blog roll
our featured bloggers
Are You an Independent or Joint Owner If You Own a Franchise Restaurant?
Feb 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 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 | 45 45 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 | 89 89 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 | 111 111 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 | 146 146 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 | 179 179 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 | 213 213 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 | 273 273 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 | 282 282 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 | 261 261 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...

more blogs

arts and entertainmemt
Food truck non-profit serves up social justice
Jordyn Lexton taught 16, 17 and 18-year-old young men on Rikers Island — New York City’s main jail complex — for three years. During that time, one thing continued to weigh on her mind: the recidiv...
May 01, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 152 152 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Q&A with Brooklyn DIY artist Meghann Wright
After growing up in the punk rock and hardcore scene of Hawaii, Meghann Wright stepped out on her own to pursue her own career in art and music. After putting her life on the line for her career as...
Apr 30, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 154 154 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Brett Gleason releases his self titled, debut album
From his days writing and playing piano in his childhood home in Long Island, Brett Gleason has always wanted to play rock and roll. With inspirations found in early 90’s alternative icons like Bil...
Apr 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 181 181 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Northside Festival returns to Williamsburg with host of new acts
With the return of the Northside Festival along Brooklyn’s waterfront this summer, founders announced that bands like The War on Drugs and Beirut will perform two special shows on June 13 and 14 in...
Apr 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 175 175 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Q&A with Brooklyn rock band Stargazy
It has been a long road for the six members of Stargazy, a recently formed psych-rock, new-wave Greenpoint band. Formerly known as Fishdoctor, the group reinvented its sound and has been recording ...
Apr 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 198 198 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Women in white dresses flood Atlantic Avenue
Annual wedding expo brings brides to Brooklyn
Apr 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 196 196 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Q&A with Brooklyn’s Isle of Rhodes
Brooklyn rockers Rob Farren and Colin Behram have evolved from the previous band, Seafarers Union by Farren, to the Isle of Rhodes in 2012. After recently releasing two classically focused funk, bl...
Apr 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 205 205 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
DiStefano gives foodies a real taste of Queens
Rego Park resident and gastronome Joe DiStefano has been recognized by chef icons like Anthony Bourdain and Andrew Zimmern for his deep culinary knowledge of the diverse borough he loves. Stepping ...
Apr 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 210 210 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Summer fun in the city
Warmer weather is around the corner and camps are calling
Apr 09, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 200 200 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Q&A with Brooklyn’s The Bright Smoke
Mia Wilson, front woman of The Bright Smoke, left the world of music after her last band broke up, however her drive and passion for creating new sounds has since rocketed her back into the Brookly...
Apr 02, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 216 216 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Queens writer explores literary purgatory in new book
Planned book signing and film screening this month
Apr 02, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 190 190 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Q&A with members of Brooklyn’s All Forces
Following years of side projects and at-home recordings, the driving drums, heavy bass lines and winding melodies from the Brooklyn-based rock band All Forces began in earnest two years ago, and al...
Mar 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 198 198 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Rockapella to perform at Kingsborough
Nationally renowned a capella legends Rockapella hit the Kingsborough Community College stage this April. On Saturday, April 5, the NYC-based vocal group is giving its Motown & More! performance at...
Mar 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 193 193 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
It’s getting hot in here! Creating your own buzz
After working as an actor, director and university instructor for several years, Kathy Kelly’s latest venture is focused on helping Queens residents learn how to “be unforgettable, for the right re...
Mar 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 187 187 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Harry Stucke Memorial Concert
Musica Reginae performs at Church in the Gardens
Mar 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 172 172 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
national news

Greece's Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis speaks during an interview with the Associated Press at his office, in central Athens, on Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015. Varoufakis said that Greece intends to start discussions with its European partners and creditors on debt rescheduling in order to make the country’s massive debt sustainable. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece will prioritize debt repayments to the International Monetary Fund, some of which come due in March, but repayments to the European Central Bank are "in a different league" and will need discussion with Greece's creditors, the country's finance minister said.


2015-03-01 01:42:38 -0500

Sri Lanka's batsman Kumar Sangakkara (C) survives a run-out chance as England's Eoin Morgan (L) and James Anderson react, during their Cricket World Cup Pool A match in Wellington, on March 1, 2015Sri Lanka inflicted England's third crushing defeat by a Test nation at this World Cup with a nine-wicket win on Sunday that left their opponents' quarter-final hopes hanging by a thread as Pakistan looked to revive their bid for a place in the last eight. Chasing 310 for victory, Sri Lanka cruised to a seemingly stiff target with 16 balls to spare as Lahiru Thirimanne, who ended the match with a six off Chris Woakes to be 139 not out, and Kumar Sangakkara (117 not out) shared an unbroken partnership of 212 for the second wicket in Wellington. Yet Sangakkara insisted he still planned to retire from white-ball cricket after the World Cup as he was "getting old". England opened this World Cup with a 111-run loss to Australia before suffering an even more humiliating eight-wicket defeat by New Zealand, the other tournament co-hosts.


2015-03-01 01:38:51 -0500

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro delivers a speech during a ceremony commemorating the 26th anniversary of El Caracazo, a deadly popular revolt, in Caracas on February 28, 2015President Nicolas Maduro plans to limit the US diplomatic presence in Venezuela and require American tourists to obtain visas, in a sign of growing tensions between the two countries. Maduro has intensified in recent months his allegations of coup and assassination plans -- often purportedly backed by the United States -- as he faces a deep economic crisis and a sharp drop in popularity. "In order to protect our country... I have decided to implement a system of compulsory visas for all Americans entering Venezuela," he told supporters. Under the new measures, Venezuela will start charging tourists the same visa fees the United States asks of Venezuelans, though it was unclear when the plan would be implemented.


2015-03-01 01:22:50 -0500