blog roll
our featured bloggers
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 | 19 19 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 | 29 29 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 | 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...

more blogs

arts and entertainmemt
A tribute to high fashion through the years
The Brooklyn Art Museum (located at 200 Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn) showcased part of the Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection this past month in the exhibition “American High Style: Fashioning a Na...
Aug 04, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Back to the basics: Short film values face-to-face interaction
Bayou Bennett, a professor of cinema at the New York Institute of Technology, adds the rule “no texting during class” on the syllabus she hands out to her students every semester. It seems unnecess...
Aug 04, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Real Ideas, Silly Characters
Cartoonist uses the absurd to tell his stories
Jul 29, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
The Latino Cultural Festival is BACK!
From 7/29 through 8/4
Jul 29, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
This gives "Mama's Boy" a whole new meaning
Movie Review
Jul 28, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Savvy Sample Sale Shopping
Out of all the sales in life that will tempt us to indulge in guilty pleasures, nothing tempts us more than sample sales. A samples sales is a sale in which select merchandise from a company is sol...
Jul 28, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Fashion common sense to save you a few cents
Most garments today are manufactured overseas to keep production costs down. The cheaper the labor costs for production, the cheaper the price will be for the consumer. Most savvy shoppers know tha...
Jul 21, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Movie Review: City Island
Another good film ruined by a bad cast.
Jul 21, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Dress for a White Hot Summer
With only 50 or so calendar days left to wear white, the pressure is on to wear all of our summer threads before the arrival of the dreaded doomsday when our summer wardrobes become obsolete. After...
Jul 15, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 56 56 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Jean Class 101: Find denim that flatters YOU!
In the fashion universe, the first day of fall is considered July 5th. What does this mean for you? End-of-summer sales and fall, fall fall! Since it’s fall in the world of fashion, what time bette...
Jul 09, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 56 56 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Leaving My Legacy
Bassist takes center stage
Jun 30, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Calling all girls under 5'7!
Short Stack Modeling Agency
Jun 30, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 65 65 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Carmine's II: Continuing the legacy with another location in Williamsburg
In this day and age, customers craving Italian can still expect a taste of the old world. Carmine’s II opened last month in Williamsburg, just six blocks from the original Carmine’s Pizzeria & Rest...
Jun 24, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Fashion for a Cause
Finds you can feel good about
Jun 24, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Review: Restrepo
Who could imagine in the tony setting of the 2010 Sundance Film Festival that a documentary about war and all its trappings would garner the Grand Jury Prize? RESTREPO has won more hearts and minds...
Jun 24, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
national news

Detail from the front of the United States Federal Reserve Board building is shown in WashingtonA U.S. Treasury official and a director at the New York Federal Reserve are among those who have been considered to replace two hawkish Fed policymakers, according to people familiar with the searches. Final decisions are not imminent in the efforts to find successors to Philadelphia Fed President Charles Plosser, who steps down March 1, and Richard Fisher of the Dallas Fed, who retires on March 19. Matthew Rutherford, whose stint as Treasury's top domestic finance official ended on Friday, was under consideration at least in early stages of the searches, according to three sources. James McAndrews, who heads up research at the neighboring New York Fed, was considered for the job in Philadelphia, where he once worked.


2015-01-31 11:05:17 -0500

A Toyota logo is seen on a car inside a showroom at a Toyota dealership in Warsaw(Reuters) - Some 2.1 million vehicles produced by Toyota Motor Corp, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV and Honda Motor Co are being recalled to fix a potentially defective chip that could cause air bags to deploy inadvertently, U.S. federal vehicle safety regulators said Saturday.


2015-01-31 11:00:42 -0500

New Italian President Sergio Mattarella, left, poses for photographers with Lower Chamber president Laura Boldrini, right at the Constitutional court building near the Quirinal Palace, the official residence of the President of the Italian Republic, in Rome, Jan. 31, 2015. Italian lawmakers elected Sergio Mattarella, a Constitutional Court justice widely considered to be above the political fray, as the nation's new president on the third day of voting Saturday. Mattarella's election as head of state was clinched when he amassed 505 votes — a simple majority. The 73-year-old former minister with center-left political roots went on to garner 665 votes from the 1,009 eligible electors. Known as a man of few words, Mattarella cemented that reputation with his first remarks to the nation. "My thoughts go, above all, to the difficulties and hopes of our fellow citizens. That's enough, he said, referring to the grim economic situation. Italy is mired in recession and unemployment has hovered about 13 percent nationally. Young Italians are increasingly seeking work abroad. (AP Photo/Ettore Ferrari, Ansa) ITALY OUTROME (AP) — Italian lawmakers elected Sergio Mattarella, a Constitutional Court justice widely considered to be above the political fray, as the nation's new president on the third day of voting Saturday.


2015-01-31 10:56:19 -0500