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Are You an Independent or Joint Owner If You Own a Franchise Restaurant?
Feb 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
Authorl Stephen D. Hans For more than thirty years, a line was drawn that differentiated a franchiser and franchisee. The relationship between the two served each other well. Entrepreneurs looking ...
Septic Tank Pipe-Cover Crafts
Feb 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
Many yards have ugly septic tank pipes sticking up out of the ground, but not all yards have ones that stand out in the open. In some cases, the septic pipes are hidden amongst trees, bushes or oth...
Are Your Dress Code and Grooming Policies Violating Discrimination Laws?
Feb 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 91 91 recommendations | email to a friend
      Author: Stephen Hans Companies have the right to expect employees to be neat in appearance and follow a company dress code. Some companies require short hair for men and no one gives it a sec...
This Month in Queens Real Estate: FEB 2015
Feb 16, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 113 113 recommendations | email to a friend
February 2015 Queens NY Market Update  Home sales continued to decrease in January, significantly below last year, however, inventory ticked up slightly. In response to the low inventory levels and...
Ruby Tuesday Is Accused of Gender Discrimination Involving Men
Feb 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 149 149 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Stephen D. Hans It is common for the media to report on cases of gender discrimination where females did not receive equal pay or the same promotional opportunities as men. In contrast to t...
Stronger Mind, Happier You
Feb 07, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 182 182 recommendations | email to a friend
by Mary Murphy A lot of emphasis is put on the body when talking about working out—those washboard abs, defined calves, slimmed thighs--but sometimes we forget that the mind is part of the body, to...
Know and Follow the Regulations for Tip Pools
Feb 04, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 215 215 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Stephen D. Hans In the restaurant business and hospitality industry in general, employees who provide services, such as servers, hosting staff, bartenders and bus persons typically receive ...
Queens Home Team Awarded Top Team at Keller Williams Realty Landmark II for Most Units Sold in 2014!
Jan 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 276 276 recommendations | email to a friend
The Queens Home Team at Keller Williams Realty, led by George & Abigail Herrera, were recently honored at the Keller Williams Realty Landmark II awards ceremony in Astoria, NY. Out of 160 Agents, Q...
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (also known as ObamaCare)
Jan 29, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 284 284 recommendations | email to a friend
Author; Donna Stefans Re:Obamacare The Health insurance reporting requirements on the 2014 tax return are a bit complicated. If you and your family were covered by an employer health care plan for ...
A Different Slant on Class-Based Hiring Discrimination
Jan 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 264 264 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Stephen D. Hans Most employers are familiar with the pitfalls of discriminating against applicants in protected classes under Civil Rights laws. For the most part, African Americans, Hispan...

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Welcome to the neighborhood, Housing Works!
Housing Works, the HIV/AIDS organization helping infected New Yorkers live sustainable, productive, lives has blossomed a brand new thrift store at 266 5th Avenue at Garfield in Park Slope. What a ...
Apr 27, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Sony Playstation and Android Smartphone: Is it worth getting?
Checking emails, making calls, surfing the web, and now even playing video games are all possible thanks to a new collaboration with Sony and Android to introduce the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play. The...
Apr 27, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
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Where will the "Next Stop..." take you?
In-Sight Dance Studio’s new work aims to transport audiences
Apr 27, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
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Designer spotlight: Chelsea Kolakowski
The Astoria-based jewelry maker sparkles it up for all tastes
Apr 20, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 71 71 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ryan Sias: master illustrator and cartoonist
Meet Ryan Sias: Astoria’s number 1 fan, published children’s book author, illustrator and resident fun monster. We met Ryan at the MOCCA Festival held at Manhattan’s Museum Of Comic and Cartoon Art...
Apr 20, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
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Don't bow down to Your Highness
Is it possible that Hollywood is playing a prank on us? Could producers out in LA be messing around and having a laugh at our expense? I am starting to think that it is well within the realm of pro...
Apr 20, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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A dance festival blooms in spring
The Green Space Blooms Dance Fest is one-of-a-kind
Apr 13, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
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Think Local: Spring Trunk Show & Spotlight
In the Local Designer spotlight this week we have three Brooklyn based designers: Helena Fredriksson, Study NY and DLC Brooklyn. These three creative ladies came together and showcased their design...
Apr 13, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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Arthur not worthy of a whole two hours
Showing audiences the preview would have sufficed
Apr 13, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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Season 9: Project Runway open casting call in NYC!
Calling all fabulous fashion designers! Season 9 of Project Runway is having an open casting call right here in NYC! Our favorite store in all of Brooklyn, Peachfrog, along with The Dress Recycler ...
Apr 11, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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Four-legged fun in Queens
There’s no question that this past winter was one for the ages. But now that the snow is all gone and spring is slowly creeping in, it is due time to have some fun with your four legged friends at ...
Apr 06, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
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Peachfrog: Prices you can’t beat with a stick
Williamsburg – one of the most popular shopping destinations in all of New York City – has drawn customers in from all over the world with their unique stores and original selections of merchandise...
Apr 06, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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Nintendo 3DS, no glasses needed
See how the new Nintendo 3D game system stacks up
Apr 06, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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What's in the Trunk? The Made in NYC Trunk Show
The Made in NYC Local Trunk Show starring three prestigious designers from Brooklyn and Queens kicked off last Tuesday evening at Polar Lounge in the Marcel Hotel in Manhattan! The Dress Recycler a...
Mar 30, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sucker Punch weak, packs no power hits
What do you get when you mix attractive women, gunfights, and sexy schoolgirl outfits? The movie “Sucker Punch.” It’s a good formula, but it doesn’t make for an engaging movie this time around. In ...
Mar 30, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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South Africa's AB de Villiers celebrates reaching his 150 against the West Indies at the Sydney Cricket Ground on February 27, 2015Ireland go into Tuesday's World Cup clash against South Africa in Canberra faced with a question that even fanciful Test nations have struggled to find an answer for. How does one tame the rampaging AB de Villiers before he destroys the rivals' bowling attack, dents their morale and leaves them dumbstruck by what just hit them? The West Indies once more suffered at the hands of the South African captain who, despite a stomach illness, smashed an audacious 162 off 66 balls with 17 boundaries and eight sixes in Sydney on Friday to fashion a 257-run win. The Proteas, one of the pre-tournament favourites, needed the brutal attack by their 31-year-old captain to steady the ship after they were stunned by India by 130 runs at the Melbourne Cricket Ground a week ago.


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US Secretary of State John Kerry (right) shakes hand with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov prior to a meeting in Geneva, on March 2, 2015US Secretary of State John Kerry held tense talks with his Russian counterpart in Geneva Monday to end fighting in Ukraine, where the UN says more than 6,000 have died in less than a year. The meeting with Sergei Lavrov in an upscale Geneva hotel came less than a week after Kerry accused Moscow of lying to his face about its involvement in the conflict, which has triggered the worst post-Cold War crisis between the US and its allies, and Russia. High-stakes talks between Kiev and Moscow were also set to get under way in Brussels to resolve a bitter gas dispute which threatens deliveries to Europe, after Russia began direct supplies to parts of separatist-held eastern Ukraine.


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Britain's Prince William poses for a photos as he tours the Forbidden City during his visit to Beijing, on March 2, 2015Britain's Prince William met China's Communist President Xi Jinping in Beijing on Monday before strolling through the Forbidden City, the former home of the country's deposed imperial dynasties. Xi warmly welcomed the second-in-line to the British throne, making the highest-profile visit to China by a member of the royal family since Queen Elizabeth II and her husband Prince Philip in 1986. William was met by the Chinese leader on the first full day of a trip which comes as London and Beijing have traded diplomatic barbs over pro-democracy demonstrations in Hong Kong, a former British colony. "The British royal family has great influence not just in Britain but across the world," said Xi, who is due to visit Britain himself later this year.


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