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Astoria Characters: The Man Out To Heal the World
Jan 14, 2020 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Dave is working on his master’s degree. Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling At the present moment, Dave Santander is sitting on a bench outside a café sipping herbal tea. ...
Astoria Characters: The Woman Living a Mindful Life
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Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Manaslu is from Nepal. Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling As the morning sunlight streams in through the windows, Manaslu Gurung places a plump pillow in the center of th...
Astoria Characters: The Poet Who Lets Her Work Speak for Her
Dec 31, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 89 89 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Olena is the founder of Poets of Queens. Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling Poets are known for their skillful economy of words, so it’s not surprising that Olena Jenning...
Astoria Characters: The Mobile-Meditation Maven
Dec 24, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Kristin is the founder of Calm City. Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling Kristin Westbrook is sipping a cup of coffee and smiling, letting the morning light run its warm f...
Astoria Characters: The Bard of Baseball
Dec 17, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 135 135 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Porky is a lifelong baseball fan. Text and photos by Nancy A. Ruhling Porky McDonald has told the story of the disposing of Roy Riegel’s ashes dozens of times. They were d...
Astoria Characters: The Comeback Kid
Dec 10, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Greg behind the wheel. Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling Greg Kritikos is pedaling his bicycle on 30 th Avenue near 42 nd Street. This is the place he grew up in, and ev...
Astoria Characters: The Driver of the Bright Blue Bus
Dec 03, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 57 57 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Annalisa is the founder of The Blue Bus Project. Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling The bright blue school bus lumbers down Ditmars Boulevard like an old elephant, treadi...
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Dec 01, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 163 163 recommendations | email to a friend
Interview with 40 year experienced Broker, Mr. Jim Turano of DIVERSE REAL ESTATE. 73-12 Metropolitan Avenue, Middle Village, NY. REPUTATION AND SELECTIONS TO ACCOMMODATE EVERY BUYER. DIVERSE REAL E...
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Luis Guerra, Program Coordinator/Playworks
For young students, recess should be a fun, playful time full of exercise and exploration. But that’s not always the case. For many, it has become a chaotic period where kids are getting hurt, left...
Sep 19, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 1008 1008 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jonnel Doris Director, Office of MWBE
Richmond Hill resident Jonnel Doris is passionate about creating opportunity and economic advancement for all New Yorkers. A Guyana native, Doris came to the country as an immigrant and opened his ...
Sep 12, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 1045 1045 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jen Chantrtanapichate, Cleanup North Brooklyn
Bushwick resident Jen Chantrtanapichate had enough of private waste transfer companies taking advantage of the community. In spring 2015, she teamed up with area residents to create the nonprofit o...
Sep 05, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 1040 1040 recommendations | email to a friend
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Carol Scarano, Democratic District Leader
District Leader Carol Scarano’s family has a long civic and political history serving the Astoria community. Her father, Ralph DeMarco, was also district leader from 1966 to 1977. He served as depu...
Aug 29, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 1018 1018 recommendations | email to a friend
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Carmen Velasquez, New York Supreme Court
Justice Carmen Velasquez of New York State Supreme Court made history when she became the first Ecuadorian to serve as judge for both Civil Court and Supreme Court. The Quito native, who moved to Q...
Aug 23, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 1032 1032 recommendations | email to a friend
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Seymour Schwartz, Briarwood Civic Leader
Briarwood’s Seymour Schwartz is so involved in civic life that it’s hard to keep track of everything he’s done. For more than two decades, Schwartz was the president of the Briarwood Community Asso...
Aug 16, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 1014 1014 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ann Bruno, 114th Precinct Community Council
Lifelong Astoria resident Ann Bruno was recently hailed as the “Mayor of Astoria.” The 89-year-old has served as president of the 114th Precinct Community Council for the last 27 years. She’s been ...
Aug 08, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 1157 1157 recommendations | email to a friend
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Raul Flores, Los Sures Organizer
If a tree grows in Brooklyn, Williamsburg’s Raul Flores wonders why his neighborhood still suffers from high asthma and respiratory illness rates. Flores, a community organizer for Southside United...
Aug 01, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 1080 1080 recommendations | email to a friend
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On the Record with Gretha Suarez, Partnerships for Parks
Park lovers looking for opportunities to help clean up their local green spaces should meet Gretha Suarez. Suarez, an outreach coordinator in western Queens for Partnerships for Parks, helps connec...
Jul 25, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 1132 1132 recommendations | email to a friend
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Deborah Kass, Brooklyn Artist
Deborah Kass’s work is seen in museums around the country, from Boston and Washington, D.C. to New Orleans and right here in New York City. A member of the New York Foundation for the Arts’ Hall of...
Jul 18, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 1176 1176 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jazha Thompson, Catholic Charities SYEP Assistant
At age 16, Jazha Thompson already knows she wants to be a professional basketball player when she grows up. The downtown Brooklyn native has been playing since she was a child. Growing up, she was ...
Jul 11, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 1171 1171 recommendations | email to a friend
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Paul DiBenedetto, President of the Bayside Historical Society
Wearing a Captain America shirt and jeans with his hair neatly tied back, Paul DiBenedetto took the stage at the annual Independence Day fireworks celebration at Fort Totten. He plays guitar and si...
Jun 29, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 1156 1156 recommendations | email to a friend
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William Spisak, Chhaya CDC
For the South Asian community in Queens, a Jackson Heights organization called Chhaya CDC has provided steady services on important issues. William Spisak, director of programs at Chhaya, said the ...
Jun 26, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 1109 1109 recommendations | email to a friend
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Maria Vielma, CB2 Member
Former president John F. Kennedy, who would’ve turned 100 this year, famously said, “Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.” Those words inspired a generati...
Jun 20, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 1125 1125 recommendations | email to a friend
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John Rowan, VVA President
A memorial for Vietnam veterans is coming to Elmhurst Park in 2019. For John Rowan, there’s no better spot to honor those who gave their life in service to the country. Rowan, an Elmhurst native, s...
Jun 13, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 1060 1060 recommendations | email to a friend
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