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Astoria Characters: The Seamstress Who Brings Daddies and Daughters Together

Photo by Nancy A. RuhlingEvgeniya is from Russia.In a corner of the bedroom, on a tiny table, Evgeniya Bavaeva sets up her portable Brother sewing machine.It’s always at night, usually at 10, after her 3-year-old daughter, Celine, is in bed and while her husband, Serafim Ferdeklis, is working at his restaurant, BZ Grill.Read…See More
Tuesday
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Astoria Characters: The Hip-Sip Guy

Photo by Nancy A. RuhlingJuuz.me Bar & Grill is at 19-23 Ditmars Blvd.It’s early in the morning, and the first order of the day at Juuz.me is super simple.Zsolt “George” Csonka cuts a green apple, a peach and pineapple into chunks and pops them into the blender with some coconut water.Read all about George in Nancy Ruhling's Huffington Post blog, "Astoria Characters: The Hip-Sip Guy."See More
Nov 29
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Astoria Characters: The Artist Who's a Work in Progress

Photo by Nancy A. RuhlingPortrait of an emerging artist.The small studio is hidden, behind a hollow-core wooden door, in a corner of the basement apartment. Its scant space is squandered by a plastic shower curtain that separates it from the mechanical machinery that runs the four-family house.It is here, in the shallow night light of a single ceiling bulb, that Angelo Giokas retreats to create the pseudo-urban…See More
Nov 22
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Astoria Characters: The Baker Who's Found Her Sweet Spot

Photo by Nancy A. RuhlingAnastasia's the owner of Aloria Cakes and Gourmet Sweets.There are eight fresh-baked cupcakes on the metal stand. Anastasia Cunningham is crowning each with a snowflake star smothered in shiny sugar sprinkles.Read all about Anastasia in Nancy Ruhling's Huffington Post blog,…See More
Nov 15
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Astoria Characters: The WWII Veteran With the Purple Heart

Photo by Nancy A. RuhlingHerb was drafted when he was in college.When the Battle of the Bulge bomb went off, Herb Greenberg flew up in the air. He landed on his back.Read all about Herb in Nancy Ruhling's Huffington Post blog, "Astoria Characters: The WWII Veteran With the Purple…See More
Nov 8
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Astoria Characters: The Tree Tender

Photo by Nancy A. RuhlingNancy is her block's tree keeper.Along the stretch of 27th Street that slouches toward Con Ed, there are 22 new honey locust trees.Nancy Perez knows this because it is she who spearheaded the effort to get them planted through Greening Western Queens when she and her husband, Rob Rodriguez, moved into their house in 2011.Read all about Nancy in Nancy Ruhling's Huffington Post blog, "Astoria Characters: The Tree…See More
Nov 1
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Astoria Characters: The Woman Who Paints Faces (and Bellies)

Six-year-old Abby wants to be a catterfly, a creature of her imagination that is at once cat and butterfly, and her less articulate 3-year-old brother, Andy, can’t wait to turn himself into a snake monster. Photo by Nancy A. RuhlingLenore drew from her childhood to create her career.That’s why they’re visiting Lenore Koppelman, who is going to make their fantasies come true with nothing more than a little face paint and a lot of creativity.Read all about Lenore in Nancy Ruhling's Huffington…See More
Oct 25
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Astoria Characters: The Guy at the Uke Hut

Photo by Nancy A. RuhlingMasafumi, a musician, works at the Uke Hut.It’s really easy to play the ukulele.To show you, Masafumi Sakai starts strumming the small four-stringer. A high-strung, high-strutting cartoon tune emerges.Read all about Masafumi in Nancy Ruhling's Huffington Post blog,…See More
Oct 18
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Astoria Characters: The Upstaging Actor

Photo by Nancy A. RuhlingKevin's been on Broadway.It doesn’t take much persuading to get Kevin David Thomas to do some goofy poses.Read all about Kevin in Nancy Ruhling's Huffington Post blog, "Astoria Characters: The Upstaging Performer."See More
Oct 11
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Astoria Characters: The Immigrants' Advocate

Photo by Nancy A. RuhlingAntonio runs two nonprofits.There are two things you notice when you walk into Antonio Meloni’s office: American Bald Eagle statues and graffiti art.This may seem an odd combination unless you know what Antonio does for a living: He runs Immigration Advocacy Services and the New York Anti-Crime Agency…See More
Oct 4
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Astoria Characters: The 86-Year-Old Boy with the Skateboard

Photo by Nancy A. RuhlingRalph has invented a new set of wheels for skateboards.Just to be clear, Ralph Charell did not ride his skateboard to Astor Bake Shop.“Are you crazy?” he asks. “I’m 86. I don’t want to kill myself.”Read all about Ralph in Nancy Ruhling's Huffington Post blog,…See More
Sep 27
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Astoria Characters: The Painter Who Puts Time in its Place

Photo by Nancy A. RuhlingSharon paints the city's iconic buildings.As Sharon Florin climbs the wide staircase to her top-floor studio, an act that she has done going on 40 years, it reminds her of how much things have changed.Read all about Sharon in Nancy Ruhling's Huffington Post blog,…See More
Sep 20
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Astoria Characters: The Widow Who Can't Wear Her Wedding Ring

Photo by Nancy A. RuhlingShe lost her husband, Ugo, two years ago.Anna Conti is not wearing her wedding ring. It’s not that she doesn’t want to put it on. She’s a widow, and the ring makes her feel closer to Ugo, the husband she shared her life with for 64 of her 82 years.Read all about Anna in Nancy Ruhling's Huffington Post…See More
Sep 14
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Astoria Characters: The Woman Who Does It All for the Kids

Photo by Nancy A. RuhlingAyisha is a school crossing guard and a children's advocate.“Would you like to see my corner?”Before there’s even time to answer, Ayisha Mayfield strides down 14th Street and plants herself squarely in the bold white stripes of the crosswalk at 30th Avenue.Read all about Ayisha in Nancy Ruhling's…See More
Sep 6
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Astoria Characters: The Stand-Up Mom

Photo by Nancy A. RuhlingChristine's the founder of UP-STAND.It’s a warm, sunny day, so 2-year-old Ani is dancing around the apartment in anticipation of playing outside.Her mother, Christine Serdjenian Yearwood, has piled the little girl’s unruly ringlets onto the top of her head and has managed to get her to stand still long…See More
Aug 30
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Astoria Characters: The Bug Buster

Photo by Nancy A. RuhlingGil’s the president of Standard Pest Management.There’s a fly buzzing around the office. Instead of trying to swat it, Gil Bloom, president of Standard Pest Management, watches in wonder as it wings its way his way.Although Gil makes his living…See More
Aug 23

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Nancy Ruhling, a journalist who has had bylines in more than 50 publications, writes The Huffington Post blog "Astoria Characters."
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Astoria Characters: The Seamstress Who Brings Daddies and Daughters Together

Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling

Evgeniya is from Russia.

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Posted on December 6, 2016 at 6:30am

Astoria Characters: The Hip-Sip Guy



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Juuz.me Bar & Grill is at 19-23 Ditmars Blvd.…
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Posted on November 29, 2016 at 6:33am

Astoria Characters: The Artist Who's a Work in Progress



Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling
Portrait of an emerging artist.


The small studio is hidden, behind a hollow-core wooden… Continue

Posted on November 22, 2016 at 5:59am

Astoria Characters: The Baker Who's Found Her Sweet Spot

Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling

Anastasia's the owner of Aloria Cakes and Gourmet Sweets.

There are eight fresh-baked cupcakes on the metal stand. Anastasia Cunningham is crowning each with a snowflake star…

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Posted on November 15, 2016 at 6:29am

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