Jane is the owner of Sweet Janes on 24th Avenue.
Jane McGinn has always had a sweet spot for ice cream. She loves it in and of itself,…Continue
Added by Nancy Ruhling on September 1, 2015 at 6:28am — No Comments
Mary, lashed to the fence.
A decade ago, when I settled in Astoria, there was a saint squatting in my front yard.
Read all about it in Nancy Ruhling's…Continue
Added by Nancy Ruhling on August 25, 2015 at 6:13am — No Comments
The Catholic Fellowship has teamed up with WeekendDating.com to bring you this special speed dating event, which will take place on Thursday September 24th starting at 6:45pm on the 2nd floor at Mustang Harry's located at 352 7th Ave in Manhattan (5 minutes from Penn Station). This event is open to Catholic singles for men and women ages 28-43 who are looking to meet people of similar faith\values.…
Added by The Catholic Fellowship of NYC on August 22, 2015 at 4:42pm — No Comments
Thal started Home Comforts in 1990.
The comforters aren't stacked straight, and it's driving Thal Tembelis crazy. He scrambles up a step ladder and adjusts the plastic packages so…Continue
Added by Nancy Ruhling on August 18, 2015 at 6:47am — No Comments
You'll see Jamuna at Shade Bar Spa.
The fingernails on Jamuna Gurung's hardy hands are just the right length: Short enough to do work, long enough to be…Continue
Added by Nancy Ruhling on August 11, 2015 at 6:30am — No Comments
Unfurling her collapsible cane, Cynthia Groopman strides toward the door of her room. Once she's in the hallway, she feels around the lock with her fingers until she "sees" the slot for the key.
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling…Continue
Added by Nancy Ruhling on August 4, 2015 at 6:28am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Nancy Ruhling on July 28, 2015 at 6:32am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Nancy Ruhling on July 21, 2015 at 6:05am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Nancy Ruhling on July 14, 2015 at 6:30am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Nancy Ruhling on July 7, 2015 at 6:04am — No Comments
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