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Just Sold Beautiful Co-op in Glen Oaks, New York
Nov 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 58 58 recommendations | email to a friend
Shameer Fazal and his team at Keller Williams Realty Landmark II are pleased to announce the sale of a beautiful Co-op located at 255-21 75 th Ave in Glen Oaks, NY 11004. This lovely Co-op featured...
Payroll Services: Smaller Companies & The Advantages Of Outsourcing
Nov 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 61 61 recommendations | email to a friend
While the payroll job may seem like a delicate matter to be delegated to people outside of the company, there are actually many advantages and benefits to outsourcing the payroll services. Smaller ...
Bookkeeping Services: Small NYC Companies Can Outsource
Nov 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 56 56 recommendations | email to a friend
Outsourcing is one of the most strategic decisions that a company can make. There are various advantages to outsourcing. However, each advantage is paired with a disadvantage. In terms of outsourci...
Are Your Wages Equal for Men and Women?
Nov 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 60 60 recommendations | email to a friend
by Stephen D. Hans Employment Defense Attorney , Employment Discrimination , Wage and Hour Queens & New York City Employment Defense Attorneys Situations arise where an employee leaves and you must...
17 Fun Facts about East Elmhurst NY
Nov 11, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 90 90 recommendations | email to a friend
by George Herrera , Realtor & Owner of Queens Home Team at Keller Williams Realty. East Elmhurst NY is a wonderful and unique neighborhood in Queens county NYC. We sell a lot of homes here so we ge...
Clouds for Breakfast: Mom's Choice Awards Gold Medal Recipient
Nov 05, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 101 101 recommendations | email to a friend
 With a delightful language, directed at the younger children, Laura Eisen presents a simple but endearing story, which will certainly be appreciated both by children and their parents.   The initi...
18 Fun Facts about Astoria Ditmars
Nov 04, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 108 108 recommendations | email to a friend
by George Herrera , Realtor & Co-Owner of the Queens Home Team at Keller Williams Realty . Live in the area? Join our local Facebook group to stay in touch with what’s happening in the neighborhood...
What You Should Know About Weighing Age and Ability When Hiring
Nov 04, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 103 103 recommendations | email to a friend
Author Stephen D. Hans    age discrimination , Employment Defense Attorney   As an employer or company owner, do you ask questions like this when interviewing a job candidate? Are you planning on r...
Queens Real Estate Market Report: OCTOBER 2015
Oct 27, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 151 151 recommendations | email to a friend
Queens Real Estate Market Report: October 2015 The pace of existing home sales rose in September, but remains slightly below the pace from the same month last year. Demand for existing homes appear...
New Non-Tipping Policy – Legal Considerations
Oct 27, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 149 149 recommendations | email to a friend
by Stephen D. Hans   Danny Meyer, the owner of Union Square Hospitality Group in New York City, has 12 restaurants across Manhattan and a total of 1,800 employees. According to ABC News, he will so...

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John Raskin, Riders Alliance
Getting to LaGuardia Airport is so difficult by public transportation that transportation activists and Rider's Alliance Director John Raskin says it's almost like the MTA and LaGuardia are activel...
Nov 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Anne Victoria Clark, Comedian
While few among us haven’t spent a weekend binge-watching a TV series, Astoria comedian Anne Victoria Clark is rare among binge-watchers in that she’s putting the lazy Sunday routine to good use. H...
Nov 11, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Taryn Sacramone, Queens Theatre
It’s an exciting time for the Queens Theatre, says managing director Taryn Sacramone, as the venue readies for the first production in its theatre series, the Christopher Sergel adaptation of To Ki...
Nov 03, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hank Willis Thomas, Artist
Making the trek across the Brooklyn Bridge will become a far prettier affair come 2017, with the Department of Cultural Affair’s (DCA) recent announcement that a new 12-foot sculpture has been comm...
Oct 28, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sebough Yegparian, Toro Ironworks Kitchen & Bar
Hungry Brooklynites looking for Mexican with a twist have had their prayers answered with the recent opening of Toro Ironworks Kitchen and Bar at 254 Driggs Avenue in Greenpoint. Toro primarily fea...
Oct 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Taras Hrabowsky, Standard Spirit
Brooklyn absinthe distillery Standard Spirit, established in 2014, began with a conundrum any New York City twenty-something has undoubtedly faced: how to get liquor on the cheap. “We wanted cheap ...
Oct 14, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Josh Morton, Barrow’s Intense
For Josh Morton, a lesson in the making of limoncello, a century-old lemon flavored liqueur popular throughout Italy, might have begun with old-school technique, but soon evolved into something a b...
Oct 07, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Maggie Surovell and Courtney J. Camerota, Director and Writer
We caught up with screenwriter Courtney J. Camerota and director Maggie Surovell just a few hours before the world premier of their film Last Pickup at last weekend’s Williamsburg International Fil...
Sep 30, 2015 | 2 2 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lawrence Mach, Coney Shack
Fresh off his win for Rookie of the Year at this year’s Vendy Awards, the much-famed food truck and cart awards, Coney Shack’s Lawrence Mach might be quickly amassing the credentials of a seasoned ...
Sep 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Richard Mazda Secret Theatre
For those who perennially find themselves snoring before finding out if Godot ever actually shows up, we have a festival for you: Long Island City’s One Act Festival at the Secret Theatre, running ...
Sep 16, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Richard Nechamkin, New York Opera Forum
For Richard Nechamkin, founder of New York Opera Forum, a group that has been staging some of the most important operas of all time throughout the city since 1981, says few pieces compare to Richar...
Sep 09, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Brooke Jacob, Sitting on Babies
For Brooke Jacob, one-half of the duo behind Sitting on Babies , the hit web series which follows the adventures of two New York City babysitters, hiring a babysitter herself since becoming a mothe...
Sep 01, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Giuseppe Catanzariti, Artist
A look at Astoria native Giuseppe Catanzariti’s paintings, evocative of early 20th century masters such as Claude Monet, might suggest a technique perfected over decades of instruction and practice...
Aug 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Daniele Del Sasso, Coney’s Cones
It’s been a whirlwind year for Daniele Del Sasso, the Vincenza, Italy, native and current Brooklynite whose new gelato shop on Coney Island is beginning to develop a following throughout the boroug...
Aug 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ismael Piruch, Brooklyn Artist
Although Ismael Piruch just graduated from EBC High School for Public Service this summer, the 19-year-old Bushwick artist has already garnered an impressive roster of accolades. His ink drawings a...
Aug 05, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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This frame grab from video by Haberturk TV, shows smoke from a Russian warplane after crashing on a hill as seen from Hatay province, Turkey, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015. Turkey shot down the Russian warplane Tuesday, claiming it had violated Turkish airspace and ignored repeated warnings. Russia denied that the plane crossed the Syrian border into Turkish skies. (Haberturk TV via AP) TURKEY OUTDAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — A Russian military pilot whose plane was shot down by Turkey and crashed in Syria arrived on Wednesday at an air base in Latakia province after being rescued by a Syrian army commando unit, Syrian and Russian officials said.

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US President Barack Obama (R) and his French counterpart Francois Hollande hold a press conference at the White House in Washington, DC on November 24, 2015France and the United States pledged on Tuesday to step up the fight against the Islamic State group, urging Russia to throw its weight behind global efforts to resolve the four-year Syrian conflict. President Francois Hollande met his US counterpart Barack Obama at the White House as Turkey's downing of a Russian warplane dealt a severe blow to efforts to coordinate the fight against IS. Speaking 11 days after jihadists killed 130 people in the French capital, Hollande urged an "implacable" joint response to crush the group in Syria and Iraq.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Because of man-made global warming and a strong El Nino, Earth's wild weather this year is bursting the annual heat record, the World Meteorological Organization announced on Wednesday.
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