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Being Italian American Is In The DNA Of My Being And Of My Work… An Interview With Playwright And Director Charles Messina
Oct 12, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 59 59 recommendations | email to a friend
  Interview by Tiziano Thomas Dossena (Courtesy L'Idea Magazine NY) Charles Messina Charles Messina  is an American playwright, screenwriter, and director. Born in Greenwich Village, of Italian-Ame...
New Medical Fee Schedule for New York Workers’ Compensation Claims
Oct 09, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 57 57 recommendations | email to a friend
Worker’s Compensation Board Proposes New Medical Fee Schedule Board Seeks Comments before Finalizing Fee Schedule Changes Queens |NYC| Brooklyn |Bronx Workers’ Compensation Lawyers If you’ve been i...
Bedsores Due to Nursing Home Neglect – Frequently Asked Questions
Oct 09, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 83 83 recommendations | email to a friend
What Systems Should Hospital Staff Follow to Monitor Medical Conditions? Monitoring a medical condition in a patient requires following set medical standards and guidelines that have been establish...
EMPLOYMENT LAW ALERT: EMPLOYER COMPLIANCE WITH NEW SEXUAL HARASSMENT LAWS COMMENCES ON OCTOBER 9, 2018
Oct 09, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 114 114 recommendations | email to a friend
A BRIEF BY COMPREHENSIVE OVERVIEW OF WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW TO COMPLY WITH THE NEWLY ENACTED NEW YORK STATE AND NEW YORK CITY SEXUAL HARASSMENT TRAINING LAWS Author:   CHRISTOPHER L. VAN DE WATER, E...
Paycheck Deductions: What Is Legal in New York?
Oct 09, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 125 125 recommendations | email to a friend
Understanding NY Laws about Paycheck Deductions Laws vary from state to state regarding deducting for loans or legitimate business losses from an employee’s paycheck. New York has very strict labor...
Astoria Characters: The Bakers Who Are Sweet on Each Other
Oct 09, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Gian Piero is at 44-17 30th Ave. Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling It is pouring down rain, but Michael Dellapolla , the owner of Gian Piero Bakery , doesn’t notice the ...
1031 Exchange Property of the Year!
Oct 08, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 141 141 recommendations | email to a friend
Interview with experienced Broker Jim Turano who just completed his 40 year in the business. Investing with Real Estate Properties that give you a minimum of a 7% Cap rate of return and in addition...
Astoria Characters: Vinny and Suzy and the Harley
Oct 02, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Vinny and Suzy get ready to ride. Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling “Wanna go for a ride?” Suzy runs circles around the living room coffee table, yes, yes, YES! Satisfie...
How Would You Know Whether Your Newborn Suffered from Hypoxia and Asphyxia?
Sep 25, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 268 268 recommendations | email to a friend
Symptoms of Birth Hypoxia or Asphyxia that Parents Should Be Aware of Birth hypoxia and asphyxia both refer to lack of oxygen to the brain in a fetus. This can occur right before, during or immedia...
Astoria Characters: The Smiler Behind Sorriso's
Sep 25, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Frank came to America from Italy in 1966 when he was 9. Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling Standing behind the shiny stainless-steel counter at Sorriso Italian Pork Store...

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Sarah Feldman, Ridgewood Social
When Sarah Feldman moved to Ridgewood in 2011, she immediately fell in love with the neighborhood. “It had a small-town feel, which I never experienced because I always lived in a big city,” she sa...
Sep 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 398 398 recommendations | email to a friend
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Brent O’Leary, Hunters Point Civic Association
Brent O’Leary started the Hunters Point Civic Association six years ago as a way for neighbors to care for the community’s quality of life. “We fight for more schools, safety issues in the neighbor...
Sep 14, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 390 390 recommendations | email to a friend
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Nancy A. Ruhling, Astoria Characters
You’ll often find her sitting at the Astor Bake Shop, interviewing subjects or writing her latest profile on an interesting Astoria resident. Since 2009, Nancy A. Ruhling has been telling stories a...
Sep 06, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 377 377 recommendations | email to a friend
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Suzanne Quint, Love Our Pool
Suzanne Quint moved to Brooklyn three years ago, and she’s already involved in civic and community affairs. Quint, now a DUMBO resident, helped form the community group Love Our Pool: Families Unit...
Aug 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 376 376 recommendations | email to a friend
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George Finley, NY Communities for Change
At a recent rally opposing a project that would redevelop the Bedford Union Armory into mixed-use residential housing by a “shady developer,” George Finley was standing front and center. “It’s trea...
Aug 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 367 367 recommendations | email to a friend
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Elizabeth Hulsen, 94th Precinct Community Council
Elizabeth Hulsen is a lifelong Greenpoint resident. Referred to by most as “Betty,” Hulsen has lived in the Brooklyn neighborhood for nearly all her life. Now at 77 years old, she’s serving her com...
Aug 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 356 356 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ajmain Hossain, Richmond Hill Resident
On opening day for the new Apple store in Williamsburg, 17-year-old Ajmain Hossain walked in looking for a new charger. His family was about to go on vacation, and he was already going to Brooklyn ...
Aug 03, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 339 339 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 | 357 357 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 | 371 371 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 | 376 376 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 | 394 394 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 | 385 385 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 | 377 377 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 | 373 373 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...
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