Monday, October 28, 2013 - 09:00

During the recession, construction in New York State slowed down tremendously and there was no known end in sight.  However, finally, signs of light are starting to shine through on the construction loan market and are breathing new life into the industry. 

Not only has lending for multifamily rental buildings, with its steady income flow, been popular for the last 12 to 18 months, but...

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Monday, October 21, 2013 - 09:00

Going to the doctor can be a nerve-wracking experience for many people. No matter how complicated or minor a procedure may be, there are no guarantees that a surgery or medical treatment will go exactly according to plan. However, doctors and nurses are expected to provide a standard level of care so that patients are not needlessly and recklessly injured further during a visit to the doctor....

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Monday, October 14, 2013 - 09:00

As a result of a statewide crack-down of abuse, if you currently receive the Basic STAR Exemption, you will need to reapply for the exemption by December 31, 2013 to continue receiving the tax break. An audit conducted in 2010 and 2011 revealed that many homeowners were abusing the program through misrepresentations on STAR applications, often seeking exemptions on multiple properties both in...

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Monday, October 7, 2013 - 09:00

Although, every construction worker goes to work fully aware of these possible dangers, this type of career choice holds certain occupational hazards which often lead to workplace accidents. These accidents may result in personal injuries. 

This was the environment for a construction worker, this past June, in Queens New York. A construction worker was pulled from a 25-foot trench by...

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Monday, September 30, 2013 - 09:00

At the heart of investment real estate is often times the lease. Well-crafted lease agreements can create value for both landlords and tenants, and poorly designed agreements can do just the opposite. Be as careful and thorough as possible when negotiating this real estate contract, because it is exactly that, a contract. Those who fall into bad times or those who do not protect...

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Monday, September 23, 2013 - 09:00

The practice of medicine is known to be complicated and intensive. We know that doctors go through years or even decades of training and spend countless hours treating patients and helping them feel better. However, a new report suggests that amid all the complex demands of their job, doctors in New York and nationwide are failing to complete one of the most basic hygienic practices...washing...

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Monday, September 16, 2013 - 09:00

The word medicine goes hand in hand with feeling better, or better yet, a cure. But what if the precise thing that is meant to improve your health is actually affecting it in a bad way? Events such as prescription errors may be viewed as the exception not the rule, but research has shown that they are all too common. 

A study by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) found that in hospitals,...

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Monday, September 9, 2013 - 09:00

Property owners and managers have a responsibility to make sure they maintain a safe environment. In New York, many people rely on building and property owners to keep rental properties free from hazards as there are many people who rent work spaces and apartments. Renters should be able to expect that the property owners will address and remedy unsafe conditions, but all too often this does...

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Monday, August 26, 2013 - 09:00

Usually when the police are around you feel safe and acquire a sense of security. And when a suspected wrongdoer flees the scene, the police work hard to catch those among us who have done wrong. But when should the chase end, if there is a chase at all? Many argue that police chases should be banned for posing a grave danger to the public. However, although they are rare, police chases do...

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Monday, August 19, 2013 - 09:00

In a personal injury lawsuit, several matters will be considered so as to determine the amount that you should be compensated. One of the factors that will be considered is pain and suffering. There is no actual way to place a number on the pain and/or trauma you have experienced due to an injury or life event. No amount of money can erase the past or go back in time. But the recovery of an...

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