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NYC Bans Polystyrene Takeout Containers and Coffee Cups
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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
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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
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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 | 353 353 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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Astoria resident creates action-packed romantic drama
Born in Greece and raised in Astoria since 1997, Petros Georgiadis is making a name for himself in the film industry.
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Queens Arts Fund nearly doubles for 2019 with support from the city
Queens Council on the Arts (QCA) has announced that the Queens Arts Fund (QAF) will distribute $527,600 in regrants to individual artists and nonprofit organizations for the 2019 QAF grants.
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Weekly Entertainment Calendar - October 4 - October 11
Art The Sculpture of Gonzalo Fonseca - Ongoing until January 2019 - Sculpture by Other Means will occupy the Museum’s second-floor galleries. It includes several installations that allow visitors t...
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World Maker Faire inspires a generation of creators
The recently held World Maker Faire at the New York Hall of Science saw thousands of visitors who celebrated invention, creativity and curiosity.
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Edie Brickell and the New Bohemians are headed to Brooklyn
Edie Brickell and the New Bohemians are back with their newest album “Rocket.”
Sep 18, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 368 368 recommendations | email to a friend
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Students create Hungry4Halal app
Halal food may be one of the most popular street fares in the city, but a professor realized that many of her students hadn’t heard of the meals prior to her International Cuisine class at Queens C...
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Weekly Entertainment Calendar - September 20 - September 27
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BBP Conservancy celebrates center’s 3rd anniversary
The Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy is celebrating the third anniversary of the Environmental Education Center by inviting the public to special open hours from noon to 5 pm on Sunday, September 16.
Sep 11, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 385 385 recommendations | email to a friend
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Flushing Town Hall announces $40,000 grant challenge
As Flushing Town Hall unveiled their new lineup for the fall and winter seasons on Thursday, the organization was also presented with a significant challenge.
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Weekly Entertainment Calendar - September 6 - September 13
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Stars and community gather for 2018 Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day
The USTA kicked off the 2018 US Open festivities with Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day, a fun day of activities, tennis and music for families in Flushing Meadows Corona Park.
Aug 28, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 340 340 recommendations | email to a friend
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Menchie's Frozen Yogurt is a treat at Atlas Park
One of the treats offered at The Shops at Atlas Parks in Glendale is Menchie’s, a whimsy, self-serving frozen yogurt shop.
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Weekly Entertainment Calendar - August 30 - September 6
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Serena Williams, Virgil Abloh debut new clothing line
They showed off the clothes and shoes at the West Side Tennis Club in Forest Hills
Aug 21, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 356 356 recommendations | email to a friend
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Weekly Entertainment Calendar - August 23 - August 30
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