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Just Sold Beautiful Co-op in Glen Oaks, New York
Nov 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 59 59 recommendations | email to a friend
Shameer Fazal and his team at Keller Williams Realty Landmark II are pleased to announce the sale of a beautiful Co-op located at 255-21 75 th Ave in Glen Oaks, NY 11004. This lovely Co-op featured...
Payroll Services: Smaller Companies & The Advantages Of Outsourcing
Nov 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 61 61 recommendations | email to a friend
While the payroll job may seem like a delicate matter to be delegated to people outside of the company, there are actually many advantages and benefits to outsourcing the payroll services. Smaller ...
Bookkeeping Services: Small NYC Companies Can Outsource
Nov 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 56 56 recommendations | email to a friend
Outsourcing is one of the most strategic decisions that a company can make. There are various advantages to outsourcing. However, each advantage is paired with a disadvantage. In terms of outsourci...
Are Your Wages Equal for Men and Women?
Nov 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 60 60 recommendations | email to a friend
by Stephen D. Hans Employment Defense Attorney , Employment Discrimination , Wage and Hour Queens & New York City Employment Defense Attorneys Situations arise where an employee leaves and you must...
17 Fun Facts about East Elmhurst NY
Nov 11, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 90 90 recommendations | email to a friend
by George Herrera , Realtor & Owner of Queens Home Team at Keller Williams Realty. East Elmhurst NY is a wonderful and unique neighborhood in Queens county NYC. We sell a lot of homes here so we ge...
Clouds for Breakfast: Mom's Choice Awards Gold Medal Recipient
Nov 05, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 102 102 recommendations | email to a friend
 With a delightful language, directed at the younger children, Laura Eisen presents a simple but endearing story, which will certainly be appreciated both by children and their parents.   The initi...
18 Fun Facts about Astoria Ditmars
Nov 04, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 108 108 recommendations | email to a friend
by George Herrera , Realtor & Co-Owner of the Queens Home Team at Keller Williams Realty . Live in the area? Join our local Facebook group to stay in touch with what’s happening in the neighborhood...
What You Should Know About Weighing Age and Ability When Hiring
Nov 04, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 103 103 recommendations | email to a friend
Author Stephen D. Hans    age discrimination , Employment Defense Attorney   As an employer or company owner, do you ask questions like this when interviewing a job candidate? Are you planning on r...
Queens Real Estate Market Report: OCTOBER 2015
Oct 27, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 151 151 recommendations | email to a friend
Queens Real Estate Market Report: October 2015 The pace of existing home sales rose in September, but remains slightly below the pace from the same month last year. Demand for existing homes appear...
New Non-Tipping Policy – Legal Considerations
Oct 27, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 150 150 recommendations | email to a friend
by Stephen D. Hans   Danny Meyer, the owner of Union Square Hospitality Group in New York City, has 12 restaurants across Manhattan and a total of 1,800 employees. According to ABC News, he will so...

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Local Queens band hits the stage at Irving Plaza
For local band, Bound by Substance, making it to the stage of Irving Plaza is a dream come true. The band will be playing at the venue as part of the Gotham Rocks three-year anniversary on Thursday...
Jul 21, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
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Summer’s Out, Fall’s In with these jean styles
In the fashion universe, the first day of fall is considered July 5th. What this means for you? End of summer sales and fall, fall fall! Since fall will be on the brain, what time better than the p...
Jul 14, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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Astoria Saw Music Festival Has Real Teeth
One of the most unique events of the year is happening once more in Queens.
Jul 14, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
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Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival in full force
A guide to weeklong events that are all part of the festival
Jul 06, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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These Billyburg stores dish out serious style and more
With the constant changes and improvement of Brooklyn, shopping is at an all time peak with new stores and local designer talent. This week we hung out on Grand Street and Bedford Avenue in William...
Jun 29, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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Crossing Art gallery explores motion and stillness
Joshua Spodek's linear zoetrope exhibition wows
Jun 22, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
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Color, color all through summer
As usual, bright vibrant hues are in for the warm months
Jun 22, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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BQ Events - 6/16 - 6/22
A roundup of things to do in Queens and Brooklyn each weekend
Jun 15, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
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Not your grandmother's crochet
Look out for stylish crochet bathing suits, dresses this summer
Jun 15, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
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Booksmart Ballerina: Kew Gardens’ Jennifer Kronenberg pens book
The ballet dancer reflects on where she’s from & where she’s going
Jun 15, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
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Billyburg unites to help activist, Leonora Russo
By Holly Wilensky Are your neighbors lucky to live next door to you? Do you even know their names or anything about them? Whoever is lives next to Leonora Russo, or even in the same community, is c...
Jun 10, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
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No writer's "Block" here: Author Lawrence Block returns with two new novels
Lawrence Block thought that he was done with writing. But for the author who has penned over 50 novels and over 100 short stories, it’s not a surprise to the crime writer’s fans that once again he ...
Jun 10, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
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Enormous taste at Thai Elephant in Astoria
So, you’re in Astoria and you’re looking for something spicy for lunch — where do you go? If you’re in the mood for Thai food head on over to the Thai Elephant, located at 21-09 31st street. Immedi...
Jun 02, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
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Beach essentials that won’t weigh you down
Mats, maps, books & all the in-between
Jun 02, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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“App”licable apps for anyone on the go
Let’s face it. If you have a problem or you’re bored, you can bet that there’s an app for that. We are living an app-saturated culture and if you don’t get with it, you could be missing out. Here, ...
Jun 02, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
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national news

Chicago police scuffle with protesters in Chicago, on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015. White Officer Jason Van Dyke, who shot Laquan McDonald 16 times last year, was charged with first-degree murder Tuesday, hours before the city released a video of the killing. (Nuccio DiNuzzo/Chicago Tribune via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT CHICAGO TRIBUNE; CHICAGO SUN-TIMES OUT; DAILY HERALD OUT; NORTHWEST HERALD OUT; THE HERALD-NEWS OUT; DAILY CHRONICLE OUT; THE TIMES OF NORTHWEST INDIANA OUT; TV OUT; MAGS OUT; NO SALESCHICAGO (AP) — The latest on the aftermath of the shooting of a black teenager by a white Chicago police officer (all times local):

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Demonstrators hold signs bearing the name of Laquan McDonald during protests in ChicagoBy Mary Wisniewski CHICAGO (Reuters) - The lawyer for a white Chicago police officer charged with murdering a black teenager said on Wednesday his client feared for his life and that footage from a patrol car camera released this week is unreliable because video "distorts images." The lawyer, Daniel Herbert, told CNN that on Oct. 20, 2014 Officer Jason Van Dyke arrived at the scene 18 minutes after a suspect carrying a knife was reported to have threatened businesses and vandalized police cruisers. Prosecutors said on Tuesday that Van Dyke shot 17-year-old Laquan McDonald 16 times only 30 seconds after he arrived on the street on the southwest side of Chicago. Van Dyke's lawyer said on CNN that the video was not an indicator of his client's guilt.

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Pope Francis (R), followed by Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta, waves as he arrives at the international airport in Nairobi on November 25, 2015Pope Francis warned Wednesday that poverty fuels "conflict and terrorism" as he kicked off a landmark first trip to Africa, landing to a rapturous welcome from cheering crowds and traditional dancers. After joyous celebrations in Nairobi where some greeted Francis in traditional feather headdresses, bright clothes, and beads, the 78-year-old pontiff went to Kenya's presidential palace to deliver a more sombre message. "Experience shows that violence, conflict and terrorism feed on fear, mistrust, and the despair born of poverty and frustration," he said alongside President Uhuru Kenyatta.

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