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Entries by Nancy Ruhling from 05/2012

Astoria Characters: The ComiX Creator

| Posted 05.01.2012 | New York

Michelle, a super-shy, self-effacing, self-described sci-fi nerd with a nose ring and a pair of chin piercings, created Starfighter, an online erotic comic strip, three years ago.

Astoria Characters: The Play Mommy

| Posted 05.08.2012 | New York

Sylvia Ramsaywak attends to more than 150 students in her Serious Fun after-school programs at P.S. 85 and P.S. 234. Sylvia modeled Serious Fun after the things she liked to do after school when she was growing up in Alaska.

Astoria Characters: The Flesh-and-Blood Man of Steel

| Posted 05.15.2012 | New York

Every day, Jim Pignetti sees the past in the present. He can't help but be reminded of the way things were because his business, Metalmen, is only four and a half blocks from the house he grew up in.

Astoria Characters: The Prince and Princess of Pastry

| Posted 05.22.2012 | New York

It's noon when Catherine and Frank Terrizzi walk through the front door of Terrizzi Pastry Shop. They're not here every day any more, but they can be counted upon to appear every Saturday at this time.

Astoria Characters: The Modest Missionary

| Posted 05.29.2012 | New York

Eartha Thompson-Washington sparkles in the sunlight. Her tunic, the color of blushing pink rosebuds, is studded with mini-mirrors and gold sequins.