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What to Do When You Have Been Hurt at Work
Feb 09, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Under the laws of New York, if you have been hurt on the job, you have a right to seek benefits under the state’s workers’ compensation system. The program is what has been commonly referred to as ...
Minor Repairs and Improvements that Make all the Difference in Queens
Feb 08, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
   by George Herrera , Realtor & Co-Owner of the Queens Home Team at Keller Williams Realty .   Whenever we meet with Homeowners who are thinking of selling, we usually give them some homework befo...
Queens Real Estate Market: 2015 Year in Review
Jan 31, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 70 70 recommendations | email to a friend
   by George Herrera , Realtor & Co-Owner of the Queens Home Team at Keller Williams Realty   Queens Real Estate Market 2015 Year in Review Welcome to our first edition of the “Queens Real Estate M...
Can You Ask Employees to Undergo Medical Screening and Ask About Medical History?
Jan 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 105 105 recommendations | email to a friend
New York Employment Defense Attorney talks about Non Discrimination Act Knowing what you can ask and must not ask employees or job applicants is vital for businesses. With all the information avail...
Should you Sell a Property with or without Tenants?
Jan 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 115 115 recommendations | email to a friend
   by George Herrera , Realtor & Co-Owner of the Queens Home team at Keller Williams Realty So you own a rental or investment property in Queens and you’ve determined that now is the right time to ...
What Does the 2016 Minimum Wage Hike Mean for You as an Employer?
Jan 19, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 173 173 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Stephen D. Hans A minimum wage increase of $8.75 to $9.00 went into effect in New York on December 31, 2015. For employers, it obviously means you must pay higher wages to all employees who...
Business Law: Corporations VS. Partnerships VS. Sole Proprietorship
Jan 07, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 225 225 recommendations | email to a friend
There are various types of business organizations: corporations, general partnerships and sole proprietorships. These business organizations have their own legal requirements so they can also be co...
Press Agents—Foot Soldiers in Celebrity Divorce Wars
Jan 05, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 240 240 recommendations | email to a friend
by Chris Palermo | Dec 31, 2015 | Chris Palermo Blog , divorce , PTB Blog How Celebrities Win and Lose at Divorce For regular folks, divorce is mostly won or lost in the courtroom, or in legal proc...
Long Island Man Driving Lamborghini Dies in Single Car Run-Off-Road Crash
Jan 05, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 243 243 recommendations | email to a friend
by Steven Palermo | Dec 29, 2015 | Car Accident Attorney's , PTB Blog Port Jefferson, Long Island Car Crash CBS New York reported that Glen Nelson, age 48, who lived in Belle Terre died in a crash ...
Marco Malvaldi’s “Game For Five”
Dec 13, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 356 356 recommendations | email to a friend
Review by Tiziano Thomas Dossena To read a book that was originally written in Italian and that uses idiomatic expressions with validity and proper impact in the English translation is a special tr...

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Skyzoo pays respect to music, Bed-Stuy
The Brooklyn rapper’s music is inspired by everything from his childhood to Nirvana.
Jul 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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5 outdoor movie screenings this week
Summertime is the best time to take advantage of the outdoors, even if it’s just to lay on the grass and watch a movie.
Jul 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Weekly Entertainment Calendar - July 15
Entertainment events occurring in Brooklyn and Queens.
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Slim Wray brings surf, psychedelic rock to Brooklyn
The three-piece Brooklyn band is putting a modern spin on surfy psychedelic rock
Jul 08, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘Bloomin Mud Shuffle’ tells honest story about life
The new film, directed by Frank V. Ross, will be screened on Friday, July 10 at 8 p.m. on the rooftop of The Old American Can Factory at 232 Third Street in Gowanus.
Jul 08, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Weekly Entertainment Calendar - July 8
Weekly events happening in Queens and Brooklyn.
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Infinitely Polar Bear on family, love & bi-polar disorder
On July 3, Kew Gardens Cinemas at 81-05 Lefferts Boulevard will screen the heavily-praised indie film ‘Infinitely Polar Bear’ starring Mark Ruffalo and Zoe Saldana.
Jul 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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9 things to do to celebrate the Fourth of July this weekend
The Fourth of July is right around the corner. Don’t worry, there’s still time to plan what you’re going to do to celebrate the nation’s independence.
Jul 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Weekly Entertainment Calendar - July 1
Weekly events occurring in Queens and Brooklyn.
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Vernel Black exposes NYC architectural changes
The Greater Astoria Historical Society (GAHS) held the first of its Emerging Artists series featuring photography depicting architectural changes in New York City throughout the years.
Jun 24, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Make Music NY Day brings community together
In its ninth year, Make Music New York celebrated the summer solstice with a day-long musical festival throughout the city which encouraged people to get together and create diverse songs that repr...
Jun 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Weekly Entertainment Calendar - June 24
Weekly events occurring in Queens and Brooklyn
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Queens artist Fernello Nelson battles in 'Skin Wars'
The Game Show Network’s (GSN) ‘Skin Wars,’ made Queens native Fernello Nelson a reality TV star.
Jun 17, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Americans UK bring sci-fi rock and comics to music scene
Brooklyn-based band Americans UK have made a name for themselves across a few different platforms. Their science fiction inspired rock music coupled with an accompanying graphic novel have placed t...
Jun 17, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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China & Haiti close out Global Mashup
Agoci Band and FJ Music Fusion both electrified the audience.
Jun 10, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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FILE - This Sept. 7, 2013 file photo shows actor Ken Watanabe at the 70th edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy. Watanabe, one of a handful of Japanese actors who has made it on the international stage, underwent surgery for stomach cancer. But he has beaten serious sickness before, having had leukemia more than 20 years ago. The early-stage cancer was found in a medical checkup, the Tony- and Oscar-nominated actor said on his Japanese Twitter account. His publicist confirmed the sickness Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, noting the 56-year-old actor will be forced to delay his return to Broadway's "The King and I." But Watanabe said he'd be back. (AP Photo/Domenico Stinellis, File)TOKYO (AP) — Ken Watanabe, one of a handful of Japanese actors who has made it on the international stage, underwent surgery for stomach cancer. But he has beaten serious sickness before, having had leukemia more than 20 years ago.


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President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, centre right, stands next to the head of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau Artem Sytnyk, centre left, during a ceremony of oath taking by the officers of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau’s Special Operations Department, in Kiev, Ukraine, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016. (Markiv Mykhailo/Pool Photo via AP)MOSCOW (AP) — The head of the International Monetary Fund warned Ukraine on Wednesday that the organization would be unable to keep supporting the country financially if it doesn't step up its reform efforts.


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A wild elephant that strayed into the town stands after authorities shot it with a tranquilizer gun at Siliguri in West Bengal state, India, Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016. The elephant had wandered from the Baikunthapur forest on Wednesday, crossing roads and a small river before entering the town. The panicked elephant ran amok, trampling parked cars and motorbikes before it was tranquilized. (AP Photo)KOLKATA, India (AP) — A wild elephant rampaged through an east Indian town on Wednesday, smashing homes and sending panicked residents running.


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