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20 Fun Facts about the Forest Hills NY Neighborhood
Sep 03, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
Forest Hills is an AWESOME neighborhood in Queens NY! We sell homes, Coops, and Condos in Forest Hills and the feedback we get from current and new residents is outstanding. People love the history...
New York Employment Discrimination Defense Attorney
Aug 27, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 68 68 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Stephen D.Hans What Can Happen if You Ignore a Discrimination Claim? No one likes dealing with a dispute, and we often wish disputes would just go away. However, ignoring a discrimination c...
Queens Real Estate Market Update: AUG 2015
Aug 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 81 81 recommendations | email to a friend
Queens Real Estate Market Update: AUG 2015 The pace of home sales continued to slow in July according to the Long Island Board of Realtors. July marked the highest year over year decrease in home s...
Queens Home Team Announces Another 2BR/2BTH Coop in Forest Hills, NY For Sale!!!
Aug 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 92 92 recommendations | email to a friend
George & Abigail Herrera Introduce another 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath Coop for Sale in Forest Hill, NY!!! Privacy, great views, and convenience are featured in this lovely Forest Hills Coop for Sale. Offere...
You're being Taxed as a Two Family, but is your House a Legal 2 Family?
Aug 20, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 100 100 recommendations | email to a friend
Many times we meet with homeowners who claim their property is a two family home because they are being taxed as a two family, however, legal use is determined by the NYC Department of Buildings, n...
New York City Employment Defense Attorneys
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What Is GINA and Why Is It Important to You as an Employer? Your employment application questions can set you up for a discrimination lawsuit if you are not within the parameters of federal anti-di...
Queens Home Team sells another Bay Terrace Gardens Coop in Bayside!
Aug 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 128 128 recommendations | email to a friend
Another Bay Terrace Gardens Coop $OLD for Top Dollar! George Herrera, Abigail Herrera, and the Queens Home Team at Keller Williams Realty are pleased to announce the sale of their 2 BR Coop located...
Queens Home Team records Highest Sale Price for 1 BR Coop at 218-10/12 43rd Ave Corp in Bayside!
Aug 07, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 149 149 recommendations | email to a friend
George Herrera, Abigail Herrera, and the Queens Home Team at Keller Williams Realty are pleased to announce the sale of their 1 BR Coop located at 218-12 43rd Ave #3A, 218-10/12 43rd Ave Cooperativ...
Just Listed: 1 Family Brick Home in Jackson Heights, NY 11372
Aug 05, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 159 159 recommendations | email to a friend
George & Abigail Herrera Introduce another 1 Family Home for Sale in Jackson Heights NY!!! Privacy, great views, and convenience are featured in this lovely Jackson Heights 1 Family Home for Sale. ...
Largest Delivery Company in the Nation Sued for Religious Discrimination
Aug 04, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 156 156 recommendations | email to a friend
Stephen Hans : Posted on August 4, 2015 Religious discrimination has been in the news a lot recently. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) just filed a lawsuit against the United Stat...

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Senior centers saved! Oh, wait...
And the winner in this week's edition of terribly misleading press releases – Queens Assemblywoman Marge Markey! A little background: so you've probably heard about the pending closures of over 100...
Mar 15, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 82 82 recommendations | email to a friend
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A Republican club grows in Brooklyn
Wait a minute, there's Republicans in Brooklyn? We here at Pol Position were under the impression that to spot a real live Republican here in New York City you had to venture to the nether-regions ...
Mar 01, 2011 | 4 4 comments | 78 78 recommendations | email to a friend
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Is the third term really a charm?
We wonder if Michael Bloomberg is starting to regret that decision to seek a controversial third term for mayor? It's been a rough winter for Bloomy. It got off to a really bad start for Hizzoner w...
Feb 15, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 80 80 recommendations | email to a friend
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Will Walmart roll back or move forward?
Back in August of 2010, we got word that Walmart was getting more serious about coming into the New York market, and we wrote about it. Boy, did we get some snarling response from local business ad...
Feb 01, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 81 81 recommendations | email to a friend
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Can't a girl just hold a little ol' fundraiser?
Looks like Speaker Christine Quinn is having a hard time flying under the radar these days. At a January 13th fundraising event in Soho, she attracted a group of protesters with a number of grievan...
Jan 18, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 74 74 recommendations | email to a friend
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Your pol, working hard or hardly working?
Last week, we kind of poked fun at Councilman Mark Weprin of Queens for being the “celebrity” tour guide for a couple of British tourists who booked a Big Apple tour. We're sure when they heard tha...
Jan 11, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 74 74 recommendations | email to a friend
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Doherty, it turns out, is an easy grader
We think this whole flap about the response to last week's blizzard has put the normally mild-mannered Sanitation Commissioner John Doherty on the defensive. Rather than just take his lumps and cri...
Jan 06, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 70 70 recommendations | email to a friend
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A tour from Mark Weprin! Wait, Mark who?
It isn't exactly Jennifer Lopez, but some lucky tourists from the other side of the pond received a very special tour of Lower Manhattan from a “celebrity” guide recently. Lisa Oxborough and husban...
Jan 06, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 54 54 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Pol Position personalities of 2010
In the spirit of the season...oh, who are we kidding?...in the interest of taking a few extra days off over the holidays by not actually writing a real column, we here at Pol Position thought we wo...
Dec 28, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
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The not-so-cheap seats
Those ended up being some expensive free Yankees tickets. It turns out Governor David Paterson would have saved a lot of money if he had just purchased five tickets to Game One of the 2009 World Se...
Dec 21, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
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Picture your name on a new law
Have you always had a great idea for a new law? Well, Assemblywoman Grace Meng wants to hear from you! Meng sent out a press release recently asking for the public's input on drafting new legislati...
Dec 21, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
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Retired, sort of
Hey, just because he's getting a pension doesn't mean Assemblyman Vito Lopez is ready to stop working. It was revealed recently that the Brooklyn pol is not only getting paid $92,000 a year to repr...
Dec 21, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
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Notes from Bulgaria
We get a lot of odd press releases in our inbox, but even we were a little confused by the numerous dispatches we have been receiving from Bulgaria courtesy of Councilman Dan Halloran's office over...
Dec 14, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pol puts his money where his mouth is
Move over Bloomberg, there's a new set of deep pockets in city government. By now you've probably heard that Michael Bloomberg refuses to take a salary for his services as mayor, paying himself jus...
Dec 07, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Biggest and Baddest of All Big Checks
We like big checks and we cannot lie. Longtime readers of Pol Position know that we here at the PP desk have an obsession with the ceremonial aspects of politicking. We never pass up a good groundb...
Nov 30, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton (centre) is flanked by Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel (left) and Kimi Raikkonen after the qualifying session for the Italian Grand Prix in Monza, on September 5, 2015Defending world champion Lewis Hamilton continued to reign supreme in one-lap speed on Saturday when he secured his 11th pole position in 12 races for Mercedes by topping qualifying for Sunday’s Italian Grand Prix. The 30-year-old Briton powered around the high-speed Autodromo Nazional in warm sunshine to clock a best lap of one minute and 23.383 seconds and finish three-tenths clear of a resurgent Kimi Raikkonen, who was cheered to the flag in his Ferrari. The Finn, inspired by the tifosi packed into the main grandstand opposite the Ferrari pits, produced a flying late effort to beat his team-mate Sebastian Vettel, who wound up third.


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A British crew member of a yacht taking part in the Clipper Round the World race has died after an accident off the coast of Portugal, his team said in on Saturday. Paramedic Andrew Ashman, 49, was reefing a sail on the IchorCoal entry around midnight on Friday during the first leg from London to Brazil when he was knocked unconscious. "We are deeply saddened to report the death of crew member Mr Andrew Ashman, our thoughts are with his family at this difficult time," a statement posted on the official website of the race said.
2015-09-05 10:06:33 -0400

Science makes it clear that the laissez-faire alternative is a climate-addled future of mega-storms, drought, water wars and mass migrationNegotiators from 195 nations tasked with crafting a universal climate pact are driven by twin fears tugging in opposite directions, which may result in a hollow deal, say analysts. The all-too-real prospect of climate catastrophe on a horizon of decades, not centuries, coupled with a rising tide of expectations, would seem to be powerful incentives to forge an agreement that is truly up to the task. It is also a reminder that the window of opportunity for acting is barely ajar -- if human emissions of heat-trapping greenhouse gases don't peak very soon and drop very swiftly, it may soon slam shut.


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