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Astoria Characters: The Master of the Art of Domesticity
Oct 24, 2020 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Emily Bicht is an artist. Photos and Text by Nancy A. Ruhling “Do you know the story of the Bundt pan?” Emily Bicht is sitting on her back balcony, her cascading Boticelli...
Taxes in Lithuania
Oct 22, 2020 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
The Republic of Lithuania implements a business-friendly taxation policy, and the taxation system is adapted to the legislation of the European Union. Since 1990, the Lithuania's taxation system ha...
Astoria Characters: The Space Shuttle Cafe and the Guy with the Spiderweb Tattoo
Oct 17, 2020 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling The Space Shuttle Cafe at 48th Street and Ditmars Boulevard. Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling On 48 th Street right off Ditmars Boulevard, there have been recent repeat...
Astoria Characters: The Doggie Den Mother
Oct 10, 2020 | 0 0 comments | 57 57 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Viviane’s the owner of Vivi Pet Care. Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling Step by step. That’s how Viviane Matano likes to take things. Thus far, in her 56 years, her step...
Astoria Characters: The Energy Healer
Oct 03, 2020 | 0 0 comments | 85 85 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Nilcee is a reiki teacher. Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling Sometimes, in the middle of things, you just need to stop and take a break. Nilcee Kitani Schneider walks to...
James Turano, Broker receives award from Senator Addabbo
Sep 28, 2020 | 0 0 comments | 679 679 recommendations | email to a friend
Rightly deserved for being a businessman in the Community for over 41 years and giving back to the Community fourfold.  A Vietnam Veteran, past President of the Middle Village Kiwanis club, past Pr...
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Astoria Characters: The Scout Who Set Up the Little Free Pantry
Sep 26, 2020 | 0 0 comments | 78 78 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Lucas is a member of Troop 65. Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling Lucas McGarvey is standing on the sidewalk stocking the Little Free Pantry, something he does at least o...
Culture of Germany
Sep 21, 2020 | 0 0 comments | 82 82 recommendations | email to a friend
People in Germany speak the German language. The linguistic diversity of Germany is vaguely diverse according to a fractionalization scale which for Germany is 0.1642. The followers of Christianity...
Astoria Characters: The Visual Artist Who's Eyeing His New Life
Sep 19, 2020 | 0 0 comments | 92 92 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Ahmed’s a visual artist. Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling Sitting on the stoop sipping coffee, Ahmed El Shaer can’t help but marvel at his good fortune. A visual artist...

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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 | 1159 1159 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 | 1159 1159 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 | 1218 1218 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 | 1202 1202 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 | 1195 1195 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 | 1228 1228 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 | 1212 1212 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 | 1249 1249 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 | 1222 1222 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 | 1286 1286 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 | 1293 1293 recommendations | email to a friend
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Angel Rosario, Affinity Health Plan
Growing up in Bay Ridge, Angel Rosario knew what it was like to rely on government benefits. His single mother raised four children with the help of food stamps. “Having that opportunity to apply a...
Nov 27, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 1325 1325 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 | 1287 1287 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 | 1307 1307 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 | 1304 1304 recommendations | email to a friend
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