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Astoria Characters: The Harpist

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Tracey started playing the harp when she was 13.

Although it’s tall and long, you don’t notice the harp right away. That’s because it’s standing in a corner between the window and the…

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Added by Nancy Ruhling on August 22, 2017 at 5:58am — No Comments

Astoria Characters: The Drag Queen

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Travis as Anita Buffem.…

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Added by Nancy Ruhling on August 15, 2017 at 5:57am — No Comments

Astoria Characters: The Diner Owners



Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling
The Bel Aire Diner on 21st Street at Broadway.

There are 927 entries, including the daily specials, on the menu at the Bel Aire Diner.

I didn’t count them all. I took Kal Dellaportas’ word for it.



Read all about it in Nancy Ruhling's HuffPost blog,…

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Added by Nancy Ruhling on August 8, 2017 at 5:55am — No Comments

Friday August 11, 2017 Catholic/Christian Professionals Billiards Fundraiser benefiting Catholic Charities

The Catholic Fellowship of NYC is organizing this special Catholic/Christian Professionals Billiards Fundraiser benefiting Catholic Charities on Friday August 11, 2017 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm at Society Billiards in Manhattan.

This event is NOT competitive. Beginners are welcome. We have 5 tables for two hours, and you will…

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Added by The Catholic Fellowship of NYC on August 5, 2017 at 7:53am — No Comments

Astoria Characters: The Actor Who Makes Life His Stage

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Added by Nancy Ruhling on August 1, 2017 at 5:54am — No Comments

Astoria Characters: The Retiree Who Beat the Odds

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James quickly adjusted to early retirement.

How’s your heart?…

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Added by Nancy Ruhling on July 25, 2017 at 5:57am — No Comments

Why spend your Life to Pay rent?

Seeking a Single Woman, to share my rented and furnished Astoria 1 bedroom apt. The apt. is in a totally awesome and quite Astoria location, 10mins walk to 30ave N/W train-stop, 2 blocks from Socrates Park and Costco.

Must be a woman who is Professional and values formal education, yet open-minded and adventurous. Ideally, a woman who would like to find like-minded, educated and cultured, but very Single IT-guy, to share Summer with, travel and everything Else is optional.

This…

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Added by William Golembo on July 21, 2017 at 1:13pm — No Comments

Astoria Characters: The Accent Adjustor

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Liz is the founder of Better Speech Now.…

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Added by Nancy Ruhling on July 18, 2017 at 5:47am — No Comments

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

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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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Added by Nancy Ruhling on July 11, 2017 at 5:52am — No Comments

Friday Aug 11, 2017 6:30pm - 8:30pm Catholic/Christian Professionals Billiards Fundraiser

The Catholic Fellowship of NYC is organizing this very special Catholic/Christian Professionals Billiards Fundraiser benefiting Catholic Charities on Friday August 11, 2017 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm at Society Billiards in Manhattan.

This event is NOT crazy competitive. Beginners are welcome. We have 5 tables for two hours,…

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Added by The Catholic Fellowship of NYC on July 9, 2017 at 10:14am — No Comments

Astoria Characters: The Mom in Charge of Kids and Cakes

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Added by Nancy Ruhling on July 4, 2017 at 5:53am — No Comments

Astoria Characters: The Guy Who's At Your Service

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Added by Nancy Ruhling on June 27, 2017 at 5:44am — No Comments

Astoria Characters: The Guy Who Wants To Help You Succeed



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                                   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…

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Added by Nancy Ruhling on June 20, 2017 at 6:11am — No Comments

Saturday June 24, 2017 Catholic Young Adult Mass for 20s, 30s & 40s follow by Biergarten Social

The Catholic Fellowship of Long Island invites Catholic young adults in their 20s, 30s and 40s for Mass follow by a Social.



***Mass at 5pm at:***

St. Catherine of Sienna Church

St. Catherine Chapel, Sienna Center

33 New Hyde Park Road

Franklin Square, NY 11010

http://www.stcatherineofsienna.org/public/default.aspx



Our group will sit in the back of the church.…

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Added by The Catholic Fellowship of NYC on June 17, 2017 at 10:09pm — No Comments

Astoria Characters: The Motorcycle Men



Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling
SL 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…

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Added by Nancy Ruhling on June 13, 2017 at 5:59am — No Comments

Astoria Characters: The Medium

Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling

Alex'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…

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Added by Nancy Ruhling on June 6, 2017 at 5:55am — No Comments

Astoria Characters: The Shoe Repairman



Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling
Manuel 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…

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Added by Nancy Ruhling on May 30, 2017 at 5:55am — No Comments

Astoria Characters: The Zen Rocker



Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling
Mike’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…

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Added by Nancy Ruhling on May 23, 2017 at 5:58am — No Comments

Astoria Characters: The Wallpaper Designer

Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling

Sarah 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…

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Added by Nancy Ruhling on May 16, 2017 at 6:00am — No Comments

Friday June 16, 2017 6:30pm-9:30pm Catholic/Christian Professionals Mix & Mingle Charity Event at the Bryant Park Lounge in Manhattan

The Catholic Fellowship of NYC  invites Catholic/Christian professionals to this special Mix & Mingle Charity Event benefiting Catholic Charities.

Come out to Bryant Park Lounge on Friday June 16th, 2017 from 6:30PM to 9:30PM.  Meet other Catholics/Christians. 



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*Private area exclusively for our group…

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Added by The Catholic Fellowship of NYC on May 15, 2017 at 8:30pm — No Comments

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