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Queens Real Estate Market Update: SEP 2015
Oct 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 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 | 43 43 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 | 78 78 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 | 79 79 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 | 145 145 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 | 183 183 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 | 258 258 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 | 267 267 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 | 276 276 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 | 279 279 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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Marsha Kellam, Division of Child Protection
Marsha Kellam, Queens Borough Commissioner of the Division of Child Protection, was awarded the Sloan Public Service Award, which is considered the “Nobel Prize of city government.” Kellam was hono...
Jun 10, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lynne R. Roth, Senior VP for Development/CUMC
For Kew Gardens native Lynne R. Roth, recently named as senior vice president for development at Columbia University Medical Center, her first day on July 1 will be a homecoming of sorts. Roth bega...
Jun 03, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jackson Mora, SUNY Martitime College Apprenticeship Program
Five years of hard work culminated in the form of a diploma, a happy family and a higher paycheck for Jackson Heights resident Walter Mora last week, after he graduated from the SUNY Maritime Colle...
May 27, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Michael Liu, Flushing Town Hall
A mere few hours into his new position as Manager of Chinese Community Initiatives at Flushing Town Hall, which he assumed last Friday, Michael Liu says he already had a host of things on his plate...
May 13, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jenny Undercofler, Founder/Face the Music
New York City student musician group Face the Music, along with the world famous San Francisco-based string quartet Kronos, are coming to Forest Hills next week when they kick off the fourth annual...
May 06, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Dev Bondarin, Artistic Director/APAC
For Dev Bondarin, artistic director for the Astoria Performing Arts Center, the opening of the Stephen Sondheim musical Merrily We Roll Along at the center this Thursday under her direction is a dr...
Apr 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Harley J. Spiller Author/Keep the Change
When it comes to coins, Woodside collector Harley J. Spiller isn’t interested in shininess or in flawless condition or even, for that matter, in decipherable condition. Esteemed auction blocks can ...
Apr 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Dan Miner, Transition NYC
While some of the country’s greatest minds and most tenacious politicians have toiled for years trying to curb climate change, a group of environmental activists are now looking across the pond, at...
Apr 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Thomas Rudzewick, Maspeth Federal Savings
Executive vice president of Maspeth Federal Savings, Thomas Rudzewick, was one of more than 1,000 banking professionals who met with members of Congress last month to discuss banking regulatory cha...
Apr 08, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Alejando Aguilar, Interior Designer
Alejandro Aguilar, the celebrated interior designer of small apartments, faced a challenge rarely encountered in New York City when he moved from the Lower East Side to a Williamsburg one bedroom t...
Apr 01, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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Dong-hyun Kim, Queensboro Symphony
Flushing will soon be home to its very own orchestra, with the Queensboro Symphony Orchestra slated to perform their debut concert on March 22 at Mary’s Nativity Church. The orchestra is the brainc...
Mar 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
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Aris Johnson, Touro Graduate Student
Aris Johnson was among a group of students from Touro College Graduate School of Social Work who lobbied for the Dream Act in Albany on March 10. The 52-year-old Jamaica resident and mother of thre...
Mar 11, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 57 57 recommendations | email to a friend
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Marisa Wu, The Salty Road
Few things embody the Brooklyn culinary landscape better than the elevated lowbrow dessert. One would be hard-pressed to walk a Williamsburg or Greenpoint block without being lured by a fancy dough...
Feb 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 62 62 recommendations | email to a friend
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Stephen Sirgiovanni, Former Kiwanis Lt. Gov.
At a Kiwanis meeting earlier this month, the Howard Beach Club honored former Queens West Division Lieutenant Governor Stephen Sirgiovanni. But instead of accepting the night as a celebration of hi...
Jan 28, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 80 80 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bridget Livingston, FREE Jazz Ensemble Director
When Bridget Livingston retired from touring around the country and the world as a singer and performer and returned to her native home of Long Island, she knew she wanted to share her passion with...
Jan 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 78 78 recommendations | email to a friend
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In this photo made from the footage taken from Russian Defense Ministry official web site, Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015, a Russian navy ship launches a cruise missile in the Caspian Sea. Russia's Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said four Russian navy ships in the Caspian launched 26 cruise missiles at Islamic State targets in Syria.(Russian Defense Ministry Press Service via AP)WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon says at least one U.S. military aircraft changed its route over Syria recently to avoid coming dangerously close to Russian warplanes.

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A new Fiat Chrysler Automobiles sign is pictured after being unveiled at Chrysler Group World Headquarters in Auburn Hills, MichiganBy Bernie Woodall DETROIT (Reuters) - With a threatened strike hanging over them, negotiators from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV and the United Auto Workers union continued to meet on Wednesday afternoon, a Fiat Chrysler spokeswoman said. The U.S. union on Tuesday called for a strike against Fiat Chrysler's U.S. operations at 11:59 p.m. EDT on Wednesday (0359 GMT Thursday) unless a new agreement on a four-year contract is reached or there is movement toward one. A union spokesman gave no details of the talks including whether the company was willing to sweeten the deal it offered the UAW that was approved Sept. 18 by the union leaders but rejected last week by 65 percent of its rank-and-file Fiat Chrysler membership.

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Joanne Liu, President of Medecins Sans Frontieres, MSF, International, speaks during a news conference on the US air strike on a hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan, in Geneva, Switzerland, Wednesday, Oct. 07, 2015. Liu, told reporters that the weekend strike “was not just an attack on our hospital, it was an attack on the Geneva Conventions. This cannot be tolerated.” (Martial Trezzini/Keystone via AP)KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan troops have regained control of the main square in Kunduz, a strategic northern city briefly seized by the Taliban last week, following intense fighting over the site, Kabul officials said Wednesday.

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