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Gloria Rochester, QSCAN Founder
Gloria Rochester had not too long ago emigrated from Jamaica in 1973 when her fourth child was born. It was a time of joy like every other birth, but 18 months later, her daughter, Tyeisha, was dia...
After a successful fashion career that took her to Paris and SoHo, style maven Suzette LaValle is reinventing herself in a Clinton Hill boutique. LaValle opened her clothes store earlier this year ...
Kaleena Ma, Co-owner of MK Vision Center
It’s not as if there aren’t already established optical businesses in Forest Hills. Kaleena Ma realizes this, but her family’s 30 years in the business and 7 optical stores also mean she knows all ...
Winged Fist Organization
Ever heard of the Irish-American Athletic Club (IAAC)? Not many people have, and yet a century ago, said western Queens resident Ian McGowan, IAAC members won more than 50 Olympic medals for the Un...
Gerard Corsini, Locksmith
Gerard Corsini’s interest in locks began when he was a child. He was fascinated by locks and keys and used to collect old padlocks as a hobby. When he was in high school he worked at an auto shop, ...
Sharon Ascher, Interior Designer
On 82 Oak Street in Greenpoint, Sharon Ascher (aka Sacha) is experimenting with light, fabric and space in ways that bring a unique touch to the art of interior design. Ascher’s 2,400-square-foot r...