blog roll
our featured bloggers
Restaurants Weigh in on Replacing Tipping with Service Charges
Apr 19, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 72 72 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...
Apr 19, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 194 194 recommendations | email to a friend
Are you having trouble evicting a tenant? The Landlord Center has been effectively representing landlords and have been very successful in fighting for their rights for over 20 years. The legal tea...
What it was Like to Buy a Home, after Selling Over 150...
Mar 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 170 170 recommendations | email to a friend
by George Herrera , Realtor & Co-Owner of the Queens Home Team at Keller Williams Realty . My wife & I recently closed on the our very first home and boy was it an experience, especially considerin...
How Does a Prior Injury Affect Your Eligibility for Workers' Compensation Benefits?
Mar 15, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 210 210 recommendations | email to a friend
In New York, when you have been injured on the job, you have a right to seek benefits under the state's workers' compensation system. In fact, the workers' compensation system is generally your sol...
ARTS Community: Free Cultural Arts & Networking at CUP Center
Mar 15, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 210 210 recommendations | email to a friend
The Enterprise Collective is hosting a free community event to celebrate Women’s History Month at CUP Center located at 1071 Bedford Avenue in the Bedford Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn Saturday, M...
Where Is Paradise?
Mar 12, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 209 209 recommendations | email to a friend
Where is the Garden of Eden, and therefore, the tree of life, today? Is this the same as Paradise? Genesis 3:24 I may have bit off a little too much with this question. But it has often come to my ...
The Real Deal-Real Estate Update
Mar 08, 2016 | 3 3 comments | 264 264 recommendations | email to a friend
Since 1979 when Jim Turano then sales agent, first started, he was the first in the community to offer Senior Citizen Discounts. In addition he offered Police officers and fireman discounts when th...
Queens Real Estate Market Report: February 2016
Mar 03, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 287 287 recommendations | email to a friend
by George Herrera , Realtor and Co-Owner of the Queens Home Team at Keller Williams Realty . Queens Real Estate Market Update: February 2016 Home sales dropped in January which is somewhat typical ...
University Policies to Deal with Sexual Harassment Issues
Mar 01, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 307 307 recommendations | email to a friend
Recently, a sexual harassment case involving a Chicago professor became high profile in the news. While you can view the case from the perspective of the victim and the alleged abuser, there is als...
5 Ways to Sell your Home for Top Dollar in Queens NY
Feb 22, 2016 | 2 2 comments | 347 347 recommendations | email to a friend
by George Herrera , Realtor and Co-Owner of the Queens Home Team at Keller Williams Realty . If you own or live in Queens, then you already know that we do things differently here. Not only are we ...

more blogs

letters
Down with co-ops
Dear Editor, A recent StreetEasy analysis of all types of rentals has shown that the median rent-to-income ratio averaged 65.2 percent in New York City in 2016. Although lagging income growth contr...
Apr 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Against landmarking
Dear Editor, I have lived in Flushing for over 30 years and supported the Broadway-Flushing Homeowners’ Association’s efforts to improve and enforce zoning and building codes, as well as the Ricker...
Apr 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Shameless Shelly
Dear Editor, Former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver reportedly used his power to gain sexual favors along with money, giving new meaning to the old adage that "politics makes strange bedfellows." O...
Apr 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Only in the U.S.
Dear Editor, As disquieting as this election season has been with mountains of negatives, little has been said about it uniqueness. To replace the first African-American president there is a woman,...
Apr 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Quick observation
Dear Editor, All of this talk about self-identifiers using the bathrooms gives new meaning to the term "private parts." Sincerely, Bill Viggiano Williston Park
Apr 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Pay as you go?
Dear Editor Ed Konecnik wants an answer from the presidential candidates ("Before I vote…", March 28) . He wants to know how much he will have to pay in taxes. He "proposes that he keeps all he ear...
Apr 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Vote for who?
Dear Editor, In his latest letter to the editor, Frederick Bedell instructs the reader to get out and vote ("Vote on 4/19", April 4/7) . He then qualifies his thoughts by writing "I will not try to...
Apr 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Business as usual
Dear Editor, There is even more to "Time to change the culture in Albany" (Op-Ed by Brian Barnwell, April 14) . We should not celebrate Governor Andrew Cuomo and the State Legislature passing a bud...
Apr 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Three cheers for BSA
Dear Editor, The Boy Scouts of America have a long history of teaching young boys to be proper community and charity-minded young men. These young men will be the leaders of tomorrow. I myself belo...
Apr 18, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Let it be written
Dear Editor, We the people are fed up with the lies and deceit of the greedy politicians who think more of themselves than the people they represent. They are a group of self-righteous individuals ...
Apr 12, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Mississippi burning
Dear Editor, Mississippi has passed the "Protecting Freedom of Conscience from Government Discrimination Act. Sounds wonderful doesn't it? What it really does is allow people to refuse services to ...
Apr 12, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Defending Donald
Dear Editor, There has been so much hatred directed at Donald Trump lately by what are obviously coordinated “cut and paste” efforts taken from Internet propaganda sites to smear him, trying to pai...
Apr 12, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Vote your conscience
Dear Editor, To look to a corrupter to reform politics is folly. Morals matter. Morals are the earth that makes a man’s word worth its sand. Pragmatists and opportunists will sell their own mothers...
Apr 12, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
To Dennis Walcott
Dear Editor, Congratulations on your new job as head of the Queens Library. Your record as schools chancellor shows you're well prepared to tackle tough challenges. You visited nearly half of the Q...
Apr 06, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Why celebrate EDC?
Dear Editor, Is there real reason to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the creation of the New York City Economic Development Corporation? New York City prospered and successfully grew prior to the...
Apr 06, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
national news

Former London mayor Ken Livingstone leaves after appearing on the LBC radio station in LondonBy David Milliken LONDON (Reuters) - Labour party has launched an inquiry into how to tackle anti-semitism after suspending former London mayor Ken Livingstone days before it contests elections in London, Scotland and Wales. Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn - a close ally of party veteran Livingstone - said in a statement that he would propose a new code of conduct explicitly banning anti-semitism and other forms of racism. "There is no place for anti-semitism or any form of racism in the Labour party, or anywhere in society," he said.


2016-04-30 22:14:28 -0400

Fishing boats with Chinese national flags are seen at a harbour in Tanmen, Hainan provinceBy Megha Rajagopalan BAIMAJING, China (Reuters) - The fishing fleet based in this tiny port town on Hainan island is getting everything from military training and subsidies to even fuel and ice as China creates an increasingly sophisticated fishing militia to sail into the disputed South China Sea. The training and support includes exercises at sea and requests to fishermen to gather information on foreign vessels, provincial government officials, regional diplomats and fishing company executives said in recent interviews. "The maritime militia is expanding because of the country's need for it, and because of the desire of the fishermen to engage in national service, protecting our country's interests," said an advisor to the Hainan government who did not want to be named.


2016-04-30 22:10:15 -0400

FILE - In this June 28, 2014 file photo, Neon Trees frontman Tyler Glenn performs at the iHeartRadio Ultimate Pool Party at Fontainebleau's BleauLive at Fontainebleau Miami Beach in Miami Beach, Fla. Two years after coming out as gay and praising the Mormon church for offering support, Glenn is denouncing his faith in his latest music video. The lead singer of the Provo-based band released the video Friday, April 29, 2016 for a single titled "Trash," in which he appears to be trashing the church. (Photo Jeff Daly/Invision/AP, File)SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Two years after coming out as gay and praising the Mormon church for offering support, the lead singer of a popular rock band is denouncing his faith in his latest music video.


2016-04-30 22:07:46 -0400