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NYC Bans Polystyrene Takeout Containers and Coffee Cups
Feb 19, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 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 | 5 5 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 | 123 123 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 | 117 117 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 | 136 136 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 | 15 15 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 | 328 328 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 | 52 52 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 | 79 79 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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Kew & Willow Books celebrates 20 years of Harry Potter
Recently, the world celebrated as Harry Potter turned 20 years old. One local bookshop, Kew & Willow Books at 81-63 Lefferts Blvd. in Kew Gardens, took it to the next level by hosting an all-day Ha...
Aug 14, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 341 341 recommendations | email to a friend
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Acai bowl-focused SoBol to open in Astoria
Mark Keegan, a local Brooklyn designer, and Seth Newman, an orthodontist, found a way to combine their talents to open up Astoria’s first SoBol.
Aug 14, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 312 312 recommendations | email to a friend
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World Maker Faire New York adds new features for 2018
The World Maker Faire New York, one of the east coast’s biggest celebration of invention, creativity and curiosity, has announced several new features and attractions for its 9th annual showcase ev...
Aug 14, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 333 333 recommendations | email to a friend
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Weekly Entertainment Calendar - August 16 - August 23
Entertainment events in Brooklyn and Queens
Aug 14, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 316 316 recommendations | email to a friend
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Degraw Fest celebrates Brooklyn-made music
The festival features some of the best in new Brooklyn music.
Aug 07, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 317 317 recommendations | email to a friend
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Weekly Entertainment Calendar - August 9 - August 16
Entertainment events happening in Queens and Brooklyn
Aug 07, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 304 304 recommendations | email to a friend
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Emerging female artists, Queens on display in cross-genre film
Actress and filmmaker Irina Varina has always explored life experiences through her art.
Aug 06, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 320 320 recommendations | email to a friend
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Degraw Fest kicks off for second consecutive year
Degraw Sound, a Brooklyn-based recording studio located on the Park Slope/Gowanus border, is kicking off its second annual Degraw Fest, a daylong music festival featuring the best in new Brooklyn m...
Aug 01, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 316 316 recommendations | email to a friend
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Celebrate music, art at Blue Canvas
On August 3, Ru$ Grey, a rapper from Maspeth, is holding a music/art show entitled "Blue Canvas" in East Williamsburg.
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Weekly Entertainment Calendar - August 2 - August 9
Weekly entertainment events happening in Queens and Brooklyn
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Like Father, Like Sons at Gyro World
Dimitris Petridis opened up the first Gyro World in 2005 on Northern Boulevard and 195th Street in Flushing, and later expanded to multiple locations in Queens with the help of his two sons, Konsta...
Jul 26, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 329 329 recommendations | email to a friend
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Flushing Town Hall unveils summer lineup
Flushing Town Hall recently revealed their new summer programming which offers global arts for a global community.
Jul 02, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 303 303 recommendations | email to a friend
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Movies With A View returns to Brooklyn Bridge Park
Movies With A View is returning for its 19th year at the Brooklyn Bridge Park.
Jul 02, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 324 324 recommendations | email to a friend
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Weekly Entertainment Calendar - July 5 - 12
Entertainment events happening in Queens and Brooklyn
Jul 02, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 303 303 recommendations | email to a friend
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Steps: More than a clothing store in Forest Hills
The little shop with the bright blue sign saying “Steps- New York” on Austin Street isn’t your typical Forest Hills clothing boutique store that just wants to make a sale.
Jun 26, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 318 318 recommendations | email to a friend
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