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Astoria Characters: The All-Around Activist

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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

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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

Astoria Characters: The Bird Lady

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Lynne and Jiminy, her therapy parrot.

It's a simple task: Carry the seltzer can outside to the trash can.

This is not something that Lynne Enman can do right off the bat. She…

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Added by Nancy Ruhling on February 10, 2015 at 6:06am — No Comments

Astoria Characters: The Cooking Coach

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Joann's the author of the self-help cookbook "Overcoming Takeout."

It's flu season, and Joann Pandolfi comes carrying a care package for me. Her Little Red Riding Hood…

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Added by Nancy Ruhling on February 3, 2015 at 6:20am — No Comments

Astoria Characters: The Sax Player

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Carol took up the sax 40 years ago.

Carol Sudhalter, the founder of Astoria…

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Added by Nancy Ruhling on January 27, 2015 at 6:55am — No Comments

Astoria Characters: The Soloist

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Yomar raised two children on her own.

Why? Even for Yomar Ramirez, who is an introspective woman, it's not always easy to come up with a simple, satisfying…

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Added by Nancy Ruhling on January 20, 2015 at 6:50am — No Comments

BOAST: Best of Astoria website is now live

Thank you to those who participated in the survey, and now the website BOAST: Best of Astoria is published! Find out about great food, drinks, and fun things to do and see in the area. Check it out and spread the word: boast.nyc

Added by Jonah Schrogin on January 14, 2015 at 11:50am — No Comments

Astoria Characters: The Man Who's Redrawing His Life

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Anthony with one of his artworks.

The painting, a brooding tattoo of black and white shapes flowing together like a raging river, is wrapped…

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Added by Nancy Ruhling on January 13, 2015 at 6:41am — No Comments

Astoria Characters: The Creek Chronicler

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Mitch on the waterfront.

It's going to be a good day. Mitch Waxman knows this because he just saw a black cat with yellow eyes.

Read all about Mitch in Nancy Ruhling's…

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Added by Nancy Ruhling on January 6, 2015 at 6:13am — No Comments

Planet Maids Cleaning Service

Planet Maids is making getting your home clean simple again. Give us a try at Planet Maids. Just choose one of our flat rate services that fits your home, select a date that works, sit back and relax. Our professional team will take care of the rest, guaranteeing the very best service.

Very simple to book online. If you are not…

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Added by Planet Maids Cleaning Service on January 2, 2015 at 9:43pm — No Comments

Astoria Characters: The Biz Brothers

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Shaun, left, and Dan own Crescent Grill.

As soon as Dan and Shaun Dougherty sit down, they start reminiscing. The brothers come from a large family -- they…

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Added by Nancy Ruhling on December 30, 2014 at 6:51am — No Comments

Astoria Characters: The Team Player

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Pete owns the Allstate office on 23rd Avenue.

The first thing you see when you enter Pete Silletti's office is the company logo. If you don't…

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Added by Nancy Ruhling on December 23, 2014 at 6:44am — No Comments

Social Media Strategies for Artists

Participants in this fast-paced workshop will learn how to use Twitter, Facebook, Google+, among other social media platforms, to build a personalized strategy to identify, articulate and promote their artistic brands on-line–  thus bringing the world to their front door. The workshop…

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Added by Queens Council on the Arts on December 22, 2014 at 12:03pm — No Comments

Arts Business Incubator for Arts Business Startups

The New York Foundation on the Arts (NYFA) is launching an Arts Business Incubator (ABI) Program for ten New York City-based arts business start-ups. QCA members will have the opportunity to learn about the program and get tips on the application process. 

The ABI program offers three years of…

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Added by Queens Council on the Arts on December 22, 2014 at 12:02pm — No Comments

Roll with Queens Council on the Arts! Come to the Casino Caliente!

Queens Council on the Arts (QCA) is turning 50 in 2016, but we are kicking off the festivities a year early! Save yourself a plane ticket and join QCA for a hot night in Havana, Cuba right here in Long Island City, Queens! 

Join us as we…

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Added by Queens Council on the Arts on December 17, 2014 at 12:17pm — No Comments

Astoria Characters: The Re-Rooted Florists

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Clare and George moved Teddy's Florist to 35th Street at Ditmars Boulevard.

Teddy's Florist, which sold its first bouquet in 1922, was a 31st Street landmark when…

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Added by Nancy Ruhling on December 16, 2014 at 6:47am — No Comments

Astoria Characters: The Tree Santa

Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling

Harry is the co-owner of NYCtrees.com, which delivers evergreens to your home.

Standing in the center of  the forest of Fraser firs is Harry…

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Added by Nancy Ruhling on December 9, 2014 at 6:40am — No Comments

Astoria Characters: The Man in Transition

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Clay was bound for Broadway.

There's nothing ordinary about Clay Nelms' story. So don't let the stereotypical musical-style synopsis fool you: Small-town boy with big-city…

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Added by Nancy Ruhling on December 2, 2014 at 6:51am — No Comments

Astoria Characters: The Rx Man

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Harry established City View Pharmacy in 2006.

The old wooden floor creaks, and Harry Xidias smiles. He finds the sound…

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Added by Nancy Ruhling on November 25, 2014 at 6:46am — No Comments

Wandering Jews Startup Shabbat, Join us!

Added by Sam Schachter on November 24, 2014 at 5:56pm — No Comments

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