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This Month in Queens Real Estate: SEPT 2014
Sep 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
Sept 2014 Queens NY Market Update  In August, the pace of home sales continued to improve amid decreasing inventory levels and interest rates below last year’s. This summer’s housing market has pre...
How Can Employers Avoid Litigation with the EEOC?
Sep 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) can bring litigation against employers on behalf of workers who file discrimination or harassment claims with the EEOC. Because the EEOC is select...
Famous artist Mandy Kelso sketches Jim Turano of Middle Village,NY
Sep 15, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
THROUGH THE EYES OF A FAMOUS ARTIST, GREENPOINT,NEW YORK. CAPTIVATING A MAN WHO HAS EARNED HIS RESPECT FOR 36 YEARS. JIM TURANO, MIDDLE VILLAGE, NEW YORK-REAL ESTATE BUSINESSMAN   DIVERSE REAL ESTA...
Real Estate Broker-Jim Turano meets Actor Vinny Vella
Sep 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
Place: Little Italy feast-Mulberry street. Date: Friday, September 12th Jim Turano, a Real Estate Broker in Middle Village, has an uncanny way of meeting famous stars. Most recently at the Little I...
Timing Is Everything
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     While I was living in Nashville, I was continually learning about different plants and flowers that were native to the region. As I walked through a field one day, I spotted a cluster of daint...
7 Common Real Estate Law Issues In NY
Sep 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 89 89 recommendations | email to a friend
Real estate is plagued with all sorts of issues. This is a short list of 7 the most common problems plaguing real estate. In almost all instances, a lawyer will be necessary to find a solution for ...
Where You Can Watch The World's Biggest Clock
Sep 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 88 88 recommendations | email to a friend
Did you know that the world’s largest clock is located in Saudi Arabia? More specifically, in Mecca? The Abraj Al-Bait Towers, also known as the Mecca Royal Hotel Clock Tower, are a building of sup...
This article is intended to provide a brief overview and summary on the issue of custody of a child or children.
Sep 04, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 126 126 recommendations | email to a friend
New York State recognizes two forms of custody.  The first is Joint Custody where the child resides physically with one of the parents; the second being sole and legal custody of the child to one o...
An Intern's Right to Sue for Discrimination in New York
Sep 03, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 128 128 recommendations | email to a friend
Legal loopholes sometimes exist that preclude bringing a lawsuit because the letter of the law does not protect an individual's rights. In the past, this may have been the case with interns, who be...
What Employers Should Know about Paternity Leaves
Aug 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 193 193 recommendations | email to a friend
Queens NY Employment Defense Attorney The Family Medical Leaves Act (FMLA) grants the right to mothers and fathers to take up to 12 weeks off for maternity or paternity leaves so they can spend tim...

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Non-profits battle low turnout of local volunteers
Through combined efforts of several organizations, work continues
Sep 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Greenpoint Y and Broadway Stages host block party
Last Saturday, over 200 families in the Greenpoint community gathered for a daylong block party at the Greenpoint Y sponsored by Broadway Stages. The day was full of arts and crafts, outdoor inflat...
Sep 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Williamsburg’s Taste Talks showcases the future of food
Last weekend, Williamsburg hosted its second annual Taste Talks, with days of food panels, symposiums, dinner parties, chicken-and-waffle brunches and the first-ever Future Food Expo. The Future Fo...
Sep 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Greenpoint Film Festival returns this weekend
The Greenpoint Film Festival is back with a whole new lineup of local and international films, ranging from experimental and avant-garde to environmentally focused documentaries, as well as animate...
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Foodies converge at second annual Taste Talks in Williamsburg
Features free Future Food Expo and an All-Star BBQ
Sep 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Town Square presents NYC PTA Expo 2014
Workshop to educate parents about school fundraising
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Final improvements made at East River State Park
Replenished shoreline and kayak launch among the additions
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Brooklyn art entrepreneur travels to Cuba
L.B. Brown, a Brooklyn art entrepreneur, traveled to Havana, Cuba, recently with 80 African-American curators, scholars, and art innovators to learn and celebrate art and culture of the country for...
Sep 05, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Local pols warn Brooklyn nabe to fight gentrification
Public sanitation and affordable housing were hot-button issues as community members gathered to discuss local issues at St. Peter’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Cypress Hills last Wednesday. Cou...
Sep 03, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Borough president allocates millions to Brooklyn parks
Brooklyn parks are in line for a $5.2 million boost in funding in Fiscal Year 2015 from the borough president’s office. The 10 percent funding increase from Borough President Eric Adams will overha...
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Transit advocates call for free transfer at Broadway
MTA says the city cannot afford the loss in revenue
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'Controversially Speaking' in Williamsburg
Helene Ruiz, founder of the Urban Individualists art collective, brought her work and dozens of likeminded artists to the Williamsburg Music Center over the weekend to showcase their work. At “Cont...
Aug 27, 2014 | 5 5 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lindsay Park residents call for a transparent board
Say current board uses intimidation in fraud elections
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Kings County residents in line for national health study
In an effort to evolve national health programs across the country, Brooklyn has been selected by the National Health and Nutritional Examination Survey (NHANES) as one of 15 counties across the na...
Aug 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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SYSTEM celebrates another successful summer program
Local students spent the last six weeks studying a variety of green initiatives as part of the annual ExxonMobil SYSTEM program, and last week their hard work was put into practice at Lentol Garden...
Aug 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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An honor guard carries the casket of Pennsylvania State Trooper Cpl. Bryon Dickson from his funeral service, Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, in Scranton, Pa. Dickson was killed on Friday night in an ambush shooting at the state police barracks in Blooming Grove Township. Authorities are looking for 31-year-old Eric Frein, of Canadensis, who has been charged with killing one trooper and wounding another outside the barracks. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)BLOOMING GROVE, Pa. (AP) — With tens of thousands of acres of undisturbed northeastern Pennsylvania forest offering ample opportunity to hide, the self-taught survivalist accused in last week's deadly ambush at a state police barracks has so far avoided capture.


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Former Connecticut Gov. John G. Rowland, right, arrives with his family at federal court Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, in New Haven, Conn. Rowland faces seven federal charges, including allegations he conspired with Apple's owner, Brian Foley, to hide $35,000 in payments for work he did on the 2012 congressional campaign of Foley's wife, Lisa Wilson-Foley. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)Former Connecticut Gov. John G. Rowland, who resigned from office a decade ago in a corruption scandal, was convicted Friday of federal charges that he conspired to hide payment for work on two congressional campaigns.


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Alibaba Group Holding Ltd founder Jack Ma (C) applauds at the New York Stock Exchange before his company's initial public offering (IPO) under the ticker "BABA" in New YorkBy Jessica Toonkel (Reuters) - The biggest initial public offering of all time appears to have finally gotten U.S. retail investors' attention. Two weeks ago, brokerage firms and financial advisers were hearing practically nothing from clients about Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, which went public Friday. But today, investors at TD Ameritrade and Fidelity Investments rushed to place orders for shares of the Chinese e-commerce provider, which is a juggernaut in China and has higher sales figures than both Amazon.com Inc and eBay Inc combined. ...


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