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SPRING SAFETY TIPS FOR MOTORISTS, PEDESTRIANS AND BICYCLISTS
Apr 19, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 150 150 recommendations | email to a friend
As the weather warms up, people take to the road and want to spend more time outdoors. In particular, an increasing number of bicyclists and pedestrians join the thoroughfares, and motorists need t...
Employee Salary Histories
Apr 19, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 66 66 recommendations | email to a friend
Can Employers Ask Employees About their Salary History? On May 4, 2017, the New York City Council passed a bill that limited what an employer can ask job candidates about their salary history, comp...
Astoria Characters: The Sandwich King's Sons
Apr 17, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Sal, Kris & Charlie’s Deli, a.k.a. The Sandwich King of Astoria, at 33-12 23rd Ave. Text and photos by Nancy A. Ruhling Standing at a silver slicing machine, John Gordon l...
What Employers Should Know About the New York Women’s Equality Act
Apr 13, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
Clarifications for Employers for Women in the Workplace In June of 2014, the Governor Andrew Cuomo of New York signed amendments to the New York State Human Rights Law, which bolstered civil rights...
Astoria Characters: The Artist Who Plays See-and-Think
Apr 10, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Alex grew up in Pennsylvania. Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling “My work,” says Alex Markwith , “is meant to inspire a conversation.” Alex, who is dressed in all black, ...
Wish You Had a Case Against Harvey Weinstein? Maybe Not
Apr 05, 2018 | 1 1 comments | 59 59 recommendations | email to a friend
The parent company of Weinstein Co.filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in Delaware on March 20, 2018. Before that, Eric Schneiderman, the New York Attorney General, had filed a lawsuit again...
How Does the New York Compassionate Care Act Affect Employers?
Apr 05, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 387 387 recommendations | email to a friend
The New York Compassionate Care Act (NYCCA) protects patients who are certified to use medical marijuana from being subject to criminal or civil marijuana charges. We live in an age where some stat...
Astoria Characters: The Woman Who Owns City Scrap Metal
Apr 03, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling City Scrap Metal is at 34-12 Borden Ave., Long Island City. Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling Michele Rothman pulls a coil of Bare Bright Copper No. 1 out of a plastic b...
MORE ABOUT EMPLOYEE WAGE DEDUCTIONS
Mar 30, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 438 438 recommendations | email to a friend
by   Stephen D. Hans As an employer, have you ever wondered if a wage deduction you made was legal? New York Labor Law establishes what is legal and what is not for wage deductions. If you have que...
RESTAURANT INDUSTRY: FAQS ABOUT TIPS
Mar 30, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 284 284 recommendations | email to a friend
by   Stephen D. Hans Owners in the restaurant industry often have questions about tips. As a restaurant owner, it’s important to know your rights and responsibilities regarding tips so you can avoi...

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'Bro-mance' at its hilarious best
Robert Downey, Jr. and Zach Galifianakis are two of the funniest actors around these days. The comic duo hit the screens last week in their new comedy “Due Date,” which plays on these two men’s str...
Nov 10, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
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The BQE Design Expo is here!
One day only - Nov. 13th
Nov 10, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 56 56 recommendations | email to a friend
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Not a bad follow-up album at all
This week I was trying to decide between two different musical albums to review. Knowing absolutely nothing about either band, I first picked the one that had a cooler looking album cover. I can’t ...
Nov 05, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hearts of Gold tackles a women's social issue in style
This past Thursday evening we had the amazing opportunity to attend the Hearts of Gold annual “Hooray for Hollywood” 2010 Gala. Hearts of Gold is a not-for-profit organization that assists single m...
Nov 04, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 300 300 recommendations | email to a friend
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'One Ride' well worth taking
The rodeo comes to Queens Theatre in the Park
Nov 04, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
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Foul language and off-color jokes abound
Film Preview: "Circus Maximus" (2010)
Nov 01, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 56 56 recommendations | email to a friend
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All that glitters is in the family
Delali and Kimaathi Haligah, mother-son design duo
Nov 01, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
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Better with age, or perhaps just funnier
"RED" (2010)
Oct 22, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 329 329 recommendations | email to a friend
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Super Shopping Stop Spotlight: Park Slope
'Eidolon' and 'Two Lovers'
Oct 22, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 57 57 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jazz greats, grooves and upcoming gigs
The 40th Annual "All Nite Soul" swung through New York City Sunday October 10, 2010 and lasted well into Columbus Day with the sweet and sassy sounds of jazz performed by renowned bands and emergin...
Oct 21, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
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Revisiting the late, great Max's Kansas City
In 2005, Kansas City adopted "Kansas City" as its official song, dedicating "Goin' To Kansas City Plaza" in the historic 18th and Vine Jazz district. First recorded in 1952 by the R&B Singer, Littl...
Oct 13, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
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It's kind of an unfunny movie
Film Review: "It's Kind of a Funny Story" (2010)
Oct 13, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 58 58 recommendations | email to a friend
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Local Designer Spotlight at the BQE Design Expo
Angels N Divas, Miz Krafty
Oct 13, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 68 68 recommendations | email to a friend
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How can a movie about Facebook be so good?
Movie review: "The Social Network" (2010)
Oct 05, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 58 58 recommendations | email to a friend
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Greed is good; this movie, however, is not
Film review: "Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps" (2010)
Sep 29, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 56 56 recommendations | email to a friend
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