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Astoria Characters: The Winter's Tale (of 3 Turtles)

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 01.12.2016 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Technically, our tale starts in the summer, but turtles are slow-shuffling creatures so it makes sense that everything has come to a head in the dead of this winter of our discontented spring.

Astoria Characters: The Guys With the Great Garden

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 09.21.2014 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

People stop and stare and hold their babbling babies up to the wrought-iron railing. It's not every day you see a koi pond on Ditmars Boulevard. Or a garden that looks as though it outgrew Architectural Digest.