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How to Contest your Queens Property Taxes and(or) Building Classification
May 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
by George Herrera , Realtor & Co-Owner of the Queens Home Team at Keller Williams Realty . One issue that we see a lot here in Queens is a property tax assessment that doesn’t match the legal use o...
Restaurants Can Throw Dog Lovers a Bone
May 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
NYC Employment Defense Attorney “I’m so pleased that the city Department of Health threw dog lovers a bone,” Assemblywoman Linda Rosenthal (D-Manhattan) was quoted as saying by The New York Daily N...
The Workers’ Compensation Has Ruled Against You—What Are Your Options?
May 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
by Pyrros & Serres LLP , Workers Compensation Attorneys Workers Compensation Attorneys in New York You were hurt on the job and filed a legitimate claim, but the New York State Workers’ Compensatio...
Playground Injuries on the Rise: How You Can Protect Your Child
May 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
by Steven Palermo | May 11, 2016  Kids love to play outdoors and physical exercise is good for them. The fact that playground injuries are on the rise may be frightening to some parents. Even so, t...
The Zadroga Act—What is It and How Does It Affect Workers' Compensation?
May 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
Author:Pyrros & Serres LLP In the aftermath of September 11, 2001, many people volunteered to help clean up after the devastation of the twin towers at the World Trade Center. Many of those volunte...
How Far Do Privacy Rights Stretch for a Child’s Safety?
May 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 57 57 recommendations | email to a friend
A father recorded a conversation between his son and his ex-wife’s live-in boyfriend. Later on, when he turned in the recording as evidence, the boyfriend’s attorney challenged the admissibility of...
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EEOC Alleges Discrimination Based on Applications Requiring Medical History
May 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 102 102 recommendations | email to a friend
Queens, New York City Employment Defense Firm As employers, when you ask for medical information on a job application, you raise a red flag for the Equal Opportunity Employment Commission (EEOC) an...
Advantages Of Advertising On NYC Billboards & Buildings
May 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 113 113 recommendations | email to a friend
Using billboards to advertise may seem old-fashioned in our technology-driven era. With the internet and the many platforms it reaches out to, why would we still want to advertise with something as...
Restaurants Weigh in on Replacing Tipping with Service Charges
Apr 19, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 210 210 recommendations | email to a friend
Queens New York Employment Defense Attorneys Human Resource Consulting Law Firm Various restaurants across the country are in the process of changing tipping into service charges. The Seattle Eater...

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Elvis Valdez, Master Gardener
For Elvis Valdez landscaping is a lifelong passion, and for the past 14 years he has worked with the Parks Department to beautify and maintain parks around the city. A 2006 graduate of the Master G...
Oct 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 56 56 recommendations | email to a friend
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Roc Opera, Music Video Producer and Uncle to Avonte Oquendo
When Alonzo Conti, aka Roc Opera, first heard the news that his nephew was missing, he and his brother-in-law, Danny Oquendo sprung into action, forming search parties to find the young, autistic b...
Oct 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 73 73 recommendations | email to a friend
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Laura Ward, Choreographer
If you asked Laura Ward's friends about her, they might tell you she's a dancer or they might tell you she is a conceptual artist who uses dance as a tool. That's because while she has been a dance...
Oct 01, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 54 54 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kristen Titus, Tech Talent Pipeline
In an industry dominated by nerdy guys, Kristen Titus is turning the tide and leading the way in a city-wide effort to promote technology growth. The city's Department of Small Business Services an...
Sep 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 53 53 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pastor Phil Hardt, Glendale-Maspeth United Methodist Church
Phil Hardt was raised Methodist in Connecticut, but when he hit high school, the pressures of playing for the varsity hockey team in a hockey town got in the way of his faith for a while. He found ...
Sep 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 61 61 recommendations | email to a friend
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Brianna Rios, World Salsa Champion
Brianna Rios was first exposed to the world of salsa dancing at a young age, when after a vacation with her grandmother in Puerto Rico she came home to find her parents had started taking classes t...
Sep 12, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ronnie Minor, Housing Advocate
Ronnie Minor has lived in Astoria since 1967. It's the neighborhood he belongs to, and the place he fights for as a community advocate. So when the city began dumping garbage bags in the middle of ...
Sep 03, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 56 56 recommendations | email to a friend
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Devon O’Connor, Welcome to Whitestone
Devon O’Connor did not intend to start a civic group when he noticed that his neighborhood’s “Welcome to Whitestone” sign was deteriorating. He simply wanted to fix the sign, but as he talked with ...
Aug 27, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 59 59 recommendations | email to a friend
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Dr. Jose Rodriguez, Dean of Students at St. Francis College
St. Francis College has a new Dean of Students at the Brooklyn Heights school. Longtime educator and experienced administrator Dr. Jose Rodriguez said the new position was important to him because ...
Aug 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 61 61 recommendations | email to a friend
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Charles Barnett, Photographer
From the thousands of photos that 73-year-old Charles “Carl” Barnett has taken over the years, pictures from the 1964 World’s Fair shot with his uncle’s German Voigtlander camera are some of his fa...
Aug 12, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 61 61 recommendations | email to a friend
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Gina Argento, Co-Founder, Broadway Stages
Gina Argento is no stranger to being green. In addition to creating the world's first solar-powered sound stage in North Brooklyn, Argento along with her brother Tony five years ago founded Systems...
Jul 30, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 63 63 recommendations | email to a friend
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Philip McManus, Queens Public Transit Committee
The Rockaway community was nearly destroyed when Hurricane Sandy ripped through New York City back in 2012, but it did spark one resident to take action when it comes to public transportation on th...
Jul 23, 2014 | 2 2 comments | 70 70 recommendations | email to a friend
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Josef Szende, Atlantic Avenue BID
Josef Szende took over as the inaugural director of Atlantic Avenue Business Improvement District (AABID) back in April of 2012. Szende, currently a Brooklyn resident, studied at Columbia Universit...
Jul 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 69 69 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rick Anthony, Atlantic Surfing Federation
Like many parents, Rick Anthony sat on the sidelines watching his son compete so often that eventually he stopped merely observing and took on an active supporting role. In Anthony’s case, the spor...
Jul 01, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 72 72 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tyler Myers, Knockdown Center
When Tyler Myers was first introduced to the Knockdown Center, he immediately saw the potential for the place to become a mecca for large-scale artwork. “I was working as a project manager for Frie...
Jun 25, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 72 72 recommendations | email to a friend
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French Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron speaks during the questions to the government session at the National Assembly in ParisBy Michel Rose PARIS (Reuters) - French Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron launched what he called a "Great March" on Saturday, a door-to-door campaign across France to collect voters' grievances ahead of 2017 presidential elections, in a new sign of his political ambitions. Some 60 teams of 10-40 volunteers will knock on voters' doors in about 50 cities across France, asking questions such as "What do you think doesn't work in France?", a spokeswoman for "En Marche" party told Reuters. Macron unveiled his movement in April, saying he wants it to be neither of the left nor the right.


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By Tife Owolabi YENAGOA, Nigeria (Reuters) - Militants attacked the major Nembe pipeline in Nigeria's Delta region, two officials said on Saturday, hours after the Niger Delta Avengers militants claimed a strike on the facility. Nigeria's oil output has fallen to a 20-year low due to attacks on oil pipelines in the southern swamps, home to much of its oil and gas wealth, which have compounded the impact of low oil prices on Africa's largest economy.
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Britain's Prime Minister Cameron walks on Ujibashi bridge as he visits Ise Grand Shrine in Ise ahead of the first session of the G7 summit meetings.By Kylie MacLellan ISE-SHIMA, Japan (Reuters) - In Japan, ostensibly to cover Prime Minister David Cameron's talks with other G7 leaders, travelling reporters had other things on their minds -- mainly next month's vote on whether Britain should ditch its membership of the European Union. With the June 23 vote looming, British "hacks" who had paid thousands of pounds to watch Cameron's every move in Japan and to try to quiz him and his team on "Brexit", were frustrated to be swept off to a Japanese dance and music show miles from the summit venue. "This time we've got neither, it's a bit of a joke." The situation was compounded by the fact that Cameron's media team, determined to concentrate on the official agenda of the Group of Seven talks, lacked his head of communications, who had been seconded to the "In" Europe campaign.


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