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What if My Boss Was a Strong Trump Supporter, but I voted for Hillary (or the Other Way Around)?
Jan 20, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
by   Bill Cafaro What Rights Do I Have if This Causes Me a Problem at Work ? Employees of Private Businesses: What about the First Amendment? Can’t I say whatever I want? Yes, you can say anything ...
Workers Compensation in Queens New York | Part One
Jan 20, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
Queens NY Workers Comp. by   Pyrros & Serres LLP You’ve been hurt on the job and can’t work. You’ve heard about “workers’ compensation,” but you really don’t know what it is or how it works. You’ll...
The Right to Discovery in Probate Litigation
Jan 20, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
by   Bonnie Lawston When someone dies with a will in New York State, that person’s estate must generally be “settled” through filings and proceedings overseen by the probate court. Referred to as p...
Employers, Protect Yourselves | 2017 Harassment Claims
Jan 20, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 83 83 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Stephen D. Hans The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has spent considerable researching and analyzing harassment claims related to federal anti-discrimination laws. Such laws ...
Landmark Bakery-Owner retiring and just renting it out now
Jan 18, 2017 | 1 1 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
Originally opened in 1952 and its location is what is called TRIPLE AAA. Between two banks on very busy Metropolitan Avenue. Once known as Kopp's Bakery. Address 74-09 Metropolitan Ave., MIDDLE VIL...
Can You Be Denied Workers’ Compensation because Your Employer Pays You Off the Books?
Jan 13, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 144 144 recommendations | email to a friend
by Pyrros & Serres LLP Queens Workers’ Compensation Attorneys You have been working a job, but getting paid under the table, so to speak. You get injured on that job—now you can’t work at all! If y...
Videotaping the Execution of a Will
Jan 13, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 135 135 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Bonnie Lawston It's not uncommon, in New York and other jurisdictions, for dispossessed or unhappy heirs to allege that a will was executed under duress or undue influence. What if you vide...
Very Important News for you, If you work more than 40 hours per week for the same weekly salary
Jan 12, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 135 135 recommendations | email to a friend
I work way more than 40 hours a week for the same weekly salary. My boss says that he doesn’t have to pay me anything for my overtime hours. Is this true? It depends. Under the old rule, Anyone who...
How Do Workers Feel About Overtime Pay?
Jan 12, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 123 123 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Stephen D. Hans The federal overtime rule has been put on hold, and employers are waiting to see whether the DOL will effectively appeal the injunction imposed by the U.S. District Court in...
Varför Utnyttja Raspberry Ketoner kosttillskott viktminskning?
Jan 06, 2017 | 2 2 comments | 149 149 recommendations | email to a friend
Data summeras av den amerikanska viktkontroll Info Network bestämma större än två tredjedelar av vuxna i USA som feta (68,8 procent). Det här laget, är över 35 procent tänkt på feta. Många människo...

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Ezra Goldstein, bookstore owner
The Community Bookstore & Café in Park slope opened 30 years ago, in 1971, and Ezra Goldstein and Stephanie Valdez are its third owners. “The woman who originally opened it now lives upstairs,” he ...
Aug 23, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 69 69 recommendations | email to a friend
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Charley Ukwubiwe, Pageant Contestant
At only 17 years of age, Charley Ukwubiwe already has big plans. The Cambria Heights resident, who attends Benjamin Cardozo High School, is running for the Miss New York Teen USA title. And for her...
Aug 23, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 59 59 recommendations | email to a friend
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Oraia Reid, RightRides Founder
Oraia Reid is doing her best to protect women and members of the LGBTQ community through her organization RightRides. Upon becoming aware of the increasing late night assaults on women in her neigh...
Aug 23, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 62 62 recommendations | email to a friend
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Will Le Vasseur, Actor
It's a well-known fact that up-and-coming actors usually have more than one job. So it's no surprise that Will Le Vasseur, the artistic director of the Astoria-based Redd Tale Theatre Company, is a...
Aug 10, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 56 56 recommendations | email to a friend
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Nicholas Weissman, Visual Journalist
A great storyteller needs to not only be extremely observant, but also must have the talent to unite the person recording a moment to the film’s viewers to draw emotion out of them. To tell that st...
Aug 10, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
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Adam Suerte, Tattoo artist
Tattoo and fine artist Adam Suerte gets his inspiration from the ever-changing landscape in his hometown of Carroll Gardens. A true urbanite, Suerte is known for his talent in cityscape tattoos, de...
Aug 03, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 58 58 recommendations | email to a friend
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Susan Springer Anderson, Artist
Queens On the Record
Aug 01, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jen Waller, Brooklyn activist
For Jen Waller, social change comes from the citizens of a nation, not its government or non-profits who are beholden to their stakeholders. Waller, 24, is a native of Oakland, California, and now ...
Jul 27, 2011 | 4 4 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
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Gia Forakis, Theater Artist
For Gia Forakis, art has always been her true calling. Heavily influenced by her parents, both of whom were artists, Forakis entered the theater world as a fledgling actress, performing in the Mere...
Jul 21, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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Scott Sternbach, Photographer
Professor Scott Sternbach, who teaches at LaGuardia Community College, is finally seeing his lifelong dream come true. Thanks to a grant he received through the City University of New York, he will...
Jul 13, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jenny Topolski, Jewelry Maker
Dead bugs. Dead bees. Bones. These are the kinds of things many people would not want to wear around their necks or wrists. But Jenny Topolski finds beauty in them, enough to craft exquisite pieces...
Jul 06, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
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Anton Dietrich, Longtime CB9 Member
Where Anton Dietrich grew up, the Van Wyck Expressway was a dirt road. Later on it became a two-lane highway and he, along with a group of others joined the nearby civic association – the Van Wyck ...
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Tony Niro, Hairdresser/Family Man
A hairdresser since the age of 11, 72-year-old Tony Niro still manages to surprise and impress both customers and family members with the stories of his life. Born in Cervenera, Naples, in 1937, Ni...
Jun 29, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sebastian Agredo
Fulbright Scholarship winner
Jun 21, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jeremy & Bianca LeRoux
Owners of Brooklyn Mac, CUP
Jun 21, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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A trader points up at a display on the floor of the New York Stock ExchangeA U.S. judge blocked on Monday health insurer Aetna Inc's proposed $34 billion acquisition of smaller peer Humana Inc, raising the stakes for rival Anthem Inc as it battles to clear a $54 billion deal to buy Cigna Corp. The ruling is the latest sign of antitrust authorities having grown more assertive under U.S. President Barack Obama, whose term ended last week.


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Emily Phonelath blows bubbles while in the crowd of the Women's March on Washington in Washington D.C. on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017. ( Aileen Devlin /The Daily Press via AP)A song by a Los Angeles singer-songwriter that was performed by a flash mob of women in pink, pointy-eared hats at the Women's March on Washington is being heralded as the anthem of the movement.


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This undated sketch by Stephanie Delazeri, an animation student at California Institute of the Arts in Santa Clarita, Calif., shows "The Princess," an archetypal female character. More women are entering the field of animation, and one of their goals is to create more realistic female characters. Cal Arts instructor Erica Larsen-Dockray, who teaches a class on "The Animated Woman," said of The Princess: She has an impossibly tiny waist and is gorgeous beyond belief. Big eyes, flowing locks, luscious lips and a heart-shaped face. She's historically usually white and depicted as innocent and virginal. About the typical princess' waistline, Larsen-Dockray said: "If they were life-size, they would not have space in their bodies for reproductive organs." (Stephanie Delazeri/California Institute of the Arts via AP)SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) — More women are entering the field of animation, and one of their goals is to create more realistic female characters — not just the stereotypical nerds, sex bombs and villains that dominate now.


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