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Queens Real Estate Market Update: SEP 2015
Oct 01, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 46 46 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 | 47 47 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 | 83 83 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 | 84 84 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 | 150 150 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 | 189 189 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 | 263 263 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 | 273 273 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 | 281 281 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 | 284 284 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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A dying beast or a rising giant?
Depends on who you ask
Oct 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 91 91 recommendations | email to a friend
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Some things never change
We guess this week's political throwback photo was a little tougher than usual, because we sure didn't get very many responses. But we have a confession to make goslings. Over 99 percent of the tim...
Oct 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 98 98 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mayor has got to show Noerdlinger the door
It doesn’t look like this whole Rachel Noerdlinger affair is going to go away anytime soon for the mayor. We’re not really sure why the mayor’s wife needs a chief of staff – or a staff at all, for ...
Oct 15, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 93 93 recommendations | email to a friend
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Another throwback photo
Everyone seems to be having so much fun with our own version of Throwback Thursday and these unidentified photos from deep in the paper’s archives, that we thought we would pull another one out for...
Oct 15, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 88 88 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mystery pols - a few NYC political facts - revelaed
Once again our readers came through in helping us identify the folks from New York City politics past in a photo we found in our archives. And we're pretty sure they got it right this time, because...
Oct 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 85 85 recommendations | email to a friend
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Wake up mayor! You need to sign some bills!
Man oh man, former Mayor Ed Koch looks like us at our desk after a three-day holiday weekend spent kicking back with a case or two of Night-Train Express Wine Coolers, staying out a little too late...
Oct 01, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 57 57 recommendations | email to a friend
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City Council gets better of mayor in softball game
The goodwill between the mayor's office and the City Council that has characterized the de Blasio administration was put aside last week for a softball showdown at MCU Park in Coney Island. On this...
Sep 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
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Play ball! City gov't heads to the diamond
Well, it looks like the feel-good, hand-holding Kumbaya atmosphere down at City Hall since Mayor Bill de Blasio took office and his comrade-in-arms Melissa Mark-Viverito was voted in as speaker of ...
Sep 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pol in hot water over Uganda remarks
What happens in Uganda doesn't always stay in Uganda. Especially if you record it and throw the video up on the Internet. Councilman Fernando Cabrera was recently in the African country on a humani...
Sep 12, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mystery pols identified
Recently, we here at the Pol Position desk were digging around in the old photos scattered around our basement office and came across this snapshot. This photo was a little before our appearance on...
Sep 03, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 64 64 recommendations | email to a friend
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So come on and take a free ride (free ride)
We guess it's safe to say that our current mayor isn't above taking the occasional handout from time to time. Sure, when he first took office he pretended that he was going to be just the regular o...
Aug 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
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The plot to take over southeast Queens
Well this should make things even more interesting when State Senator Malcolm Smith returns to court again in January. Smith got into hot water with the feds after he was busted in an undercover st...
Aug 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
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Smith not throwing in the towel
If a pending court case on corruption charges and a possible lengthy jail sentence aren't enough to persuade State Senator Malcolm Smith to drop his re-election bid for State Senate, then were not ...
Aug 12, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
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We've got a governor's race here!
It may not feel like it, but there's a race for governor going on here in New York State. Sure, right now it may seem like there is no way Governor Andrew Cuomo is going to lose his seat and not ge...
Jul 30, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 53 53 recommendations | email to a friend
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Liu padding his war chest
If elections are all about raising money, then John Liu has got this one in the bag. We've all heard stories about Liu's uncanny knack for raising prodigious amounts of money for his campaigns, but...
Jul 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 54 54 recommendations | email to a friend
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The offices of PIMCO are shown in Newport Beach, CaliforniaFamed bond investor Bill Gross sued his former employer Pacific Investment Management Co and its parent Allianz SE for $200 million, saying he was driven out of the bond fund giant he helped found by a greedy "cabal" of executives who wanted his huge bonus for themselves. In a complaint filed on Thursday in the California Superior Court in Orange County, Gross said Pimco managing directors were "driven by a lust for power, greed, and a desire to improve their own financial position and reputation" in their ultimately successful plot to oust him. The lawsuit ratchets up the vitriol between Gross, 71, who now runs the Janus Global Unconstrained Bond Fund for Janus Capital Group Inc , and Pimco, which he had built over four decades into a $2 trillion U.S. bond fund company.

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NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg speaks during a media conference at NATO headquarters in Brussels on Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015. NATO defense ministers meet Thursday to consider the implications of recent Russian military actions in Syria, as well as ongoing measures to retool NATO to meet contemporary security threats. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO talked tough Thursday about Moscow's expanding military activity in Syria, but the U.S.-led alliance's chief response to the Russian airstrikes and cruise missile attacks was a public pledge to help reinforce the defenses of member nation Turkey if necessary.

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In this photo taken on Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, Belarusian journalist Svetlana Alexievich speaks in Minsk, Belarus. Belarusian writer Svetlana Alexievich won the Nobel Prize in literature Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015, for works that the prize judges called "a monument to suffering and courage." (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)MINSK, Belarus (AP) — With a reporter's eye and an artist's heart, Svetlana Alexievich writes of the catastrophes, upheaval and personal woes that have afflicted the Soviet Union and the troubled countries that succeeded it. Her writings, characterized by plain language and detail so visceral it's sometimes painful to read, won her this year's Nobel literature prize.

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