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Astoria Characters: The Lover Left Holding the Daffodils

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 05.26.2015 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

As long as there are lovers, there will always be a guy standing outside an apartment building clutching a bunch of daffodils close to his heart.

Astoria Characters: The Fake Flowers

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 04.15.2012 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

I moved to Astoria on a February day, when the daffodils were in full bloom and the snow was on the red, red roses. I didn't need a green thumb to figure out what had been staring me in the face: These flowers were fakes.

Beware the Ides of March

Dr. Susan Corso | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Susan Corso

Have you ever contemplated the signs and symbols associated with a perfectly neutral thing like a month? Today is the Ides of March, that infamous occ...