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"Before" & "After" Man
Sep 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 66 66 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 | 1 1 comments | 141 141 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 | 145 145 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 | 704 704 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 | 195 195 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 | 187 187 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 | 223 223 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 | 215 215 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...
What Employers Should Know about Paternity Leaves
Aug 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 279 279 recommendations | email to a friend
Queens NY Employment Defense Attorney The Family Medical Leaves Act (FMLA) grants the right to mothers and fathers to take up to 12 weeks off for maternity or paternity leaves so they can spend tim...
This Month in Queens Real Estate: AUG 2014
Aug 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 263 263 recommendations | email to a friend
  August 2014 Queens NY Market Update  In July, home sales dropped slightly from June when we saw a slight jump in sales. The increase in sales pace in June & July led to another substantial increa...

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'Play'-ing By My Own Rules
Playwright Takes On Asian Stereotypes
Dec 08, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
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Call of the Wild
Joel Meyerowitz creates a ‘Legacy’ for NY Nature Lovers
Dec 08, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
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Work Wardrobe a Mess? Ben Wolff shows you how to 're-dress'
When Ben Wolff graduated from college with a degree in theater, he took a job in retail as a temporary means of supporting himself while he looked for acting gigs. He ended up keeping the retail jo...
Dec 01, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 253 253 recommendations | email to a friend
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Through the view-finder: A glimpse at my future
Brian Chan was in high school when he went to Hong Kong on vacation. Figuring he might as well capture some of the memories from his trip, he purchased a simple point-and-shoot camera. Before he kn...
Dec 01, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rooftop Winter Wonderland
A second ice skating rink comes to Queens
Nov 24, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
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The ‘Write’ Move
Playwright/novelist is far from struggling
Nov 24, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Culture Spot: The Secret Is Out
LIC’s The Secret Theatre Thinks Outside The Little Black Box
Nov 17, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
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East meets West
Film explores Christianity in India
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A change of scene at Queens Theatre
In the past, New York City's art scene has flourished almost exclusively in Brooklyn and Manhattan, but it seems that's about to change with the recent opening of 109 Square, Queens Theatre in the ...
Nov 17, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
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Beer Here! (And Here, And Here, And Here…)
RED STAR BAR Launches 1st GREENPOINT BEER FESTIVAL
Nov 11, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 57 57 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Sound of Success
Jazz musician Najee reflects on his career
Nov 11, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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Where are the Jews?
A Jewish-American Explores the Lack of a Jewish-European Identity
Nov 04, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
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Wasabassco Burlesque still going strong after five years
Rumors of the demise of burlesque have been greatly exaggerated.
Nov 04, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
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Book Review: Its road trip time for an American Moses
Huckleberry Finn didn’t invent lighting out for the territories, he just popularized the concept. Since Twain’s masterpiece, go-for-broke journeys of self-discovery (usually westward) have become a...
Nov 04, 2009 | 1 1 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Culture Spot: 303 Grand
Williamsburg’s pop-up perfection At 303Grand, an ever-changing scene
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In this photo taken Friday, Sept. 26, 2014, Truck driver Ozgur Simsek listens during an interview at his home in Silopi, Turkey. The 20-year-old was among 32 drivers held hostage by the Islamic State group earlier this year. For many foreigners, being caught by the group’s fanatical fighters would mean months of uncertainty, torture and, eventually, a gruesome death. For Simsek and his colleagues, captivity would last just over three weeks. Their trucks were confiscated, but no one was harmed and no ransom was paid, according to an account of the June 10 attack pieced together by The Associated Press from interviews with drivers and a company executive. The episode paints a picture of a militant group unusually careful not to anger Turkey’s government - and may offer insight into the mysterious release of 49 Turkish hostages just over a week ago. (AP Photo/Raphael Satter)SILOPI, Turkey (AP) — Turkish truck driver Ozgur Simsek was sleeping off a 1,000-kilometer (620-mile) fuel run to the Qayara power station in Iraq, he said, when he heard banging on his vehicle's door.


2014-09-30 07:58:05 -0400

An eBay sign is seen at an office building in San Jose, California(Reuters) - EBay Inc said it would spin off PayPal, its fast-growing payments business, into a publicly traded company in the second half of 2015, marking an about-face for the company. EBay Chief Executive John Donahoe had resisted demands by activist investor Carl Icahn to hive off the service, saying PayPal was integral to eBay's business - and vice versa. Icahn backed off from his demand in April. ...


2014-09-30 07:54:26 -0400
ATYRAU Kazakhstan (Reuters) - Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak said on Tuesday he hoped Moscow and Kiev would this week settle their differences over a timetable for Ukraine to pay its natural gas debts to Russia. Russia stopped gas flows to Ukraine in June in a standoff over the gas price with its neighboring former Soviet republic, through which Europe receives about half of its gas imports from Russia. After several rounds of talks brokered by the European Union, Moscow and Kiev reported progress at a meeting last week in Berlin. ...
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