blog roll
our featured bloggers
JUST LISTED: 2br 2bth Coop for Sale at the Mayflower in Forest Hills NY
Mar 05, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
George & Abigail Herrera Introduce another 2br 2bth Coop for Sale at the Mayflower in Forest Hills NY!!! Privacy, great views, and convenience are featured in this lovely Forest Hills Coop for Sale...
Do You Have to Pay On-Call Employees for Their Time On-Call?
Mar 04, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Stephen D. Hans When you hire certain employees for on-call services, questions often arise about wages and hours. The Fair Labor Standards Act (FSLA) addresses the issue of on-call employe...
Are You an Independent or Joint Owner If You Own a Franchise Restaurant?
Feb 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 66 66 recommendations | email to a friend
Authorl Stephen D. Hans For more than thirty years, a line was drawn that differentiated a franchiser and franchisee. The relationship between the two served each other well. Entrepreneurs looking ...
Septic Tank Pipe-Cover Crafts
Feb 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 63 63 recommendations | email to a friend
Many yards have ugly septic tank pipes sticking up out of the ground, but not all yards have ones that stand out in the open. In some cases, the septic pipes are hidden amongst trees, bushes or oth...
Are Your Dress Code and Grooming Policies Violating Discrimination Laws?
Feb 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 110 110 recommendations | email to a friend
      Author: Stephen Hans Companies have the right to expect employees to be neat in appearance and follow a company dress code. Some companies require short hair for men and no one gives it a sec...
This Month in Queens Real Estate: FEB 2015
Feb 16, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 128 128 recommendations | email to a friend
February 2015 Queens NY Market Update  Home sales continued to decrease in January, significantly below last year, however, inventory ticked up slightly. In response to the low inventory levels and...
Ruby Tuesday Is Accused of Gender Discrimination Involving Men
Feb 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 164 164 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Stephen D. Hans It is common for the media to report on cases of gender discrimination where females did not receive equal pay or the same promotional opportunities as men. In contrast to t...
Stronger Mind, Happier You
Feb 07, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 197 197 recommendations | email to a friend
by Mary Murphy A lot of emphasis is put on the body when talking about working out—those washboard abs, defined calves, slimmed thighs--but sometimes we forget that the mind is part of the body, to...
Know and Follow the Regulations for Tip Pools
Feb 04, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 229 229 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Stephen D. Hans In the restaurant business and hospitality industry in general, employees who provide services, such as servers, hosting staff, bartenders and bus persons typically receive ...
Queens Home Team Awarded Top Team at Keller Williams Realty Landmark II for Most Units Sold in 2014!
Jan 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 294 294 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...

more blogs

opinion
The Pre-K Tax Plan
The tax hike proposal that was supposed to sink mayor-elect Bill de Blasio’s campaign is now front and center as he prepares for his inaugural address. For the new mayor, a single issue does not de...
Dec 31, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 161 161 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Ferries the answer for transit-starved waterfront
The ferry service along the Brooklyn and Queens waterfront has become more of a crucial link for commuters as development and population has exponentially grown in recent years. With the anticipati...
Dec 31, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 151 151 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
E-cigarettes latest – and likely last – item on Bloomberg’s agenda
IN OUR OPINION
Dec 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 161 161 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Not Right On, Target
STRICTLY STASI
Dec 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 148 148 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Making the Grade…In The Future
STRICTLY STASI
Dec 17, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 164 164 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Safe streets need to be a top priority
IN OUR OPINION
Dec 17, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 161 161 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
What’s Next for South Africa?
STRICTLY STASI
Dec 11, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 165 165 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
A bit of good news for small biz
With the holiday season now in full swing, a new report was released showing that shoppers were less reliant on big box stores in the latter months of the year. Following the long lines and bustle ...
Dec 11, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 164 164 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
State should support de Blasio UPK plan
IN OUR OPINION
Dec 04, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 170 170 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Three Areas That Matter in NYC Government
STRICTLY STASI
Dec 04, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 167 167 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Time to 'Knockout' This Activity Out
STRICTLY STASI
Nov 26, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 164 164 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Don't miss the $500 tax credit
EXPERT ADVICE
Nov 26, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 169 169 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Expand HIV/AIDS testing in prisons
Op-Ed
Nov 26, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 154 154 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
5 Pointz debate offers an opportunity
IN OUR OPINION
Nov 26, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 149 149 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Markowitz for NYC Ambassador?
IN OUR OPINION
Nov 20, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 169 169 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
national news

FILE - In this May 22, 2014, file photo, Kurt Busch, left, stands with Patricia Driscoll before qualifying for a NASCAR Sprint Cup series auto race at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C. Delaware prosecutors said, Thursday, March 5, 2015, that they will not file criminal charges against Busch following allegations of domestic violence against his ex-girlfriend. (AP Photo/Terry Renna, File)DOVER, Del. (AP) — NASCAR driver Kurt Busch will not face criminal charges over claims by his ex-girlfriend that he smashed her head into a bedroom wall and choked her, Delaware prosecutors said Thursday.


2015-03-05 18:01:21 -0500

The 31 largest banks in the United States passed the first phase of regulatory stress tests, the Federal Reserve announcedThe 31 largest banks in the United States passed the first phase of regulatory stress tests, the Federal Reserve announced Thursday. In tests of their strength to withstand a severe economic crisis -- one worse than that of 2008 -- all the banks proved capable of maintaining more than the minimum 5.0 percent level of core capital. At that level, the Fed believes that the banks will not weigh the economy down and will be able to continue supporting economic activity -- which was not the case during the crisis.


2015-03-05 17:59:49 -0500

FILE - In this Aug. 16, 2012, file photo, Bobbi Kristina Brown, left, and Nick Gordon attend the Los Angeles premiere of "Sparkle" at Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles. The "Dr. Phil" shows says it will air an "intervention" conducted with Gordon, the partner of Brown, who remains on life support in an Atlanta hospital. "Dr. Phil" host Phil McGraw spoke with Gordon and his mother, Michelle, about Bobbi Kristina Brown for an episode to air March 11, 2015. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Dr. Phil" will air what the TV show is describing as an "intervention" conducted with Nick Gordon, the partner of hospitalized Bobbi Kristina Brown .


2015-03-05 17:58:45 -0500