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How To File For Ch. 7 Bankruptcy & Eliminate Debt: By A NYC Lawyer
Jun 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
A Chapter 7 Bankruptcy is a relatively simple process. There are only a few procedures that must take place before a debtor receives a discharge of all or most of his debt: 1. Pre-Bankruptcy Credit...
This Month in Queens Real Estate: MAY 2015
May 31, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
May 2015 Queens Real Estate Market Update   Right now the Queens’ real estate market is feeling pretty tight to say the least. If you or someone you know has been searching for a home, they can tel...
Food Industry Labeling: The Nuances of Meeting FDA Standards
May 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 110 110 recommendations | email to a friend
At the end of November, 2014, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) began requiring restaurants and vending machine companies to label foods for nutritional value. At first glance, this requiremen...
More Trees, Please! Wealthy neighborhoods have the most trees!
May 20, 2015 | 2 2 comments | 487 487 recommendations | email to a friend
  "God has cared for these trees, saved them from drought, disease, avalanches, and a thousand tempests and floods. But he cannot save them from fools." ~John Muir If you'd like to request a tree p...
JUST LISTED: 1BR Coop at the Greenbriar (85-15 Main St Briarwood, NY 11435)
May 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 175 175 recommendations | email to a friend
George & Abigail Herrera Introduce another One Bedroom Coop for Sale in Briarwood NY!!! Privacy, great views, and convenience are featured in this lovely Briarwood Coop for Sale. Offered for sale b...
Just Listed' 1 Bedroom Coop at 218-10 43rd Avenue in Bayside, NY 11361
Apr 28, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 296 296 recommendations | email to a friend
George & Abigail Herrera Introduce another 1br Coop for Sale in Bayside NY!!! Privacy, great views, and convenience are featured in this lovely Bayside Coop for Sale. Offered for sale by George Her...
EEOC Files Its First of Two Transgender Discrimination Lawsuits
Apr 28, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 292 292 recommendations | email to a friend
New York employers should take note that the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) filed and settled its first transgender discrimination lawsuit. In April 2015, the EEOC brought the suit ...
This Month in Queens Real Estate: APRIL 2015
Apr 20, 2015 | 2 2 comments | 358 358 recommendations | email to a friend
April 2015 Queens Real Estate Market Update Homes sales increased in March while inventory levels remained tight. Inventory typically reaches its low point during the winter months, but the current...
Just Listed: 1 Bedroom Coop at The New Hampshire House in Forest Hills, NY 11375
Apr 17, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 369 369 recommendations | email to a friend
George & Abigail Herrera Introduce another 1br Coop for Sale at The New Hampshire House in Forest Hills, NY!!! Privacy, great views, and convenience are featured in this lovely Forest Hills Coop fo...
Just Listed: 2 Bedroom Coop at the Acropolis Gardens in Astoria, NY 11105
Apr 17, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 365 365 recommendations | email to a friend
George & Abigail Herrera Introduce another 2br Coop for Sale at Acropolis Gardens in Astoria, NY!!! Privacy, great views, and convenience are featured in this lovely Astoria Coop for Sale. Offered ...

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Giovanni P. Silvagni, Partner/Silvagni & Como
Queens native Giovanni Silvagni has long focused his career on assisting the elderly – Italian immigrants in particular. “I grew up in Queens, went to school in Queens, and still have an office in ...
Dec 29, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 79 79 recommendations | email to a friend
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Henry Cross, Assistant Executive Director/Hosh Yoga
Since joining the Hosh Yoga team, Henry Cross has made it his mission in life to bring cost-effective health and wellness programming to the masses. “Health and wellness doesn't have to be a burden...
Dec 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 60 60 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 | 66 66 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 | 75 75 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 | 56 56 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rescue workers arrive near the capsized ship, center, on the Yangtze River in central China's Hubei province Tuesday, June 2, 2015. The small cruise ship sank overnight in China's Yangtze River during a storm, leaving nearly 450 people missing, most of them elderly, state media said Tuesday. (Chinatopix Via AP) CHINA OUTBEIJING (AP) — A small cruise ship sank overnight in China's Yangtze River during a storm, leaving at least one person dead and nearly 450 people missing, most of them elderly, state media said Tuesday. Ten people were rescued, the state media reports said.


2015-06-01 23:21:05 -0400

Rescue workers carry a boat for a search after a ship sank at the Jianli section of Yangtze RiverBy Sue-Lin Wong SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Some passengers are still alive inside the hull of a passenger ship carrying 458 people, many of them elderly Chinese tourists, that capsized on the Yangtze River, state media said on Tuesday, in what could be one of China's worst disasters for years. The microblog of the official People's Daily newspaper said some passengers were still inside the Eastern Star, while the official Xinhua news agency said rescuers could hear people calling for help from inside the four-deck ship. Chinese President Xi Jinping has ordered that no efforts be spared in rescue work and Premier Li Keqiang was heading to the scene of the accident in central Hubei province, Xinhua said.


2015-06-01 23:19:40 -0400

Chinese villagers watch as rescue teams head out to search for survivors of a passenger ship carrying more than 450 people which sunk in the Yangtze river, off Jianli, in China's Hubei province, on June 2, 2015China mounted a rescue operation on Tuesday after a passenger ship reportedly carrying more than 450 people sank in the powerful Yangtze river after being hit by stormy weather. Broadcaster CCTV said that one body had been recovered, and just 10 people rescued so far from the Dongfangzhixing, or "Eastern Star" which sank late Monday en route from the eastern city of Nanjing to the southwestern city of Chongqing. The cause of the sinking in the Jianli region of central Hubei province was not immediately clear, but CCTV said it was an accident.


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