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Astoria Characters: The Man Whose Hobby Is Working

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 12.16.2012 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Rudy's is the only extensive, eclectic hobby shop left in Queens, and surely it is the only one in the world that sells crosses and holy water right alongside jigsaw puzzles and plastic toy soldiers.

Astoria Characters: The Piano Man

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 11.18.2012 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Walter "Wally" Boot finds himself fine-tuning a Steinway, and it's all because of a blue suit he needed a half century ago.

Judge Wishes For Harsher Punishment For L.I. Serial Pet Killer

AP | By FRANK ELTMAN | Posted 05.30.2011 | New York

RIVERHEAD, N.Y. -- A judge who lamented he could not legally impose a stiffer sentence gave the maximum two-year jail term Wednesday to a woman who ab...