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Food Industry Labeling: The Nuances of Meeting FDA Standards
May 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
At the end of November, 2014, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) began requiring restaurants and vending machine companies to label foods for nutritional value. At first glance, this requiremen...
More Trees, Please! Wealthy neighborhoods have the most trees!
May 20, 2015 | 2 2 comments | 380 380 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 If you'd like to request a tree p...
JUST LISTED: 1BR Coop at the Greenbriar (85-15 Main St Briarwood, NY 11435)
May 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 66 66 recommendations | email to a friend
George & Abigail Herrera Introduce another One Bedroom Coop for Sale in Briarwood NY!!! Privacy, great views, and convenience are featured in this lovely Briarwood Coop for Sale. Offered for sale b...
Dirty Little Secrets Your Landscaper Won't Tell You
May 08, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
If you hire a landscaping company to maintain your lawn, there are a few things you REALLY ought to know.  1) Less mowing is BETTER for your lawn and saves you $$$. Multiple academic studies have p...
Just Listed' 1 Bedroom Coop at 218-10 43rd Avenue in Bayside, NY 11361
Apr 28, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 191 191 recommendations | email to a friend
George & Abigail Herrera Introduce another 1br Coop for Sale in Bayside NY!!! Privacy, great views, and convenience are featured in this lovely Bayside Coop for Sale. Offered for sale by George Her...
EEOC Files Its First of Two Transgender Discrimination Lawsuits
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New York employers should take note that the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) filed and settled its first transgender discrimination lawsuit. In April 2015, the EEOC brought the suit ...
This Month in Queens Real Estate: APRIL 2015
Apr 20, 2015 | 2 2 comments | 253 253 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...
Just Listed: 1 Bedroom Coop at The New Hampshire House in Forest Hills, NY 11375
Apr 17, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 262 262 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 | 260 260 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 | 250 250 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 ...

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Brooklyn Bridge walk raises poverty awareness in NYC
Over 3,000 New Yorkers walked across the Brooklyn Bridge on Saturday morning to raise awareness on New York City's recent dismal poverty findings by the United States Census Bureau. Community leade...
Oct 04, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cool antics at Atlantic Ave. street festival
Visitors had the opportunity to gobble up funnel cake, fried Oreos, and grilled corn on the cob this past Sunday during the 37th Annual Atlantic Antic Street Festival, held on Brooklyn’s Atlantic A...
Oct 04, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Barclay's Center to host Jay-Z concerts
The September 2012 opening of the Barclay's Center will be marked by “maybe one, maybe two, maybe three” Jay-Z concerts, the rapper announced at a press conference across the street from the Brookl...
Sep 28, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Liu visits city's oldest advocates
Prospect Park Residence hosts centennial community service celebration
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Arts festival invades DUMBO
Live performances and art galleries entertained visitors and residents on the streets of DUMBO last weekend as part of an art festival that took over the area. Thousands attended the three-day DUMB...
Sep 28, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Brooklyn Book Festival honors Brooklyn’s Jhumpa Lahiri
The sixth annual Brooklyn Book Festival honored the internationally acclaimed author and Fort Greene resident, Jhumpa Lahiri on Sunday, September 18. As a recipient of annual Brooklyn Book Festival...
Sep 20, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jane’s Carousel in DUMBO officially opens
Many Brooklynites went for a ride on Thursday. Around and around they spun – children and adults alike – on Jane’s Carousel at DUMBO’s Brooklyn Bridge Park. The carousel officially opened to the pu...
Sep 16, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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Turner declared winner in NY09
Bob Turner pulled off Tuesday night what would have been unthinkable less than two years ago: getting the voters of New York's 9th Congressional District to send a Republican to Washington, D.C. Tu...
Sep 14, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
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WTC opens under continued threat
New York City Police (NYPD) Commissioner Raymond Kelly held a press conference on Wednesday, September 7, to brief the city on its recovery from the World Trade Center (WTC) attacks 10 years ago an...
Sep 13, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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The sweet taste of “American Candy” in Brooklyn
Who says black girls – or all girls for that matter – aren’t funny? Hollie Harper says they all are, it’s just a matter of zoning in on that comedy. Harper is the producer of the sketch comedy show...
Sep 13, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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Liu visits Brooklyn kids on first day of school
Comptroller frets over future of schools after more budget cuts
Sep 08, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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All Politics is Local – We Endorse David Weprin For Congress
When the 9th Congressional District seat was vacated in Anthony Weiner’s resignation, constituents of the district, which encompasses parts of Queens and Brooklyn, were left without someone to figh...
Sep 06, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 61 61 recommendations | email to a friend
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West Indian Day Parade brings fun, guns and alleged racial profiling
The West Indian American Day Parade braved the threatening weather on Monday, September 5, as revelers in costumes filled with colors and feathers marched down Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn. The para...
Sep 06, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Stop-and-frisks cause advocate outrage
The New York Civil Liberties Union announced last week that the New York Police Department (NYPD) has stopped a record number of innocent people, most of whom are black and Hispanic, so far this ye...
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Brooklyn to receive federal relief
FEMA adds Kings County to disaster funds list
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FILE - In this Saturday Feb. 21, 2015 file photo, Russia-backed separatists, some injured, walk on a snowy road in no man's land after being released by the Ukrainian military in a prisoner exchange, near the village of Zholobok, some 20 kilometers (12 miles) west of Luhansk, Ukraine. Both warring sides in eastern Ukraine are perpetrating war crimes almost daily, including torturing prisoners and summarily killing them, the Amnesty International rights group said in a report Friday May 22, 2015. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda, file)KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Both warring sides in eastern Ukraine are perpetrating war crimes almost daily, including torturing prisoners and summarily killing them, the Amnesty International rights group said in a report Friday.


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At least 39 people were killed on Friday in western Mexico during a fight between suspected gang members and security forces, two government officials said, the latest bloodshed in an area that has been plagued by violent drug gangs. The officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, said 37 civilians had been killed in the clash near to Tanhuato in the state of Michoacan, near the border with Jalisco, a region home to Mexico's second-biggest city, Guadalajara. Jalisco, one of the engines of the Mexican economy, is the base of the Jalisco New Generation cartel, which has become a major headache for President Enrique Pena Nieto this year.
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A view of the Gulf of Mexico from Grand Isle, Louisiana on April 13, 2011The US Coast Guard rescued 28 oil workers from an offshore platform in the Gulf Of Mexico on Friday after a fire broke out. No one was reported hurt in the incident, but pilots noted a 1.4 nautical mile (2.6 kilometer) "rainbow sheen" on the water. "The well was shut in and production has ceased," a Coast Guard statement said.


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