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Minor Repairs and Improvements that Make all the Difference in Queens
Feb 08, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
   by George Herrera , Realtor & Co-Owner of the Queens Home Team at Keller Williams Realty .   Whenever we meet with Homeowners who are thinking of selling, we usually give them some homework befo...
Queens Real Estate Market: 2015 Year in Review
Jan 31, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 67 67 recommendations | email to a friend
   by George Herrera , Realtor & Co-Owner of the Queens Home Team at Keller Williams Realty   Queens Real Estate Market 2015 Year in Review Welcome to our first edition of the “Queens Real Estate M...
Can You Ask Employees to Undergo Medical Screening and Ask About Medical History?
Jan 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 101 101 recommendations | email to a friend
New York Employment Defense Attorney talks about Non Discrimination Act Knowing what you can ask and must not ask employees or job applicants is vital for businesses. With all the information avail...
Should you Sell a Property with or without Tenants?
Jan 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 111 111 recommendations | email to a friend
   by George Herrera , Realtor & Co-Owner of the Queens Home team at Keller Williams Realty So you own a rental or investment property in Queens and you’ve determined that now is the right time to ...
What Does the 2016 Minimum Wage Hike Mean for You as an Employer?
Jan 19, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 171 171 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Stephen D. Hans A minimum wage increase of $8.75 to $9.00 went into effect in New York on December 31, 2015. For employers, it obviously means you must pay higher wages to all employees who...
Business Law: Corporations VS. Partnerships VS. Sole Proprietorship
Jan 07, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 223 223 recommendations | email to a friend
There are various types of business organizations: corporations, general partnerships and sole proprietorships. These business organizations have their own legal requirements so they can also be co...
Press Agents—Foot Soldiers in Celebrity Divorce Wars
Jan 05, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 238 238 recommendations | email to a friend
by Chris Palermo | Dec 31, 2015 | Chris Palermo Blog , divorce , PTB Blog How Celebrities Win and Lose at Divorce For regular folks, divorce is mostly won or lost in the courtroom, or in legal proc...
Long Island Man Driving Lamborghini Dies in Single Car Run-Off-Road Crash
Jan 05, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 242 242 recommendations | email to a friend
by Steven Palermo | Dec 29, 2015 | Car Accident Attorney's , PTB Blog Port Jefferson, Long Island Car Crash CBS New York reported that Glen Nelson, age 48, who lived in Belle Terre died in a crash ...
Marco Malvaldi’s “Game For Five”
Dec 13, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 355 355 recommendations | email to a friend
Review by Tiziano Thomas Dossena To read a book that was originally written in Italian and that uses idiomatic expressions with validity and proper impact in the English translation is a special tr...
Million Dollar Legal Mistakes by a Billion Dollar Company
Dec 10, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 373 373 recommendations | email to a friend
by Stephen D. Hans | Dec 8, 2015 | Employment Defense Attorney Even billion dollar companies can allow legal mistakes to occur and have it cost them millions of dollars. Such appears to be the case...

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Oraia Reid, RightRides Founder
Oraia Reid is doing her best to protect women and members of the LGBTQ community through her organization RightRides. Upon becoming aware of the increasing late night assaults on women in her neigh...
Aug 23, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 58 58 recommendations | email to a friend
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Will Le Vasseur, Actor
It's a well-known fact that up-and-coming actors usually have more than one job. So it's no surprise that Will Le Vasseur, the artistic director of the Astoria-based Redd Tale Theatre Company, is a...
Aug 10, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
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Nicholas Weissman, Visual Journalist
A great storyteller needs to not only be extremely observant, but also must have the talent to unite the person recording a moment to the film’s viewers to draw emotion out of them. To tell that st...
Aug 10, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
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Adam Suerte, Tattoo artist
Tattoo and fine artist Adam Suerte gets his inspiration from the ever-changing landscape in his hometown of Carroll Gardens. A true urbanite, Suerte is known for his talent in cityscape tattoos, de...
Aug 03, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 53 53 recommendations | email to a friend
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Susan Springer Anderson, Artist
Queens On the Record
Aug 01, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jen Waller, Brooklyn activist
For Jen Waller, social change comes from the citizens of a nation, not its government or non-profits who are beholden to their stakeholders. Waller, 24, is a native of Oakland, California, and now ...
Jul 27, 2011 | 4 4 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
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Gia Forakis, Theater Artist
For Gia Forakis, art has always been her true calling. Heavily influenced by her parents, both of whom were artists, Forakis entered the theater world as a fledgling actress, performing in the Mere...
Jul 21, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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Scott Sternbach, Photographer
Professor Scott Sternbach, who teaches at LaGuardia Community College, is finally seeing his lifelong dream come true. Thanks to a grant he received through the City University of New York, he will...
Jul 13, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jenny Topolski, Jewelry Maker
Dead bugs. Dead bees. Bones. These are the kinds of things many people would not want to wear around their necks or wrists. But Jenny Topolski finds beauty in them, enough to craft exquisite pieces...
Jul 06, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
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Anton Dietrich, Longtime CB9 Member
Where Anton Dietrich grew up, the Van Wyck Expressway was a dirt road. Later on it became a two-lane highway and he, along with a group of others joined the nearby civic association – the Van Wyck ...
Jul 06, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tony Niro, Hairdresser/Family Man
A hairdresser since the age of 11, 72-year-old Tony Niro still manages to surprise and impress both customers and family members with the stories of his life. Born in Cervenera, Naples, in 1937, Ni...
Jun 29, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sebastian Agredo
Fulbright Scholarship winner
Jun 21, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jeremy & Bianca LeRoux
Owners of Brooklyn Mac, CUP
Jun 21, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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L.B. Brown, Gallery Owner
The custom picture framing business has long been a male-dominated industry. But L.B. Brown, once an Ebony Magazine Advertising executive, was never one to let anything hold her back. Using her kee...
Jun 14, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ralph Perez - Founder, Xmental Inc.
You might not know Ralph Perez, but he is famous. To many, he’s notorious. But to the 60 kids he has helped so far in the Paint Straight program as part of Xmental Inc., Ralph “Tatu-Xmen” Perez is ...
Jun 09, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
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New England cleans up; snow falls on the Mid-AtlanticA wind-driven winter storm that brought blizzard conditions to Cape Cod fell short of forecast snowfall totals and spared the Northeast the widespread power outages that had been predicted. Snowflakes ...


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German stocks fell on February 9, 2016European indices were in the red in mid-afternoon trading having failed at earlier attempts to find some support in the wake of sharp losses on global exchanges on Monday. Paris's CAC, which earlier slid 2.45 percent and below 4,000 for the first time in 14 months, was slightly firmer at around 1500 GMT but was still 1.4 percent lower. Elsewhere in Europe, Madrid earlier plummeted three percent to dip below the symbolic 8,000-point level, while Milan was also more than three percent lower weighed down by banking shares.


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Sylvia Palmer, mother of Akai Gurley, speaks outside state Supreme Court in the Brooklyn borough of New York Monday, Feb 8, 2016, after hearing NYPD Officer Peter Liang testify about Gurley's 2014 death in a housing project stairwell. Lawyers for Liang say the evidence doesn't meet legal requirements for the charges, which accuse him of disregarding a substantial and unjustifiable risk of serious injury or death, and have asked the judge to dismiss the case. (AP Photo/Jennifer Peltz)NEW YORK (AP) — The rookie New York City police officer who shot an unarmed man in a dark public housing stairwell says what happened was a deadly accident. Prosecutors call it manslaughter and say he acted recklessly and then did little to help the dying man.


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