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Astoria Characters: The Old-Timer You Won't See Any More

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Michael opened Madeleine's Hosiery some 40 years ago.

Madeleine's Hosiery, which has been on Steinway Street forever, or at least for as long as anyone can remember, probably won't be…

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Added by Nancy Ruhling on July 28, 2015 at 6:32am — No Comments

Astoria Characters: The Flamenco Dancer

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Gabriela's the founder of American Bolero Dance Company.

If there's one steady thing that can be said of Gabriela Granados, it's that she can't sit…

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Added by Nancy Ruhling on July 21, 2015 at 6:05am — No Comments

Astoria Characters: The Music Mama

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Shelly's working on album No. 5.

Singer. Songwriter. Musician. Performer. Wife. Mother. Worker.

Shelly Bhushan lists these labels -- she doesn't think she has left any out -- and…

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Added by Nancy Ruhling on July 14, 2015 at 6:30am — No Comments

Astoria Characters: The Wedding Photographer

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Casey does the wedding circuit.

Casey Fatchett picks up his camera. Now he feels more at ease.

Read all about Casey in Nancy Ruhling's…

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Added by Nancy Ruhling on July 7, 2015 at 6:04am — No Comments

Astoria Characters: The Souvlaki Lady

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Elpida pushes her pushcart onto her corner.

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…

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Added by Nancy Ruhling on June 30, 2015 at 6:14am — No Comments

Astoria Characters: The Newborn Doula

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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.

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Added by Nancy Ruhling on June 23, 2015 at 6:18am — No Comments

Astoria Characters: The Woman Wiping Tears From Her Eyes

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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…

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Added by Nancy Ruhling on June 16, 2015 at 6:19am — No Comments

Queens Beer book!!!

Astorians - Beer Drinkers... Check out the Queens Beer book!  Such an awesome way to check out the neighborhood

 http://brokelyn.com/queens-beer-book/

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Added by Ximena Pintado on June 11, 2015 at 2:51pm — No Comments

Harpsichordist Nancy Kito guests on "Don't Feed the Musicians" June 20th in Astoria

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…

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Added by Nancy Kito on June 9, 2015 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Astoria Characters: The Cerebral Cowboy

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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…

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Added by Nancy Ruhling on June 9, 2015 at 6:32am — No Comments

Astoria Characters: The Fairy Godmother

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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…

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Added by Nancy Ruhling on June 2, 2015 at 6:32am — No Comments

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

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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.

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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

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