Nancy Ruhling
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Astoria Characters: The Retiree Who Beat the Odds

Photo by Nancy A. RuhlingJames quickly adjusted to early retirement.How’s your heart?James Everett puts his hand over his chest and pretends to listen intently for the beat.Read all about James in Nancy Ruhling's HuffPost blog, "Astoria Characters: The Retiree Who Beat the Odds."See More
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Astoria Characters: The Accent Adjustor

Photo by Nancy A. RuhlingLiz is the founder of Better Speech Now.Liz Schwartz is sitting on her living room sofa talking about effective communication.She speaks clearly and concisely, choosing her words with care and confidence in this, a casual conversation.Read all about Liz in Nancy Ruhling's HuffPost blog,…See More
Jul 18
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Astoria Characters: The Woman Who's Mastered the Business of Art

Photo by Nancy A. RuhlingMarci's the owner of The Paint Place.The room is filled with folding tables whose tops are clad in sheets of black plastic, and Marci Freede is standing on a step ladder in one corner.Read all about Marci in Nancy Ruhling's HuffPost blog "Astoria Characters:…See More
Jul 11
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Astoria Characters: The Mom in Charge of Kids and Cakes

Photo by Nancy A. RuhlingRenée has made a career of working with children.When Renée Edwards opens the bright blue IKEA shopping bag, a big smile breaks across her serene face.Inside, coiled like a coiffure’s curls, are scores of rainbow-colored jump ropes.Read all about Renée in Nancy Ruhling's HuffPost blog,…See More
Jul 4
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Astoria Characters: The Guy Who's At Your Service

Photo by Nancy A. RuhlingJaime named Nicole's Cleaners after his older daughter.It was a driver’s license that determined Jaime Jinete’s future.Jaime, the owner of Nicole's Cleaners, didn’t know much English when he came to America, but he was fluent when it came to the language of cars.Read all about Jaime in Nancy Ruhling's…See More
Jun 27
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Astoria Characters: The Guy Who Wants To Help You Succeed

Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling                                   Andre’s the organizing director of Zone 126.  Please, whatever you do, don’t say “project.”Andre T. Stith (that’s Smith with a T instead of an M, he says) doesn’t object to the word in and of itself.He grew up in and lives in Astoria Houses.Read all about Andre in Nancy Ruhling's HuffPost blog, "Astoria Characters: The Guy Who Wants To Help You Succeed."See More
Jun 20
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Astoria Characters: The Motorcycle Men

Photo by Nancy A. RuhlingSL NYC is at 18-22 26th Road.A biker-black Dodge RAM pickup pulls up outside SL NYC and motorcycle man Sasha Alexander Lerner steps out onto the sidewalk.Sasha, a tall and lean man in black, has three bikes at home – two SL customs and a modified Harley FXR – but the early-morning spring breeze was brisk and biting, so he took the truck.Read all about it in Nancy Ruhling's HuffPost blog, Astoria Characters: The Motorcycle…See More
Jun 13
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Astoria Characters: The Medium

Photo by Nancy A. RuhlingAlex's spiritual guide is Kazoo.I’m just a regular guy who talks to this other guy,” says Alex Altomonte.The other guy, who is with Alex, is Kazoo. You can’t see him, and you can’t hear him.Read all about Alex in Nancy Ruhling's HuffPost blog "Astoria Characters: The Medium."See More
Jun 6
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Astoria Characters: The Shoe Repairman

Photo by Nancy A. RuhlingManuel learned shoemaking at his father’s feet.Manuel Nunez is wearing wingtips. They are the color of caramel and polished to you-can-see-your-face-in-them perfection.I know this because I look down when he tells me about them.Read all about Manuel in Nancy Ruhling's HuffPost blog "Astoria Characters: The Shoe Repairman."See More
May 30
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Astoria Characters: The Zen Rocker

Photo by Nancy A. RuhlingMike’s a lifelong Astoria resident.What do a statue of Ganesha, an electric-red Kramer guitar, a 20-year-old ZZ plant, ticket stubs from Bad Brains and OFF! concerts, a Malta stamp and a black Trek road bike have in common?I’m guessing you’ll never guess.OK, here’s the answer: Mike Dijan.Read all about Mike in Nancy Ruhling's HuffPost blog, "Astoria Characters: The Zen Rocker."See More
May 23
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Astoria Characters: The Wallpaper Designer

Photo by Nancy A. RuhlingSarah is the owner of Merenda Wallpaper.Sitting in her bright white-walled design studio, Sarah Merenda flips through her book of wallpaper samples.The owner of Merenda Wallpaper, she’s not looking for any particular pattern, which is a good thing because her designs are diverse and if you don’t know Sarah, you might mistakenly think they are random.Read all about Sarah in Nancy Ruhling's HuffPost blog, "Astoria…See More
May 16
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Astoria Characters: The Fun Family

Photo by Nancy A. RuhlingKazuki is a fashion designer.When Kazuki Kozuru-Salifoska opens the blinds to bring in the morning sun, her daughter, Kharin, protests.Read all about her in Nancy Ruhling's HuffPost blog Astoria Characters: The Fun Family.See More
May 9
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Astoria Characters: The Proactive Actor

Photo by Nancy A. RuhlingDid you see Joshua in Les Mis?It’s been a month since Joshua Morgan has set eyes on Barnaby.That’s why the maroon fan-tailed Betta is swimming in circles in a tiny round plastic container on the dining room table.Read all about Joshua in Nancy Ruhling's Huffington Post blog,…See More
May 2
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Astoria Characters: The Guy Who Saved the Bocce Court

Photo by Nancy A. RuhlingDanny grew up in Astoria Houses.White canvas ball bag in hand, Danny Berrios heads toward the bocce court in Astoria Park.It’s along the waterfront next to the children’s playground. Even if you’re a regular park-goer, you might not know of its existence.Read all about Danny in Nancy Ruhling's Huffington Post blog, "Astoria Characters: The Guy Who Saved the Bocce Court."See More
Apr 25
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Astoria Characters: The Music Maker

Photo by Nancy A. RuhlingGuillermo is a flutist.The flute was not Guillermo Laporta’s first choice.Read all about Guillermo in Nancy Ruhling's Huffington Post blog, "Astoria Characters: The Music Maker."See More
Apr 18
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Astoria Characters: The Tiffany Curator

Photo by Nancy A. RuhlingLindsy's the director/curator of The Neustadt.From the more than 250,000 pieces of Tiffany art glass at The Neustadt, Lindsy Parrott pulls out a rippled cream-colored sheet and holds it up to the light.Read all about Lindsy in Nancy Ruhlng's Huffington Post blog, "Astoria Characters: The Tiffany Curator."See More
Apr 11

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Nancy Ruhling's Blog

Astoria Characters: The Retiree Who Beat the Odds

Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling

James quickly adjusted to early retirement.

How’s your heart?…

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Posted on July 25, 2017 at 5:57am

Astoria Characters: The Accent Adjustor

Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling

Liz is the founder of Better Speech Now.…

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Posted on July 18, 2017 at 5:47am

Astoria Characters: The Woman Who's Mastered the Business of Art

Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling

Marci's the owner of The Paint Place.

The room is filled with folding tables whose tops are clad in sheets of black plastic, and Marci Freede is standing on a step ladder…

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Posted on July 11, 2017 at 5:52am

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