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NYC Bans Polystyrene Takeout Containers and Coffee Cups
Feb 19, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 95 95 recommendations | email to a friend
Judge Upholds the 2013 Law Banning Polystyrene for Takeout Containers and Coffee Cups In 2019 restaurants must begin phasing polystyrene cups and containers out of use. This change is a result of a...
Astoria Characters: The Special Teacher
Feb 19, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Nicholas’ last name used to be Alexander. Text and photos by Nancy A. Ruhling Growing up, Nicholas Alexandrakos was always interested in his family’s history. With grandpa...
Has Your Loved One Been the Victim of Nursing Home Neglect?
Feb 15, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 176 176 recommendations | email to a friend
How Does Neglect Differ from Abuse? Finding out whether your parent, relative or friend has been the victim of nursing home neglect is vital for their wellbeing. Sadly, many elderly people are in s...
Matter of Van Patten—Undue Influence
Feb 15, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 172 172 recommendations | email to a friend
Probate Administration | Wrongful Actions There are certain basic legal requirements when a person transfers property, conveys a power of attorney or establishes a plan for the distribution of an e...
Legal Concerns for New York Restaurant Owners
Feb 14, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 177 177 recommendations | email to a friend
If you’re opening a new restaurant in New York City or the surrounding area, there are certain legal requirements you must put in place. You will need to choose a business entity and get your licen...
Certain questions are taboo for employers to ask in a job interview. The most obvious ones are questions that could be regarded as discrimination. If you ask these types of questions, you could be held liable if a discrimination lawsuit is brought against you. Do not ask questions that intimate at anything to do with age, race, color, national origin or birthplace, religion, disability, genetic information, gender/sex or marital/family status/pregnancy. (EEOC)
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2019 Is Here with New Salary Thresholds The New York State overtime salary threshold draws the line between exempt salaried workers, who must be paid for overtime, and those non-exempt workers, who...
Astoria Characters: The Artist in Training
Feb 12, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Jose is from the Dominican Republic. In the spare bedroom of his apartment, Jose Mota is standing at a monumental work table, using an oil-paint marker to create the black...
MASPETH,NY-BUYING A BRICK 2F. VS A FRAME 2F.
Feb 05, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 365 365 recommendations | email to a friend
COLLECTION OF OPINIONS BY BROKERS IN THE AREA. BUYER BEWARE! BIG DIFFERENCE WHEN BUYING AN OLD FRAME 2F. HOME, MAYBE 100 YEARS OLD BY NOW, AND OR BUYING A YOUNG BRICK 2 FAMILY HOUSE, ESPECIALLY IF ...
Astoria Characters: The Guitar Guide Guru
Feb 05, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 60 60 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Meet Mike, aka the Guitar Guide Guru. Text and photos by Nancy A. Ruhling How hard – or easy – is it to play the guitar if you’ve never done it before? Instead of answerin...
Astoria Characters: The Comic With the Punch-Line Life
Jan 29, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 88 88 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Michelle shows off her mommy mug. Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling If you didn’t know that Michelle Adrienne Slonim is a new mother, you need look no further than the r...

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BP calls for unity in State of the Borough address
Katz lays out priorities on census, jails plan and schools
Jan 29, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 113 113 recommendations | email to a friend
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New program brings works of art to Jackson Heights
If you look around Jackson Heights, you will see more art than ever before. The 82nd Street Partnership has partnered with Queens Council on The Arts for their first public art program, ArtSite. Th...
Jan 25, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 65 65 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Couple Walked by the Wheaten Terrier
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Jan 25, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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Resident blames house damage on LGA construction
Port Authority taking steps to minimize impact
Jan 23, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 138 138 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hunters Point breaks ground on new elementary school
Facility will seat more than 600 students
Jan 22, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
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LIC intersection gets stop sign after multi-year push
A Long Island City intersection next to a busy school will finally be safer to cross. Last Thursday, the Department of Transportation (DOT) joined Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer and local parents to c...
Jan 22, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pols tour Queensboro Correctional Facility in LIC
Minimum security jail is “last stop” for inmates
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The Bad Dancer Who Was Seduced by Salsa
Salsa In Queens is going to open soon, so Jean Franco Vergaray grabs a broom and starts sweeping the wooden dance floor. He moves back and forth, back and forth and back and forth again. Over and o...
Jan 18, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Court rules in favor of Target, QNU to appeal
Despite packing the courtroom with more than 50 people, Queens Neighborhoods United suffered a setback in their fight against the construction of a Target in Elmhurst. Along with State Senator Jess...
Jan 16, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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PS 84 cuts ribbon for new hydroponic lab
Another Astoria school has a new hydroponic lab to boost science education. On Monday morning, students, parents and teachers at PS 84 cut the ribbon to their new green classroom. The lab was funde...
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New bill examines feasibility of closing power plants
Legislation calls on city to study possibility of renewables instead
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The Daughter Who Took Over the Family Business
When Gerri Domenikos was growing up, she always figured that she would go into the family’s commercial heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration business. After all, she had been inv...
Jan 11, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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In new role, Johnson surveys subway riders
Acting public advocate wants feedback from straphangers
Jan 09, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 81 81 recommendations | email to a friend
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QNU takes Target to “the people’s court”
Finds corporation, developers guilty of gentrification
Jan 09, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Amazon pens open letter to LIC
Amazon is starting 2019 with a pledge to New York City. In an open letter to their “future neighbors,” the e-commerce giant detailed some of the promises they are making to Queens residents. “The a...
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