blog roll
our featured bloggers
DOL Sets Overtime Rules Affecting the Restaurant Industry
Jul 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Stephen D.Hans & Associates DOL Sets Overtime Rules Affecting the Restaurant Industry Whether you own a fast food restaurant or a fine dining establishment, you must now pay your salaried w...
Exclusive interview to Michael Bacarella, author of “Lincoln’s Foreign Legion: The 39th New York Infantry, the Garibaldi Guard”
Jul 19, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
      Your book “Lincoln’s Foreign Legion: The 39th New York Infantry, the Garibaldi Guard” is now available on Kindle. What brought you to investigate this type of topic? From my earliest memories...
Estate Planning Checklist For Wills
Jul 19, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 56 56 recommendations | email to a friend
Estate planning is an intimidating task that some people prefer to avoid. Except Everybody needs to prepare for estate planning sooner rather than later. To help get the ball rolling, here is a che...
This Month in Queens Real Estate: July 2016
Jul 18, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 53 53 recommendations | email to a friend
by George Herrera , Realtor & Co-Owner of the Queens Home Team at Keller Williams Realty . July 2016 Queens Real Estate Market Update  Queens home sales in June decelerated for the fourth consecuti...
New York City, Queens, Employment Defense Lawyers
Jul 08, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 121 121 recommendations | email to a friend
Salient Points about the Carlson-Ailes Sexual Discrimination Lawsuit The media is full of reports about the lawsuit Gretchen Carlson, former Fox anchor woman and television host brought against Fox...
Money Saving Winter Roofing Tips- Spot Out Faulty Gutters Yourself
Jun 24, 2016 | 2 2 comments | 630 630 recommendations | email to a friend
A good roof is perhaps one of the most important investments a homeowner can make. Any good investment requires good maintenance. One of the most crucial factors in upholding a roofing system is th...
How to Throw a Block Party in Queens
Jun 16, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 265 265 recommendations | email to a friend
By George Herrera , Realtor & Co-Owner of the Queens Home Team at Keller Williams Realty . A Block Party is defined as a community sponsored, public event where there are no sales of goods or servi...
Camping Safety Guidelines
Jun 14, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 262 262 recommendations | email to a friend
Schools are letting out and summer vacations begin. Many children will be heading off to summer camps as part of their vacation recreation and many families plan their own camping trips, some for f...
Is My Job Protected While I Pursue a Workers’ Compensation Claim?
Jun 14, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 260 260 recommendations | email to a friend
Workers Compensation Attorneys Queens & New York If you have been injured on the job and need to seek compensation under New York’s workers’ compensation laws, you may have some concerns about whet...
Dominoes Pizza Sued for Wage and Hour Violations
Jun 14, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 265 265 recommendations | email to a friend
Recently New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman filed a lawsuit against Domino’s Pizza for underpaying staff. According to Legal Reader , last year the Attorney General’s Office settled for $1...

more blogs

on the record
Kodjo Hounnake, PickUpLater Founder
After many years of working in finance, Kodjo Hounnake is stepping out into the unknown to combine his love for smart investments with his lifelong passion of personal health. Hounnake, 34, grew up...
Dec 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 86 86 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Liz Kenny, Celtic Gifts & Treasures
When longtime Maspeth resident Liz Kenny heard that Celtic Gifts & Treasures at 72-17 Grand Avenue was going to be closing its doors, she decided to step in and take ownership of the business. “I w...
Dec 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 73 73 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
John Beltzer, Songs of Love
After many years of struggling to make it in the music industry, Forest Hills resident John Beltzer had taken his share of blows, from the tragic loss of his fraternal twin brother Julio in 1984 to...
Dec 02, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 94 94 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Ila Gross, LeAp Founder
After two years working as a special education teacher, Ila Gross didn’t think she was cut out to be an educator, so she left the teaching field and applied her skills as a fine artist. It wasn’t u...
Nov 25, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 68 68 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Sajjad Khalfan, Awards & Signs Express
When Sajjad Khalfan’s father was still living in Tanzania, he took up the trade of manufacturing awards and signs, and when he moved to the U.S. with his family in tow, he brought that trade with h...
Nov 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 68 68 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Chris Landano, TrakBelt 360 Inventor
After a bulky equipment belt led to a near-death experience while working as a photographer for the FDNY 10 years ago, Chris Landano realized he needed a more versatile system for carrying his gear...
Nov 12, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 53 53 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Jin-Xiang Yu, Queens College Grad
Jin-Xiang Yu recently graduated from Queens College, however that is only the beginning of her educational career. After three years at the Aaron Copland School of music, the soprano became just on...
Nov 04, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Colvin Grannum, Bed-Stuy Restoration

When Colvin Grannum was a child, he and his brothers took weekly walks through the neighborhood with their parents, who would chat up the neighbors and shopkeepers, all of whom were on a first-name...
Oct 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 60 60 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Elvis Valdez, Master Gardener
For Elvis Valdez landscaping is a lifelong passion, and for the past 14 years he has worked with the Parks Department to beautify and maintain parks around the city. A 2006 graduate of the Master G...
Oct 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 58 58 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Roc Opera, Music Video Producer and Uncle to Avonte Oquendo
When Alonzo Conti, aka Roc Opera, first heard the news that his nephew was missing, he and his brother-in-law, Danny Oquendo sprung into action, forming search parties to find the young, autistic b...
Oct 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 76 76 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Laura Ward, Choreographer
If you asked Laura Ward's friends about her, they might tell you she's a dancer or they might tell you she is a conceptual artist who uses dance as a tool. That's because while she has been a dance...
Oct 01, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 56 56 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Kristen Titus, Tech Talent Pipeline
In an industry dominated by nerdy guys, Kristen Titus is turning the tide and leading the way in a city-wide effort to promote technology growth. The city's Department of Small Business Services an...
Sep 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Pastor Phil Hardt, Glendale-Maspeth United Methodist Church
Phil Hardt was raised Methodist in Connecticut, but when he hit high school, the pressures of playing for the varsity hockey team in a hockey town got in the way of his faith for a while. He found ...
Sep 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 63 63 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Brianna Rios, World Salsa Champion
Brianna Rios was first exposed to the world of salsa dancing at a young age, when after a vacation with her grandmother in Puerto Rico she came home to find her parents had started taking classes t...
Sep 12, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Ronnie Minor, Housing Advocate
Ronnie Minor has lived in Astoria since 1967. It's the neighborhood he belongs to, and the place he fights for as a community advocate. So when the city began dumping garbage bags in the middle of ...
Sep 03, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 59 59 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
national news

Britain's Chris Froome, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, Slovakia's Peter Sagan, wearing the best sprinter's green jersey, Poland's Rafal Majka, wearing the best climber's dotted jersey and Britain's Adam Yates, wearing the best young rider's white jersey, ride in the ceremonial parade preceding the twenty-first stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 113 kilometers (70.2 miles) with start in Chantilly and finish in Paris, France, Sunday, July 24, 2016. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)PARIS (AP) — Poised to clinch his third Tour de France title, Chris Froome and his teammates at Sky are celebrating by drinking beer — not the traditional Champagne — during the final and mostly ceremonial stage which ends on the Champs-Elysees in Paris.


2016-07-24 10:48:26 -0400

FILE - In this Aug. 10, 2012 file photo a gold medalist from Russia participates in a medals ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. The IOC's ruling 15-member executive board will meet Sunday, July 24, 2016 via teleconference to weigh the unprecedented step of excluding Russia as a whole from the 2016 Rio Olympic Games because of systematic, state-sponsored cheating. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, file)LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Olympic leaders stopped short Sunday of imposing a complete ban on Russia from the Rio de Janeiro Games, assigning individual global sports federations the responsibility to decide which athletes should be cleared to compete.


2016-07-24 10:47:58 -0400
By Andrea Shalal BERLIN (Reuters) - Senior German officials called on Sunday for a review of Germany's already strict gun laws after Friday's deadly shooting in Munich that claimed the lives of nine people and the gunman, a deranged 18-year-old who was obsessed with mass killings. Gabriel said German authorities were investigating how the German-Iranian dual national had gained illegal access to the weapon - identified by police as a 9 mm Glock 17 pistol, the most widely used law enforcement weapon worldwide - despite signs that he had significant psychological issues. "Clearly we will have to have a discussion in the near future about whether the current gun control laws are sufficient," said German lawmaker Stephan Mayer, a spokesman for Chancellor Angela Merkel's ruling conservatives in parliament.
2016-07-24 10:45:09 -0400