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Minor Repairs and Improvements that Make all the Difference in Queens
Feb 08, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
   by George Herrera , Realtor & Co-Owner of the Queens Home Team at Keller Williams Realty .   Whenever we meet with Homeowners who are thinking of selling, we usually give them some homework befo...
Biz Partners Cut Teeth Together in Restoration Industry Before Finding Success of their Own, Building Legacy
Feb 01, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Paul Daley and Joe Rizzo took a good, long test drive together before becoming entrepreneurs and now the two business partners are laying the groundwork for their children to follow in the footstep...
Queens Real Estate Market: 2015 Year in Review
Jan 31, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 64 64 recommendations | email to a friend
   by George Herrera , Realtor & Co-Owner of the Queens Home Team at Keller Williams Realty   Queens Real Estate Market 2015 Year in Review Welcome to our first edition of the “Queens Real Estate M...
Can You Ask Employees to Undergo Medical Screening and Ask About Medical History?
Jan 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 98 98 recommendations | email to a friend
New York Employment Defense Attorney talks about Non Discrimination Act Knowing what you can ask and must not ask employees or job applicants is vital for businesses. With all the information avail...
Should you Sell a Property with or without Tenants?
Jan 25, 2016 | 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 So you own a rental or investment property in Queens and you’ve determined that now is the right time to ...
What Does the 2016 Minimum Wage Hike Mean for You as an Employer?
Jan 19, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 167 167 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Stephen D. Hans A minimum wage increase of $8.75 to $9.00 went into effect in New York on December 31, 2015. For employers, it obviously means you must pay higher wages to all employees who...
Business Law: Corporations VS. Partnerships VS. Sole Proprietorship
Jan 07, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 219 219 recommendations | email to a friend
There are various types of business organizations: corporations, general partnerships and sole proprietorships. These business organizations have their own legal requirements so they can also be co...
Press Agents—Foot Soldiers in Celebrity Divorce Wars
Jan 05, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 235 235 recommendations | email to a friend
by Chris Palermo | Dec 31, 2015 | Chris Palermo Blog , divorce , PTB Blog How Celebrities Win and Lose at Divorce For regular folks, divorce is mostly won or lost in the courtroom, or in legal proc...
Long Island Man Driving Lamborghini Dies in Single Car Run-Off-Road Crash
Jan 05, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 239 239 recommendations | email to a friend
by Steven Palermo | Dec 29, 2015 | Car Accident Attorney's , PTB Blog Port Jefferson, Long Island Car Crash CBS New York reported that Glen Nelson, age 48, who lived in Belle Terre died in a crash ...
Marco Malvaldi’s “Game For Five”
Dec 13, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 351 351 recommendations | email to a friend
Review by Tiziano Thomas Dossena To read a book that was originally written in Italian and that uses idiomatic expressions with validity and proper impact in the English translation is a special tr...

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Coney Island’s Newborn releases first EP
The band has been compared to Muse, Red Hot Chili Peppers and even Metallica sometimes.
Feb 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 67 67 recommendations | email to a friend
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Like father, like son
Ridgewood artist showcases joint works with his father
Feb 04, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 83 83 recommendations | email to a friend
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Slide brings solid barbecue to Maspeth
Close your eyes. Imagine you are sitting in a brand-new restaurant with the light but savory smell of hickory in the air. A server hands you a Strawberry-Basil Collins specialty cocktail. Where are...
Feb 04, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 80 80 recommendations | email to a friend
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Astoria’s The Bone Chimes to share a new sound on their next EP
The Bone Chimes are an Astoria-based indie rock/pop band that have spent the last year growing into their own sound and feel. After the release of their first album, In the Muck , in 2013, the Bone...
Jan 28, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 70 70 recommendations | email to a friend
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Arts & Culture Calendar
Art Photographs with Fausto Sicha Thurs, Jan. 29 6 to 8 p.m. An exhibition featuring latino photographer Fausto Sicha. | Immigrant Movement International, 108-59 Roosevelt Ave., Corona Duane Zaloud...
Jan 28, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 68 68 recommendations | email to a friend
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Under the Hood with Jessi Mechanic
This week, we turned our focus to the Brooklyn music scene, where a wide array of pop, electronic, rock and blues outfits are making major waves. Jessi Mechanic and her band have crafted their own ...
Jan 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 73 73 recommendations | email to a friend
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O’Neill’s and sports legends to host St. Jude’s fundraiser
To start the new year off right, O’Neill’s is hosting a fundraiser to support St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital in cooperation with several local sports legends. Headed up by 1994 Stanley Cup...
Jan 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 62 62 recommendations | email to a friend
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Soul Ghosts' Ian McGuinness has gone Side Saddle
Apart from his band Soul Ghosts, Ian McGuinness had never really written too many songs he was proud of - at least not lyrically. While he always had a knack for nailing solid melodies, he never re...
Jan 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 67 67 recommendations | email to a friend
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Q&A with Jesus on the Mainline’s Andrew Neesley
Andrew Neesly, frontman and composer with NYC-based band Jesus on the Mainline , was born in Wisconsin, a world away from the Afro-Cuban jazz scene that he has now embraced. After moving to the cit...
Jan 09, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 65 65 recommendations | email to a friend
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Q&A with Brooklyn’s electro-acoustic duo Live Footage
Classically trained musicians Mike Thies and Topu Lyo have been developing their sound since they first moved to the city nearly 10 years ago. Together the experimental and electronic-inspired duo ...
Dec 30, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 69 69 recommendations | email to a friend
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Country musician finds his place in Woodside
An interview with Ben Hope and the Uptown Outfit
Dec 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 60 60 recommendations | email to a friend
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Q&A with Greenpoint-based songwriter Bay Uno
In just the last few years, former Los Angeles graffiti artist Bay Uno has taken the the local music scene by storm. Uno first moved to the city to take a job in graphic design. After dabbling in s...
Dec 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 62 62 recommendations | email to a friend
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Q&A with Brooklyn rock band The Meaning of Life
After answering a Craig’s List ad for a collaborative lead vocal role in a Brooklyn band back in 2012, Marta DeLeon has since made The Meaning of Life her creative home. Now the lead singer and bas...
Dec 11, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 63 63 recommendations | email to a friend
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Q&A with Astoria rapper Paco the G Train Bandit
Paco Hanlon is not your average middle-school math teacher. In his off time, the Astoria educator lives out another passion in his life - writing and performing hip-hop music. Known to his fans as ...
Dec 04, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 58 58 recommendations | email to a friend
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New Maspeth restaurant puts its own spin on weekend brunch
Although brunching has emerged as a trendy weekend meal event and many food establishments are offering brunch specials, only few do it right. Slide Bar-B-Q, located at 52-75 65th PL. Maspeth, is o...
Nov 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 63 63 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rescue personnel work at the site where a 17 story apartment building collapsed from an earthquake in TainanProsecutors in the southern Taiwan city of Tainan have issued an arrest warrant for the developer of a building which collapsed during an earthquake on Saturday killing at least 39 people, a government official said on Tuesday. The quake struck at about 4 a.m. on Saturday (3.00 p.m. ET on Friday) at the beginning of the Lunar New Year holiday, with almost all the dead found in Tainan's toppled Wei-guan Golden Dragon Building. Liu Shih-chung, Tainan city government deputy secretary general, said an arrest warrant had been issued for Lin Ming-hui, the Wei-guan Golden Dragon Building's developer, and two others.


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American security officers scan airport from rooftop below Senegalese and American flags before departure of U.S. President Obama in DakarBy Emma Farge THIES, Senegal (Reuters) - African forces began a U.S.-led counter-terrorism training programme in Senegal on Monday amid what a U.S. commander said were rising signs of collaboration between Islamist militant groups across north Africa and the Sahel. The annual "Flintlock" exercises started only weeks after an attack in Burkina Faso's capital Ouagadougou left 30 people dead. The assault on a hotel used by foreigners raised concerns that militants were expanding from a stronghold in north Mali towards stable, Western allies like Senegal.


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Spain's King Felipe VI gives a speech during Epiphany Day celebrations at the Royal Palace in MadridBy Sarah White MADRID (Reuters) - Sympathy for the Spanish monarchy is in short supply among the spectators heading into a theater in Madrid's edgy Lavapies district, where an irreverent look at the former King Juan Carlos' fall from grace is playing to sell-out audiences. The play, called "El Rey" (the King), is billed as a fresh look at the monarchy's place over the past 40 years and questions whether Juan Carlos really had a useful role in shaping modern Spain. Felipe, 48, took over the throne in June 2014 after his father abdicated following a series of embarrassing episodes.


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