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Please Plant, Don't Plunder
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A disturbing trend in Queens is the destruction of trees, plants, and flowers in private yards. Once they chop down everything in their own backyard, many owners often turn to destroying the city's...
Timing Is Everything
Sep 11, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 546 546 recommendations | email to a friend
     While I was living in Nashville, I was continually learning about different plants and flowers that were native to the region. As I walked through a field one day, I spotted a cluster of daint...
Recent Supreme Court Ruling on Homecare Union Dues Requirement
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Business Employment Attorney in Queens, NY Many employers are interested to know about cases that affect the power of unions. For decades, unions have challenged employers through disputes or ongoi...
7 Common Real Estate Law Issues In NY
Sep 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
Real estate is plagued with all sorts of issues. This is a short list of 7 the most common problems plaguing real estate. In almost all instances, a lawyer will be necessary to find a solution for ...
Where You Can Watch The World's Biggest Clock
Sep 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
Did you know that the world’s largest clock is located in Saudi Arabia? More specifically, in Mecca? The Abraj Al-Bait Towers, also known as the Mecca Royal Hotel Clock Tower, are a building of sup...
This article is intended to provide a brief overview and summary on the issue of custody of a child or children.
Sep 04, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 74 74 recommendations | email to a friend
New York State recognizes two forms of custody.  The first is Joint Custody where the child resides physically with one of the parents; the second being sole and legal custody of the child to one o...
An Intern's Right to Sue for Discrimination in New York
Sep 03, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 81 81 recommendations | email to a friend
Legal loopholes sometimes exist that preclude bringing a lawsuit because the letter of the law does not protect an individual's rights. In the past, this may have been the case with interns, who be...
What Employers Should Know about Paternity Leaves
Aug 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 145 145 recommendations | email to a friend
Queens NY Employment Defense Attorney The Family Medical Leaves Act (FMLA) grants the right to mothers and fathers to take up to 12 weeks off for maternity or paternity leaves so they can spend tim...
This Month in Queens Real Estate: AUG 2014
Aug 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 153 153 recommendations | email to a friend
  August 2014 Queens NY Market Update  In July, home sales dropped slightly from June when we saw a slight jump in sales. The increase in sales pace in June & July led to another substantial increa...
If you’re loyal to your insurance carrier it will cost you
Aug 01, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 260 260 recommendations | email to a friend
by Steven Palermo | Aug 1, 2014 | insurance company rates , PTB Blog Most successful businesses know how to treat their faithful customers.  A good restaurant owner will treat regulars with a compl...

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Prospect Park West bike lane controversy continues
Online survey gauges opinion on red-hot issue
Oct 19, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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LICH, SUNY Downstate merger planned
$40M grant would help pay for takeover
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Audit: FDNY failed to monitor hazardous materials
A recent audit by the Comptroller’s Office found that the Fire Department (FDNY) unit charged with inspecting hazardous materials may have left the public at risk. The audit uncovered problems in t...
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In Brighton Beach, mixed feelings over reality show
If you thought Jersey Shore was good, fuhgeddaboudit! Try Brighton Beach, a new reality show set in Brooklyn's Little Russia sure to feature night clubs, vodka, and plenty of fur. The show was pick...
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A taste of Nigeria in Clinton Hill
For authentic Nigerian cuisine and a ready glimpse into African culture, there is no better place to go than Clinton Hill's Buka restaurant. Walking into the restaurant the first thing one notices ...
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Spiegel: Tough times ahead for Parks
Former BK Commish details retirement decision
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A Review Of The Top High Schools in Queens, Brooklyn and Manhattan
It’s An Investment – Not A Cost
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Barclays Center plaza plan revealed
Behold Brooklyn's finest temporary plaza. Representatives of Forest City Ratner, the developer of Atlantic Yards in Prospect Heights, and SHoP Architects, the project’s designer, unveiled rendering...
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Pioneering Chisholm honored in Ft. Greene
State building renamed for political trailblazer
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Help arrives for civic groups trying to clean up after the storm
Federal aid for tornado-affected neighborhoods may not be arriving anytime soon, but for those dedicated community members who have been working to get their neighborhoods back to normal after the ...
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Dumbo Arts Fest bigger than ever
Cheap real estate has lured creative types to Dumbo since the 1970’s. These days, while the rent is far from cheap, the artists' enclave by the Brooklyn waterfront is still home to a multitude of s...
Sep 28, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Biviano weighs future after primary loss
Doug Biviano is not happy that he lost his Assembly race. Who would be? Campaigning for elected office is a grind, after all. Especially in 100-degree weather in a Brooklyn district largely devoted...
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In Brooklyn, Business (Expo) is booming
Navy Yard event draws hundreds of businesses, visitors
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470 Vanderbilt plan approved by CB2
Would relocate welfare headquarters to Ft. Greene
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Crossing 4th Ave safer with countdown signals
Why did the chicken cross 4th Avenue? Because new countdown clocks said there was time left. Intended more for human pedestrians, new countdown clocks were unveiled at the intersection of 4th Avenu...
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MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin and his advisory Security Council discussed on Monday progress in the peace process in southeast Ukraine and the possible fall-out from Kiev's pact with the European Union, RIA news agency reported. "They discussed the process of the peaceful settlement of the crisis in southeast Ukraine, including its humanitarian aspects," RIA quoted the Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov as saying. "There was also an exchange of opinions on ... ...
2014-09-15 05:04:33 -0400

France's President Francois Hollande, left, talks with Iraqi counterpart Fouad Massoum ahead of a conference with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, French President Francois Hollande and diplomats from around the world, at the Elysee Palace, in Paris, Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)PARIS (AP) — With reconnaissance planes already in action, France's president said there was "no time to lose" in the global push to combat extremists from the Islamic State group as he opened an international conference to attack the problem — minus the two countries who share most of Iraq's borders.


2014-09-15 05:04:22 -0400
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia will honor all its agreements with the European Union and Ukraine, but will trigger "protective measures" if a trade pact between the two comes into force early, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev was quoted by RIA news agency as saying. The European Union and Ukraine agreed on Friday to delay the implementation of their free-trade pact until the end of 2015 in a concession to Russia, which is at loggerheads with Kiev over the conflict in eastern Ukraine. Medvedev also said on Monday the decision made in Brussels must be given a legal basis. ...
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