blog roll
our featured bloggers
This Month in Queens Real Estate: AUG 2014
Aug 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
  August 2014 Queens NY Market Update  In July, home sales dropped slightly from June when we saw a slight jump in sales. The increase in sales pace in June & July led to another substantial increa...
If you’re loyal to your insurance carrier it will cost you
Aug 01, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 130 130 recommendations | email to a friend
by Steven Palermo | Aug 1, 2014 | insurance company rates , PTB Blog Most successful businesses know how to treat their faithful customers.  A good restaurant owner will treat regulars with a compl...
U.S. Supreme Court Rules Inherited IRAs are Not Protected from Creditors
Jul 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 176 176 recommendations | email to a friend
On June 12, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court—in a unanimous decision—ruled that Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs) inherited by anyone other than a spouse are not retirement funds and therefore are ...
This Month in Queens Real Estate: JULY 2014
Jul 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 212 212 recommendations | email to a friend
June 2014 Queens NY Market Update    The pace of home sales rose sharply in June but was still below the pace of sales in June 2013. Prices posted moderate gains in June as well, remaining on pace ...
Estate Planning Basics for Newlyweds – How to Get Prepared for the Unexpected
Jul 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 225 225 recommendations | email to a friend
It’s that time of year – the time for beautiful weddings, fun receptions, delicious cakes, special gifts, and romantic honeymoons. While this is a joyous time for everyone, it’s also time for you a...
The Annual Pay Notice Requirement of the New York Wage Theft Prevention Act Could Be Close to Ending
Jul 18, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 232 232 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...
$$ OPPORTUNITY HAS KNOCKED ! $$ Networking For Prosperity & Adventure $$
Jun 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 485 485 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 | 516 516 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 | 551 551 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 | 522 522 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...

more blogs

opinion
The Very Best Americans
STRICTLY STASI
Nov 13, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 132 132 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Some Thoughts on the Queensway
I want to address the QueensWay project, a proposed public greenway that will transform the Long Island Rail Road Rockaway Beach Branch, which was abandoned over 50 years ago. Specifically, the for...
Nov 13, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 116 116 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
The party lost, but the rent is still too damn high
IN OUR OPINION
Nov 05, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 137 137 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Community Colleges Can Save Large Cities
In the 1990s, there was a push to refocus the nation’s community colleges as a means to re-train people for the coming tech boom. Cities all across the country do not have a sustainable plan for hi...
Nov 05, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 122 122 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Playing Roulette with Labor Rights
Working men and women at Resorts World Casino hit the jackpot last week in what is sure to become a benchmark agreement for casino labor statewide. More than 1,400 employees who work at the Jamaica...
Nov 05, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 123 123 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Planning Now for Another Sandy
STRICTLY STASI
Oct 28, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 129 129 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Downstate downfall is devastating
OP-ED
Oct 28, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 124 124 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Do you know what your kids are doing?
EXPERT ADVICE
Oct 28, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 108 108 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Shutdown a dangerous game of politics
IN OUR OPINION
Oct 16, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 144 144 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Where do the candidates stand on the QueensWay?
STRICTLY STASI
Oct 16, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 141 141 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
We can't ignore the hospital crisis
There is an epidemic of hospital closings in New York City and we don’t seem as worried as we should be by it. Since 2000, 19 hospitals have closed and two more will likely close this month. These ...
Oct 16, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 138 138 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Fix the city's health care system for good
IN OUR OPINION
Oct 09, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 145 145 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Fixing the education system could take controversial ideas
STRICTLY STASI
Oct 09, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 147 147 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
New York’s Real “Tale of Two Cities”
Op-Ed
Oct 09, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 144 144 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Are you in need of a life coach?
EXPERT ADVICE
Oct 09, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 133 133 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
national news
A meeting between the leaders of Russia, Ukraine and the European Union in Minsk next week is a step towards defusing the conflict in Ukraine, the speaker of the Russian parliament was quoted as saying on Thursday. "The Minsk meeting is one of the stages on the way towards de-escalation of this conflict," Sergei Naryshkin was quoted by state-run RIA news agency as saying.
2014-08-21 04:17:05 -0400
Russia's food safety watchdog is conducting checks at McDonald's restaurants in the Tatarstan region and will begin scheduled checks at its outlets in the region of Bashkortostan later this month, Interfax news agency reported on Thursday. On Wednesday, the agency ordered the suspension of operations at four McDonald's restaurants in Moscow over what it said were "numerous" sanitary law breaches. It is also conducting unscheduled checks at McDonald's restaurants in the Ural mountains region of Sverdlovsk and plans checks in the southern Krasnodar region next week.
2014-08-21 04:15:31 -0400
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian police fired tear gas Thursday to disperse protesters trying to get close to a court set to rule on a challenge to the legality of last month's elections.
2014-08-21 04:15:01 -0400