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The Annual Pay Notice Requirement of the New York Wage Theft Prevention Act Could Be Close to Ending
Jul 18, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Stephen D. Hans After the Wage Theft Prevention Act went into effect, restaurant owners and other types of business owners became burdened with paperwork as they complied with annual requir...
Jul 18, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Steven Palermo The recent warm weather makes me realize how rapidly summer is approaching. It’s time to dust off those BBQ’s and open the pools. Millions of people enjoy swimming in pools e...
$$ OPPORTUNITY HAS KNOCKED ! $$ Networking For Prosperity & Adventure $$
Jun 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 264 264 recommendations | email to a friend
Bring Pen & Paper for this great opportunity to learn about:  * Job search, Employment Training, Networking Skills & How Every Dollar Counts . **Snacks & Beverages provided.** WHEN : Wednesday June...
This Month in Queens Real Estate: JUNE 2014
Jun 19, 2014 | 3 3 comments | 296 296 recommendations | email to a friend
June 2014 Queens NY Market Update The pace of home sales rose in May after a slow start in the beginning of 2014. Inventory increased slightly again in May, meaning buyers should have a bit more ch...
Book Expo America 2014 Part 1: The Italian presence…
Jun 15, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 337 337 recommendations | email to a friend
  Originally Written By:  Tiziano Thomas Dossena for L'Idea Magazine   Book Expo America 2014 has brought a wave of foreign authors, either in the original language or in translation, and among the...
Book Expo America 2014 Part 2: The Authors Speak…
Jun 15, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 336 336 recommendations | email to a friend
Originally Written By:  Tiziano Thomas Dossena  for L'Idea Magazine   Javits Center was the center of attention for all American book lovers for four days at the end of May, with a series of events...
Interview to author Tony Napoli.
Jun 15, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 793 793 recommendations | email to a friend
Recently I published a review on the popular book “My Father, My Don,” A Son’s Journey from Organized Crime to Sobriety, and I am now pleased to offer our readers an interview to the author, Tony N...
How Much Can Allegations of Discrimination Cost You?
Jun 11, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 309 309 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Stephen D. Hans Discrimination is a serious issue for employers. It can lead to disputes, lawsuits and even forced business sales. Forced business sale, substantial fines and the disgrace o...
Wage and Hours Cases Setting Precedents for Tipped Employees
May 31, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 487 487 recommendations | email to a friend
  Restaurant owners are subject to numerous regulations they must comply with and as various cases are litigated, rulings establish new precedents that can change how the industry does business. Ma...
What you need to know about landing a job most don`t know
May 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 514 514 recommendations | email to a friend
Hello everyone  Shirley & Albert  {More about us from the link) Invite You to join us. Our second up coming event which will be on "New Strategies for employment & higher clientele methods plus mor...

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Yoga to the kids
Greenpoint's Usha Veda Yoga offers program for kids
May 24, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 65 65 recommendations | email to a friend
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Wanka Restaurant falls short of its Peruvian roots
There is a plentiful amount of restaurants along Grand Avenue. But if you’re in the mood for, say, Peruvian, there is Wanka Restaurant, located at 71-04 Grand Avenue in Maspeth. When you walk in, i...
May 18, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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Shortstack gives local church makeover
The girls at Shortstack do their part to give back
May 18, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cupcakes baked with a Brooklyn edge
Brooklyn Cupcake comes to East Williamsburg
May 18, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
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Spice up your day at Masala Indian Restaurant
So it’s that day again, the day you don’t want to cook but you wouldn’t mind going out for a bite. So where do you go? Do you revert back to the normal fall backs of Italian or Chinese food, or do ...
May 11, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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Get natural relief during allergy season
Itchy eyes, sneezing, coughing and congestion — these are just some of the symptoms that millions of people have to deal with every day, all from allergens being inhaled through the nasal passages....
May 11, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hot boutiques to check this spring
These Greenpoint spots are carrying the latest spring trends
May 11, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kenny Vance brings Doo-Wop back to Queens
The Queens native brings his music back home for a performance at Queens College
May 04, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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Wakamatsu serves up sushi in Maspeth
Ever get that craving for Japanese food? Whether it be sushi or perhaps a cooked Japanese dish there are a few great restaurants in Queens. If you find yourself in Maspeth take a trip over to Wakam...
May 04, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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The pin up art of Paige Pumphery
Greenpoint-based illustrator is “wonder woman” in her craft
May 04, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
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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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In this July 10, 2014 photo, a mailman delivers mail to a house for sale in Quincy, Mass. The National Association of Realtors reports on existing-home sales in June on Tuesday, July 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)WASHINGTON (AP) — Sales of previously owned homes rose for a third straight month in June, pushing activity to the highest level in eight months and providing evidence that housing is regaining lost momentum.


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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry urged Hamas on Tuesday to seek peace negotiations with Israel in Gaza based on an Egyptian truce proposal that the Islamist militant group has rejected. After meeting President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi of Egypt, a country which has mediated in the Arab-Israeli conflict in the past, Kerry said he had held constructive talks in a bid to end the conflict in Gaza which has killed more than 600 people. "Hamas has a fundamental choice to make and it is a choice that will have a profound impact for the people of Gaza," Kerry said at a news conference with his Egyptian counterpart Sameh Shukri. "The Egyptians have provided a framework and a forum for them to be able to come to the table to have a serious discussion together with other factions of the Palestinians." Hamas has said the Egyptian plan ignores its demands for the release of prisoners and a more comprehensive lifting of an economic blockade on the Gaza Strip.
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Mourners gather around the bodies of seven members of the Kelani family, killed overnight by an Israeli strike in Gaza City, during their funeral in Beit Lahiya, northern Gaza Strip, on Tuesday, July 22, 2014. Ibrahim Kelani, 53, his wife Taghreed and their five children, were killed in the strike on a Gaza City highrise. Ibrahim's brother Saleh Kelani said Tuesday that his brother and his brother’s children, ranging in age from four to 12, had German citizenship, while his wife had not. The family had rented the apartment in the high-rise after fleeing their home in the northern Gaza town of Beit Lahiya which came under heavy shelling by the Israeli army. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)JERUSALEM (AP) —


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