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How to Clean a Diamond Ring the Right Way
Jun 19, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
If you have been struggling to sell diamonds for top price, the chances are that you’ve been cleaning your ring incorrectly. Remember nothing can sell diamonds quite like that shiny sparkle and lus...
Astoria Characters: The Honey Harvesters
Jun 19, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Ashley and Nick are the owners of Astor Apiaries. Text and photos by Nancy A. Ruhling Nick Hoefly isn’t wearing gloves. His wife, Ashley , points this out as she pulls on ...
Texting and Driving FAQs
Jun 14, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 141 141 recommendations | email to a friend
Texting and Driving Is the Most Alarming Form of Distracted Driving Texting and driving includes reading text messages, emails or online material or writing or composing messages on a mobile device...
Misclassifying Workers as Independent Contractors
Jun 12, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 165 165 recommendations | email to a friend
How Would Your Small Business Fare with the IRS for Worker Status? Did you know that misclassifying workers is one of the top problems that small business owners face? Many small businesses hire in...
Astoria Characters: The Successful Actor You've Never Heard Of
Jun 12, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Neal is an actor and a lawyer. Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling You’ve probably never heard of Neal Arluck . And it’s highly unlikely that you’d recognize his face. The...
Astoria Characters: The Illustrator
Jun 05, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 65 65 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Keiko is from Jakara, Indonesia. Text and photos by Nancy A. Ruhling “I like to collect things,” says Keiko Nabila . She mentions this as she walks past the floor-to-ceili...
Bringing Back the draft for young men 18 years of age
May 31, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
Why they should bring back the draft-specifically for men only at 18 years age. Too many young men still living at home with no job, no inspiration, no motivation, and just flat out existing. In my...
Astoria Characters: The Drummer Whose Heartbeat Is Science
May 29, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Greg is a pharmacist who plays the conga. Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling For Greg Stein , everything started to come together about a decade ago. What happened was no...
Astoria Characters: Cadillac Man
May 22, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 107 107 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Cadillac Man wrote Land of the Lost Souls: My Life on the Streets . Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling Tom Wagner , cap and coat in hand, is itching to get outside. He wa...
Do Your Work Policies Discriminate Between Men and Women?
May 16, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 691 691 recommendations | email to a friend
One Set of Rules for Men and a Different Set of Rules for Women Having company policies that discriminate between men and women can be lethal for an employer in today’s work environment. If you hav...

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Al Perna, President/Corona Community Ambulance Corps
After one of the worst blizzards on record hit New York City in late January, many residents complained that snow removal was not enforced equally. Many neighborhoods in Queens were trapped and sno...
Feb 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 324 324 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hector Batista, CEO/Big Brothers Big Sisters
Hector Batista is celebrating National Mentoring Month in a big way. The CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of New York City, the country’s first youth mentoring organization, opened up new offices th...
Feb 02, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 302 302 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ari Hoffnung, CEO/Vireo Health of NY
As the first medical marijuana dispensary opened in Queens this past weekend, Ari Hoffnung, CEO of Vireo Health of New York has a message: they are not selling joints or pot brownies. The Minnesota...
Jan 26, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 311 311 recommendations | email to a friend
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Shamsul Haque, Vice Chair/BAPA
Shamsul Haque is a Bangladeshi American police officer who is also Muslim. And he sees no problem with that. “I don’t see personally any conflict between our religion and our country because the Am...
Jan 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 314 314 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bill Weisberg, Forestdale
For William “Bill” Weisberg, his end goal is ending child poverty. Weisberg is the new executive director of Forestdale, a direct family service organization in Forest Hills. He succeeds Anstiss Ag...
Jan 13, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 318 318 recommendations | email to a friend
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Margie Ray, Ebbets Field Resident
On the first Tuesday of every month, a truck pulls up in the parking lot of the seven-building housing complex called Ebbets Field. The site used to be home to Brooklyn Dodgers baseball team, befor...
Jan 06, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 300 300 recommendations | email to a friend
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Eric Cumberbatch, Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice
South Jamaica recently celebrated an entire year without shootings in one of its targeted areas. LIFE Camp, a nonprofit that aims to reduce gun violence, worked with other community partners to hal...
Dec 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 297 297 recommendations | email to a friend
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Feniosky Pena-Mora, DDC Commissioner
Feniosky Pena-Mora wants to build a pipeline. The Columbia University professor-turned-agency commissioner created the STEAM Initiatives division, led by Deputy Commissioner Lee Llambelis, in Novem...
Dec 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 311 311 recommendations | email to a friend
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George Garland, GO! Tennis
George Garland, owner of GO! Tennis, is running a Junior Holiday Tennis Camp in a few weeks. The camp will be held for up to 45 children of all ages and skill sets. After 13 years as tennis directo...
Dec 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 305 305 recommendations | email to a friend
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Claudia P. Marulanda Gomez, Artist
Claudia P. Marulanda Gomez, an artist from Colombia living in Briarwood, recently opened her first exhibition at an art gallery in Manhattan. Her exhibition featured her inspiring work under the ul...
Dec 09, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 311 311 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sean Price - Chairman, Shannon Gaels GAA
The Shannon Gaels GAA club gathered more than 400 members at the Terrace on the Park for its 13th Annual Dinner Dance, an end-of-the-year celebration of the club’s achievements. And the organizatio...
Dec 02, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 314 314 recommendations | email to a friend
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John Raskin, Riders Alliance
Getting to LaGuardia Airport is so difficult by public transportation that transportation activists and Rider's Alliance Director John Raskin says it's almost like the MTA and LaGuardia are activel...
Nov 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 321 321 recommendations | email to a friend
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Anne Victoria Clark, Comedian
While few among us haven’t spent a weekend binge-watching a TV series, Astoria comedian Anne Victoria Clark is rare among binge-watchers in that she’s putting the lazy Sunday routine to good use. H...
Nov 11, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 315 315 recommendations | email to a friend
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Taryn Sacramone, Queens Theatre
It’s an exciting time for the Queens Theatre, says managing director Taryn Sacramone, as the venue readies for the first production in its theatre series, the Christopher Sergel adaptation of To Ki...
Nov 03, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 316 316 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hank Willis Thomas, Artist
Making the trek across the Brooklyn Bridge will become a far prettier affair come 2017, with the Department of Cultural Affair’s (DCA) recent announcement that a new 12-foot sculpture has been comm...
Oct 28, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 323 323 recommendations | email to a friend
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