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Food Industry Labeling: The Nuances of Meeting FDA Standards
May 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
At the end of November, 2014, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) began requiring restaurants and vending machine companies to label foods for nutritional value. At first glance, this requiremen...
More Trees, Please! Wealthy neighborhoods have the most trees!
May 20, 2015 | 2 2 comments | 389 389 recommendations | email to a friend
  "God has cared for these trees, saved them from drought, disease, avalanches, and a thousand tempests and floods. But he cannot save them from fools." ~John Muir If you'd like to request a tree p...
JUST LISTED: 1BR Coop at the Greenbriar (85-15 Main St Briarwood, NY 11435)
May 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 75 75 recommendations | email to a friend
George & Abigail Herrera Introduce another One Bedroom Coop for Sale in Briarwood NY!!! Privacy, great views, and convenience are featured in this lovely Briarwood Coop for Sale. Offered for sale b...
“The Worker’s Art Coalition of New York City” Documentary Screening
May 07, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Come to Queens Council on the Art’s 3rd Space program which will feature “The Worker’s Art Coalition of New York City,” as part of the LIC Arts Open. A documentary by Astoria filmmaker Setare Arash...
Just Listed' 1 Bedroom Coop at 218-10 43rd Avenue in Bayside, NY 11361
Apr 28, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 201 201 recommendations | email to a friend
George & Abigail Herrera Introduce another 1br Coop for Sale in Bayside NY!!! Privacy, great views, and convenience are featured in this lovely Bayside Coop for Sale. Offered for sale by George Her...
EEOC Files Its First of Two Transgender Discrimination Lawsuits
Apr 28, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 193 193 recommendations | email to a friend
New York employers should take note that the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) filed and settled its first transgender discrimination lawsuit. In April 2015, the EEOC brought the suit ...
This Month in Queens Real Estate: APRIL 2015
Apr 20, 2015 | 2 2 comments | 262 262 recommendations | email to a friend
April 2015 Queens Real Estate Market Update Homes sales increased in March while inventory levels remained tight. Inventory typically reaches its low point during the winter months, but the current...
Just Listed: 1 Bedroom Coop at The New Hampshire House in Forest Hills, NY 11375
Apr 17, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 271 271 recommendations | email to a friend
George & Abigail Herrera Introduce another 1br Coop for Sale at The New Hampshire House in Forest Hills, NY!!! Privacy, great views, and convenience are featured in this lovely Forest Hills Coop fo...
Just Listed: 2 Bedroom Coop at the Acropolis Gardens in Astoria, NY 11105
Apr 17, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 270 270 recommendations | email to a friend
George & Abigail Herrera Introduce another 2br Coop for Sale at Acropolis Gardens in Astoria, NY!!! Privacy, great views, and convenience are featured in this lovely Astoria Coop for Sale. Offered ...
Just Listed: 2 Bedroom Coop at Bay Terrace Garden in Bayside, NY 11360
Apr 17, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 259 259 recommendations | email to a friend
George & Abigail Herrera Introduce another 2br Coop for Sale at Bay Terrace Garden in Bayside NY!!! Privacy, great views, and convenience are featured in this lovely Bayside Coop for Sale. Offered ...

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City raids Willets Point, issuing fines & making arrests
On Wednesday, several city agencies, including the New York City Police Department, descended on Willets Point, fining businesses for violations and even arresting some individuals, small business ...
Sep 09, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Stop-and-frisks cause advocate outrage
The New York Civil Liberties Union announced last week that the New York Police Department (NYPD) has stopped a record number of innocent people, most of whom are black and Hispanic, so far this ye...
Sep 06, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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How far would you travel for love?
Match.com survey reveals data on how far New Yorkers are willing to travel for the four letter word
Sep 06, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
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Willets Point business owners back in court
WITH EXCLUSIVE VIDEO FROM THE COURTROOM!
Aug 30, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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City weathers wrath of Irene
Hurricane Irene had many in trepidation as her presence loomed ominously over New York. But on Sunday, New Yorkers awoke to find themselves spared – for the most part. The storm, which whirled its ...
Aug 30, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pols call for crackdown on park poachers
A group of elected officials and park advocates called on the Parks Department to crack down on people who forage in city parks for food. While the issue has become a citywide problem - tickets wer...
Aug 23, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Immigration bill incites controversy
Council members are speaking out against a bill introduced by their colleague Daniel Dromm, which would protect illegal immigrants from deportation proceedings after they are proved innocent and re...
Aug 23, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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A “Garden of Hope” for Asian immigrants facing domestic violence
When Catherine first found out about Garden of Hope in 2009, it was as if a weight had been lifted. She was dealing with an abusive husband in China who would call and harass her in the wee hours o...
Aug 23, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Festival of Flowers promises to wow
When the 10-day Festival of Flowers comes to Queens on August 19, it might look like Columbia’s tradition of flower fairs, which combine floral pageantry with cultural activities. But that’s only b...
Aug 16, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bus riders: there’s an app for you
Initiatives make it easier to travel the city
Aug 16, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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New York, a hungry city
New York ranks fourth in the nation for hungriest city, according to data provided by the Food Research Action Center (FRAC), with 23.1 percent of households with and without children unable to aff...
Aug 16, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Weprin gets femme endorsements
Nearly a dozen female elected officials announced their official endorsement of Democratic Assemblyman David Weprin on the steps of Queens Borough Hall in Kew Gardens on Thursday, August 4. The new...
Aug 09, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Advocates say more bike lanes needed
Due to three recent bicyclist deaths from clashes with motor vehicles on streets without bike lanes, bicycle advocacy group Transportation Alternatives (TransAlt) is calling for stricter enforcemen...
Aug 09, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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All eyes on Pomonok
In response to a horrific shooting at the Pomonok houses in South Flushing, Councilman Jim Gennaro pledged to designate $750,000 to install security cameras around the development. On Saturday, Jul...
Aug 04, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Couples celebrate first day of marriage equality with vows
Hundreds of gay and lesbian couples made their way into Brooklyn and Queens Borough Hall on Sunday, July 24, as each opened their doors to recognize the first official day that same sex marriage be...
Jul 27, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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Voters queue early in the morning to cast their votes in Ethiopia's general election, Sunday May 24, 2015, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Ethiopians voted Sunday in national and regional elections, the country's first since the 2012 death of its longtime leader, but the ruling party is expected to maintain its iron-clad grip on power. (AP Photo/Mulugeata Ayene)ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopians started voting Sunday in national and regional elections in which the ruling party is expected to maintain its iron-clad grip on power.


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A giant tennis ball is hung under the second floor of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, Saturday, May 23, 2015 a day prior to the start of the French Tennis Open, at the Roland Garros Stadium. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)PARIS (AP) — 12:45 a.m. (1034 GMT)


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Houthi rebels transport part of a Saudi fighter jet found in Bani Harith district north of Yemen's capital SanaaSaudi forces and Yemen's Houthi militia traded heavy artillery fire which blew up part of the main border crossing between the two countries overnight, residents said on Sunday, an escalation of the two-month war. The Haradh border crossing, the largest for passengers and goods between the world's top oil exporter, Saudi Arabia, and its impoverished neighbor, was evacuated amid shelling which razed its departure lounge and passport section, witnesses said. Saudi Arabia has led an Arab coalition bombing the Houthis and backing southern Yemeni fighters opposing the group and loyal to the exiled government in Saudi Arabia headed by President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi.


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