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How Paper And Color Can Make You Dream. Exclusive Interview With Artist Adele Rahte. by Milano52
Sep 04, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 604 604 recommendations | email to a friend
  Interview by Tiziano Thomas Dossena I met Adele Rahte at the beautiful Harlem house of a common friend, the soprano Lauren Flanigan. The conversation soon turned from music (we had just the fortune to have witnessed a unique performance of lyrics by Gabriele D’Annunzio put into music by various...
Astoria Characters: The Puppeteer and the Producer by Nruhling
Sep 04, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 70 70 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Allison, who doesn’t have a Southern accent, is from Alabama. Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling It happened at a summer camp in the Catskills. It’s where Mike and Allison Hayhurst met; it’s why they share the same surname. Mike, who is from Leighton Buzzard, England, w...
Astoria Characters: The Yogini Who Is Happie by Nruhling
Aug 28, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Lisa is the owner of The Happie House. Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling Kicking off her slip-on sneakers, Lisa Samuels steps into a small space that is the color of sunshine. Filled with fire, she balances on one leg, and leaning forward, positions herself in Dancer’s...
Construction Accidents Involving Falls from Heights by cjleclaire
Aug 21, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 519 519 recommendations | email to a friend
Why Are Falls from Heights So Significant in New York City? New York takes construction accidents involving falls from heights very seriously. In fact, the NY State Legislature passed the Scaffold Law (NY Labor Law 240) more than a century ago based on its safety concerns. Despite complaints abou...
Astoria Characters: The Guy Who Colors Outside the Lines by Nruhling
Aug 21, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 61 61 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Zach has been drawing for nearly a quarter century. Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling Every morning, Zach McCurdy sketches. He draws lines for a living, and this routine, sometimes with a pad and pencil, other times on a computer tablet, helps his brain get in the righ...
2QXV_SS_L_Banner_LOBBY_SUMAQ__AD.png Sackstein Sacktein & Lee, LLP Sponsors the SUMAQ Peruvian Food Festival by cjleclaire
Aug 16, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 600 600 recommendations | email to a friend
August 25–26, 2018: the SUMAQ Peruvian Food Festival in Nassau County on Long Island This year, Sackstein Sackstein & Lee, LLP takes pride in being the lead sponsor of the SUMAQ Peruvian Food Festival. Our attorneys and staff are very committed to serving the people where we work and live, and we...
Why You Have Legal Rights in Construction Accidents Involving Falling Objects by cjleclaire
Aug 16, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 548 548 recommendations | email to a friend
Can Injured workers and families who have lost their loved ones pursue lawsuits? By December of 2017, a construction site at 61 Ninth Avenue in Chelsea had been repeatedly cited for construction code violations. On December 18, a 54 year-old construction worker was standing on the sidewalk when a...
Company Security and Surveillance: Where Should Employers Draw the Line? by cjleclaire
Aug 16, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 473 473 recommendations | email to a friend
Are Your Security and Surveillance Policies Violating Privacy Laws? Companies have the right to protect against internal theft or property destruction. They also have a responsibility to evaluate productivity and ensure their resources are used efficiently and effectively. If a company faces liti...
Changes in New York State and NYC Sexual Harassment Laws by cjleclaire
Aug 16, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 363 363 recommendations | email to a friend
Sexual Harassment: Mandatory Arbitration and Nondisclosure Agreements The NY legislature passed changes in sexual harassment law that Governor Cuomo signed into law on April 17, 2018. These laws went into effect 90 days after being enacted, which means they are currently in effect. Prohibition of...
Your Rights Regarding Medical Treatment after a Work Injury by cjleclaire
Aug 16, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 489 489 recommendations | email to a friend
It’s common knowledge in New York that, in the event of a work-related injury, you have a right to seek medical attention and have the costs covered by the workers’ compensation insurance provider. You will likely be required to undergo a physical examination by a physician chosen by the insurer,...