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Astoria Characters: The Costume Designer

Photo by Nancy A. RuhlingEmmy winner Erin designs costumes for Sesame Street."My house is like a zoo on Saturday mornings," says Erin Black.So consider yourself warned and enter at your own risk to meet her husband, Eric, who is trying to feed Emmett, the nearly 12-month-old baby, who thinks food is something that should not go into…See More
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Astoria Characters: The All-Around Activist

Photo by Nancy A. RuhlingMickey Z. in his protester's pose.Even when he's not raising his furious fist to the sky, Mickey Z. is outstanding in the crowd. That's something to say because as a political activist, he's in so many.Read all about Mickey Z. in Nancy Ruhling's Huffington Post blog,…See More
Feb 24
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Astoria Characters: The Full-Cup Couple

Photo by Nancy A. RuhlingGiselle and Predrag at the OK Cafe.Predrag Grncarski's a cappuccino guy; his wife, Giselle, favors cortados. Not that they ever have time for a coffee break.Read all about Giselle and Predrag in Nancy Ruhling's Huffington Post blog, "Astoria Characters: The…See More
Feb 17
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Astoria Characters: The Bird Lady

Photo by Nancy A. RuhlingLynne and Jiminy, her therapy parrot.It's a simple task: Carry the seltzer can outside to the trash can.This is not something that Lynne Enman can do right off the bat. She has to plan it out. She usually takes her power chair, but she hasn't done any walking today, so she really only has to decide whether…See More
Feb 10
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Astoria Characters: The Cooking Coach

Photo by Nancy A. RuhlingJoann's the author of the self-help cookbook "Overcoming Takeout."It's flu season, and Joann Pandolfi comes carrying a care package for me. Her Little Red Riding Hood basket contains homemade chicken soup, meatloaf and green beans garnished with ginger.Read all about Joann in Nancy Ruhling's Huffington…See More
Feb 3
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Astoria Characters: The Sax Player

Photo by Nancy A. RuhlingCarol took up the sax 40 years ago.Carol Sudhalter, the founder of Astoria Big Band and the quartet that bears her name, walks into the improv stage, which is her living room and the room she does most of her living in.Read all about Carol in Nancy…See More
Jan 27
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Astoria Characters: The Soloist

Photo by Nancy A. RuhlingYomar raised two children on her own.Why? Even for Yomar Ramirez, who is an introspective woman, it's not always easy to come up with a simple, satisfying answer.Sometimes it's better to shrug and go on, which is what she does.Read all about Yomar in Nancy Ruhling's Huffington Post blog,…See More
Jan 20
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Astoria Characters: The Man Who's Redrawing His Life

Photo by Nancy A. RuhlingAnthony with one of his artworks.The painting, a brooding tattoo of black and white shapes flowing together like a raging river, is wrapped in a cage of thin clear plastic. Anthony Cardillo releases it and holds it in front of his body like a warrior's…See More
Jan 13
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Astoria Characters: The Creek Chronicler

Photo by Nancy A. RuhlingMitch on the waterfront.It's going to be a good day. Mitch Waxman knows this because he just saw a black cat with yellow eyes.Read all about Mitch in Nancy Ruhling's Huffington Post blog, "Astoria Characters: The Creek Chronicler."See More
Jan 6
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Astoria Characters: The Biz Brothers

Photo by Nancy A. RuhlingShaun, left, and Dan own Crescent Grill.As soon as Dan and Shaun Dougherty sit down, they start reminiscing. The brothers come from a large family -- they are two of nine -- so there were few times when they were growing up that everyone gathered at one table.Read all about Dan and Shaun in Nancy Ruhling's…See More
Dec 30, 2014
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Astoria Characters: The Team Player

Photo by Nancy A. RuhlingPete owns the Allstate office on 23rd Avenue.The first thing you see when you enter Pete Silletti's office is the company logo. If you don't recognize the "you're in good hands" corporate art, it is spelled out in huge, shiny silver letters: Allstate.Read all about Pete in Nancy Ruhling's Huffington Post…See More
Dec 23, 2014
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Astoria Characters: The Re-Rooted Florists

Photo by Nancy A. RuhlingClare and George moved Teddy's Florist to 35th Street at Ditmars Boulevard.Teddy's Florist, which sold its first bouquet in 1922, was a 31st Street landmark when George Stelios and his sister, Clare Petropoulos, bought it in 1984.Read all about Clare and George in Nancy Ruhling's Huffington Post…See More
Dec 16, 2014
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Astoria Characters: The Tree Santa

Photo by Nancy A. RuhlingHarry is the co-owner of NYCtrees.com, which delivers evergreens to your home.Standing in the center of  the forest of Fraser firs is Harry DeLucia, iPhone glued to his ear.It's only the second week of December and already he's coordinating 50 deliveries per day with what he hopes is holiday cheer.Read all…See More
Dec 9, 2014
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Astoria Characters: The Man in Transition

Photo by Nancy A. RuhlingClay was bound for Broadway.There's nothing ordinary about Clay Nelms' story. So don't let the stereotypical musical-style synopsis fool you: Small-town boy with big-city dreams comes to New York because he's gotta sing and dance.Read all about Clay in Nancy Ruhling's Huffington Post blog,…See More
Dec 2, 2014
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Astoria Characters: The Rx Man

Photo by Nancy A. RuhlingHarry established City View Pharmacy in 2006.The old wooden floor creaks, and Harry Xidias smiles. He finds the sound comforting.Read all about Harry in Nancy Ruhling's Huffington Post blog, "Astoria Characters: The Rx Man."See More
Nov 25, 2014
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Astoria Characters: The Trivia Guy You Saw on TV

Photo by Nancy A. RuhlingTony's head still hurts from his Millionaire snafu.Well-known fact: Ken Jennings won $100,000 yesterday on Who Wants To Be a Millionaire.Little-known fact: Tony Hightower is the guy who couldn't give him the right answer.Read all about Tony in Nancy Ruhling's Huffington Post blog,…See More
Nov 18, 2014

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Astoria Characters: The Costume Designer

Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling

Emmy winner Erin designs costumes for Sesame Street.

"My house is like a zoo on Saturday mornings," says Erin Black.

So consider yourself warned and…

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Posted on March 3, 2015 at 6:43am

Astoria Characters: The All-Around Activist

Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling

Mickey Z. in his protester's pose.

Even when he's not raising his furious fist to the sky, Mickey Z. is outstanding in the crowd. That's something to say because as a political…

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Posted on February 24, 2015 at 6:27am

Astoria Characters: The Full-Cup Couple

Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling

Giselle and Predrag at the OK Cafe.

Predrag Grncarski's a cappuccino guy; his wife,…

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Posted on February 17, 2015 at 6:30am

Astoria Characters: The Bird Lady

Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling

Lynne and Jiminy, her therapy parrot.

It's a simple task: Carry the seltzer can outside to the trash can.

This is not something that Lynne Enman can do right off the bat. She…

Continue

Posted on February 10, 2015 at 6:06am

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