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Greater Astoria Historical Society

Astoria Characters: The Other Mayor

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 11.22.2014 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

More colorful than his scorching-orange Hawaiian shirt and 84 times as big as life, Carrado wears the title like a crown. But he's not big on protocol. He still answers to Frank.

Astoria Characters: The Hidden House

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 01.29.2013 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

2013-01-29-astoria_homes.jpgIts future is uncertain, and time may stop for it.

Astoria Characters: The Nun of God

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 06.05.2011 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Being a Rikers chaplain is much more than a job to Sister Margaret. What she offers inmates is simple -- love with no toughness or any other strings attached.

Astoria Characters: The History Buff

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Alfred C. Ronzoni Jr. arrives at the Greater Astoria Historical Society right on the dot. Al, in case you didn't know, is one of the pasta-making Ronzonis.