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How to Contest your Queens Property Taxes and(or) Building Classification
May 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
by George Herrera , Realtor & Co-Owner of the Queens Home Team at Keller Williams Realty . One issue that we see a lot here in Queens is a property tax assessment that doesn’t match the legal use o...
Restaurants Can Throw Dog Lovers a Bone
May 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
NYC Employment Defense Attorney “I’m so pleased that the city Department of Health threw dog lovers a bone,” Assemblywoman Linda Rosenthal (D-Manhattan) was quoted as saying by The New York Daily N...
The Workers’ Compensation Has Ruled Against You—What Are Your Options?
May 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
by Pyrros & Serres LLP , Workers Compensation Attorneys Workers Compensation Attorneys in New York You were hurt on the job and filed a legitimate claim, but the New York State Workers’ Compensatio...
Playground Injuries on the Rise: How You Can Protect Your Child
May 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 58 58 recommendations | email to a friend
by Steven Palermo | May 11, 2016  Kids love to play outdoors and physical exercise is good for them. The fact that playground injuries are on the rise may be frightening to some parents. Even so, t...
The Zadroga Act—What is It and How Does It Affect Workers' Compensation?
May 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 60 60 recommendations | email to a friend
Author:Pyrros & Serres LLP In the aftermath of September 11, 2001, many people volunteered to help clean up after the devastation of the twin towers at the World Trade Center. Many of those volunte...
How Far Do Privacy Rights Stretch for a Child’s Safety?
May 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 66 66 recommendations | email to a friend
A father recorded a conversation between his son and his ex-wife’s live-in boyfriend. Later on, when he turned in the recording as evidence, the boyfriend’s attorney challenged the admissibility of...
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EEOC Alleges Discrimination Based on Applications Requiring Medical History
May 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 111 111 recommendations | email to a friend
Queens, New York City Employment Defense Firm As employers, when you ask for medical information on a job application, you raise a red flag for the Equal Opportunity Employment Commission (EEOC) an...
Advantages Of Advertising On NYC Billboards & Buildings
May 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 122 122 recommendations | email to a friend
Using billboards to advertise may seem old-fashioned in our technology-driven era. With the internet and the many platforms it reaches out to, why would we still want to advertise with something as...
Restaurants Weigh in on Replacing Tipping with Service Charges
Apr 19, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 219 219 recommendations | email to a friend
Queens New York Employment Defense Attorneys Human Resource Consulting Law Firm Various restaurants across the country are in the process of changing tipping into service charges. The Seattle Eater...

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Weekly Entertainment Calendar - May 7
Weekly events happening in Queens and Brooklyn
May 06, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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Titan ends season with all-female ‘Othello’
After a strong couple of weeks at Queens Theatre, Titan Theatre Company’s production of Shakespeare’s “Othello” will come to an end this weekend. What makes this rendition particularly special is t...
Apr 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sherman Ewing performs secret show, reveals new EP details
Recently, Sherman Ewing gave the gift of music to late-night music lovers. The veteran folk-rock artist performed a “secret” midnight show to a crowd of 175 people at The Rock Shop in Gowanus.
Apr 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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Animal Years on the rise, will play The Gramercy Theatre
In 2013, Brooklyn-based Animal Years released their EP “Sun Will Rise.” Since then, the Americana influenced roots-rock band has been on a cross-country adventure.
Apr 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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Weekly Entertainment Calendar - April 29
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Empty East New York lot given 'ReNew-ed' life
Local artists and vendors fill vacant shipping containers
Apr 28, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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Dulcinea Dewtah brings Detroit ghettotech to Brooklyn
Dulcinea Detwah is a trained dancer turned rapper. The artist, who originally comes from Detroit, found motivation to pursue hip hop after creating music for her dances. Fast forward to a few years...
Apr 22, 2015 | 3 3 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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Forest Hills Stadium sets diverse summer season
Forest Hills Stadium is fiercely trying to bring music lovers from around the world into Queens this summer. The venue, which originally opened in 1923, will continue its promise of delivering ente...
Apr 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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Weekly Entertainment Calendar - April 22
Weekly events in Queens and Brooklyn.
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Herman Wallace's solitary confinement is the focus of new BPL Exhibit
This week, the Brooklyn Public Library debuted the exhibit “The House that Herman Built.” The opening reception included a screening of the renowned 2013 film “Herman’s House.” The film explores Bl...
Apr 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jimmy Heath continues to lead jazz scene at Flushing Town Hall
When the Queens Jazz Orchestra performs on Friday, April 17 at Flushing Town Hall, they will be led by NEA Master Jimmy Heath. Heath has been performing jazz music since the 1940s after he was reje...
Apr 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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Entertainment Calendar - April 15
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Smorgasburg reopens for its fifth season
On April 4, Smorgasburg reopened for its fifth outdoor season with much fanfare. The food and beverage market is held at East River State Park in Williamsburg on Saturdays and Brooklyn Bridge Park ...
Apr 08, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
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Weekly Event Calendar - April 8
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Rocco & Lizzie on offbeat music, Queens renaissance
Rocco and Lizzie want you to experience music that you’ve never heard before. The band, who began performing together last May, pride themselves on music that is an amalgamation of varied sounds an...
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Malaysian transgender woman Nisha Ayub was arrested in 2000 by the feared state religious enforcers who swoop on Muslims suspected of "un-Islamic" behaviourNisha Ayub has endured virtually everything thrown at Muslim-majority Malaysia's repressed transgender community: contempt, violence, arrest and sexual assault in a prison where she was sent to become a "real man". "The way they treat you is like you don't have any rights, you don't have any dignity," said Nisha, 37, dressed in the flowing skirt and long-sleeve shirt favoured by Malaysian Muslim women. A Muslim, Nisha's first overt gender-identity expression came at age nine in a costume contest at her straight-laced boy's school -- she dressed as a ballerina.


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Polish kayaker Aleksander Doba begins his translatlantic kayak adventure from New York to Lisbon on May 29, 2016 in New YorkA Polish grandfather left New York Sunday on his third solo trans-Atlantic crossing in a kayak, aiming to arrive in Portugal in time to celebrate his 70th birthday on firm ground in September. Aleksander Doba paddled off from the tip of Manhattan after doing interviews and posing for selfies with a crowd of some 100 onlookers. A star at home, Doba gained global attention when he was named a National Geographic adventurer of the year in 2015.


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Kyodo handout photo of Japanese journalist Jumpei YasudaThe Japanese government said on Monday it was doing all it could to secure the release of a Japanese journalist being held hostage by an al Qaeda affiliate in Syria, after an apparent photograph of the man was posted on the internet. This is my last chance," said the sign, written in shaky characters and signed "Jumpei Yasuda." Yasuda's plight came to attention in March, when a video surfaced showing him reading a message to his country and his family. Japanese media said he was capture by a group called Nusra Front after entering Syria from Turkey last June.


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