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Restaurants Weigh in on Replacing Tipping with Service Charges
Apr 19, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 105 105 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...
Apr 19, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 265 265 recommendations | email to a friend
Are you having trouble evicting a tenant? The Landlord Center has been effectively representing landlords and have been very successful in fighting for their rights for over 20 years. The legal tea...
What it was Like to Buy a Home, after Selling Over 150...
Mar 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 206 206 recommendations | email to a friend
by George Herrera , Realtor & Co-Owner of the Queens Home Team at Keller Williams Realty . My wife & I recently closed on the our very first home and boy was it an experience, especially considerin...
How Does a Prior Injury Affect Your Eligibility for Workers' Compensation Benefits?
Mar 15, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 247 247 recommendations | email to a friend
In New York, when you have been injured on the job, you have a right to seek benefits under the state's workers' compensation system. In fact, the workers' compensation system is generally your sol...
ARTS Community: Free Cultural Arts & Networking at CUP Center
Mar 15, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 250 250 recommendations | email to a friend
The Enterprise Collective is hosting a free community event to celebrate Women’s History Month at CUP Center located at 1071 Bedford Avenue in the Bedford Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn Saturday, M...
Where Is Paradise?
Mar 12, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 245 245 recommendations | email to a friend
Where is the Garden of Eden, and therefore, the tree of life, today? Is this the same as Paradise? Genesis 3:24 I may have bit off a little too much with this question. But it has often come to my ...
The Real Deal-Real Estate Update
Mar 08, 2016 | 3 3 comments | 298 298 recommendations | email to a friend
Since 1979 when Jim Turano then sales agent, first started, he was the first in the community to offer Senior Citizen Discounts. In addition he offered Police officers and fireman discounts when th...
Queens Real Estate Market Report: February 2016
Mar 03, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 322 322 recommendations | email to a friend
by George Herrera , Realtor and Co-Owner of the Queens Home Team at Keller Williams Realty . Queens Real Estate Market Update: February 2016 Home sales dropped in January which is somewhat typical ...
University Policies to Deal with Sexual Harassment Issues
Mar 01, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 341 341 recommendations | email to a friend
Recently, a sexual harassment case involving a Chicago professor became high profile in the news. While you can view the case from the perspective of the victim and the alleged abuser, there is als...
5 Ways to Sell your Home for Top Dollar in Queens NY
Feb 22, 2016 | 2 2 comments | 375 375 recommendations | email to a friend
by George Herrera , Realtor and Co-Owner of the Queens Home Team at Keller Williams Realty . If you own or live in Queens, then you already know that we do things differently here. Not only are we ...

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Maggie Surovell and Courtney J. Camerota, Director and Writer
We caught up with screenwriter Courtney J. Camerota and director Maggie Surovell just a few hours before the world premier of their film Last Pickup at last weekend’s Williamsburg International Fil...
Sep 30, 2015 | 2 2 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lawrence Mach, Coney Shack
Fresh off his win for Rookie of the Year at this year’s Vendy Awards, the much-famed food truck and cart awards, Coney Shack’s Lawrence Mach might be quickly amassing the credentials of a seasoned ...
Sep 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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Richard Mazda Secret Theatre
For those who perennially find themselves snoring before finding out if Godot ever actually shows up, we have a festival for you: Long Island City’s One Act Festival at the Secret Theatre, running ...
Sep 16, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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Richard Nechamkin, New York Opera Forum
For Richard Nechamkin, founder of New York Opera Forum, a group that has been staging some of the most important operas of all time throughout the city since 1981, says few pieces compare to Richar...
Sep 09, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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Brooke Jacob, Sitting on Babies
For Brooke Jacob, one-half of the duo behind Sitting on Babies , the hit web series which follows the adventures of two New York City babysitters, hiring a babysitter herself since becoming a mothe...
Sep 01, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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Giuseppe Catanzariti, Artist
A look at Astoria native Giuseppe Catanzariti’s paintings, evocative of early 20th century masters such as Claude Monet, might suggest a technique perfected over decades of instruction and practice...
Aug 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
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Daniele Del Sasso, Coney’s Cones
It’s been a whirlwind year for Daniele Del Sasso, the Vincenza, Italy, native and current Brooklynite whose new gelato shop on Coney Island is beginning to develop a following throughout the boroug...
Aug 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ismael Piruch, Brooklyn Artist
Although Ismael Piruch just graduated from EBC High School for Public Service this summer, the 19-year-old Bushwick artist has already garnered an impressive roster of accolades. His ink drawings a...
Aug 05, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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John Goldberg, Nintendo National Champ
South Ozone Park resident John Goldberg wasn’t expecting much when he entered a gaming competition hosted by Nintendo at a Best Buy on Northern Boulevard in the spring. One of eight competitions he...
Jul 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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Darius Penikas, New Principal at Archbishop Molloy
On August 1, Darius Penikas will assume a new role in his professional life when he officially becomes the new Principal of Archbishop Molloy High School. Penikas feels his entire career path – whi...
Jul 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bishop Paul R. Sanchez
Bishop Paul R. Sanchez is an important facet not only at Our Lady Queen of Martyrs parish and the Brooklyn and Queens Diocese, but also of the broader community. He is one of three auxiliary bishop...
Jul 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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Morgan Pielli, Co-creator/Relationsh*t
For Astoria resident Morgan Pielli, co-host of the comedy show Relationsh*t, which has garnered rave reviews since it opened last year, much of his recent success can be attributed back to relation...
Jul 08, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Alex Cook, Muralist
For muralist Alex Cook, a native Bostonian who now divides his time between his home city and Brooklyn, New York City has always held a special place in his heart. “It feels like a place where you ...
Jun 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kyle Campbell, Eagle Scout
Kyle Campbell, who has grown through the scouting ranks from Cub Scout to Boy Scout, recently completed his Eagle Scout Service Project. His project was to aid the homeless by providing The Bouleva...
Jun 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jorge Fanjul, Queens County Young Dems
Jorge Fanjul still remembers his very first meeting at the Queens County Young Democrats, the borough’s organization for the politically active between 16 and 36, some eight years ago. “I remember ...
Jun 17, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Dow Jones Industrial Average advanced 0.1 percent to 17,660.71Wall Street stocks finished little changed Thursday as investors avoided new bets ahead of Friday's April US jobs report. Investors fear Friday's jobs report will not be strong enough to show economic growth is picking up after a sluggish first quarter. "I don't think anyone wants to take a position ahead of the job data tomorrow," said Peter Cardillo, chief market economist at First Standard Financial.


2016-05-05 16:26:04 -0400

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau director Richard Cordray, left, and New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas, right, sit together at the Albuquerque Convention Center in Albuquerque, N.M., Thursday, May 5, 2016, before the start of a bureau meeting. he Consumer Financial Protection Bureau proposed to ban arbitration clauses, which would affect the entire financial industry and the hundreds of millions of bank accounts, credit cards and other financial services Americans use. (AP Photos/Russell Contreras)NEW YORK (AP) — If government regulators get their way, it's going to become a lot easier to sue your bank.


2016-05-05 16:23:49 -0400
CLEVELAND (AP) — A convicted sex offender was found guilty Thursday of the murder of three women whose bodies were found wrapped in garbage bags in a case that raised fears that another serial killer was hunting for victims in the Cleveland area.
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