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Just Sold Beautiful Co-op in Glen Oaks, New York
Nov 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 61 61 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 | 64 64 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 | 58 58 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 | 62 62 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 | 92 92 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 | 104 104 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 | 110 110 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 | 105 105 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 | 153 153 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 | 152 152 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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Gloria Rochester, QSCAN Founder
Gloria Rochester had not too long ago emigrated from Jamaica in 1973 when her fourth child was born. It was a time of joy like every other birth, but 18 months later, her daughter, Tyeisha, was dia...
Dec 14, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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Suzette LaValle, Boutique Owner
After a successful fashion career that took her to Paris and SoHo, style maven Suzette LaValle is reinventing herself in a Clinton Hill boutique. LaValle opened her clothes store earlier this year ...
Dec 07, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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Holly Tsang "Retiring" Community Editor
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Kaleena Ma, Co-owner of MK Vision Center
It’s not as if there aren’t already established optical businesses in Forest Hills. Kaleena Ma realizes this, but her family’s 30 years in the business and 7 optical stores also mean she knows all ...
Nov 16, 2010 | 2 2 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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David Greenhouse Founder, Greenhouse Holistic
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Justin Greene Founder, Build it Green! NYC
In an 18,000-square-foot warehouse, Brooklyn native Justin Greene is helping homeowners save on remodeling, while saving the environment. Greene’s non-profit organization, Build It Green! NYC, is a...
Nov 02, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ian McGowan Winged Fist Organization
Ever heard of the Irish-American Athletic Club (IAAC)? Not many people have, and yet a century ago, said western Queens resident Ian McGowan, IAAC members won more than 50 Olympic medals for the Un...
Nov 02, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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Marija Pavic
Designer/Candy Plum boutique owner
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Maria Rizzo - Executive Chef, Halcyon Gourmet
From the time she was a child, Maria Rizzo loved to cook. Hailing from a large Italian family that observed huge Sunday dinners, she blossomed into a promising chef from a young age. “We had 30 peo...
Oct 12, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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On the Record: Antonio Pavia
Organic farmer
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On the Record: Robert Schwartz
16th Senate District candidate
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Gerard Corsini, Locksmith
Gerard Corsini’s interest in locks began when he was a child. He was fascinated by locks and keys and used to collect old padlocks as a hobby. When he was in high school he worked at an auto shop, ...
Sep 28, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sharon Ascher, Interior Designer
On 82 Oak Street in Greenpoint, Sharon Ascher (aka Sacha) is experimenting with light, fabric and space in ways that bring a unique touch to the art of interior design. Ascher’s 2,400-square-foot r...
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Sonny Bari
Owner, Fuel Energy
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Emilio Estefan, left, watches as President Barack Obama, center, presents the Presidential Medal of Freedom to his wife Gloria Estefan during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House, on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015, in Washington. Obama is recognizing 17 people with the nation’s highest civilian award, including one of the greatest catchers in baseball history and a "Funny Girl." (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)NEW YORK (AP) — Songs from the new musical celebrating Gloria and Emilio Estefan will have the honor of kicking off the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, but the couple will be far from the giant balloons.

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Demonstrators hold signs bearing the name of Laquan McDonald during protests in ChicagoBy Mary Wisniewski CHICAGO (Reuters) - Chicago was calm on Wednesday, a day after the release of a graphic video showing the fatal shooting of a black teenager by a white policeman who was charged with murder, a sharp contrast to the outbursts of violence in Baltimore and Ferguson, Missouri, following the deaths of black people by police. Authorities in the city of 2.7 million people had braced for violence, but peaceful demonstrations so far have led to just five arrests with more protests planned for later on Wednesday, one at the Chicago Thanksgiving Day parade on Thursday and another on Friday. Protests at Chicago City Hall and the criminal courthouse were sparsely attended on Wednesday, and a small protest, with fewer than a dozen people, had begun at evening rush hour in downtown Chicago.

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Students gather on the Western Washington University campus in Bellingham, Wash., after classes were canceled ,Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015, because of threats over the weekend against minorities posted on YikYak, an anonymous social media platform populated by college students. (Perry Blankinship via AP)SEATTLE (AP) — The student body president of Western Washington University said Wednesday she has received death threats involving her race and no longer feels safe on the Bellingham campus.

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