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Friday June 5th Catholic/Christian Professionals Social at The Metropolitan Museum of Art Roof Top

Drinks, social and Pierre Huyghe Roofgarden Commission on The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Roof Top Bar with panoramic views of Manhattan, it doesn't get much better than that.

Location :

The Metropolitan Museum of Art (Rooftop)

1000 Fifth Avenue near E82nd Street

New York, NY 10021

http://www.metmuseum.org/

Fifth floor via the elevator in the European Sculpture and Decorative Arts galleries. (For directions to the…

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Added by The Catholic Fellowship of NYC on May 26, 2015 at 2:45pm — No Comments

Astoria Characters: The Lover Left Holding the Daffodils

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Daffodils are symbols of requited love.

When I first saw him, he was sitting on the stoop.

I wouldn't have noticed him except he was clutching…

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Added by Nancy Ruhling on May 26, 2015 at 6:32am — No Comments

Astoria Characters: The Friends and Family Fellow

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George, his father and brother own Family Corner Restaurant.

"Good morning, Jerry!"

George Kavadias follows this wake-up-and-smell-the-coffee greeting with a…

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Added by Nancy Ruhling on May 19, 2015 at 6:30am — No Comments

Astoria Characters: The Be-Positive Being

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Brianna's a positive-thinking cancer survivor.

Fast and furious, the rain falls. Brianna Mercado, wearing a shirt the color of sunshine, is intently watching it through the living…

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Added by Nancy Ruhling on May 12, 2015 at 6:39am — No Comments

Astoria Characters: The Novel Teen

Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling

Loli, 16, just published her first novel.

Sixteen-year-old Mariadolores "Loli" Alvarez walks in carrying a bunch of books about the Holocaust.

On the top of the pile…

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Added by Nancy Ruhling on May 5, 2015 at 6:44am — No Comments

Astoria Characters: The Editor of Eating

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Stacey is the founder of Allergic to Salad.

Picky. It's not a word that Stacey Ornstein usually uses, but it's one that makes her plate too full.

Read all about…

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Added by Nancy Ruhling on April 28, 2015 at 6:38am — No Comments

Astoria Characters: The Grammy Guy

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James has won several Grammys.

The sound of silence in James Cruz' apartment is deafening.

"Do you mind if I put on some music?" he pleads rather than asks.

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Added by Nancy Ruhling on April 21, 2015 at 6:36am — No Comments

Astoria Characters: The Man at the End of the Line

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John manning the deli counter at Andrew & Frank's Catering.

The rush-hour regulars are lined up when John Zizzo steps behind the…

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Added by Nancy Ruhling on April 14, 2015 at 6:35am — No Comments

Friday May 8, 2015 Spring Fling Catholic\Christian Singles Mingle Fundraiser

The Catholic Fellowship of NYC has teamed up with WeekendDating.com to bring more Catholic/Christian singles on this very special Spring Fling Singles Mingle Fundraiser benefitting Catholic Medical Mission Board (CMMB).



CMMB is a global, faith-based health organization helping women and children lead healthier lives. To learn about CMMB go to…

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Added by The Catholic Fellowship of NYC on April 9, 2015 at 4:22pm — No Comments

Astoria Characters: The Sneakers in the Sky

Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling

Who threw them there and why?

I live around the corner from a private high school. If I ever need to be reminded of this fact, all I have to do is look up in the sky.

Read all about it in…

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Added by Nancy Ruhling on April 7, 2015 at 6:38am — No Comments

Queens Arts Connection

The QAC is a professional development event for artists to learn more about the business of art, get feedback on their work, and build networks within the artistic community.

Saturday, April 25, 2015, 2:00-7:00pm

Hosted at Queens Museum

Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Flushing, NY 11368

#7 Train to Mets-Willets Point

Artists will have the opportunity to have their portfolios critiqued by Queens Museum curatorial staff. The speed consultations will be an…

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Added by Queens Council on the Arts on April 1, 2015 at 11:30am — No Comments

Astoria Characters: The Rememberer

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War separated Pedro and his family when he was a child.

If you don't know anything about Pedro Fernandez de Unamuno, and most of the world…

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Added by Nancy Ruhling on March 31, 2015 at 6:43am — No Comments

Astoria Characters: The Cat Guy

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Paul with one of his feline friends.

The cats didn't do it. Paul Santell wants that to be perfectly clear before he bares his left arm.

Read all about Paul in…

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Added by Nancy Ruhling on March 24, 2015 at 6:40am — No Comments

Can anyone recommend a good real estate agent?

Looking for an Astoria/LIC buyer's agent with experience in multi-family properties.  I realize there is blog content regarding real estate agents, but it seems to be limited to agents specializing in rentals.  Please help!  

Added by Cole on March 23, 2015 at 5:12pm — No Comments

$2,300 - 1 Bedroom on 28th street between Newtown and Astoria Blvd. (owner listed - No Fee)

Bright one-bedroom apartment in the heart of Astoria.  Stainless steel appliances, new construction (building is 2.5 years old), and balcony.  Skyline view from the balcony.  Storage Unit in building comes with apartment.  Laundry (coin-op) in building.  Parking spot available for $250.  Available April 1st.  

$2,300 - Email me for more info or to schedule a viewing - joshua.negreira@gmail.com

Pets welcome (additional security deposit).  …



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Added by Joshua Negreira on March 19, 2015 at 9:05pm — No Comments

Astoria Characters: The Woman Who's Counting on 90

Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling

Minnie, who retired three years ago, soon will be 90.

Minnie Daddario places a plate of pizzelle on the table. There aren't many people who make the…

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Added by Nancy Ruhling on March 17, 2015 at 7:02am — No Comments

Astoria Characters: The Senior Stunt Man

Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling

Tony and his son Peter getting into the zone.

It's not as easy as it looks.

Tony Loupakis, who stands a mere 5 feet 4, grabs the bar of…

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Added by Nancy Ruhling on March 10, 2015 at 6:15am — No Comments

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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Added by Nancy Ruhling on March 3, 2015 at 6:43am — No Comments

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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Added by Nancy Ruhling on February 24, 2015 at 6:27am — No Comments

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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Added by Nancy Ruhling on February 17, 2015 at 6:30am — No Comments

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