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Restaurants Weigh in on Replacing Tipping with Service Charges
Apr 19, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 91 91 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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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 | 188 188 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 | 229 229 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 | 231 231 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 | 228 228 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 | 275 275 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 | 304 304 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 | 325 325 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 | 361 361 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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Bill Weisberg, Forestdale
For William “Bill” Weisberg, his end goal is ending child poverty. Weisberg is the new executive director of Forestdale, a direct family service organization in Forest Hills. He succeeds Anstiss Ag...
Jan 13, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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Margie Ray, Ebbets Field Resident
On the first Tuesday of every month, a truck pulls up in the parking lot of the seven-building housing complex called Ebbets Field. The site used to be home to Brooklyn Dodgers baseball team, befor...
Jan 06, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Eric Cumberbatch, Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice
South Jamaica recently celebrated an entire year without shootings in one of its targeted areas. LIFE Camp, a nonprofit that aims to reduce gun violence, worked with other community partners to hal...
Dec 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Feniosky Pena-Mora, DDC Commissioner
Feniosky Pena-Mora wants to build a pipeline. The Columbia University professor-turned-agency commissioner created the STEAM Initiatives division, led by Deputy Commissioner Lee Llambelis, in Novem...
Dec 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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George Garland, GO! Tennis
George Garland, owner of GO! Tennis, is running a Junior Holiday Tennis Camp in a few weeks. The camp will be held for up to 45 children of all ages and skill sets. After 13 years as tennis directo...
Dec 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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Claudia P. Marulanda Gomez, Artist
Claudia P. Marulanda Gomez, an artist from Colombia living in Briarwood, recently opened her first exhibition at an art gallery in Manhattan. Her exhibition featured her inspiring work under the ul...
Dec 09, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sean Price - Chairman, Shannon Gaels GAA
The Shannon Gaels GAA club gathered more than 400 members at the Terrace on the Park for its 13th Annual Dinner Dance, an end-of-the-year celebration of the club’s achievements. And the organizatio...
Dec 02, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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John Raskin, Riders Alliance
Getting to LaGuardia Airport is so difficult by public transportation that transportation activists and Rider's Alliance Director John Raskin says it's almost like the MTA and LaGuardia are activel...
Nov 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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Anne Victoria Clark, Comedian
While few among us haven’t spent a weekend binge-watching a TV series, Astoria comedian Anne Victoria Clark is rare among binge-watchers in that she’s putting the lazy Sunday routine to good use. H...
Nov 11, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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Taryn Sacramone, Queens Theatre
It’s an exciting time for the Queens Theatre, says managing director Taryn Sacramone, as the venue readies for the first production in its theatre series, the Christopher Sergel adaptation of To Ki...
Nov 03, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hank Willis Thomas, Artist
Making the trek across the Brooklyn Bridge will become a far prettier affair come 2017, with the Department of Cultural Affair’s (DCA) recent announcement that a new 12-foot sculpture has been comm...
Oct 28, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sebough Yegparian, Toro Ironworks Kitchen & Bar
Hungry Brooklynites looking for Mexican with a twist have had their prayers answered with the recent opening of Toro Ironworks Kitchen and Bar at 254 Driggs Avenue in Greenpoint. Toro primarily fea...
Oct 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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Taras Hrabowsky, Standard Spirit
Brooklyn absinthe distillery Standard Spirit, established in 2014, began with a conundrum any New York City twenty-something has undoubtedly faced: how to get liquor on the cheap. “We wanted cheap ...
Oct 14, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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Josh Morton, Barrow’s Intense
For Josh Morton, a lesson in the making of limoncello, a century-old lemon flavored liqueur popular throughout Italy, might have begun with old-school technique, but soon evolved into something a b...
Oct 07, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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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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Former New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver arrives at the Manhattan U.S. District Courthouse in New YorkBy Joseph Ax NEW YORK (Reuters) - Former New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, who spent decades as one of the state's most powerful politicians before being convicted of corruption, is set to be sentenced on Tuesday for collecting millions of dollars in illegal kickbacks. Prosecutors have asked U.S. District Judge Valerie Caproni in Manhattan to send the 72-year-old Silver to prison for more than 14 years. The sentencing caps a stunning fall from power for Silver, a Democrat who represented Manhattan's Lower East Side and served as speaker of the state Assembly from 1994 to 2015.


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Abdiqadir Dulyar, director for the Somali television station Horn Cable, looks at the smashed window of a car that was carrying journalists working for his station, that unidentified gunmen opened fire on last week although no one was hurt, in Mogadishu, Somalia Tuesday, May 3, 2016. Somali journalists frequently receive threats and although many have been killed, police rarely investigate or provide adequate protection to reporters, according to Human Rights Watch, which marked World Press Freedom Day Tuesday by issuing a report on the dangers faced by Somali journalists. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh)For Abdiqadir Dulyar, simply reading messages sent to his phone can send shivers down his spine. His voice breaks as he reads a recent note: "Keep doing what you do, and we shall come to give your ...


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Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, waves with his wife Heidi and daughters, Caroline, right, and Catherine, during a rally at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis, Monday, May 2, 2016. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on campaign 2016 as voters in Indiana head to the polls for the state primary (all times Eastern):


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