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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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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 | 1125 1125 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 | 1359 1359 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 | 1374 1374 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 | 1353 1353 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 | 1342 1342 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 | 1397 1397 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 | 1396 1396 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 | 1395 1395 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 | 1392 1392 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 | 1363 1363 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 | 842 842 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 | 1412 1412 recommendations | email to a friend
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Christine Yearwood, Up-Stand
Before and after Christine Yearwood gave birth to her daughter in 2014, she found it difficult to navigate the city, both as a pregnant woman and as a mother of a young child. “I heard everybody el...
Aug 08, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 1379 1379 recommendations | email to a friend
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Liza Acevedo, Political Aide
Coney Island native Liza Acevedo didn’t start out wanting to work in politics. Her first job was with the Brooklyn Cyclones, which matched her love for baseball and softball. She attended Wheaton C...
Jul 31, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 1396 1396 recommendations | email to a friend
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Manny Castro, Executive Director of NICE
Even in a diverse and welcoming place like Queens, immigrants are still often the targets of unwarranted attacks and hostility. For Manny Castro, executive director of the local organization New Im...
Jul 24, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 1392 1392 recommendations | email to a friend
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