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Are You an Independent or Joint Owner If You Own a Franchise Restaurant?
Feb 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 57 57 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 | 53 53 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 | 99 99 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 | 118 118 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 | 154 154 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 | 187 187 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 | 220 220 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 | 282 282 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 | 291 291 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 | 271 271 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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Welcome to the neighborhood, Housing Works!
Housing Works, the HIV/AIDS organization helping infected New Yorkers live sustainable, productive, lives has blossomed a brand new thrift store at 266 5th Avenue at Garfield in Park Slope. What a ...
Apr 27, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Sony Playstation and Android Smartphone: Is it worth getting?
Checking emails, making calls, surfing the web, and now even playing video games are all possible thanks to a new collaboration with Sony and Android to introduce the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play. The...
Apr 27, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
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Where will the "Next Stop..." take you?
In-Sight Dance Studio’s new work aims to transport audiences
Apr 27, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
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Designer spotlight: Chelsea Kolakowski
The Astoria-based jewelry maker sparkles it up for all tastes
Apr 20, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 71 71 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ryan Sias: master illustrator and cartoonist
Meet Ryan Sias: Astoria’s number 1 fan, published children’s book author, illustrator and resident fun monster. We met Ryan at the MOCCA Festival held at Manhattan’s Museum Of Comic and Cartoon Art...
Apr 20, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
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Don't bow down to Your Highness
Is it possible that Hollywood is playing a prank on us? Could producers out in LA be messing around and having a laugh at our expense? I am starting to think that it is well within the realm of pro...
Apr 20, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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A dance festival blooms in spring
The Green Space Blooms Dance Fest is one-of-a-kind
Apr 13, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
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Think Local: Spring Trunk Show & Spotlight
In the Local Designer spotlight this week we have three Brooklyn based designers: Helena Fredriksson, Study NY and DLC Brooklyn. These three creative ladies came together and showcased their design...
Apr 13, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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Arthur not worthy of a whole two hours
Showing audiences the preview would have sufficed
Apr 13, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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Season 9: Project Runway open casting call in NYC!
Calling all fabulous fashion designers! Season 9 of Project Runway is having an open casting call right here in NYC! Our favorite store in all of Brooklyn, Peachfrog, along with The Dress Recycler ...
Apr 11, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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Four-legged fun in Queens
There’s no question that this past winter was one for the ages. But now that the snow is all gone and spring is slowly creeping in, it is due time to have some fun with your four legged friends at ...
Apr 06, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
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Peachfrog: Prices you can’t beat with a stick
Williamsburg – one of the most popular shopping destinations in all of New York City – has drawn customers in from all over the world with their unique stores and original selections of merchandise...
Apr 06, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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Nintendo 3DS, no glasses needed
See how the new Nintendo 3D game system stacks up
Apr 06, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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What's in the Trunk? The Made in NYC Trunk Show
The Made in NYC Local Trunk Show starring three prestigious designers from Brooklyn and Queens kicked off last Tuesday evening at Polar Lounge in the Marcel Hotel in Manhattan! The Dress Recycler a...
Mar 30, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sucker Punch weak, packs no power hits
What do you get when you mix attractive women, gunfights, and sexy schoolgirl outfits? The movie “Sucker Punch.” It’s a good formula, but it doesn’t make for an engaging movie this time around. In ...
Mar 30, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses a joint session of the US Congress in Washington, DC, on March 3, 2015Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared Tuesday that a deal being negotiated between world powers and Iran would leave Tehran free to develop nuclear weapons. In an impassioned address to the US Congress, conducted even as Secretary of State John Kerry was in talks in Switzerland with his Iranian counterpart, Netanyahu branded Iran a global threat. "That deal will not prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons," he said, placing himself in stark opposition to US President Barack Obama's policy of containing Iranian ambitions through a diplomatic accord. "It would all but guarantee that Iran gets those weapons, lots of them," he said.


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An oil well is seen near DenverOil rebounded on Tuesday from the previous session's tumble, lifted by fighting that threatened Libya's oilfields, although U.S. crude struggled to hold to gains due to record crude inventories. Higher prices imposed by Saudi Arabia for its crude buyers in Asia, the U.S. and northwest Europe did not immediately boost benchmark Brent and U.S. oil futures, although some traders saw the move as supportive. The U.S. market was also under pressure from a spread play versus Brent as players bet on it to decline further before inventory data issued by the government-run Energy Information Administration (EIA) on Wednesday. Industry group American Petroleum Institute will run its own stockpile data at 4:30 p.m. EST on Tuesday, ahead of the EIA numbers.


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Dina Eidman (L), 87, the mother of murdered Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, and Nemtsov's widow Ekaterina Odintsova (R) attend his funeral in Moscow on March 3, 2015Thousands of mourners turned out Tuesday to pay a last homage to slain Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, gunned down near the Kremlin in the most stunning assassination of Vladimir Putin's rule. Crowds thronged the Russian capital to mourn the 55-year-old former deputy prime minister, a longtime Putin critic and anti-corruption crusader who was laid to rest at a Moscow cemetery. The funeral caused a fresh spat between Russia and the European Union, which condemned what it called "arbitrary" bans after Russia blocked prominent figures from Poland and Latvia from attending. Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was also unable to attend as he is behind bars, but speaking from jail he accused "the country's political leadership" of ordering a hit on Nemtsov.


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