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Astoria Characters: The Accent Adjustor by Nruhling
Jul 18, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
PHOTO BY NANCY A. RUHLING Liz is a speech-language pathologist. Text and photos by Nancy A. Ruhling Liz Schwartz   is sitting on her living room sofa talking about effective communication. She speaks clearly and concisely, choosing her words with care and confidence in this, a casual conversation...
NEW YORK FIFA — THE FREELANCE ISN’T FREE ACT by cjleclaire
Jul 12, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
by   Stephen D. Hans   | Jul 6, 2017 |   Employment Defense Attorney ,   The Freelance Isn’t Free Act What does FIFA mean for business owners? Small business owners in New York City already are under a lot of regulations, but even so, another one has been added to the list — FiFA, The Freelance I...
NYC Carwash Law Ruled Illegal Due to Promoting Unionization by cjleclaire
Jul 12, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
Recently a NY federal judge ruled that the NYC Carwash law was illegal because it promoted unionization of carwashes.   In 2015, the NYC Council passed a law to regulate car wash businesses. The Council believed the law would protect low wage car wash employees who were being denied proper wages ...
What Is a Consequential Injury in a Workers’ Compensation Case? by cjleclaire
Jul 12, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
by   Pyrros & Serres LLP   |   Jun 29, 2017 Understanding Consequential Injuries in Workers’ Compensation Cases New York City | Queens | Brooklyn | Bronx Workers’ Compensation Lawyers In the aftermath of a work-related injury, it’s pretty common to focus on the most obvious injuries you’ve suffer...
Deadly Truck Accident in Long Island City, Queens by cjleclaire
Jul 12, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 77 77 recommendations | email to a friend
by   Sackstein Sackstein & Lee, LLP   |   Jul 7, 2017 On Saturday, June 24 around 6:00 a.m., a car crashed into a tractor-trailer in Long Island City, Queens. According to   CBS New York   , the driver of the car crashed into a tractor-trailer, and the collision sheered off the top of the car as ...
Milo Yiannopoulos Sues Simon & Schuster – Bet They Wish They Had a Morals Clause, but What’s a Morals Clause? by cjleclaire
Jul 12, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
by   Bill Cafaro   |   Jul 11, 2017   | According to the   lawsuit   he filed on Friday, July 7, 2017, Simon & Schuster refused to publish his most recent book,   Dangerous , because of allegations that public statements he made condoned pedophilia [1] .   What’s a “Morals Clause” It’s a provisio...
Astoria Characters: The Woman Who's Mastered the Business of Art by Nruhling
Jul 11, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Marci is the owner of The Paint Place at 31-21 31st St. Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling The room is filled with folding tables whose tops are clad in sheets of black plastic, and Marci Freede is standing on a step ladder in one corner. She’s looking at a wall that’s ...
Astoria Characters: The Mom in Charge of Kids and Cakes by Nruhling
Jul 04, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
PHOTO BY NANCY A. RUHLING Renée devotes her life and career to children. Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling When   Renée Edwards   opens the bright blue IKEA shopping bag, a big smile breaks across her serene face. Inside, coiled like a coiffure’s curls, are scores of rainbow-colored jump ropes....
Astoria Characters: The Guy Who's At Your Service by Nruhling
Jun 27, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
It was a driver’s license that determined   Jaime Jinete’ s future. Jaime, the owner of   Nicole’s Cleaners , didn’t know much English when he came to America, but he was fluent when it came to the language of cars. PHOTO BY NANCY A. RUHLING Jaime named Nicole’s after his daughter. It was a drive...
Astoria Characters: The Guy Who Wants To Help You Succeed by Nruhling
Jun 20, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Andre’s the organizing director of Zone 126. Text and photos by Nancy A. Ruhling Please, whatever you do, don’t say “project.” Andre T. Stith (that’s Smith with a T instead of an M, he says) doesn’t object to the word in and of itself. He grew up in and lives in Astoria ...