY NOW, AND OR BUYING A YOUNG BRICK 2 FAMILY HOUSE, ESPECIALLY IF ...
Astoria Characters: The Guitar Guide Guru
Feb 05, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Meet Mike, aka the Guitar Guide Guru. Text and photos by Nancy A. Ruhling How hard – or easy – is it to play the guitar if you’ve never done it before? Instead of answerin...
Astoria Characters: The Comic With the Punch-Line Life
Jan 29, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 79 79 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Michelle shows off her mommy mug. Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling If you didn’t know that Michelle Adrienne Slonim is a new mother, you need look no further than the r...

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Ernie Searle, Friends of Ridgewood Library
Like many bookworms, Ernie Searle says he grew up in a library. It’s only fitting that now the bibliophile is president of the Friends of Ridgewood Library. A support group for the library, it prov...
Dec 19, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 391 391 recommendations | email to a friend
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Manuela Zamora, NY Sun Works
In a dense urban environment like New York City, most students won’t get the opportunity to learn about sustainable farming and food production. Manuela Zamora is working to change that. Zamora is ...
Dec 12, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 360 360 recommendations | email to a friend
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Dex Rho, Nike Analytics Manager
Dex Rho is all about the passion. As an analytics manager for Nike, his role is to strategically think about and improve how the company does business. He looks into the inner workings of every asp...
Dec 05, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 407 407 recommendations | email to a friend
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Neil Davis, Singer/Songwriter
For singer and songwriter Neil Davis, it all started when he got a toy keyboard for Christmas. The Douglaston native taught himself how to play, and before he knew it he turned his passion into a c...
Nov 28, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 375 375 recommendations | email to a friend
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Louis Cooper, Co-founder, IONYC
Louis Cooper has two passions in life: technology and teaching. He studied computer-aided drafting and design at SUNY Delhi and later at SUNY Buffalo. But after working briefly in engineering and a...
Nov 21, 2017 | 1 1 comments | 393 393 recommendations | email to a friend
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John Wallace, Former Knick
John Wallace just can’t help but smile. A former first-round draft pick with the New York Knicks, Wallace now works with the Knicks organization doing fan development. He loves working with kids an...
Nov 14, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 377 377 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jerry Eng, North Queens Homeowners Civic Association
The North Queens Homeowners Civic Association, established by ten families in 1941, has represented property owners in Jackson Heights and East Elmhurst for decades. In its heyday in the early 1960...
Nov 08, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 421 421 recommendations | email to a friend
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Madison Miller, Student Government President
Madison Miller is a bona fide scholar. The senior at Medgar Evers College Preparatory School, a resident of Crown Heights, will graduate at the end of the school year having completed 11 Advanced P...
Oct 31, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 389 389 recommendations | email to a friend
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Khalil Cumberbatch, The Fortune Society
After spending more than six years in the New York state prison system, Khalil Cumberbatch worked his way up to associate vice president of policy at The Fortune Society. The Long Island City-based...
Oct 24, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 387 387 recommendations | email to a friend
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Clara Oza, Parent Coordinator/PS 343
As the parent coordinator for PS 343 in Sunnyside, Clara Oza acts as a liaison between the school and parents. She runs workshops for parents and tries to involve them in school happenings. “We try...
Oct 17, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 405 405 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ryan Downey-Lugo, Troop 26 Eagle Scout
Greenpoint native Ryan Downey-Lugo celebrated a milestone achievement this week. Surrounded by friends and family, he officially became an Eagle Scout, a rank only 3 percent of Boy Scouts achieve. ...
Oct 12, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 370 370 recommendations | email to a friend
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Michael Capiraso, New York Road Runners
For Michael Capiraso, president and CEO of the New York Road Runners, inspiring people to run is an important mission. The organization hosts races throughout the five boroughs nearly every weekend...
Oct 04, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 423 423 recommendations | email to a friend
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Robert Blatt, BlattWorld
When a customer walks into BlattWorld, located at 60-18 Fresh Pond Road on the Maspeth / Ridgewood border, he or she is surrounded by a sea of cameras, equipment, cases and other technology.  Owner...
Sep 26, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 500 500 recommendations | email to a friend
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Luis Guerra, Program Coordinator/Playworks
For young students, recess should be a fun, playful time full of exercise and exploration. But that’s not always the case. For many, it has become a chaotic period where kids are getting hurt, left...
Sep 19, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 513 513 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jonnel Doris Director, Office of MWBE
Richmond Hill resident Jonnel Doris is passionate about creating opportunity and economic advancement for all New Yorkers. A Guyana native, Doris came to the country as an immigrant and opened his ...
Sep 12, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 548 548 recommendations | email to a friend
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