blog roll
our featured bloggers
← 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 | 15 15 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 | 44 44 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 | 46 46 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 | 56 56 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 | 63 63 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 | 72 72 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 | 123 123 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...
What to Eat Before Your Workout
Jan 03, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 103 103 recommendations | email to a friend
by Mary Murphy Fueling up before a workout is the best thing you can do for your body.  But it’s important to eat the  right  things at the  right  time.  Eating too far in advance of your workout ...
Static vs. Dynamic Stretching
Jan 03, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 101 101 recommendations | email to a friend
by Mary Murphy  So you’ve already heard that you should stretch before you work out, but did you know that some types of stretching can be more harmful than helpful?  The American Council on Exerci...
From "Lost Side Of Suburbia" to "Poptropica," An Exclusive Interview with Artist Kory Merritt
Dec 29, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 130 130 recommendations | email to a friend
Written By:  Tiziano Thomas Dossena   Kory Merritt started cartooning and illustrating while attending SUNY Brockport. His weekly comic strip, Brockport Chronicled, won the John Locher Memorial Awa...

more blogs

arts and entertainmemt
Monae delivers best Prospect Park summer opener yet
Celebrate Brooklyn! attracts thousands with free concert
Jun 11, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 74 74 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Q&A with Andre Mistier aka The Adversary
Andre Mistier has spent time in both the rock and digital music worlds, and has found his own voice through his alter-ego The Adversary. Growing up in both the Upper West Side and numerous small vi...
Jun 05, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 85 85 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Q&A with Brooklyn’s Karen Bernod
Karen Bernod was born and raised in the projects of Bedford-Stuyvesant. As a child she spent her spare time singing to her favorite musicians in the mirror and performing at school talent shows. Af...
May 29, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 65 65 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Q&A with Brooklyn’s Emily Danger
Emily “Danger” Nicholas moved to New York City from Bakersfield, California, to peruse a career in music, however she never thought she would be touring with a band and playing music festivals like...
May 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 112 112 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Brooklyn-based Midnight Moan set to release first LP
It has been a little more than two years since guitarist Brian Baker joined his friend in New York City and formed the band Midnight Moan. Put together through their mutual love and dedication to t...
May 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 121 121 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
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 | 150 150 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 | 152 152 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 | 179 179 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 | 173 173 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 | 196 196 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 | 193 193 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 | 203 203 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 | 208 208 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 | 198 198 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 | 214 214 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
national news
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. financial markets sought to do business as usual on Monday as potentially historic blizzard might dump up to 3 feet (90 cm) of snow on the East Coast and disrupt travel for tens of millions of people.
2015-01-26 09:33:01 -0500

Tug boats tow the Costa Concordia ship as they arrive outside Genoa's port, in northern Italy, where the ship will be broken up for scrapBy Silvia Ognibene FLORENCE (Reuters) - An Italian prosecutor asked a court on Monday to sentence the captain of the Costa Concordia cruise liner to more than 26 years in jail for his role in the 2012 disaster that killed 32 people. Francesco Schettino was the commander of the vessel, a floating hotel as long as three football pitches, when it came too close to shore and hit rocks off the Tuscan holiday island of Giglio. In summing up arguments at the trial in the nearby of Grosseto, Prosecutor Maria Navarro said Schettino should serve 14 years for manslaughter and causing injuries, nine for causing a shipwreck, three for abandoning ship, and a further three months for giving false testimony. The prosecutor said that if he is convicted, Schettino should be jailed immediately because there was a risk he would try to leave the country.


2015-01-26 09:30:14 -0500

Dominic Ongwen, a commander of the Ugandan LRA, waits for the judge to arrive, during his first appearance at the ICC in The HagueBy Thomas Escritt AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - A Ugandan Lord's Resistance Army commander accused of war crimes made his first appearance before the International Criminal Court in The Hague on Monday, giving thanks to God as he took the stand after a decade on the run. Dominic Ongwen, a child soldier who rose through the ranks of the rebel group that abducted him, was among five senior LRA commanders indicted by the global court in 2005. "My name is Dominic Ongwen and I am a Ugandan citizen... I was abducted in 1988 and I was taken to the bush when I was 14 years old," he said through an interpreter. He faces seven counts of crimes against humanity and war crimes, including murder, enslavement, pillage and attacks on civilians committed during a 2004 attack on a camp for displaced persons in Uganda.


2015-01-26 09:27:42 -0500