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How to Contest your Queens Property Taxes and(or) Building Classification
May 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
by George Herrera , Realtor & Co-Owner of the Queens Home Team at Keller Williams Realty . One issue that we see a lot here in Queens is a property tax assessment that doesn’t match the legal use o...
Restaurants Can Throw Dog Lovers a Bone
May 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
NYC Employment Defense Attorney “I’m so pleased that the city Department of Health threw dog lovers a bone,” Assemblywoman Linda Rosenthal (D-Manhattan) was quoted as saying by The New York Daily N...
The Workers’ Compensation Has Ruled Against You—What Are Your Options?
May 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
by Pyrros & Serres LLP , Workers Compensation Attorneys Workers Compensation Attorneys in New York You were hurt on the job and filed a legitimate claim, but the New York State Workers’ Compensatio...
Playground Injuries on the Rise: How You Can Protect Your Child
May 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
by Steven Palermo | May 11, 2016  Kids love to play outdoors and physical exercise is good for them. The fact that playground injuries are on the rise may be frightening to some parents. Even so, t...
The Zadroga Act—What is It and How Does It Affect Workers' Compensation?
May 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
Author:Pyrros & Serres LLP In the aftermath of September 11, 2001, many people volunteered to help clean up after the devastation of the twin towers at the World Trade Center. Many of those volunte...
How Far Do Privacy Rights Stretch for a Child’s Safety?
May 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
A father recorded a conversation between his son and his ex-wife’s live-in boyfriend. Later on, when he turned in the recording as evidence, the boyfriend’s attorney challenged the admissibility of...
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May 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
Our Blog—A Place to Learn More about Our Practice Employment Law | Personal Injury | Medical Malpractice | Construction Site Accidents | Premises Liability | Nursing Home Neglect and Abuse | Motor ...
EEOC Alleges Discrimination Based on Applications Requiring Medical History
May 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 97 97 recommendations | email to a friend
Queens, New York City Employment Defense Firm As employers, when you ask for medical information on a job application, you raise a red flag for the Equal Opportunity Employment Commission (EEOC) an...
Advantages Of Advertising On NYC Billboards & Buildings
May 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 107 107 recommendations | email to a friend
Using billboards to advertise may seem old-fashioned in our technology-driven era. With the internet and the many platforms it reaches out to, why would we still want to advertise with something as...
CERTAPRO PAINTERS® ANNOUNCES PAINTCATION™ SWEEPSTAKES
Apr 26, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
CertaPro Painters®, the largest painting franchise in North America, is launching its first ever Paintcation™ sweepstakes — a part of CertaPro’s ‘We Do Painting, You Do Life™’ campaign.  The sweeps...

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An inconvenience, but not a tragedy
We were lucky, we were very blessed. Tons of bricks poured down on to the sidewalk, crushing a vehicle nearly flat. Tons of bricks fell onto, and then through, the roof of the Woodhaven-Richmond Hi...
Apr 18, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Congressman addresses lingering effects of Sandy
Citizens concerned over new FEMA flood maps
Apr 18, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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NoWay QueensWay protest on Jamaica Avenue
Residents call for train and denounce parkland proposal
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Little Mermaid comes to St. Mary Gate of Heaven
This May, Queens will be treated to performances of The Little Mermaid at St. Mary Gate of Heaven school in Ozone Park. Frank Gulluscio, a former Language Arts teacher at St. Mary Gate of Heaven an...
Apr 18, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Baseball season kick off in Forest Park
Baseball is back, and the WORKS Little League kicked off the 2013 season with their 55th annual march down Jamaica Avenue. Dozens of the 38 baseball and softball teams from Richmond Hill and Woodha...
Apr 18, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Woodhaven building collapses
Senior center compromised in the accident
Apr 15, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Woodhaven on the airwaves
Radio Free Woodhaven is our community’s weekly radio show (hosted by yours truly) that airs over the Internet every Friday night at 10 p.m. People can listen to it live each Friday, but it is archi...
Apr 10, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jamiaca Bay to get more visitor friendly
The city is looking to attract more visitors to Jamaica Bay. The city Parks Department and the National Park Service (NPS) announced three Requests for Proposals (RFPs) to build and operate kayak a...
Apr 10, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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WRBA forms new clubs & committees
At the March town hall meeting of the Woodhaven Residents’ Block Association, we announced the formation of a few new committees and clubs. We are looking for members to fill out the rosters of the...
Apr 03, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Dome brings culture back into the Rockaways
As the Rockaways continues to recover from the devastation wrought by Hurricane Sandy, a new effort by MoMA PS 1 is attempting to bring cultural and educational events to the neighorhood. VW Dome 2...
Apr 03, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Phagwah Parade 2013 in Richmond Hill
Powder-covered crowd celebrates Hindu festival of Holi
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Easter Bunny visits Woodhaven
Although it was chilly and more like the continuation of winter on Saturday, March 23, for our Woodhaven Business Improvement District-sponsored Spring Promotion, our WBID Team persevered and many ...
Mar 27, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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When good people are forced to do bad things
Of late, we are not seeing eye-to-eye with the Department of Sanitation (DSNY) and the Environmental Control Board (ECB). To be clear, our beef is not with the men and women that collect trash – it...
Mar 27, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Woodhaven is ready for Spring
I hope that you had a wonderful Happy St. Patrick’s Day in spite of the cold and drizzle, it is always a perfect day for a parade. There is nothing to compare with St. Patrick’s Day in New York Cit...
Mar 20, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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DOT study proves that residents should look both ways
If you’ve ever sat in your car, waiting at the turn signal at Woodhaven Boulevard and Jamaica Avenue, you’ve likely experienced this: a car passes you by so fast that your vehicle is buffeted by th...
Mar 20, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Marco Rubio is facing intense pressure from Republicans to run for re-election to his Florida Senate seat.
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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Thomas Frieden speaks at the National Press Club in Washington, Thursday, May 26, 2016, on the latest research and forecasts on the Zika virus. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. must act more quickly to protect pregnant women from birth defect-causing Zika, a top health official said Thursday even as the House left town for its Memorial Day recess with no visible progress toward a congressional compromise on emergency funding to battle the virus.


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In this photo taken May 19, 2016, Kenneth P. Chrzastek poses for a photo at his home in Chicago. Taking Social Security benefits early comes with a price, yet more than 4 in 10 Americans who are 50 and over say they'll dip into the program before reaching full retirement age. An Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll released Thursday, May 26, 2016, found that 44 percent report Social Security will be their biggest source of income during their retirement years. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)CHICAGO (AP) — Taking Social Security benefits early comes with a price, yet more than 4 in 10 Americans who are 50 and over say they'll dip into the program before reaching full retirement age.


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