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Are You an Independent or Joint Owner If You Own a Franchise Restaurant?
Feb 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 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 | 46 46 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 | 90 90 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 | 112 112 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 | 147 147 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 | 180 180 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 | 214 214 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 | 275 275 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 | 283 283 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 | 262 262 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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Dancing in the ‘Middle’
Modern dance lives in Queens
May 27, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 62 62 recommendations | email to a friend
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Run for the Hills
Interview with Dave W. of White Hills
May 14, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 58 58 recommendations | email to a friend
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Queens viticulture comes into its own
Upcoming farm fest will showcase homegrown wines
May 12, 2010 | 3 3 comments | 72 72 recommendations | email to a friend
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Burger King full of 'Idol' chatter
Fans gather in fast food joint to cheer on hometown boy
May 12, 2010 | 2 2 comments | 71 71 recommendations | email to a friend
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"Here And There" - Here and now in theaters
"Here And There" is back!  Quick, grab a seat at the Quad Cinema [34 West 13th Street] for a limited engagement starting Friday, May 14!

     What a time to return!  As the nation yet again storms...
May 12, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 69 69 recommendations | email to a friend
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Young or old, you can learn a lot from a 'Fellow' filmmaker
So you want to be in the pictures - not necessarily as an actor, but maybe as a director, producer, director of photography, screen writer and/or lighting designer - and you are between 15 and 19, ...
May 06, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 76 76 recommendations | email to a friend
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New WHITE HILLS song
Band to play Lit Lounge 4/28
Apr 22, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 64 64 recommendations | email to a friend
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Queens' weirdness on display in "Horror House Detective"
Look out, Queens, we've fallen victim to The Weirdness. Or at least, that would be a convenient explanation for the strange, aggressive, and sometimes non-sensical behavior that we display in our b...
Apr 21, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 63 63 recommendations | email to a friend
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Films for the frugal: FREE events, screenings for movie buffs of all ages
We may not have nine lives like cats do, but it does seem that our lives revolve around the number. There’s Cloud Nine, there’s the Beatles Number IX, there’s a movie NINE, and now here’s another: ...
Apr 21, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 59 59 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tribeca Film Fest 2010: Free outdoor screening schedule
It’s back: bigger, better, bolder: the Tribeca Film Festival 2010 takes to New York’s streets, screens and salons starting mid-week and ends its star-studded limited engagement on Sunday, May 2, 20...
Apr 21, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Man Who 'Ran' With A Plan
How Ran Craycraft created WhyLeaveAstoria?!, a social media mini-empire
Apr 16, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 81 81 recommendations | email to a friend
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RECORD REVIEW: Thing by Trans Am
Over the course of their long career spanning 13 albums and nearly 15 years, Trans Am has always been pushing the envelope of creativity, and their latest release, Thing , due out April 20 is no di...
Apr 13, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
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Do You See What I See?
Abstract art comes to Queens
Apr 07, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 62 62 recommendations | email to a friend
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…And he’s back with 15 tracks
Tom Rush releases first studio album in 36 years
Apr 06, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
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Magazine Preview: "It's Queens" Magazine, Spring 2010
The latest issue of our magazine was printed last week after a lot of blood and sweat was poured into it (not literally, don’t worry), and I’m happy to say that this issue came out even better than...
Mar 31, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 58 58 recommendations | email to a friend
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Russia's opposition supporters carry portraits of Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov during a march in central Moscow on March 1, 2015US Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday urged Russia to carry out a "thorough, transparent, real investigation" into the murder of a Russian opposition leader who fiercely criticized President Vladimir Putin. Boris Nemtsov was shot dead in Moscow on Friday, just two days before he was due to lead a major anti-government rally. "The bottom line is that we hope there will be a thorough, transparent, real investigation not just who actually fired the shots, but who if anyone may have ordered or instructed this or been behind this," Kerry, said on ABC television's "This Week" program. Another leading figure in US politics, former Senate Intelligence Committee chair Dianne Feinstein, said she did not know if Putin played a possible role in Nemtsov's death.


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A woman walks across City Hall as snow falls during a winter storm, Sunday, March 1, 2015, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)BOSTON (AP) — After cold and snow that set February records, southern New England is entering March with another round that could push Boston over its 20-year-old snowfall record.


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This undated image shows a frame from a video released Friday, Oct. 3, 2014, by Islamic State militants that purports to show the militant who beheaded of taxi driver Alan Henning . A British-accented militant who has appeared in beheading videos released by the Islamic State group in Syria over the past few months bears "striking similarities" to a man who grew up in London, a Muslim lobbying group said Thursday Feb. 26, 2015. Mohammed Emwazi has been identified by news organizations as the masked militant more commonly known as "Jihadi John." London-based CAGE, which works with Muslims in conflict with British intelligence services, said Thursday its research director, Asim Qureshi, saw strong similarities, but because the hood worn by the militant, "there was no way he could be 100 percent certain." (AP Photo)LONDON (AP) — As "Jihadi John," he was a terrifying figure, his identity concealed by a black mask, his threatening tone backed up by his oversize, serrated knife and his willingness to use it in the name of Islamic State and its self-declared caliphate.


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