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Astoria Characters: The Woman Who's Counting on 90

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 05.17.2015 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Minnie Daddario places a plate of pizzelle on the table. There aren't many people who make the Italian snowflake-shaped cookies any more. Minnie thinks that's a shame.

This Is The Magical Process Behind Making A Ballet Tutu

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 12.19.2014 | Arts

A tutu is a magical piece of clothing that transforms ballerinas into black swans and sleeping beauties. So it's fitting that the process of making th...

Astoria Characters: The Meetup Master

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 09.11.2011 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

James A. DeSoucey Jr. is a squat muscle-bound square with laughing baby blues. He looks as though he coulda been a boxer. Or a prizefighter. Or at least a contender.