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Queens Home Team Awarded Top Team at Keller Williams Realty Landmark II for Most Units Sold in 2014!
Jan 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 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 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 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 | 12 12 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...
← How Do 2015 Minimum Wage Increases Affect NY Restaurants? Are Employers Free from Liability When Using Staffing Agencies to Terminate Employees?
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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 | 52 52 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
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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 | 63 63 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 | 70 70 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 | 81 81 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 | 131 131 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...

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See A Jew Grows in Brooklyn in Queens
You don’t have to be Jewish to appreciate the heartfelt nostalgic comedy of this unique musical experience, featuring multi-talented entertainer, author and playwright Jake Ehrenreich, who is still...
Aug 04, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
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The many layers of King Cake
King Cake is founded on the principles of raw sarcasm, seductive vulgarity, and progressive music. It’s not easy to pin point the band’s genre, but rock, jazz harmony and motown elements are certai...
Aug 04, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 62 62 recommendations | email to a friend
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A conversation with Chrisette Michele
The artist talks about her music, fame and why she hearts New York
Aug 02, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 89 89 recommendations | email to a friend
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Through the eyes of LIC artists
Long Island City is already a vibrant community. But when more than 56 LIC artists come together for a group exhibition, you can bet that vibrancy will be heightened. This is exactly what happened ...
Jul 28, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
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Housing Works is hooking you up
Organization holds annual warehouse sale
Jul 27, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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Summerstage Rocks Queens
Kool Moe Dee, Chrisette Michele, and many more
Jul 27, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
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A microfarm grows in Brooklyn
You don’t need a green thumb to become a savvy gardener and urban farmer. We’re seeing a new era of personal food production unfolding, and it’s all about DIY and sustainability. With prices for fr...
Jul 21, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
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Local band plays JOLLY good music
In an age when mainstream music takes few risks, JOLLY’s second studio album, The Audio Guide to Happiness (Part 1), has a refreshing and original sound that stimulates the mind and senses. Based o...
Jul 21, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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Local Queens band hits the stage at Irving Plaza
For local band, Bound by Substance, making it to the stage of Irving Plaza is a dream come true. The band will be playing at the venue as part of the Gotham Rocks three-year anniversary on Thursday...
Jul 21, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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Summer’s Out, Fall’s In with these jean styles
In the fashion universe, the first day of fall is considered July 5th. What this means for you? End of summer sales and fall, fall fall! Since fall will be on the brain, what time better than the p...
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Astoria Saw Music Festival Has Real Teeth
One of the most unique events of the year is happening once more in Queens.
Jul 14, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
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Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival in full force
A guide to weeklong events that are all part of the festival
Jul 06, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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These Billyburg stores dish out serious style and more
With the constant changes and improvement of Brooklyn, shopping is at an all time peak with new stores and local designer talent. This week we hung out on Grand Street and Bedford Avenue in William...
Jun 29, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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Crossing Art gallery explores motion and stillness
Joshua Spodek's linear zoetrope exhibition wows
Jun 22, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
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Color, color all through summer
As usual, bright vibrant hues are in for the warm months
Jun 22, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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An Indian rock python drinks water inside its enclosure in a zoo during a hot day in the northern ...JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - A Zimbabwean man has been jailed for nine years for eating python, a protected species, a Zimbabwean daily reported on Friday. Archwell Maramba said he had been eating the snakemeat for its medicinal value. "I wanted to eat the python to cure my spine and since I ate my first python I have seen remarkable improvement," NewsDay quoted Maramba as saying during his court case. Acting on a tipoff, police found the 58-year-old drying snakeskin and python meat stashed in his house.


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A woman pulls shopping carts through the aisle of a Target store on the shopping day dubbed "Black Friday" in TorringtonU.S. consumer sentiment rose in January to its highest level in 11 years on better job and wage prospects, a survey released on Friday showed. The Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan's final January reading on the overall index on consumer sentiment came in at 98.1, its best showing on a final basis since January 2004 and the latest in a string of increases since August. "Consumers judged prospects for the national economy as the best in a decade, with half of all consumers expecting the economic expansion will continue for another five years," said Richard Curtin, the survey's director. "While renewed strength in consumer spending will boost the pace of economic growth in 2015, most consumers are counting only on modest income gains during the years ahead.


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By Maggie Fick and Yusri Mohamed CAIRO/ISMAILIA (Reuters) - Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi cut short a visit to Ethiopia for an African Union summit on Friday after Islamic State's Egyptian wing claimed the killing of at least 30 soldiers and police officers in the Sinai Peninsula. The four separate attacks on security forces in North Sinai on Thursday night were among the bloodiest in years and the first significant assault in the region since the most active Sinai militant group swore allegiance to IS in November. Militant attacks in Sinai, while far from Cairo and tourist attractions, has crimped government efforts to project an image of stability to woo back foreign investors and tourists driven away by frequent political violence since a popular uprising four years ago that overthrew veteran autocrat Hosni Mubarak. Sisi left Addis Ababa after meeting with the Ethiopian premier following the AU summit's opening session, an Egyptian official there told Reuters.
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