The Woman With the World at Her Fingertips

She’s traveled all over the world, but today, and nearly every day, the longest journey that Anastasia Damianeas will take is from her home to her office. It’s more than 30 miles from Melville, Long Island to Hermes Travel, which puts Nancy, the nickname she goes by, on the road for about an hour each way when there’s no traffic or good weather, which is never. Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Nancy and her mother run Hermes Travel. Hermes is a mom-and-daughter travel agency that has stayed in the same location, 31st Street at 30th Avenue, since its …

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The Man Fully Invested in Finance

There’s not much to see in Korsa K. Nzidee‘s office because he’s just moved into it. Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Korsa is from Nigeria. His black granite-topped desk, which takes up most of the shoebox-sized space, is appointed with nothing more than a laptop and a small statue of a charging bull. The bookshelves are bare save for a half dozen awards and plaques, and the mini closet in the corner is crammed with three empty hangers. Korsa is proud to call it his own. He worked a long time in the corporate world to be …

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