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How to Contest your Queens Property Taxes and(or) Building Classification
May 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
by George Herrera , Realtor & Co-Owner of the Queens Home Team at Keller Williams Realty . One issue that we see a lot here in Queens is a property tax assessment that doesn’t match the legal use o...
Restaurants Can Throw Dog Lovers a Bone
May 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
NYC Employment Defense Attorney “I’m so pleased that the city Department of Health threw dog lovers a bone,” Assemblywoman Linda Rosenthal (D-Manhattan) was quoted as saying by The New York Daily N...
The Workers’ Compensation Has Ruled Against You—What Are Your Options?
May 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
by Pyrros & Serres LLP , Workers Compensation Attorneys Workers Compensation Attorneys in New York You were hurt on the job and filed a legitimate claim, but the New York State Workers’ Compensatio...
Playground Injuries on the Rise: How You Can Protect Your Child
May 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
by Steven Palermo | May 11, 2016  Kids love to play outdoors and physical exercise is good for them. The fact that playground injuries are on the rise may be frightening to some parents. Even so, t...
The Zadroga Act—What is It and How Does It Affect Workers' Compensation?
May 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
Author:Pyrros & Serres LLP In the aftermath of September 11, 2001, many people volunteered to help clean up after the devastation of the twin towers at the World Trade Center. Many of those volunte...
How Far Do Privacy Rights Stretch for a Child’s Safety?
May 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 56 56 recommendations | email to a friend
A father recorded a conversation between his son and his ex-wife’s live-in boyfriend. Later on, when he turned in the recording as evidence, the boyfriend’s attorney challenged the admissibility of...
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Our Blog—A Place to Learn More about Our Practice Employment Law | Personal Injury | Medical Malpractice | Construction Site Accidents | Premises Liability | Nursing Home Neglect and Abuse | Motor ...
EEOC Alleges Discrimination Based on Applications Requiring Medical History
May 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 101 101 recommendations | email to a friend
Queens, New York City Employment Defense Firm As employers, when you ask for medical information on a job application, you raise a red flag for the Equal Opportunity Employment Commission (EEOC) an...
Advantages Of Advertising On NYC Billboards & Buildings
May 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 112 112 recommendations | email to a friend
Using billboards to advertise may seem old-fashioned in our technology-driven era. With the internet and the many platforms it reaches out to, why would we still want to advertise with something as...
Restaurants Weigh in on Replacing Tipping with Service Charges
Apr 19, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 210 210 recommendations | email to a friend
Queens New York Employment Defense Attorneys Human Resource Consulting Law Firm Various restaurants across the country are in the process of changing tipping into service charges. The Seattle Eater...

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Being in the moment
Often, when I'm with neighborhood friends I haven't seen for a while, conversation always turns to the same thing. "Can you believe how much the neighborhood is changing? What do you think it will ...
Jul 28, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Caribbean Carnival Week 2015 kicks off at Borough Hall
Festivities for Caribbean Carnival Week, the annual celebration of Caribbean culture that has drawn elaborately costumed dancers, steel-pan drummers and upwards of a million revelers to Eastern Par...
Jul 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Stop letting LLCs toy with New York City's real estate market
It was reported in The New York Times this week that the de Blasio administration has put a disclosure requirement on shell companies buying or selling property and condos in New York. This is a si...
Jul 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Farm crops up on old Domino sugar factory site
The evolution of 320 Kent Avenue, where the old Domino sugar factory once stood, pretty much sums up that of Williamsburg itself. An industrial behemoth for decades, artists’ darling for a bit (art...
Jul 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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BP hosts tenant harassment town halls
Says distinct patterns emerging across the borough
Jul 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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The common pitfalls of aspiring community advocates
10-year Greenpoint resident Emily Gallagher's weekly column.
Jul 14, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Brooklyn Chamber launches LGBT Committee
Diverse as the myriad cultures that comprise its population, Brooklyn’s small business landscape is an ever-changing combination of the old and new, the frivolous and the necessary, a fraud protect...
Jul 14, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hundreds descend on Williamsburg for 130-year-old festival
As generations have before them, men hoist four-ton Giglio
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8 miles of aging scaffolding removed from NYCHA developments
'Created a sense of danger,' mayor says
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We have to work together to preserve affordable housing
During the day I work at an urban history museum, and our conversations often fall on community change. It’s impossible not to notice it or talk about it, it’s impossible not to feel something rega...
Jul 08, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Nation’s oldest summer jobs program looks to change with times
Commissioner discusses SYEP, helping city youth get jobs since 1962
Jul 07, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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New bike lane opens on Greenpoint Avenue Bridge
Eases hazardous commute for 600 cyclists daily
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The moment that inspired action
What inspires you to act? Every activist and political person I know has a moment that flipped the switch for them. In casual interviews, friends have cited enormous moments like the Iraq war and m...
Jul 03, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Brooklyn son ascends to Number One Capo position
Will preside over next week’s Mount Carmel Giglio festival
Jul 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Greenpoint Y members, donors celebrated
Greenpointers young and old gathered at the YMCA on Wednesday to laud the accomplishments of the center’s youth, faculty and donors. Children and young adults from the center’s extensive programmin...
Jul 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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A Thai man has fought off a three-metre (10-foot) python that bit his penis while he was squatting on the toiletA Thai man who fought off a three-metre (10-foot) python that bit his penis while he was squatting on the toilet is recovering, hospital staff said Saturday. Atthaporn Boonmakchuay was admitted after surviving the nightmare encounter with a snake hiding in the toilet plumbing at his home in Chachoengsao province east of Bangkok. "But after a while (the snake) rose from the toilet bowl and bit me," he said, explaining how he grabbed the serpent's neck to prevent it from taking him down.


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Anti-Trump demonstrators burn Trump's campaign items outside a campaign event for Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump in San DiegoBy Emily Stephenson and Marty Graham SAN DIEGO (Reuters) - Donald Trump brought his message of walls and deportations to the doorstep of America’s busiest border crossing on Friday as the presumptive Republican presidential nominee greeted supporters in San Diego, amid one of the largest counter-protests organized against him. The scene inside the San Diego Convention Center during Trump's speech was relatively placid, while outside demonstrators opposed to his controversy-ridden White House bid marched and chanted, carrying signs criticizing his rhetoric against illegal immigration. Waving U.S. and Mexican flags, more than 1,000 people turned out for anti-trump rallies in San Diego, a city on the U.S.-Mexico border whose San Ysidro port of entry sees nearly 300,000 people a day cross legally between the countries.


2016-05-28 01:36:10 -0400

FILE - In this Dec. 9, 2014 file photo, Darryl McDaniels of Run DMC performs at Christmas in Brooklyn in New York. McDaniels says the New York police commissioner William Bratton’s recent comments, where he labeled rappers as thugs following a shooting at a hip-hop concert, is disrespectful and that he should apologize to rappers like Chuck D, Will Smith and Kendrick Lamar. McDaniels, one of the founding members of the classic rap group Run DMC, said the shooting is not a “hip-hop problem” and that Bratton’s statement was unfair. (Photo by Scott Roth/Invision/AP, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and hip-hop icon Darryl "DMC" McDaniels says the New York police commissioner's recent comments — where he labeled rappers as thugs following a shooting at a hip-hop concert — are disrespectful and that the commissioner should apologize to rappers like Chuck D, Will Smith and Kendrick Lamar — performers whose songs do not promote violence and negative images.


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