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Briarwood Homeowner Cashes out on Home and Heads to Florida for Retirement...
Oct 08, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
We recently closed on one of our single family home listings in Briarwood, Queens. This one was listed for $750K and sold for $761K in less than 60 days. The seller of this property was actually re...
Only a few giving a black eye to consumers-RE:UNDERWRITERS
Oct 08, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
Federal Trade Commission-Mortgage discrimination-Consumer information. How mortgage underwriters can screw up your life-There are a few bad apples. JIM TURANO/BROKER*DIVERSE REAL   •   2 minutes ag...
Queens Real Estate Market Update: SEP 2015
Oct 01, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
Queens Real Estate Market Update  Existing home sales hit a high for the year in August, however, year-over-year sales were still down. Inventory remains tight on a county level as the increased de...
Restaurant Industry: Keep It Free from Union Organizing
Sep 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
by Stephen D. Hans | Sep 30, 2015 | Employment Defense Attorney , NLRB Many people do not realize that 90 percent of the restaurants in the United States belong to independent operators or franchis...
NY Employment Defense Attorney defends Employers’ Rights
Sep 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 83 83 recommendations | email to a friend
by Stephen D. Hans | Sep 25, 2015 | Per Se is a popular, exclusive restaurant located at the Time Warner Center at Columbus Circle. Known for its Nova Scotia lobster, foie gras, caviar and truffles...
Forest Hills Coop takes over 2 years to Sell due to Complicated Development Issues
Sep 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 84 84 recommendations | email to a friend
We recently closed on a 1 BR Forest Hills Coop in Forest Hills Gardens. This particular unit was one of our very rare deals that took a considerably LONG time to sell. This one was due to specific ...
What You Need to Understand About Criminal Background Checks When Hiring Employees
Sep 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 150 150 recommendations | email to a friend
by Stephen D. Hans | Sep 15, 2015 | Employment Defense Attorney What You Need to Understand About Criminal Background Checks When Hiring Employees NYC  & Queens Employment Defense Attorney Recently...
A Heart Warming Home Sale in Rego Park, Queens...
Sep 09, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 189 189 recommendations | email to a friend
This week we closed on one of our single family home listings in Rego Park. This deal was one if those rare deals where everything went smoothly, and everyone was extremely happy! Our client was th...
New York Employment Discrimination Defense Attorney
Aug 27, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 263 263 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Stephen D.Hans What Can Happen if You Ignore a Discrimination Claim? No one likes dealing with a dispute, and we often wish disputes would just go away. However, ignoring a discrimination c...
Queens Real Estate Market Update: AUG 2015
Aug 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 273 273 recommendations | email to a friend
Queens Real Estate Market Update: AUG 2015 The pace of home sales continued to slow in July according to the Long Island Board of Realtors. July marked the highest year over year decrease in home s...

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2P5L_QCAchop100.png 2015 Queens Arts Fund: Funding for Queens Artists and Arts Organizations by Queens Council
July 01, 2014 09:00 AM | 2438 views | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
Queens Council on the Arts (QCA) supports the hard work and contributions of the borough’s creative citizens with our Queens Arts Fund (QAF) grant program. These QAF grants help build the creative ...
9QRV_AmyWu.jpg Queens Council on the Arts’ 3rd Space Brings Emerging Artists Together by Queens Council
June 30, 2014 10:04 AM | 2892 views | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
On Friday, July 18th, Queens Council on the Arts’  3rd Space  is proud to present Amy Wu and the launch of QNSMADE, a web-based project that celebrates the stories ofQueens through a series of port...
This Month in Queens Real Estate: JUNE 2014 by George
June 19, 2014 04:36 PM | 22892 views | 3 3 comments | 632 632 recommendations | email to a friend
June 2014 Queens NY Market Update The pace of home sales rose in May after a slow start in the beginning of 2014. Inventory increased slightly again in May, meaning buyers should have a bit more ch...
Real Estate-Guideline for Buyers! by jimmy
May 26, 2014 07:44 AM | 1597 views | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
May 26th, 2014*Guideline for buyers by experienced Real Estate Broker-JIM TURANO This is my 36 year in the Business, and I have written many articles for decades to assist sellers & buyers. What bu...
Smithtown Roofing by Jeff
May 17, 2014 09:11 AM | 14753 views | 0 0 comments | 603 603 recommendations | email to a friend
Long Island roofing and roof repairs for commercial and residential roofs.
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Austrian prosecutors want their Hungarian counterparts to take over the case of 71 dead migrants who were found abandoned in a lorry on an Austrian motorway in August, saying their work on the case has more or less been completed. The Austrian prosecutors said that "after the good progress of the investigation into the discovery of the 71 bodies ... the (Austrian) prosecutors' office ... is seeking to focus the entire criminal proceedings in the hands of the Hungarian judiciary." It added: "The collection of evidence in relation to this case in Austria has essentially been finished or is about to." Hungary under Prime Minister Viktor Orban has gained notoriety for its tough treatment of migrants. On Thursday Amnesty International said the European Commission should launch legal action against Budapest to ensure its respect for the rights of refugees and migrants.
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Syrian children seen in a bus after arriving at the port of Piraeus,By Alastair Macdonald and Tom Körkemeier LUXEMBOURG (Reuters) - European Union governments agreed on Thursday to step up deportations of illegal immigrants and discussed creating an EU border force among measures to cope with hundreds of thousands of refugees from Syria's civil war. Underlining the havoc brought by chaotic mass treks across Europe's open borders over recent months, the German state of Bavaria threatened to break ranks with Berlin and send back to Austria migrants who cross its Alpine frontier. Chancellor Angela Merkel, whose welcome for refugees has taken a toll on her ratings, insists she will not shut the door.

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Migrants walk towards the Hungarian border after arriving at the train station in BotovoHungary will decide in a week whether to close its border with Croatia, where a double fence to stop a massive flow of migrants through the country is "99 percent finished," a top government official said on Thursday. Hungary has seen more than 330,000 migrants pass through its territory so far this year, Janos Lazar, Prime Minister Viktor Orban's chief of staff, told journalists on Thursday, and the government wants to put an end to the flow. About 6,000 migrants are passing through daily now, officials say, coming over the border from Croatia and being sent directly to Austria.

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