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Are You an Independent or Joint Owner If You Own a Franchise Restaurant?
Feb 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
Authorl Stephen D. Hans For more than thirty years, a line was drawn that differentiated a franchiser and franchisee. The relationship between the two served each other well. Entrepreneurs looking ...
Septic Tank Pipe-Cover Crafts
Feb 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
Many yards have ugly septic tank pipes sticking up out of the ground, but not all yards have ones that stand out in the open. In some cases, the septic pipes are hidden amongst trees, bushes or oth...
Are Your Dress Code and Grooming Policies Violating Discrimination Laws?
Feb 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 92 92 recommendations | email to a friend
      Author: Stephen Hans Companies have the right to expect employees to be neat in appearance and follow a company dress code. Some companies require short hair for men and no one gives it a sec...
This Month in Queens Real Estate: FEB 2015
Feb 16, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 113 113 recommendations | email to a friend
February 2015 Queens NY Market Update  Home sales continued to decrease in January, significantly below last year, however, inventory ticked up slightly. In response to the low inventory levels and...
Ruby Tuesday Is Accused of Gender Discrimination Involving Men
Feb 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 149 149 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Stephen D. Hans It is common for the media to report on cases of gender discrimination where females did not receive equal pay or the same promotional opportunities as men. In contrast to t...
Stronger Mind, Happier You
Feb 07, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 182 182 recommendations | email to a friend
by Mary Murphy A lot of emphasis is put on the body when talking about working out—those washboard abs, defined calves, slimmed thighs--but sometimes we forget that the mind is part of the body, to...
Know and Follow the Regulations for Tip Pools
Feb 04, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 215 215 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Stephen D. Hans In the restaurant business and hospitality industry in general, employees who provide services, such as servers, hosting staff, bartenders and bus persons typically receive ...
Queens Home Team Awarded Top Team at Keller Williams Realty Landmark II for Most Units Sold in 2014!
Jan 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 277 277 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 | 1 1 comments | 285 285 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 | 264 264 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...

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QCA Promotes free Google seminar
Also pushes upcoming events in Queens, and New York City
Mar 14, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 60 60 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Winning Brew
Crown Heights barista lands first place at regional barista competition
Mar 14, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
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A few curious works of art at SculptureCenter
The venue showcases video, multimedia, sculpture in two exhibitions
Mar 02, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 53 53 recommendations | email to a friend
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Dreaming without sleeping
Bushwick gallery showcases an artist's view of the waking world
Mar 01, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 57 57 recommendations | email to a friend
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A surreal encounter with "Used Cars"
Crossing Art Gallery brings work of debut solo artist, Susan Evans Grove
Feb 24, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 58 58 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Queens World Film Festival is back in action
Promises 127 films from around the world and around the block
Feb 24, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 67 67 recommendations | email to a friend
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I heart New York landmarks celebrates city's legacy
New York Landmarks Conservancy asking you to send them a photo of your favorite spot
Feb 15, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 63 63 recommendations | email to a friend
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A bit of Buenos Aires in the heart of Astoria
The Astoria Tango Club is a fix for those with a penchant for the passionate dance
Feb 08, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 62 62 recommendations | email to a friend
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Straight out of Rosedale comes Clarence Bowen
The rapper may not "shank ya" but he'll "bank ya"
Feb 02, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 76 76 recommendations | email to a friend
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HDC chooses the 2012 "Six to Celebrate"
Recently, several local groups made up of community-minded New Yorkers, nominated six special neighborhoods - worthy of receiving a hefty dose of TLC The advocate for New York City’s historic neigh...
Jan 25, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 61 61 recommendations | email to a friend
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In Park Slope, an evening of live storytelling
I Like You, Maude performances share true, personal stories on stage
Jan 25, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 57 57 recommendations | email to a friend
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The best CD box sets of 2011: from jazz to trance
So you've wrapped up 2011. Perhaps you managed to avoid eating bad fruit cake or making a fool of yourself at holiday parties. Enjoy these sounds that never go out of style. Here, in no particular ...
Jan 19, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 67 67 recommendations | email to a friend
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Inside Terraza Live Music 7 Train Cafe
Stirring up music, poetry and political expression in one space
Jan 19, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
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International art meets New York City
The Jeffrey Leder gallery presents "International Painting NYC"
Jan 12, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 75 75 recommendations | email to a friend
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An "Enchanted Earth" awaits in Queens
Astoria photographer's work displayed at Queens Botanical Garden
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Elderly residents queue up for hot tea and biscuits at a makeshift soup kitchen on Lenin square in Debaltseve on March 2, 2015Russia and Ukraine reached a deal Monday to supply gas to Europe until the end of March after President Vladimir Putin and Western leaders admitted there was still progress to be made in implementing a ceasefire. The deal struck after tense talks in Brussels secures gas supplies to the European Union until the end of winter after they had been put at risk by a row over supplies to rebel-held eastern Ukraine. Earlier, Putin spoke by telephone with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, German leader Angela Merkel and France's Francois Hollande and they agreed that "progress has been made, but the situation must be improved further", according to a French presidency statement. The UN said Monday more than 6,000 people have died in the Ukraine conflict in less than a year.


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A person takes a picture of the new devices at the Mobile World Congress, the world's largest mobile phone trade show in Barcelona, Spain, Monday, March 2, 2015. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)NEW YORK (AP) — High-end smartphones from Samsung and HTC have gotten much of the attention at this week's wireless show in Barcelona, Spain, but cheaper options are coming from Microsoft, Lenovo and others too. Meanwhile, Google and Facebook are working on giving people more ways to use those devices.


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Moscow and Kiev agreed a gas delivery deal until the end of March after EU-brokered talks in Brussels MondayMoscow and Kiev agreed a gas delivery deal until the end of March after EU-brokered talks in Brussels Monday, securing supplies to Europe after a row over supplies to rebel-held eastern Ukraine, the EU said. Gazprom, the Russian state-owned gas giant, threatened last week to halt deliveries to Ukraine and divert stocks instead to the eastern parts of the country controlled by pro-Kremlin separatists after Kiev cut them off. "I am satisfied that we managed to safeguard the full application of the Winter Package for the supply needs in Ukraine," said Maros Sefcovic, European Commission Vice-President for Energy Union, referring to a contract expiring on March 31 that Russia had threatened to scrap.


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