Myrtle Avenue Street Festival & Sidewalk Sales in Ridgewood, Queens #NYC

Myrtle Avenue Spring Street Festival in the Ridgewood section of Queens, NYC

DATE: Sunday, April 14, 2013 from 12 noon – 6pm

LOCATION: Myrtle Avenue from Forest to Wyckoff Avenue

Entertainment, Food, Games, Rides and More

Visit the Ridgewood website.

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Lower East Side Ecology Center – Electronic Waste Recycling Day in #NYC

Two upcoming e-Waste recycling days on Sunday, April 7, 2013: one in Lower East Side in Manhattan, the other one in Staten Island, NY. For more information, e-mail: info@lesecologycenter.org

See this FAQ to learn what electronic items you can recycle on the collection day.

Electronic Waste Recycling Day on the Lower East Side
Sunday, April 07, 2013 | 10:00am – 4:00pm
Delancey Street (north side) between Chrystie and Forsyth Streets, New York, NY 10002

Directions

Transit: Take the J train to the Bowery, walk east one block on Delancey Street. Or take the B or D trains to Grand Street and walk north two blocks and east on Delancey Street. Or take the M15 bus to Delancey and Essex Street and walk west to the event. Or take the M103 bus to Delancey and Bowery and walk east to the event. The event will be on the north side of Delancey Street between Chrystie and Forsyth Streets.

Driving: The event will be on the north side of Delancey Street between Chrystie and Forsyth Streets.

Electronic Waste Recycling Day on Staten Island
Sunday, April 07, 2013 | 10:00am – 4:00pm
Jewish Community Center, 1466 Manor Road, Staten Island, NY 10306

Directions

Driving: Take exit 12 (Slasson Avenue) off the Staten Island Expressway toward Todt Hill Road. Continue straight and then make a slight left on Gannon Avenue North. Take your first right onto Manor Road and the event will be about a mile down the road on your right.

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NYC Queens Kids Expo 2013 on April 6

NYC Queens Kids Expo 2013
WHEN: Sat, April 6, 2013 from 11 am – 4pm
WHERE: NY Hall of Science at 47-01 111th St, Flushing NY
CALL: (718) 224-5863 ext. 201 for more information.
Register at www.queenscourier.com/kids-expo

Volunteers wanted for Queens Kids Expo 2013 to help out. Please call Amy at (718) 224-5863 ext. 201

Kids day

 

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Spring 2013 NYC SAFE Disposal Events on harmful household products

Spring 2013 NYC SAFE Disposal Events
(Solvents, Automotive, Flammable, Electronics)

Visit the website to get more information on what items you can dispose at the Spring 2013 NYC SAFE Disposal Events: http://www.nyc.gov/html/nycwasteless/html/events/bwprr_safe.shtml

The NYC Department of Sanitation is holding five SAFE Disposal Events this spring (one in each borough) to provide NYC residents with a one-stop method to get rid of potentially harmful household products. If you cannot attend any of the events, see harmful household products.

The blue and green recycling bin mascots will make appearances at all the SAFE disposal events. Check out the mobile Recyclarium exhibit at the Manhattan SAFE disposal event.

When & Where

All events will be held from 10am to 4pm (rain or shine).
For safety reasons, attendees may not unload their vehicles outside of the event area. Due to the popularity of these events, there may be extended wait times.

 
Saturday
March 30
10am-4pm

Queens

Citi Field, Parking Lots E & F 
corner of Roosevelt Ave & Shea Rd; cars enter at parking gate 4 on Shea Rd
Sunday
April 7
10am-4pm

Brooklyn

Prospect Park, Park Circle 
corner of Parkside Ave & Prospect Park SW; cars approach from Ocean Ave & Lincoln Rd
Sunday
April 14
10am-4pm

Staten Island

Staten Island Mall, Parking Lot F 
near main entrance, 2655 Richmond Ave; cars enter at Marsh Ave, turn right on the mall drive
Saturday
April 20
10am-4pm

Bronx

Yankee Stadium, 151st Street Lot 
River Ave and 151st St; cars approach from 150th St up River Ave
Sunday
April 28
10am-4pm

Manhattan

Columbia University/Teachers College 
120th St between Broadway & Amsterdam Ave; cars approach from 122nd St down Amsterdam Ave

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The NYPA Foundation funds paid summer internships for college journalism students

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The NYPA Foundation funds paid summer internships for college journalism students. Students must apply and be accepted into the eight week program. Students should apply directly to the local community newspaper they wish to intern with, and be interviewed and accepted by an NYPA member newspaper. Students who are accepted into the program will earn a net stipend of $2,500 for the eight week internship.

Click here for the Internship application form in PDF format: 2013 Paid Summer Internship Application Form

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2012 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

4,329 films were submitted to the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. This blog had 43,000 views in 2012. If each view were a film, this blog would power 10 Film Festivals

Click here to see the complete report.

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Attn: UNPAID Interns at Hearst, Fox Searchlight & Charlie Rose Can Join Class Action Lawsuit Under FLSA

If you are/were an UNPAID intern at Hearst since February 2009 (some news sources listed as 2006 instead of 2009, best to contact attorneys below to confirm), you can join the class action lawsuit by contacting the attorneys at Outten & Golden, LLP listed below. Also, there are at least 2 other active class action lawsuits against Fox Searchlight Pictures, Inc. and the Charlie Rose Show that use(d) UNPAID interns (see below):

General office phone number of the law firm Outten & Golden, LLP:  1-212-245-1000. E-mail: internlawsuits@outtengolden.com

For the civil complaints filed with the Federal/State courts for the 3 cases, click on links provided here: Hearst Corporation, Fox Searchlight, Charlie Rose. See attorney Elizabeth Wagoner interviewed by Employment Law Channel about the UNPAID interns at Fox Searchlight who worked on the Oscar-winning movie Black Swan, she discussed how UNPAID interns at Fox Searchlight are illegal practices. My take: it’s also TAX EVASION by these large corporations to avoid paying Federal and State payroll taxes by using UNPAID interns to do the same duty and same work as full-time employee.

Across the pond in the United Kingdom, Keri Hudson who was an UNPAID intern for website “My Village” recently won the lawsuit to be recognized as a PAID worker.

Rachel M. Bien at the law firm Outten & Golden LLP – Email: rmb@outtengolden.com Ms. Bien represents employees in individual discrimination cases and wage-and-hour class actions.

Elizabeth Wagoner at the law firm Outten & Golden LLP – Email: ewagoner@outtengolden.com Ms. Wagoner represents employees in all areas of employment law, including both individual and class actions.

The case is Xuedan Wang v. The Hearst Corporation, at the Federal Court in the Southern District of New York, Class Action Complaint No. 12 Civ. 0793.

NOTE that Outten & Golden LLP is also representing plaintiffs in two other UNPAID intern lawsuits. They are:

1) Bickerton v. Charles Rose and Charlie Rose, Inc., Index No. 650780/2012 (N.Y. Supreme Court), which was filed with the court in March 2012, and

2) Glatt v. Fox Searchlight Pictures Inc., No. 11 Civ. 6784 (at the Federal Court in Southern District New York), which is in the discovery stage of the legal process.

PRESS RELEASE via PR Newswire

July 13, 2012, 9:46 a.m. EDT

Court Conditionally Certifies Unpaid Intern Collective Under FLSA, According to Outten & Golden LLP

NEW YORK, July 13, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — U.S. District Judge Harold Baer ruled late Thursday that a federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) lawsuit filed on behalf of all unpaid interns who worked in Hearst’s Magazines division since February 2009 can go forward as a collective action.

The class action complaint, filed by Outten & Golden LLP on Feb. 2, 2012 on behalf of Xuedan Wang, a former Harper’s Bazaar intern, accuses Hearst of illegally failing to pay interns for their work and taking unlawful deductions by requiring interns to purchase academic credit as a condition of employment. Ms. Wang regularly worked more than 40 hours per week, and sometimes as many as 55 hours per week, without compensation.

The Court made a preliminary determination that unpaid interns at Hearst are “similarly situated” because Hearst made a uniform determination that they are not “employees,” required them to submit college credit letters, and used them to perform entry-level work with little supervision.

The Court’s Order means that interns who worked for Hearst Magazines within the past three years will soon receive a Court-authorized notice of the lawsuit and information about how to join it to protect their rights under federal law.

The Court also rejected Hearst’s argument that the case could not be certified as a class action under the New York Labor Law, explaining that Hearst’s arguments were “premature.” At a later phase in the litigation, Outten & Golden will ask the Court to certify a New York Labor Law class of unpaid interns who have worked for Hearst since Feb. 2, 2006.

Rachel Bien, of Outten & Golden LLP, said, “We are pleased that the Court agreed that this case should move forward to the merits and that interns deserve to be notified about the lawsuit and have the chance to join it.”

The case is Xuedan Wang v. The Hearst Corporation, in the Southern District of New York, Class Action Complaint No. 12 Civ. 0793.

Outten & Golden also has filed two other lawsuits on behalf of unpaid interns, Glatt v. Fox Searchlight Pictures Inc., No. 11 Civ. 6784 (S.D.N.Y.), which is in discovery, and Bickerton v. Charles Rose and Charlie Rose, Inc., No. Index No. 650780/2012 (N.Y. Supreme), which was recently filed.

Pleadings and related documents for Outten & Golden LLP’s intern cases are available at: http://www.unpaidinternslawsuit.com .

Attorney Contacts: Rachel Bien and Elizabeth Wagoner, Outten & Golden LLP, New York, 212.245.1000, http://www.outtengolden.com .

SOURCE Outten & Golden LLP

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