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Are You an Independent or Joint Owner If You Own a Franchise Restaurant?
Feb 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
Authorl Stephen D. Hans For more than thirty years, a line was drawn that differentiated a franchiser and franchisee. The relationship between the two served each other well. Entrepreneurs looking ...
Septic Tank Pipe-Cover Crafts
Feb 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
Many yards have ugly septic tank pipes sticking up out of the ground, but not all yards have ones that stand out in the open. In some cases, the septic pipes are hidden amongst trees, bushes or oth...
Are Your Dress Code and Grooming Policies Violating Discrimination Laws?
Feb 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 91 91 recommendations | email to a friend
      Author: Stephen Hans Companies have the right to expect employees to be neat in appearance and follow a company dress code. Some companies require short hair for men and no one gives it a sec...
This Month in Queens Real Estate: FEB 2015
Feb 16, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 113 113 recommendations | email to a friend
February 2015 Queens NY Market Update  Home sales continued to decrease in January, significantly below last year, however, inventory ticked up slightly. In response to the low inventory levels and...
Ruby Tuesday Is Accused of Gender Discrimination Involving Men
Feb 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 149 149 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Stephen D. Hans It is common for the media to report on cases of gender discrimination where females did not receive equal pay or the same promotional opportunities as men. In contrast to t...
Stronger Mind, Happier You
Feb 07, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 182 182 recommendations | email to a friend
by Mary Murphy A lot of emphasis is put on the body when talking about working out—those washboard abs, defined calves, slimmed thighs--but sometimes we forget that the mind is part of the body, to...
Know and Follow the Regulations for Tip Pools
Feb 04, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 215 215 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Stephen D. Hans In the restaurant business and hospitality industry in general, employees who provide services, such as servers, hosting staff, bartenders and bus persons typically receive ...
Queens Home Team Awarded Top Team at Keller Williams Realty Landmark II for Most Units Sold in 2014!
Jan 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 276 276 recommendations | email to a friend
The Queens Home Team at Keller Williams Realty, led by George & Abigail Herrera, were recently honored at the Keller Williams Realty Landmark II awards ceremony in Astoria, NY. Out of 160 Agents, Q...
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (also known as ObamaCare)
Jan 29, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 284 284 recommendations | email to a friend
Author; Donna Stefans Re:Obamacare The Health insurance reporting requirements on the 2014 tax return are a bit complicated. If you and your family were covered by an employer health care plan for ...
A Different Slant on Class-Based Hiring Discrimination
Jan 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 264 264 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Stephen D. Hans Most employers are familiar with the pitfalls of discriminating against applicants in protected classes under Civil Rights laws. For the most part, African Americans, Hispan...

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Brooklynites beat the heat in new Dekalb Market
The DeKalb Market opened last Saturday, July 23, and brought thousands to Downtown Brooklyn, despite the 100-degree temperature and scorching heat. Some 5,000 Brooklynites beat the heat at the mark...
Jul 27, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sustainable urban area planned for Gowanus
For years, the Gowanus Canal has suffered from neglect, but now private organizations are taking the next step to clean the surrounding streets and sidewalks. Members of Community Board 6’s Parks, ...
Jul 27, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rats!
Solutions proposed to rid Atlantic Yards of its rodents
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Walmart protested once again
Various activist groups around the five boroughs continue to put pressure on retail giant
Jul 27, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
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Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival stuns crowd with Kanye West, Busta Rhymes
Hip-hop stars Kanye West and Busta Rhymes stole the show by surprise at the Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival last Saturday. Roughly 1,300 fans went wild near the DUMBO waterfront when headliner Q-Tip, of ...
Jul 20, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Liu holds fundraiser in Brooklyn
Brooklynites held a fundraiser for Comptroller John C. Liu on Wednesday, July 6 on a rooftop overlooking the lower Manhattan skyline. Liu, who recently championed in the CItyTime payroll scandal, s...
Jul 15, 2011 | 2 2 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Nabe reflects on Brooklyn boy's murder
Community reacts with sadness, memorial
Jul 13, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Markowitz tells Brooklyn to shed a few pounds
Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz encouraged Brooklynites last week to exercise and eat healthy, not just for bikini season but for the remainder of their lives.Residents of the borough di...
Jul 13, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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DOT aims to make Bridge Park entrance safer
The city wants to get rid of the cars and buses that overflow the streets near Brooklyn Bridge Park. The Department of Transportation (DOT) presented their latest street improvement plan on June 27...
Jul 13, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 73 73 recommendations | email to a friend
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Five women attacked in Brooklyn
Fifth assault matches pattern after police make arrest
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Arts festival coming to DUMBO
To show its support for the artistic community in New York City, AT&T announced last week that it will co-sponsor the 2011 DUMBO Art Festival to be held under the Brooklyn Bridge from September 23-...
Jul 06, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Carousel to spin again in DUMBO park
In October 1984, Jane Walentas and her husband traveled to Ohio to save an antique carousel from being taken apart and sold off in pieces, and now its being rebuilt in DUMBO. The carousel was built...
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Gowanus residents plan green initiatives
Sustainability advocates host forum to discuss neighborhood cleanup
Jun 29, 2011 | 3 3 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fourth Avenue rezoning gets mixed reactions
Plans to commercialize Fourth Avenue in Brooklyn were praised and scrutinized by community members at a public hearing held by Board 6 last Wednesday. Jen Posner preresented a recommendation for th...
Jun 29, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mos Def headlines 2011 Ft. Greene Festival
The biggest event of the year in Fort Greene featured more local music, food and stars than ever before and attracted thousands to Fort Greene Park on Saturday, June 25. Headlining for the Fort Gre...
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U.S. Secretary of State Kerry attends Human Rights Council at UN in GenevaU.S. Secretary of State John Kerry accused the U.N. Human Rights Council on Monday of being obsessed by allegations of Israeli abuses and said the United States would defend Israel against efforts to isolate it. In a speech to the Council in Geneva, Kerry also exhorted the 47-member-state group to look into what he described as severe abuses in separatist-controlled areas of eastern Ukraine as well as in Crimea, annexed by Russia from Ukraine last year. For decades the government has subjugated its citizens, starving and torturing and incarcerating them or worse." Kerry offered a strong defense of Israel against what he called the council's unbalanced focus on the country. "It must be said that the HRC’s obsession with Israel actually risks undermining the credibility of the entire organization," Kerry said.


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IAEA Director General Amano waits for start of a board of governors meeting at the IAEA headquarters in ViennaBy Shadia Nasralla VIENNA (Reuters) - The U.N. nuclear watchdog chief said on Monday Iran was being slow to cooperate with his agency's investigation into the Iranian atomic program and that the inquiry could not continue indefinitely. Diplomats have voiced doubt over whether the outstanding issues in the U.N. investigation would be resolved before a broader diplomatic agreement is reached between Iran and the United States, Britain, France, China, Russia and Germany. The seven countries have set a deadline of late March for a framework deal and June for a comprehensive final settlement that would curb Iran's nuclear activity to ensure it cannot be put to bombmaking in return for the lifting of international sanctions that have hammered the oil-based Iranian economy. When asked about a time frame for the U.N. inquiry running parallel to the higher-level negotiations, International Atomic Energy Agency chief Yukiya Amano said: "It depends on the level and pace of cooperation from Iran, I cannot tell by when... "We have asked questions and the questions are clear, so (Iran) can answer." The Islamic Republic has yet to address two outstanding issues relating to alleged explosives tests and other measures that might have been used for nuclear bomb research which it should have explained away by last August.


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German Chancellor Angela Merkel, right, and President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker attend a conference on innovation and competitiveness hosted by the European Investment Bank in Berlin, Germany, Monday, March 2, 2015. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)LONDON (AP) — The 19-country eurozone got a double dose of mildly positive economic news Monday that will likely be met with relief by the European Central Bank's policymakers as they prepare to hold their next meeting on the Mediterranean island of Cyprus.


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