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Astoria Characters: The Woman Who Paints by Flowers by Nruhling
Mar 17, 2020 | 0 0 comments | 155 155 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Marina is the owner of Paint by Flowers. Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling Auburn hair waving in the wind like a kite tail, Marina Costas leads Lucky, her red-sweater-wearing white Maltipoo, into her florist shop. Lucky, who she rescued from the streets of Greece 13 ye...
How Dangerous Is Texting While Driving Compared with Drunk Driving? by cjleclaire
Mar 13, 2020 | 0 0 comments | 847 847 recommendations | email to a friend
Why Texting While Driving May Be More Dangerous than DWI It may come as a surprise that texting while driving is more worrisome to the majority of drivers than drunk driving. This is true despite the fact that statistics show that drunk drivers kill more people than drivers who are texting. Surve...
What Are Your Chances of Being in a Car Accident? by cjleclaire
Mar 13, 2020 | 0 0 comments | 845 845 recommendations | email to a friend
Protecting Your Legal Rights in Car Accidents Claims You may have heard people say that everyone will be in a car accident at some point in their lives. While this statement is a generality and isn’t literally true for everyone, there are statistics that make it likely. Chances are, based on stat...
NEGOTIATING A CONTRACT? by cjleclaire
Mar 13, 2020 | 0 0 comments | 806 806 recommendations | email to a friend
HERE IS WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW: Negotiating the terms of a contract is an integral part to any business or employment agreement as it will control the rights and obligations of each party throughout the relationship of the parties. But what should a solid contract include?  Here is a guide on the ...
Effect of the #MeToo Movement on New York Employment Law by cjleclaire
Mar 13, 2020 | 0 0 comments | 673 673 recommendations | email to a friend
Harvey Weinstein Convicted in NY Criminal Trial for Rape and Sexual Abuse We are reminded of the effect of the #MeToo movement on New York employment law as the jury rendered guilty verdicts for Harvey Weinstein on February 24, 2020. The jury found Weinstein guilty of third degree rape and sexual...
JIM TURANO Interview with Real Estate Broker Jim Turano Re: Coronavirus by godfather
Mar 13, 2020 | 0 0 comments | 613 613 recommendations | email to a friend
We are fortunate enough to always get insight from a very experienced Real Estate Broker, Jim Turano of Diverse Real Estate of Middle Village, NY 11379. Celebrating his 41st year in the Business. Author of just over 400 Real Estate Articles to date.  Re: Coronavirus and Residential Home Sales We ...
Astoria Characters: The Garage Philosopher by Nruhling
Mar 12, 2020 | 0 0 comments | 125 125 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling René’s the author of “The Defectors.” Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling René Georg Vasicek , who declares himself a “writer, garage philosopher and cosmic thinker,” is sitting in a supersize leather chair and sipping cold coffee from a ceramic mug. While he’s expoundin...
WHAT DO I DO WHEN A LOVED ONE DIES? by cjleclaire
Mar 04, 2020 | 0 0 comments | 139 139 recommendations | email to a friend
Take a breathe first.   After you have gathered your thoughts, make an appointment and consult with an Probate Estate Administration attorney. Many offer a free consultation and can provide valuable information. The steps that you take initially are very important and if given the proper guidance...
Astoria Characters: The Calmness Creator by Nruhling
Mar 03, 2020 | 0 0 comments | 144 144 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Sacred Space Astoria is at 29-05 21st Ave. Text and photos by Nancy A. Ruhling “It’s all about the energy,” says Kim Alexandrescu as she opens the front door to Sacred Space Astoria . Come with her into the calmness. Lose yourself in the tranquillity of the snow-white wa...
75-17 METROPOLITAN AVENUE GRAND OPENING APRIL 1ST. 'BYE BYE INK' IN MIDDLE VILLAGE,NY by godfather
Feb 27, 2020 | 0 0 comments | 973 973 recommendations | email to a friend
*******GRAND OPENING SCHEDULED FOR APRIL 1, 2020*********** ADDRESS:75-17 METROPOLITAN AVENUE, MIDDLE VILLAGE, NY 11379 *****LOCATED BETWEEN DUNKIN DONUTS AND STERLING BANK***** **********THE LARGEST FACILITY IN ALL OF QUEENS*************  EASY ACCESS TO MIDDLE VILLAGE, FROM ELMHURST, REGO PARK, ...