The smoke swells as the souvlakis sizzle.
They sear swiftly, so Elpida Vasiliadis has to turn them promptly while she's serving the people who stop at her pushcart.
Read all about Elpida in Nancy Ruhling's Huffington Post…Continue
Added by Nancy Ruhling on June 30, 2015 at 6:14am — No Comments
Annie's work revolves around children.
The call came at 10 at night. Annie LeVasseur had been eagerly expecting it, but, still, it made her nervous.
Read all about…Continue
Added by Nancy Ruhling on June 23, 2015 at 6:18am — No Comments
Ann is determined to regain her independence.
Ann Kos cannot meet you at the front door. She lives on the middle floor of her three-family house, and she can't go up and down the…Continue
Added by Nancy Ruhling on June 16, 2015 at 6:19am — No Comments
Astorians - Beer Drinkers... Check out the Queens Beer book! Such an awesome way to check out the neighborhoodContinue
Added by Ximena Pintado on June 11, 2015 at 2:51pm — No Comments
Every month, Rob Paravonian (he of “Pachelbel Rant” fame) hosts a monthly madhouse of music and merriment at QED Astoria: “Don’t Feed the Musicians”. Native New Yorker Nancy Kito, who grew up in Astoria (Crescent Street and 21st Ave!) takes a turn as a classical music guest artist between comedians. Saturday, June 20, 2015, 7:30pm at QED Astoria. With the comedy music of Killy Mockstar Dwyer, the comedy of Amanda Melson, the harpsichord skills of Nancy…Continue
Added by Nancy Kito on June 9, 2015 at 2:00pm — No Comments
Jim's a geologist for the city.
Does it smell like cigarette smoke?
Jim Ruchalski, a pack-a-day guy, has gone to a lot of trouble to clear the stale-smoke scent out of his…Continue
Added by Nancy Ruhling on June 9, 2015 at 6:32am — No Comments
Shireen and her daughter Janan at Arabesque Couture Boutique.
In between a boisterous bar and a game's-over gambling den, the Shireen Khan's Arabesque Couture Boutique…Continue
Added by Nancy Ruhling on June 2, 2015 at 6:32am — No Comments
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.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art (Rooftop)
1000 Fifth Avenue near E82nd Street
New York, NY 10021
Fifth floor via the elevator in the European Sculpture and Decorative Arts galleries. (For directions to the…Continue
Added by The Catholic Fellowship of NYC on May 26, 2015 at 2:45pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Nancy Ruhling on May 26, 2015 at 6:32am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Nancy Ruhling on May 19, 2015 at 6:30am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Nancy Ruhling on May 12, 2015 at 6:39am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Nancy Ruhling on May 5, 2015 at 6:44am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Nancy Ruhling on April 28, 2015 at 6:38am — No Comments
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.
Added by Nancy Ruhling on April 21, 2015 at 6:36am — No Comments
John manning the deli counter at Andrew & Frank's Catering.
The rush-hour regulars are lined up when John Zizzo steps behind the…Continue
Added by Nancy Ruhling on April 14, 2015 at 6:35am — No Comments
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…
Added by The Catholic Fellowship of NYC on April 9, 2015 at 4:22pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Nancy Ruhling on April 7, 2015 at 6:38am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Queens Council on the Arts on April 1, 2015 at 11:30am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Nancy Ruhling on March 31, 2015 at 6:43am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Nancy Ruhling on March 24, 2015 at 6:40am — No Comments