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Seller Concession: What is it and How does it Work?
Nov 30, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
by George Herrera, Realtor & Co-Owner of the Queens Home Team at Keller Williams Realty . Supporting content provided by Robert Kaplan, P.C. What is a Seller Concession? Put simply, a seller conces...
Queens Real Estate Market: NOV 2016
Nov 29, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
by George Herrera , Realtor & Co-Owner of the Queens Home Team at Keller Williams Realty . November 2016 Market Update The Queens housing market continued on the same path in October with sales dec...
The Workers’ Compensation Board Ruled Against You—Now What?
Nov 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 59 59 recommendations | email to a friend
by Pyrros & Serres LLP | W orkers Compensation Attorneys New York City | Queens | Brooklyn | Bronx Workers’ Compensation Lawyers The Workers’ Compensation Board Ruled Against You—Now What? You got ...
Employers Walk the Line on Employees’ Social Media Comments
Nov 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 60 60 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Stephen D. Hans As employers, if you feel that an employee’s comment on social media, such as Facebook or Twitter is damaging to your business’s reputation, it is wise to seek legal counsel...
The French Connection: Oldies But Goodies Movie In Yonkers With Real Stars
Nov 19, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 88 88 recommendations | email to a friend
  Article by Tiziano Thomas Dossena On November 14, Alamo Theaters in Yonkers presented, on the 45 th  anniversary of its release, the Oscar winning film  The French Connection , which played to a ...
The Million Women March on Washington: Another Moment in History
Nov 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 72 72 recommendations | email to a friend
Author:US Coachways   Bus Rental   The Million Women March on Washington: Another Moment in History Million Women March Gets the Nation’s Attention Is the Million Women March on Washington going to...
This Month in Queens Real Estate: OCT 2016
Nov 01, 2016 | 5 5 comments | 242 242 recommendations | email to a friend
October 2016 Queens Real Estate Market Update A cooling trend in the Queens housing market continued in September with diminished inventory levels being the primary driving force behind the decline...
It’s Only Forty Years! Homecoming 2016 At Queens College
Oct 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 295 295 recommendations | email to a friend
  Article by TIZIANO THOMAS DOSSENA It’s funny how time is relative to people and moments in their life (I know that’s not what Einstein meant, but this is possibly a variant of his theory of relat...
New York City | Queens | Brooklyn | Bronx Workers' Compensation Lawyers
Oct 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 329 329 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Pyrros & Serres LLP Your Rights During a Workers' Compensation Insurance Company Medical Exam When you've been hurt on the job and you file a claim for workers' compensation, one of the fir...
Beware of Insurance Company Investigators!
Oct 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 377 377 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Pyrros & Serres When you file for workers' compensation, it's not unusual for the workers' compensation insurance company to send out a private investigator to videotape you without your kn...

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Skip LaPlante, Ridgewood Artist
They may be common items for everyday people, but for Ridgewood artist Skip LaPlante they’re musical instruments. LaPlante, a composer originally from the suburbs of Boston, takes items like forks,...
Apr 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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Susan Browning, Executive Director/Northwell Health
Since September, Susan Browning has been implementing new changes to the hospital to keep up with the needs of the community. Browning, born and raised in Woodside, entered healthcare administratio...
Apr 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ralph Barberio - Distribution Manager, CMMB
Growing up in the Queensbridge Houses in Long Island City, Ralph Barberio used to walk over to the Variety Boys & Girls Club back when it was just the Boys Club. “I lived in the Boys Club,” Barberi...
Apr 12, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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Renzo Ortega, Artist
When Renzo Ortega was studying for his master’s in fine arts at Hunter College, there was a listserv students used to send emails to their peers. Ortega said he would often see students from other ...
Apr 06, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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Roman Tetelbaum, North Brooklyn Boat Club
Since 2010, the North Brooklyn Boat Club has provided kayak and canoe trips for the Greenpoint and Williamsburg communities. The all-volunteer nonprofit organization also runs ecological education ...
Mar 30, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jessica Lang, Jessica Lang Dance Co.
Walking around the neighborhood she has called home for eight years, Jessica Lang was curious what was behind the industrial walls along 46th Avenue. Lang, a dancer and choreographer, moved to Long...
Mar 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rachel Thieme, Executive Director/Sunnyside Shines
Warm weather has already arrived, indicating that spring is well underway. For Rachel Thieme, executive director of the Sunnyside Shines Business Improvement District, this means it’s time to start...
Mar 16, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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Emanuel Malik Campbell, Woodside Houses
The Woodside Houses basketball court is finally getting an upgrade, and is currently undergoing a $500,000 renovation. The facelift is important not just to residents of Woodside Houses, but users ...
Mar 08, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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Albert Yoo, Bayside Periodontics
Dr. Albert Yoo, a periodontist and Long Island City resident, was recently selected to be part of Stony Brook University’s “40 under 40” Alumni Awards. Yoo was born in Queens and raised on Long Isl...
Mar 02, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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Valerie Skakun, Ridgewood Artist
Valerie Skakun was doing just fine a few years ago. The Ridgewood resident’s textile-dyeing business, April May June, was taking off, and she took what her grandma taught her about sewing and refin...
Feb 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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Uri Cohen, Queens College Hillel
Queens College has approximately 4,000 Jewish students on campus, according to Uri Cohen, executive director of the Queens College Hillel. But each of them has his or her own story, background and ...
Feb 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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Al Perna, President/Corona Community Ambulance Corps
After one of the worst blizzards on record hit New York City in late January, many residents complained that snow removal was not enforced equally. Many neighborhoods in Queens were trapped and sno...
Feb 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hector Batista, CEO/Big Brothers Big Sisters
Hector Batista is celebrating National Mentoring Month in a big way. The CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of New York City, the country’s first youth mentoring organization, opened up new offices th...
Feb 02, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ari Hoffnung, CEO/Vireo Health of NY
As the first medical marijuana dispensary opened in Queens this past weekend, Ari Hoffnung, CEO of Vireo Health of New York has a message: they are not selling joints or pot brownies. The Minnesota...
Jan 26, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
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Shamsul Haque, Vice Chair/BAPA
Shamsul Haque is a Bangladeshi American police officer who is also Muslim. And he sees no problem with that. “I don’t see personally any conflict between our religion and our country because the Am...
Jan 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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FILE - At left, in a March 17, 2015, file photo, Major League Baseball Players Association executive and former Detroit Tigers first baseman Tony Clark talks to the media before a spring training exhibition baseball game in Lakeland, Fla. At right, in a May 19, 2016, file photo, Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred speaks to reporters during a news conference at Major League Baseball headquarters in New York. Negotiators for baseball players and owners are meeting this week in Irving, Texas, in an attempt to reach agreement on a collective bargaining agreement to replace the five-year contract that expires Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016. (AP Photo/File)NEW YORK (AP) — Baseball players and owners had a deal to expand active rosters from 25 to 26 players for most of the season, but the union backed away in the final stages of collective bargaining.


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FILE - In this Nov. 11, 2012, file photo, Southern California pays against Arizona State in an NCAA college football game at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. The Los Angeles bid committee for the 2024 Olympics is projecting a $5.3 billion budget, a number that would be less than half the cost of the recently completed Rio de Janeiro Games and about a quarter of where Tokyo’s ballooning budget for 2020 currently stands. Bid officials say they can do this because more than 30 venues already exist and those that don't will be built as temporary structures. (AP Photo/John Antczak, File)The Los Angeles bid committee for the 2024 Olympics released details of a nearly unheard-of budget plan Friday, insisting $5.3 billion will be enough to cover both operational and infrastructure costs for an Olympics that won't need any new, permanent stadiums.


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FILE - In this Oct. 10, 2016, file photo, Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen delivers a speech during National Day celebrations in front of the Presidential Building in Taipei, Taiwan. President-elect Donald Trump spoke Dec. 2, with the president of Taiwan, a self-governing island the U.S. broke diplomatic ties with in 1979. It is highly unusual, perhaps unprecedented, for a U.S. president or president-elect to speak directly with a Taiwanese leader and will be sure to anger China. Washington has pursued a so-called “one China” policy since 1979 when it shifted diplomatic recognition of China from the government in Taiwan to the communist government on the mainland. (AP Photo/Chiang Ying-ying, File)NEW YORK (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump spoke Friday with the president of Taiwan, a move that will be sure to anger China.


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