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This Month in Queens Real Estate: APRIL 2015
Apr 20, 2015 | 2 2 comments | 61 61 recommendations | email to a friend
April 2015 Queens Real Estate Market Update Homes sales increased in March while inventory levels remained tight. Inventory typically reaches its low point during the winter months, but the current...
Food for Thought
Apr 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 191 191 recommendations | email to a friend
"God has cared for these trees, saved them from drought, disease, avalanches, and a thousand tempests and floods. But he cannot save them from fools." ~John Muir  Please think twice before you dest...
Just Listed: 1 Bedroom Coop at The New Hampshire House in Forest Hills, NY 11375
Apr 17, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 78 78 recommendations | email to a friend
George & Abigail Herrera Introduce another 1br Coop for Sale at The New Hampshire House in Forest Hills, NY!!! Privacy, great views, and convenience are featured in this lovely Forest Hills Coop fo...
Just Listed: 2 Bedroom Coop at the Acropolis Gardens in Astoria, NY 11105
Apr 17, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 73 73 recommendations | email to a friend
George & Abigail Herrera Introduce another 2br Coop for Sale at Acropolis Gardens in Astoria, NY!!! Privacy, great views, and convenience are featured in this lovely Astoria Coop for Sale. Offered ...
Just Listed: 2 Bedroom Coop at Bay Terrace Garden in Bayside, NY 11360
Apr 17, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 65 65 recommendations | email to a friend
George & Abigail Herrera Introduce another 2br Coop for Sale at Bay Terrace Garden in Bayside NY!!! Privacy, great views, and convenience are featured in this lovely Bayside Coop for Sale. Offered ...
What Is Parental Alienation and How Can It Affect Custody?
Apr 17, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 82 82 recommendations | email to a friend
by Chris Palermo | Apr 7, 2015 | Chris Palermo Blog , Parential Alienation Parental alienation syndrome is a psychological term that means one parent is turning the children against the other paren...
A Legal Perspective for a Recent Tragic New York Accident
Apr 17, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 74 74 recommendations | email to a friend
by Steven Palermo | Apr 7, 2015 | Car Accident Attorney's , On April 1, 2015, a tragic car accident occurred in the Bronx on a snowy Grand Concourse service road. A cab driver, suffering from a sei...
The Launch of Stephen D. Hans & Associates’ New Website
Apr 17, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 73 73 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Stephen D. Hans Stephen D. Hans & Associates, P.C. wants to welcome you to the launch of our new employment litigation website.  We hope you can easily find the information you are searchin...
STARS Act of 2015 Addresses ACA Confusion over Season Employee/Season Worker
Apr 07, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 165 165 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Stephen D. Hans The restaurant industry and other fields of work, such as farming, often have seasonal workers that pick up heavier work loads during more productive times of the year. The ...
Just Listed: 2 Family Home in Far Rockaway Queens at 15-21 New Haven Avenue!
Apr 02, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 193 193 recommendations | email to a friend
George & Abigail Herrera Introduce another 2 Family Home for Sale in Far Rockaway, NY!!! Privacy, great views, and convenience are featured in this lovely Far Rockaway 2 Family Home for Sale. Offer...

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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 | 1 1 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 | 5 5 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 | 6 6 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 | 18 18 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 | 34 34 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 | 44 44 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 | 50 50 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 | 67 67 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 | 65 65 recommendations | email to a friend
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Abdullah Zahid, Hollis Library Manager
Hollis is a neighborhood with a lot of pride in its library, and none could be better suited to manage a branch in such a community than Abdullah Zahid. Zahid learned the full value of a public lib...
Jan 14, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 53 53 recommendations | email to a friend
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Marc Haken, Community Advocate
In a city full of civic-minded individuals, few are as involved as Marc Haken in their own local community. Haken serves as president of the Hilltop Village Co-op Number 4 board and Friends of Cunn...
Jan 07, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
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Giovanni P. Silvagni, Partner/Silvagni & Como
Queens native Giovanni Silvagni has long focused his career on assisting the elderly – Italian immigrants in particular. “I grew up in Queens, went to school in Queens, and still have an office in ...
Dec 29, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 73 73 recommendations | email to a friend
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Henry Cross, Assistant Executive Director/Hosh Yoga
Since joining the Hosh Yoga team, Henry Cross has made it his mission in life to bring cost-effective health and wellness programming to the masses. “Health and wellness doesn't have to be a burden...
Dec 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 56 56 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodjo Hounnake, PickUpLater Founder
After many years of working in finance, Kodjo Hounnake is stepping out into the unknown to combine his love for smart investments with his lifelong passion of personal health. Hounnake, 34, grew up...
Dec 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 60 60 recommendations | email to a friend
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Liz Kenny, Celtic Gifts & Treasures
When longtime Maspeth resident Liz Kenny heard that Celtic Gifts & Treasures at 72-17 Grand Avenue was going to be closing its doors, she decided to step in and take ownership of the business. “I w...
Dec 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
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Police and Maryland National Guard members stand guard outside City Hall in Baltimore, Maryland on April 28, 2015Armed National Guard troopers in battledress deployed in force in Baltimore on Tuesday after a riot triggered by anger over the death of an African American arrested by police. Thousands of military and police reinforcements have been ordered to the US port city to quell unrest in which cars were torched, stores looted and officers attacked. "This violence is not going to be tolerated," he told reporters at the temporary checkpoint, manned by riot police and Guard troopers with assault rifles. Baltimore has declared an overnight curfew from 10:00 pm Tuesday (0200 GMT Wednesday) and local and national leaders have appealed for calm after the latest in a series of incidents to stir US racial tension.


2015-04-28 10:27:12 -0400

Five minutes into trade the Dow Jones  Industrial Average was up 54.12 points (0.30 percent) at 18,092.09Apple's and Merck's analyst-beating earnings failed to hold up US stocks in early trade Tuesday, with the iPhone maker's shares sinking despite its blowout quarter. The markets opened slightly higher but received a blow with the sharp fall in the Conference Board's Consumer Confidence Index, which unexpectedly sank to 95.2 from 101.4 in March. The broader S&P 500 fell 12.57 (0.60 percent) to 2,096.35, while the tech-rich Nasdaq Composite Index, led by Apple, gave up 51.59 (1.02 percent) at 5,008.66. Merck (+4.0 percent) impressed investors as sales and profits in the first quarter, though lower than a year ago, beat analyst expectations.


2015-04-28 10:27:06 -0400

Strings of marigold flowers, commonly used in Hindu rituals, lie on a tin box for sale at the Pashupatinath temple on the banks of Bagmati river in Kathmandu, Nepal, Tuesday, April 28, 2015. Across central Nepal, including in Kathmandu, the capital, hundreds of thousands of people are still living in the open without clean water or sanitation since Saturday’s massive earthquake, one of the worst to hit the South Asian nation in more than 80 years. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)5.45 p.m. (1200 GMT)


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