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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)
Feb 14, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 142 142 recommendations | email to a friend
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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Weekly Entertainment Calendar - April 19 - April 26
Entertainment events happening in Brooklyn and Queens
Apr 17, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 441 441 recommendations | email to a friend
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Global Mashup kicks off with boogaloo and afrobeat
Get ready for a night of dancing and soul-thumping beats.
Apr 12, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 439 439 recommendations | email to a friend
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Step Afrika! returns to Brooklyn
Step Afrika! is making its triumphant return to the Brooklyn Center for Performing Arts this Spring. On April 28th, at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. the Step Afrika! performers will conclude the 2017-18 Kumble...
Apr 12, 2018 | 1 1 comments | 493 493 recommendations | email to a friend
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Weekly Entertainment Calendar - April 12 - April 19
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Weekly Entertainment Calendar - April 5 - April 12
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‘Little Women’ in Forest Hills Gardens
The Gingerbread Players of Saint Luke’s Church will present a run of Louisa May Alcott’s “Little Women” beginning on April 21
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KGFC takes part in 100 Days Of Optimism
The rally was created by Seed and Spark
Mar 27, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 516 516 recommendations | email to a friend
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Central Brooklyn Jazz Festival kicks off in April
The Central Brooklyn Jazz Consortium presents the city's longest continuously running grassroots festival dedicated to jazz, the 19th Annual Central Brooklyn Jazz Festival.
Mar 27, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 415 415 recommendations | email to a friend
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Weekly Entertainment Calendar - March 29 - April 5
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Brooklyn Music School to host benefit for the Brooklyn Opera Works
On Thursday, March 22, the Brooklyn Music School will host an evening of opera and cabaret to support the Brooklyn Opera Works program.
Mar 20, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 374 374 recommendations | email to a friend
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Paw Patrol Live star talks of show’s newest adventure
Paw Patrol Live is returning to the city this week with their newest performance, “The Great Pirate Adventure.”
Mar 20, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 398 398 recommendations | email to a friend
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Weekly Entertainment Calendar - March 22 - March 29
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Celebrating Earth Day at Weeksville Heritage Center
Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts has partnered with Weeksville Heritage Center (WHC) to co-present their annual National Grid Earth Day Celebration on Saturday, April 21.
Mar 13, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 404 404 recommendations | email to a friend
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New QCA podcast seeks to help artists with feedback
The Artist Commissioning Program at the Queens Council on the Arts is launching a new initiative to help artists throughout Queens.
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Weekly Entertainment Calendar - March 15 - March 22
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