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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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Debbie Hootam, Investors Branch Manager
Investors Bank recently opened up its newest branch in Greenpoint, marking the 15th location they have in Brooklyn. Leading the branch is Debbie Hootam, who was born in Guyana and raised in East Fl...
Jul 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 221 221 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rachel Nager, Brooklyn Legal Services Corp. A
With the rapid change and development going on in Brooklyn, tenants have often faced mounting pressures and even illegal harassment from landlords. That’s when Rachel Nager, a staff attorney with B...
Jul 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 226 226 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jason Ferreira, Foodtown Supermarket
Foodtown Supermarket, located at 76-10 37th Avenue, is a community staple in Jackson Heights. Originally a Shop Wise market, it was taken over by the family of Jason Ferreira in 1997. They started ...
Jul 13, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 224 224 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tony D., Williamsburg Native
On the opening day of the McCarren Park Pool, Tony D. was lining up among the swarming teenagers who were ready to take a break from the heat. But unlike the rest of the hundreds of locals on line,...
Jul 05, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 230 230 recommendations | email to a friend
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Johnny Perez, Urban Justice Center
If going to prison is bad, serving time in solitary confinement is even worse, especially the effects it has on a person’s mental health. Johnny Perez, 37, spent 13 years in jail, including three i...
Jun 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 227 227 recommendations | email to a friend
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Carlo Scissura, Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce
Like many New Yorkers, Carlo Scissura was born to immigrant parents. His parents came from Italy and settled in Bensonhurst, where they opened up a restaurant. Scissura said he remembers working at...
Jun 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 226 226 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lara Beaty, LaGuardia Community College
The ongoing battle between the Professional Staff Congress (PSC), the union representing CUNY faculty and staff, and elected officials in Albany has affected many people. Perhaps none are hurt more...
Jun 15, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 227 227 recommendations | email to a friend
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Father Kavungal Davy, St. Anthony-St. Alphonsus Church
At 6 a.m., Father Kavungal Davy, pastor for St. Anthony-St. Alphonsus Church in Greenpoint, wakes up to go for a morning run. Having grown up in a village in India, Davy is used to a lot of fresh a...
Jun 08, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 219 219 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jimmy Heath, Jazz Musician
Few people in the world can say they’ve played music with jazz legends Louis Armstrong and Dizzy Gillespie, but that rings true for longtime Corona resident Jimmy Heath. Heath, an NEA Jazz Master h...
Jun 01, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 226 226 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cynthia MacDonald, St. Mary’s Hospital for Children
Cynthia MacDonald had only two hours of sleep. The registered nurse at St. Mary’s Hospital for Children worked the night before from 7 p.m. to 7:30 a.m. By the time she left the hospital to go home...
May 26, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 232 232 recommendations | email to a friend
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Shane Vereen, Giants Running Back
Shane Vereen is a leading presence on the football field. The New York Giants running back has already won a Super Bowl with his previous team, the New England Patriots, and is now entering his sec...
May 26, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 226 226 recommendations | email to a friend
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Willis Elkins, Co-Chair/Newtown Creek CAG
Wednesday night’s meeting of the Newtown Creek Community Advisory Group (CAG) in Greenpoint got a bit heated. After a state Department of Health (DOH) official presented a study that concluded ther...
May 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 232 232 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rob Hennessey, “King of Forest Hills”
When Verizon workers were on strike in Forest Hills, most demonstrators were wearing red, the main color of the company. One man stood out from the pack. That man was Rob Hennessey, who was sportin...
May 04, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 248 248 recommendations | email to a friend
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Skip LaPlante, Ridgewood Artist
They may be common items for everyday people, but for Ridgewood artist Skip LaPlante they’re musical instruments. LaPlante, a composer originally from the suburbs of Boston, takes items like forks,...
Apr 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 230 230 recommendations | email to a friend
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Susan Browning, Executive Director/Northwell Health
Since September, Susan Browning has been implementing new changes to the hospital to keep up with the needs of the community. Browning, born and raised in Woodside, entered healthcare administratio...
Apr 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 234 234 recommendations | email to a friend
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