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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 | 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
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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 | 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
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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
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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 Gardens Festival of Cinema returns
In addition to a film lineup featuring 110 works, the Kew Gardens Festival of Cinema recently announced that the Regal Entertainment Group
Jun 26, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 270 270 recommendations | email to a friend
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Weekly Entertainment Calendar - June 28 - July 5
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Broadway in the Boros kicks off in Brooklyn
Last Friday, Broadway stars came to the Plaza at 300 Ashland in Downtown Brooklyn to share some of the best songs from hit musicals.
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An Abundance of Talent in “DREAM, AbunDantly!”
If you loved the "Dreamgirls," you’re going to love “DREAM, AbunDantly!”
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Weekly Entertainment Calendar - June 21 - June 29
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Can you handle the Nathan's Famous hot dog contest?
How many hot dogs can you eat in 12 minutes? If the answer is 70 or more, Nathan’s Famous is inviting you to the qualifying event for the annual Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest.
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Stars convene at Popsugar’s Play/Ground festival
Women were at the forefront of the first annual Popsugar Play/Ground festival at Pier 94 this weekend.
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Schooner teaches marine ecology and sailing history
The South Street Seaport Museum’s ship “Pioneer” is making its way around the fishing grounds of Bay Ridge.
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Weekly Entertainment Calendar - June 14 - June 21
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Variety Boys and Girls Club hosts its first international film festival
The Variety Boys and Girls Club of Queens hosted its first ever international film festival over the weekend.
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I.S. 162 showcased wonderful rendition of “Annie Jr.”
Each year, students and staff at I.S. 162 The Willoughby School in Bushwick put together a musical on a classic story.
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Weekly Entertainment Calendar - June 7 - June 14
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MumsKitchens NYC is providing a taste of home
Tress Walker’s business MumsKitchens NYC has been on a journey since its inception more than 10 years ago.
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Brooklyn Film Festival announces lineup for 2018
During rough times, incredible art often rises. And the Brooklyn Film Festival is hoping to prove just that.
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Weekly Entertainment Calendar - May 31 - June 7
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