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The Real Deal-Real Estate news update.....
Oct 02, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
This is the last year of low mortgage rates.... With 36 years years of experience please adhere to my advice. Putting it simply like life itself, there is a beginning and there is always an end. Du...
Importance of Educating Your Managers about Religious Discrimination Laws
Oct 01, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Stephen D. Hans & Associates Restaurant owners must ensure their managers understand employment laws and put policies in place that protect their business against discrimination lawsuits. P...
"Before" & "After" Man
Sep 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 85 85 recommendations | email to a friend
Hurricane Sandy has nothing on people! Here's a before and after video of the tree, bush and flower slaughter in one Queens yard. Do you realize that one tree has the cooling power of 10 air condit...
This Month in Queens Real Estate: SEPT 2014
Sep 17, 2014 | 3 3 comments | 159 159 recommendations | email to a friend
Sept 2014 Queens NY Market Update  In August, the pace of home sales continued to improve amid decreasing inventory levels and interest rates below last year’s. This summer’s housing market has pre...
How Can Employers Avoid Litigation with the EEOC?
Sep 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 164 164 recommendations | email to a friend
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) can bring litigation against employers on behalf of workers who file discrimination or harassment claims with the EEOC. Because the EEOC is select...
Timing Is Everything
Sep 11, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 728 728 recommendations | email to a friend
     While I was living in Nashville, I was continually learning about different plants and flowers that were native to the region. As I walked through a field one day, I spotted a cluster of daint...
7 Common Real Estate Law Issues In NY
Sep 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 215 215 recommendations | email to a friend
Real estate is plagued with all sorts of issues. This is a short list of 7 the most common problems plaguing real estate. In almost all instances, a lawyer will be necessary to find a solution for ...
Where You Can Watch The World's Biggest Clock
Sep 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 211 211 recommendations | email to a friend
Did you know that the world’s largest clock is located in Saudi Arabia? More specifically, in Mecca? The Abraj Al-Bait Towers, also known as the Mecca Royal Hotel Clock Tower, are a building of sup...
This article is intended to provide a brief overview and summary on the issue of custody of a child or children.
Sep 04, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 244 244 recommendations | email to a friend
New York State recognizes two forms of custody.  The first is Joint Custody where the child resides physically with one of the parents; the second being sole and legal custody of the child to one o...
An Intern's Right to Sue for Discrimination in New York
Sep 03, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 232 232 recommendations | email to a friend
Legal loopholes sometimes exist that preclude bringing a lawsuit because the letter of the law does not protect an individual's rights. In the past, this may have been the case with interns, who be...

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Goldberg Reviews: Reality
Director Matteo Garrone casts convicted murderer as the lead in this award winning film
Mar 13, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 54 54 recommendations | email to a friend
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Artists interpret the crucifix
In the midst of a vast cultural melting pot in Williamsburg, a pastor is seeking a way to break down barriers and invite a search for commonality through art. The ¡Crucificado! Art Show at St. Paul...
Mar 13, 2013 | 2 2 comments | 72 72 recommendations | email to a friend
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Musica Reginae Productions presents a forum for contemporary classical music
While new classical compositions are often misunderstood and underappreciated, a production company has recently introduced a new way to promote and introduce the genre. For the last 13 years, the ...
Mar 05, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 60 60 recommendations | email to a friend
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LaGuardia students surprise the competition
LaGuardia Community College students proved to themselves and the nation that Queens definitely brings competition to the table when it comes to the art of theater. While over 1,100 students applie...
Feb 28, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 56 56 recommendations | email to a friend
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“Shangaa: Art of Tanzania”
A wooden Tanzanian mask showcased at the “Shangaa: Art of Tanzania” opening at Queensborough Community College’s QCC Art Gallery at 22205 56th Ave. in Bayside, where over 150 East African artifacts...
Feb 28, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 57 57 recommendations | email to a friend
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Goldberg Reviews: Leviathan
Film presents an eerie silence in the violent waters of Massachusetts
Feb 28, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sleeping Beauty at Brooklyn
An interactive fairy tale musical enchants and teaches children the magic of theater
Feb 28, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 58 58 recommendations | email to a friend
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Astoria dance company celebrates 15 years with new performance
Green Space is just ‘Skimming the Surface’
Feb 13, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
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How to celebrate the Lunar New Year 2013
Some fun activities for your holiday celebration
Feb 13, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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New bakery highlights Astoria's growth
A Moroccan baker's first business venture
Feb 13, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Goldberg Reviews: Kiarostomi's Story of Someone in Love
Simple writing, subtle acting, but a complicated case
Feb 07, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Great outdoors comes to NYC
With 30,000 sq. ft., new climbing gym matches the largest in the Nation
Feb 07, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Where to party for Super Bowl XLVII
It is not just sports bars and pubs in on the action
Jan 31, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Goldberg Reviews: Supporting Characters
Supporting Characters focuses on two film editors balancing their personal relationships while trying to rework a movie. It stars Alex Karpovsky, who is the best known for his role as Ray Ploshansk...
Jan 23, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
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Innovative art studio aimed at the young
In 2010, Valerie Plasmati was a mother living in Queens who had a daughter enrolled in fourth grade at a local elementary school, PS 32, the State Street School, in Flushing. Her daughter participa...
Jan 17, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 58 58 recommendations | email to a friend
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5 mysteries of US job market waiting to be solvedJust how healthy is the U.S. job market? Despite steady hiring and falling unemployment, the question has provoked sharp debate and considerable uncertainty on the eve of the September jobs report. Will ...


2014-10-02 12:38:12 -0400

FILE - In this Sept. 23, 2013 file photo, inmates sit in their bunks in Dorm B at Tutwiler Prison for Women in Wetumpka, Ala. When inmates at a notorious Alabama women’s prison came forward to complain of sexual abuse and harassment, state investigators time and again classified the complaints as unfounded or unsubstantiated and often recommended that the matters be closed, according to investigative reports obtained by The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Dave Martin, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — When inmates at a notorious Alabama women's prison came forward to complain of sexual abuse and harassment, state investigators time and again classified the complaints as unfounded or unsubstantiated and often recommended the matters be closed without further action, according to investigative reports obtained by The Associated Press.


2014-10-02 12:37:27 -0400
HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong's leader, Leung Chun-ying, told pro-democracy protesters late on Thursday that he had no intention of stepping down, and warned them that the consequences of occupying government buildings would be serious. Leung, speaking just minutes before an ultimatum for him to resign expired, also said that Chief Secretary Carrie Lam would hold a meeting with students soon to discuss political reforms. He gave no specific time frame. ...
2014-10-02 12:35:33 -0400