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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 | 19 19 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 | 21 21 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 | 20 20 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?
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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 | 57 57 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 | 58 58 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 | 76 76 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 | 139 139 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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BQ Events - 6/16 - 6/22
A roundup of things to do in Queens and Brooklyn each weekend
Jun 15, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
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Not your grandmother's crochet
Look out for stylish crochet bathing suits, dresses this summer
Jun 15, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
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Booksmart Ballerina: Kew Gardens’ Jennifer Kronenberg pens book
The ballet dancer reflects on where she’s from & where she’s going
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Billyburg unites to help activist, Leonora Russo
By Holly Wilensky Are your neighbors lucky to live next door to you? Do you even know their names or anything about them? Whoever is lives next to Leonora Russo, or even in the same community, is c...
Jun 10, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
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No writer's "Block" here: Author Lawrence Block returns with two new novels
Lawrence Block thought that he was done with writing. But for the author who has penned over 50 novels and over 100 short stories, it’s not a surprise to the crime writer’s fans that once again he ...
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Enormous taste at Thai Elephant in Astoria
So, you’re in Astoria and you’re looking for something spicy for lunch — where do you go? If you’re in the mood for Thai food head on over to the Thai Elephant, located at 21-09 31st street. Immedi...
Jun 02, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
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Beach essentials that won’t weigh you down
Mats, maps, books & all the in-between
Jun 02, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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“App”licable apps for anyone on the go
Let’s face it. If you have a problem or you’re bored, you can bet that there’s an app for that. We are living an app-saturated culture and if you don’t get with it, you could be missing out. Here, ...
Jun 02, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
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It takes a village to go organic: Organic Village
As of late many health food stores have popped up around the city. It is almost as if someone has finally lit a flame beneath the bulk of America. Or perhaps turned the flame off - like at Queens’ ...
May 27, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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Welcome to the neighborhood, Crossroads Trading
Having a fashion crisis this season? Never fear, Crossroads Trading Co. has landed in Williamsburg, Brooklyn to save the fashion weary, drab and dreary. Founded in Berkley, California, Crossroads i...
May 27, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
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Secret superhero? No Problemo Amigo!
No Problemo Amigo is a hit
May 27, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 62 62 recommendations | email to a friend
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“Sparcling” jewelry: Greenpoint jewelry maker crafts exquisite handmade pieces
Susan Lieberman has only been living in Greenpoint for two years now, but already she’s known at the Artists and Fleas market in Williamsburg, around the neighborhood and even throughout the countr...
May 24, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
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Yoga to the kids
Greenpoint's Usha Veda Yoga offers program for kids
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Wanka Restaurant falls short of its Peruvian roots
There is a plentiful amount of restaurants along Grand Avenue. But if you’re in the mood for, say, Peruvian, there is Wanka Restaurant, located at 71-04 Grand Avenue in Maspeth. When you walk in, i...
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Shortstack gives local church makeover
The girls at Shortstack do their part to give back
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Dijsselbloem, head of the euro zone finance ministers' group, and Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis shake hands after their common press conference at the ministry in AthensBy Paul Carrel and Jussi Rosendahl BERLIN/HELSINKI (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel ruled out a debt writedown for Greece on Saturday, and a European Central Bank policymaker threatened to cut off funding to Greek banks if Athens does not agree to renew its bailout package. The euro zone's paymaster and the ECB are both taking a tough line with Greece's new leftist government, whose leader swept to victory last Sunday promising that five years of austerity, "humiliation and suffering" were over. Alexis Tsipras has also promised to renegotiate agreements with the European Commission, ECB and International Monetary Fund "troika" and write off much of Greece's 320 billion euro ($360 billion) debt, which at more than 175 percent of gross domestic product is the world's second-highest after Japan.


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Greece's economy minister said it would be better to link the country's debt repayments to its economic growth rate as it needs a feasible solution to bring its sovereign debt under control. "At the moment, we spend around five percent of gross domestic product on servicing our debt. ...It would be better if we linked the repayment to growth: if growth is higher, we pay more, if it is lower, we pay less," Georgios Stathakis said in an interview with German weekly magazine Der Spiegel. New Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has promised to renegotiate agreements with the European Commission, ECB and International Monetary Fund "troika" and write off much of Greece's 320 billion euro debt, which at more than 175 percent of gross domestic product is the world's second-highest after Japan.
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2003 file photo, British actress Geraldine McEwan is seen in London. The family of longtime actress Geraldine McEwan says she has died following treatment for a stroke. She was 82. McEwan was known for many roles including playing the famous Agatha Christie detective Miss Marple in 12 TV movies. Her son and daughter said in a statement that she died Friday, Jan. 30, 2015 after suffering a severe stroke at the end of October. She had been hospitalized extensively since then. (AP Photo/Ian West, PA Wire, file) UNITED KINGDOM OUT - NO SALES - NO ARCHIVESLONDON (AP) — The family of longtime actress Geraldine McEwan says she has died following treatment for a stroke. She was 82.


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