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Sackstein Sacktein & Lee, LLP Sponsors the SUMAQ Peruvian Food Festival
Aug 16, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
August 25–26, 2018: the SUMAQ Peruvian Food Festival in Nassau County on Long Island This year, Sackstein Sackstein & Lee, LLP takes pride in being the lead sponsor of the SUMAQ Peruvian Food Festi...
Why You Have Legal Rights in Construction Accidents Involving Falling Objects
Aug 16, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 62 62 recommendations | email to a friend
Can Injured workers and families who have lost their loved ones pursue lawsuits? By December of 2017, a construction site at 61 Ninth Avenue in Chelsea had been repeatedly cited for construction co...
Company Security and Surveillance: Where Should Employers Draw the Line?
Aug 16, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
Are Your Security and Surveillance Policies Violating Privacy Laws? Companies have the right to protect against internal theft or property destruction. They also have a responsibility to evaluate p...
Changes in New York State and NYC Sexual Harassment Laws
Aug 16, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
Sexual Harassment: Mandatory Arbitration and Nondisclosure Agreements The NY legislature passed changes in sexual harassment law that Governor Cuomo signed into law on April 17, 2018. These laws we...
Your Rights Regarding Medical Treatment after a Work Injury
Aug 16, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
It’s common knowledge in New York that, in the event of a work-related injury, you have a right to seek medical attention and have the costs covered by the workers’ compensation insurance provider....
Astoria Characters: The BFF of Socrates Sculpture Park
Aug 14, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Audrey’s the director of public programs for Socrates Park. Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling A comet’s tail of hair streaking in the air behind her, Audrey Dimola power...
Honesty—The Best Policy in a Workers' Compensation Claim
Aug 07, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 187 187 recommendations | email to a friend
The Dangers of Overstating or Understating the Nature of Your Injury When you've been injured on the job in the state of New York, you have a right to seek workers' compensation benefits to cover y...
How to Survive as a Small Business Owner Among a Myriad of Laws & Regulations
Aug 07, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 208 208 recommendations | email to a friend
Laws Small Business Owners Should Know About Business laws have multiplied over the years and as a small business owner, you might feel overwhelmed because there are so many. Which laws take priori...
Astoria Characters: The Golden-Haired Triplets
Aug 07, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Athena Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling It is Athena Levesque who opens the door. She is wearing a white long-sleeved sweater. The importance of her subtle sartorial st...
Astoria Characters: The Classic-Car Dealer
Jul 31, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Peter is the owner of Gullwing Motor Cars. Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling There are 170 classic cars in Peter Kumar ’s warehouse, but the one that means the most to h...

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Mohini Mishra, Selfhelp Managing Director
For the past dozen years, Mohini Mishra has been focused on helping seniors in Queens. Starting as a social worker and now as the managing director for housing and Naturally Occurring Retirement Co...
Nov 08, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 358 358 recommendations | email to a friend
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Curtis Small, Queens Veteran
With Veteran’s Day approaching, one Queens veteran is feeling grateful for the help he’s received to get back on his feet. Curtis Small, who now lives in Hollis, was born in Trinidad and came to th...
Nov 02, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 342 342 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jane Qiu, Selfhelp Program Director
The Selfhelp Benjamin Rosenthal Prince Street Senior Center serves 3,472 seniors on any given day, serving lunch, engaging members in enriching programs and keeping them active. Behind the scenes, ...
Oct 25, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 401 401 recommendations | email to a friend
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James Caldwell, 77th Precinct Community Council
In the aftermath of rampant stop-and-frisk and with the rise of the Black Lives Matter movement, police and community relations have turned sour in many parts of the city. But in central Brooklyn, ...
Oct 18, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 383 383 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jerry Frohnhoefer, Fiorello Homes for the Homeless
He’s a man with a plan. With the homeless crisis reaching an all-time high of 60,000 New Yorkers living in shelters, lawmakers and officials have struggled to find viable solutions to the ongoing i...
Oct 11, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 388 388 recommendations | email to a friend
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Brian Leetch, NY Rangers Champion
It’s not everyday that you’ll find one of the greatest hockey players of all time sitting at your local bar and restaurant, sipping on a drink, signing autographs and taking photos with fans. Last ...
Oct 04, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 381 381 recommendations | email to a friend
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Joseph A. Ferrara, Jamaica Hospital Board Member
When Joseph A. Ferrara introduced himself, he was sure to point out his middle initial because his son and grandson both have the same name as well. Soon, his family name will be a symbol of love a...
Sep 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 364 364 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sarah Feldman, Ridgewood Social
When Sarah Feldman moved to Ridgewood in 2011, she immediately fell in love with the neighborhood. “It had a small-town feel, which I never experienced because I always lived in a big city,” she sa...
Sep 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 360 360 recommendations | email to a friend
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Brent O’Leary, Hunters Point Civic Association
Brent O’Leary started the Hunters Point Civic Association six years ago as a way for neighbors to care for the community’s quality of life. “We fight for more schools, safety issues in the neighbor...
Sep 14, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 355 355 recommendations | email to a friend
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Nancy A. Ruhling, Astoria Characters
You’ll often find her sitting at the Astor Bake Shop, interviewing subjects or writing her latest profile on an interesting Astoria resident. Since 2009, Nancy A. Ruhling has been telling stories a...
Sep 06, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 342 342 recommendations | email to a friend
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Suzanne Quint, Love Our Pool
Suzanne Quint moved to Brooklyn three years ago, and she’s already involved in civic and community affairs. Quint, now a DUMBO resident, helped form the community group Love Our Pool: Families Unit...
Aug 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 341 341 recommendations | email to a friend
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George Finley, NY Communities for Change
At a recent rally opposing a project that would redevelop the Bedford Union Armory into mixed-use residential housing by a “shady developer,” George Finley was standing front and center. “It’s trea...
Aug 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 332 332 recommendations | email to a friend
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Elizabeth Hulsen, 94th Precinct Community Council
Elizabeth Hulsen is a lifelong Greenpoint resident. Referred to by most as “Betty,” Hulsen has lived in the Brooklyn neighborhood for nearly all her life. Now at 77 years old, she’s serving her com...
Aug 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 322 322 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ajmain Hossain, Richmond Hill Resident
On opening day for the new Apple store in Williamsburg, 17-year-old Ajmain Hossain walked in looking for a new charger. His family was about to go on vacation, and he was already going to Brooklyn ...
Aug 03, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 305 305 recommendations | email to a friend
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Debbie Hootam, Investors Branch Manager
Investors Bank recently opened up its newest branch in Greenpoint, marking the 15th location they have in Brooklyn. Leading the branch is Debbie Hootam, who was born in Guyana and raised in East Fl...
Jul 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 321 321 recommendations | email to a friend
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