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Queens Home Team Awarded Top Team at Keller Williams Realty Landmark II for Most Units Sold in 2014!
Jan 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
The Queens Home Team at Keller Williams Realty, led by George & Abigail Herrera, were recently honored at the Keller Williams Realty Landmark II awards ceremony in Astoria, NY. Out of 160 Agents, Q...
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (also known as ObamaCare)
Jan 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
Author; Donna Stefans Re:Obamacare The Health insurance reporting requirements on the 2014 tax return are a bit complicated. If you and your family were covered by an employer health care plan for ...
A Different Slant on Class-Based Hiring Discrimination
Jan 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Stephen D. Hans Most employers are familiar with the pitfalls of discriminating against applicants in protected classes under Civil Rights laws. For the most part, African Americans, Hispan...
← How Do 2015 Minimum Wage Increases Affect NY Restaurants? Are Employers Free from Liability When Using Staffing Agencies to Terminate Employees?
Jan 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
Companies often find that staffing agencies are valuable resources for helping them fill temporary or permanent positions and for handling human resources issues. However, recently, an outside staf...
How Do 2015 Minimum Wage Increases Affect NY Restaurants?
Jan 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 56 56 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Stephen D. Hans Minimum wage increases took effect on December 31, 2014, raising the New York minimum wage from $8.00 to $8.75 per hour for employees who work based on hourly wages. By the ...
This Month in Queens Real Estate: JANUARY 2015
Jan 14, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 57 57 recommendations | email to a friend
January 2014 Queens NY Market Update  The pace of existing home sales increased in December, but remained below that in the same month of the previous year. Home prices declined as we moved in to t...
Negligence of Oregon Hospital Led to Wrongful Death of Patient
Jan 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 67 67 recommendations | email to a friend
Author:  Mark H. Sackstein, Esq. All it takes is one small mistake for a disaster to occur. No matter how much research is done when choosing a hospital, it is impossible to predict a situation suc...
Matching Workouts With the Results You Want
Jan 10, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 74 74 recommendations | email to a friend
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard friends complain about not getting the results they want, despite how much energy they’re putting into their workout.  People who want bigger muscles go t...
How Do 2015 Minimum Wage Increases Affect NY Restaurants?
Jan 08, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 85 85 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Stephen Hans Minimum wage increases took effect on December 31, 2014, raising the New York minimum wage from $8.00 to $8.75 per hour for employees who work based on hourly wages. By the way...
Immersed in ancient times; the performance of Aida at the Metropolitan Opera. A review.
Jan 03, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 135 135 recommendations | email to a friend
Written By:  Tiziano Thomas Dossena   Imagine being immersed in an ancient world, with colossal stone columns, palaces and images of deities, a marvelous music surrounding you and, thank God, no ce...

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Forest Hills Symphony Orchestra
On Sunday afternoon, June 2nd, the Forest Hills Symphony Orchestra held a concert at the Forest Hills Jewish Center, filling the “Crystal Room” at 106-06 Queens Blvd. with around 100 guests or more...
Jun 05, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 362 362 recommendations | email to a friend
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Brooklyn’s Avidya and the Kleshas release first album
Q&A with lead singer and songwriter Stephanie Carlin
Jun 05, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 322 322 recommendations | email to a friend
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Comedian Liam McEneaney Himself
Queens comedian releases a new concert DVD and prepares for first live taping at Union Hall in Brooklyn
May 29, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 314 314 recommendations | email to a friend
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Goldberg Reviews: Patience Stone
An abusive world told through the eyes of the abused
May 22, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 297 297 recommendations | email to a friend
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Shake The Baron
A Connecticut rock band develops in the Brooklyn music scene
May 22, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 287 287 recommendations | email to a friend
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Forest Hills gets jazzed up
Jimmy Heath performs at Church-in-the-Gardens for a special Mother’s Day weekend performance
May 15, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 277 277 recommendations | email to a friend
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Celebrating Cinco de Mayo with The Jolles Duo
Last Sunday, in honor of Spanish influenced music and as a special celebration for Cinco de Mayo, the Day of the Dead, The Jolles Duo gave a special harp and violin performance at the Church-in-the...
May 08, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 237 237 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Most Epic Birthday Party Ever
“Lord of the Flies” meets “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” in this family friendly musical production with an all-children cast. On the weekend of May 18 and 19, The Garden Players, an after-school drama ...
May 08, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 244 244 recommendations | email to a friend
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"Let's Hear it For Queens"
Queens musical pays tribute to the borough
May 01, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 197 197 recommendations | email to a friend
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Young artists flock to Ridgewood
A group of young artists assembled on Seneca Avenue in Ridgewood on Friday night their work and new ideas with a vibrant and raw enthusiasm. Fred Valentine, owner of Valentine Gallery at 464 Seneca...
May 01, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 197 197 recommendations | email to a friend
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Goldberg Reviews at the Tribeca Film Festival
Cutie and the Boxer “Cutie and the Boxer” is an enduring love story between Ushio and Noriko Shinohara who have been married for 40 years, and struggle through the trials and tribulations of Ushio'...
May 01, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 177 177 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sakura Matsuri Festival
To most New Yorkers, spring is a brief three-week stint when the temperature rises to the mere 50s, brutal allergies kick in and we get to shed our puffy coats we’ve been lugging around for the las...
Apr 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 185 185 recommendations | email to a friend
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Goldberg Reviews: Mistaken for Strangers
The Tribeca Film Festival opened on Wednesday night with “Mistaken for Strangers”, a film directed by Tom Berninger, brother rock and roll front man, Matt Berninger. While one of the most successfu...
Apr 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 138 138 recommendations | email to a friend
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Goldberg Reviews: To The Wonder
Story told through visuals falls flat
Apr 19, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 143 143 recommendations | email to a friend
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Brooklyn-based Texas duo releases first album
Q&A with the Bushwick-based rock band We Are The Wilderness
Apr 19, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 88 88 recommendations | email to a friend
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Serena Williams reacts after winning the first set of the Australian Open final against Maria SharapovaHong Kong (AFP) - 10:00 GMT - *Williams 4 Sharapova 3 - Getting to the business end of this set now. Williams seals the game with an ace and again has her nose in front but we're still on serve. How long can the world number two hang in there?


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Demonstrators stage a rally to demand Islamic State free Japanese hostage Kenji Goto in front of the Prime Minister's residence in Tokyo on January 30, 2015Japan's deputy foreign minister has said negotiations with the Islamic State group threatening to execute a Jordanian pilot and a Japanese journalist have become "deadlocked", local media reported Saturday. Yasuhide Nakayama, who is leading Tokyo's emergency response team in Amman, told reporters in the Jordanian capital late Friday that there had been no progress in trying to secure the release of Japanese journalist Kenji Goto and airman Maaz al-Kassasbeh. "It has become deadlocked," he said, according to Japan's public broadcaster NHK. "Staying vigilant, we will continue analysing and examining information as the government is making concerted efforts together." In Tokyo, deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Hiroshige Seko, a key aide to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, said Saturday morning that the government was still waiting for new information on the hostage crisis.


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Greek Finance Yanis Varoufakis will travel to Paris on Saturday, his office saysGreek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis has moved forward to Saturday a planned trip to Paris that launches the new anti-austerity government's search for EU allies, his office said. "The minister will travel to Paris on Saturday instead of Monday," a spokesman told AFP, adding that Varoufakis was expected to hold meetings on Sunday. Varoufakis, a maverick economist opposed to fiscal cuts, was originally due to meet with French counterpart Michel Sapin and Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron on Monday afternoon. The new government of Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras was elected Sunday on a promise of renegotiating Greece's unpopular EU-IMF bailout and erasing half the country's debt.


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