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Restaurants Weigh in on Replacing Tipping with Service Charges
Apr 19, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 70 70 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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Are you having trouble evicting a tenant? The Landlord Center has been effectively representing landlords and have been very successful in fighting for their rights for over 20 years. The legal tea...
What it was Like to Buy a Home, after Selling Over 150...
Mar 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 167 167 recommendations | email to a friend
by George Herrera , Realtor & Co-Owner of the Queens Home Team at Keller Williams Realty . My wife & I recently closed on the our very first home and boy was it an experience, especially considerin...
How Does a Prior Injury Affect Your Eligibility for Workers' Compensation Benefits?
Mar 15, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 207 207 recommendations | email to a friend
In New York, when you have been injured on the job, you have a right to seek benefits under the state's workers' compensation system. In fact, the workers' compensation system is generally your sol...
ARTS Community: Free Cultural Arts & Networking at CUP Center
Mar 15, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 208 208 recommendations | email to a friend
The Enterprise Collective is hosting a free community event to celebrate Women’s History Month at CUP Center located at 1071 Bedford Avenue in the Bedford Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn Saturday, M...
Where Is Paradise?
Mar 12, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 206 206 recommendations | email to a friend
Where is the Garden of Eden, and therefore, the tree of life, today? Is this the same as Paradise? Genesis 3:24 I may have bit off a little too much with this question. But it has often come to my ...
The Real Deal-Real Estate Update
Mar 08, 2016 | 3 3 comments | 262 262 recommendations | email to a friend
Since 1979 when Jim Turano then sales agent, first started, he was the first in the community to offer Senior Citizen Discounts. In addition he offered Police officers and fireman discounts when th...
House Listings for Sale
Mar 04, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
A professional who has lived in the Community since 1965 Has an advantage. A Real Estate Broker with 37 years of experience has the advantage. A Real Estate Broker who has served the Community as P...
Queens Real Estate Market Report: February 2016
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by George Herrera , Realtor and Co-Owner of the Queens Home Team at Keller Williams Realty . Queens Real Estate Market Update: February 2016 Home sales dropped in January which is somewhat typical ...
University Policies to Deal with Sexual Harassment Issues
Mar 01, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 306 306 recommendations | email to a friend
Recently, a sexual harassment case involving a Chicago professor became high profile in the news. While you can view the case from the perspective of the victim and the alleged abuser, there is als...

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St. Nicks celebrates 30 years of senior services in Greenpoint
St. Nicks Alliance, a non-profit group dedicated to economic and housing development in North Brooklyn, celebrated the 30th anniversary of its affordable senior residence building Jennings Hall on ...
Jun 20, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Making 888 connections in Taiwan
Brenda Zlamany, a Williamsburg-based artist, spent half of 2011 forming close bonds with Taiwanese natives through sketching and watercolor portraiture. With the help of her Mandarin-speaking daugh...
Jun 13, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fight club: new gym devoted to MMA opens in Brooklyn
Gracie Academy offers comprehensive approach to training
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MTA increases L train service
The L train got a boost this week, as the MTA added seven round trip trains to its Sunday service, 11 on Saturdays and 16 during peak and off-peak hours on weekdays. State Senator Daniel Squadron c...
Jun 13, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rats infesting Nassau Avenue during reconstruction project
Rats are beginning to take over Nassau Avenue and nearby streets since the city’s reconstruction project began in April, residents and business owners said. Assemblyman Joe Lentol wrote a letter ur...
Jun 07, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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2012 Bushwick Open Studios exceeds expectations
Larger crowds, more artists and bigger landscape than ever before
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Time to play
It's been a long time coming, but a fully renovated McCarren Pool will finally be opening to the public later this month. And area residents can take advantage of one of three events and become a m...
Jun 07, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Reps push bill to give microbrewers tax relief
Steve Hindy recently wrote the Brooklyn Brewery's first check to the state in the amount of $28,000 for an excise tax microbrewers were not required to pay until this year. He will pay another $20,...
Jun 07, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pol looks to bring speeding cameras to dangerous roadway
Many Greenpoint residents call McGuinness Boulevard, North Brooklyn’s central north-south roadway, the “Boulevard of Death.” It’s a nickname that's well earned. According to state Department of Tra...
Jun 06, 2012 | 4 4 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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“RedLegs” tragic-com runs through Brooklyn film scene
Filmmaker Brandon Harris invites his audience on a journey through tragedy and friendship, peppered with a love story, environmental consciousness, and socioeconomic tensions in the not-quite-South...
May 30, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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DOH releases Newtown Creek health warnings
Questions raised about cleanup efforts
May 30, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Students call for an end to stop and frisk
Plan Father's Day protest march to mayor's house
May 30, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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Nassau Ave project causing traffic headaches
A North Brooklyn elected official is calling on the city to ease up on restrictions to make it easer for Greenpoint residents to park their cars. Assemblyman Joe Lentol urged the Department of Tran...
May 23, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Annual Graham Ave Festival kick off to summer of events
Thousands came out Saturday for the ninth annual Graham Avenue Fiesta Festival, the kick off to the summer season. Several local merchants showed off their wares along Graham Avenue from Broadway t...
May 23, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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City bike share program unveils spots in Queens, Brooklyn
Brooklyn and Queens will soon have several locations serving as docking stations as part of New York City’s Bike Share Program, “Citi Bike.” The city announced last Friday that Long Island City, Fo...
May 16, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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An empty passenger car of a Ferris wheel burns at a newly opened dinosaur theme park in central Bangkok, Thailand, Saturday, April 30, 2016. There were no reports of injuries and the cause of the fire, which was out largely because of a torrential downpour, is not known. (Shilpa Ko via AP)BANGKOK (AP) — The ferris wheel at a newly opened dinosaur theme park in Bangkok has caught fire, but the park says no one was on it at the time, and no injuries were reported.


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Ivory itself does not burn, and so the fire will be fuelled by a mix of thousands of litres of diesel and kerosene injected though steel pipes leading into the heart of the pyramids in NairobiEleven giant pyres of tusks will be set on fire Saturday as Kenya torches its vast ivory stockpile in a grand gesture aimed at shocking the world into stopping the slaughter of elephants. Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta, who will be the first to light the semi-circle of tusks expected to burn for days in Nairobi's national park, has demanded a total ban on trade in ivory to end trafficking and prevent the extinction of elephants in the wild. Quite simply, we will not allow it," Kenyatta said at a meeting of African heads of state and conservationists on Friday.


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Iraqi security forces secure the site of a suicide bombing in the Baghdad Jadida area on April 25, 2016A car bomb targeting Shiite pilgrims killed at least 23 people near Baghdad on Saturday, as hundreds protested in the capital for reforms and parliament made another attempt to reshuffle the cabinet. Iraq has been hit by weeks of political turmoil surrounding Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi's efforts to change the government. Both Washington and the United Nations have warned the crisis could distract from the fight against the Islamic State (IS) group, which carries out frequent bombings against civilians.


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