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Queens Real Estate Market Update: SEP 2015
Oct 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
Queens Real Estate Market Update  Existing home sales hit a high for the year in August, however, year-over-year sales were still down. Inventory remains tight on a county level as the increased de...
Restaurant Industry: Keep It Free from Union Organizing
Sep 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
by Stephen D. Hans | Sep 30, 2015 | Employment Defense Attorney , NLRB Many people do not realize that 90 percent of the restaurants in the United States belong to independent operators or franchis...
NY Employment Defense Attorney defends Employers’ Rights
Sep 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 72 72 recommendations | email to a friend
by Stephen D. Hans | Sep 25, 2015 | Per Se is a popular, exclusive restaurant located at the Time Warner Center at Columbus Circle. Known for its Nova Scotia lobster, foie gras, caviar and truffles...
Forest Hills Coop takes over 2 years to Sell due to Complicated Development Issues
Sep 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 75 75 recommendations | email to a friend
We recently closed on a 1 BR Forest Hills Coop in Forest Hills Gardens. This particular unit was one of our very rare deals that took a considerably LONG time to sell. This one was due to specific ...
What You Need to Understand About Criminal Background Checks When Hiring Employees
Sep 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 138 138 recommendations | email to a friend
by Stephen D. Hans | Sep 15, 2015 | Employment Defense Attorney What You Need to Understand About Criminal Background Checks When Hiring Employees NYC  & Queens Employment Defense Attorney Recently...
A Heart Warming Home Sale in Rego Park, Queens...
Sep 09, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 178 178 recommendations | email to a friend
This week we closed on one of our single family home listings in Rego Park. This deal was one if those rare deals where everything went smoothly, and everyone was extremely happy! Our client was th...
New York Employment Discrimination Defense Attorney
Aug 27, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 253 253 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Stephen D.Hans What Can Happen if You Ignore a Discrimination Claim? No one likes dealing with a dispute, and we often wish disputes would just go away. However, ignoring a discrimination c...
Queens Real Estate Market Update: AUG 2015
Aug 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 262 262 recommendations | email to a friend
Queens Real Estate Market Update: AUG 2015 The pace of home sales continued to slow in July according to the Long Island Board of Realtors. July marked the highest year over year decrease in home s...
Queens Home Team Announces Another 2BR/2BTH Coop in Forest Hills, NY For Sale!!!
Aug 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 272 272 recommendations | email to a friend
George & Abigail Herrera Introduce another 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath Coop for Sale in Forest Hill, NY!!! Privacy, great views, and convenience are featured in this lovely Forest Hills Coop for Sale. Offere...
You're being Taxed as a Two Family, but is your House a Legal 2 Family?
Aug 20, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 273 273 recommendations | email to a friend
Many times we meet with homeowners who claim their property is a two family home because they are being taxed as a two family, however, legal use is determined by the NYC Department of Buildings, n...

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House Rules earns gritty score in Top Flight
Apr 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mets take home opener before packed Citi Field
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Shamrocks kick off 2015 campaign
A blustery day greeted the start of spring soccer as the Woodside's Shamrocks men enjoyed two wins in cup competition, with the women's team benefiting from a forfeited game. The first team secured...
Mar 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 71 71 recommendations | email to a friend
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Noble and a Beauty turns heads with win in Cicada
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Cardozo coach honored for reaching 700th win
Assemblyman Edward Braunstein and State Senator Toby Ann Stavisky recently presented a State Resolution to Ron Naclerio, coach of the Benjamin N. Cardozo High School boys’ basketball team for the p...
Mar 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 67 67 recommendations | email to a friend
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McClancy JV squad goes 23-0
Monsignor McClancy girls junior varsity basketball team completed their undefeated 23-0 season with a 57-33 win over St. Edmonds to capture the city championship. The champions are Kristina Krislov...
Mar 11, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 78 78 recommendations | email to a friend
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Harrison, Pointer named to All-Big East squad
St. John’s seniors D’Angelo Harrison and Sir’Dominic Pointer each received All-Big East honors as announced Sunday by the league. Harrison was named to the First Team for the second straight year a...
Mar 11, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 76 76 recommendations | email to a friend
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Salutos Amigos dazzles in the Tom Fool at Aqueduct
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Resorts World hosts live boxing event on CBS
Casino hopes it is the first of more to come
Feb 19, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 111 111 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kew-Forest School revamps athletic programs
The school is looking to expand their programs to help teach students about competitive athletics as well as responsibility.
Feb 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
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St. Joe's lets second-half lead slip away
St. Joseph's College (12-7) fell 92-87 on Saturday afternoon after leading by as many as 17 late in the second-half, succumbing to The College of Staten Island's (13-5) furious comeback run. Michae...
Jan 28, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 137 137 recommendations | email to a friend
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Coack K picks up 1,000th win over St. John's
For a while, it looked like St. John's would stall a historic moment in NCAA basketball history. St. John’s led No. 5 Duke by 10 points with 8:35 to play but could not hold on, falling 77-68 to the...
Jan 28, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 134 134 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sandlot Athletic Alliance to celebrate 75 years
Group dedicated to promoting baseball among NY youth
Jan 16, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 142 142 recommendations | email to a friend
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St. Joe's women fall to Jersey City U.
The St. Joseph's women's basketball team could not hold onto their halftime lead even with two players having double-doubles, as they fell to New Jersey City University, 63-56, in Jersey City on Mo...
Jan 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 144 144 recommendations | email to a friend
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St. John's women top Crieghton
The Red Storm excelled on both ends of the floor Sunday afternoon, allowing a season-low 38 points and shooting a blistering 74 percent in the second half to down Creighton, 61-38, in Omaha. “I was...
Jan 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 142 142 recommendations | email to a friend
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In this Friday, Sept. 11, 2015 photo, Bara'ah Alhammadi, 10, a Syrian migrant, is carried on the back of her father as they make their way along a railway track after crossing the Serbian-Hungarian border near Roszke, southern Hungary. Tens of thousands of people trying to escape conflict and poverty in places like Syria and Afghanistan have been making their way across Europe this summer and fall, embarking on grueling journeys that typically start with a short boat trip from Turkey to Greece, then continue north and west on foot and by bus and train. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union is ready to offer Turkey new incentives to better tackle the Syria refugee crisis, including money, the easing of visa restrictions and better intelligence sharing.

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By Luke Baker and Richard Mably JERUSALEM (Reuters) - The entrances to Jerusalem's walled Old City are sealed off by Israeli police and the streets of East Jerusalem are littered with barricades, burning trash and the detritus of battles between stone-throwing Palestinians and Israeli forces. The scenes after 10 days of violence in which four Israelis and three Palestinians have been killed and 170 injured are evocative of the two Palestinian uprisings, or intifadas, against Israeli occupation in the late 1980s and early 2000s. A new intifada would further complicate efforts by world leaders to resolve conflicts in Syria, Iraq and Yemen, and there is little appetite to re-engage in peace efforts between Israel and the Palestinians after many failures in the past.
2015-10-06 11:11:53 -0400

An illustration picture shows a projection of text on the face of a woman in BerlinBy Julia Fioretti BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The EU's highest court struck down a deal that allows thousands of companies to easily transfer data from Europe to the United States, in a landmark ruling on Tuesday that follows revelations of mass U.S. government snooping. Many companies, particularly tech firms, use the Safe Harbour system to help them get round cumbersome checks to transfer data between offices on both sides of the Atlantic, including payroll and human resources information as well as lucrative data used for online advertising. The court said Safe Harbour did not sufficiently protect EU citizens' personal data as American companies were "bound to disregard, without limitation" the privacy safeguards where they come into conflict with the national security, public interest and law enforcement requirements of the United States.

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