Federal agencies aid LIC small businesses
Business Melissa Chan 11/29/2012 at 4:47PM

Dozens of small business owners brought to the end of their ropes by Superstorm Sandy received a helping hand in Long Island City. “You’re overwhelmed by losing your business and then you have to fill out paperwork on top of it,” said Gianna Cerbone-Teoli, owner of Manducatis Rustica Restaurant. “One guy said it would be [...]

Small businesses have their day
Small businesses have their day
Business Alexa Altman 11/28/2012 at 12:42PM

Smack in the middle of two of the biggest retail days of the year, local shops in Bayside celebrated Small Business Saturday. The Bayside Village Business Improvement District [BID], consisting of over 200 businesses including shoe outfitters, flower shops and bookstores, celebrated its retail diversity on Saturday, November 24 with a block party and gift [...]

Cyber Monday: Avoid crowds with a click
Cyber Monday: Avoid crowds with a click
Business Alexa Altman 11/26/2012 at 9:44AM

Those with an aversion to crowds and lines are opting to stay home and score deals with a simple mouse click. Cyber Monday, coined in the mid-00s, quickly became one of the biggest online shopping days for retailers, offering the option of avoiding the angry mobs that grow outside of stores just hours after finishing [...]

The Elder Law Minute: Gift tax exclusion will increase to $14,000 in 2013
Business Ron Fatoullah 11/24/2012 at 12:43PM

By Ronald A. Fatoullah, Esq. and Debby Rosenfeld, Esq. The annual gift tax exclusion will increase from $13,000 to $14,000 effective January 1, 2013. In other words, an individual will be able to gift $14,000 per person (a couple may give $28,000) per recipient every calendar year without any gift tax ramifications whatsoever. Therefore, a [...]

LIC after Sandy
Business David Dynak 11/24/2012 at 1:03AM

Writing in the days after Sandy I simply could not avoid thinking how this event may affect real estate business for years to come. Although the condo building where I live was spared any damage (floor waters stopped 10 feet from our garage before they started to recede), the Murano on Borden Avenue was hit [...]

Hemorrhoid Treatment Center: Relief with fast recovery
Business Melissa Chan 11/24/2012 at 12:50AM

Dr. Sang I. Pak of the Hemorrhoid Treatment Center is a fellowship-trained minimally invasive abdominal surgeon with over a decade of experience as a board certified general surgeon. As an expert in laparoscopy, the field of surgical operations performed on the abdomen and pelvis, Dr. Pak treats a variety of surgical problems involving the gallbladder, [...]

Business owners get help after Sandy
Business owners get help after Sandy
Business Terence M. Cullen 11/19/2012 at 1:49PM

With some of their shops damaged or destroyed by Superstorm Sandy and unsure where to go for help, business owners were finally able to find out what options are available to them. Several agencies set up camp at Resorts World New York City on Friday, November 16 to help owners of south Queens get the [...]

Podiatry & Wound Care Hyperbaric Center: Friendly, patient-focused care
Business Mitchell Kirk 11/17/2012 at 2:16AM

Podiatry & Wound Care Hyperbaric Center has been at 46-04 31st Avenue, Long Island City for the last two years. At the facility, Dr. Mary Andrea and her staff provide both hyperbaric oxygen therapy as well as an array of podiatric services — all with friendly, patient-focused care. Originally located in Parkway Hospital, Dr. Mary [...]

The Windsor School: Same great learning, new location
Business Queens Courier Staff 11/17/2012 at 1:14AM

The Windsor School is a college preparatory private secondary school offering grades 6-12. Founded in 1968, the Windsor School is registered by the New York State Education Department, accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools and Authorized by the United States Department of Immigration to accept international students. The Windsor School [...]

Crystal Window’s national ‘exposure’
Crystal Window’s national ‘exposure’
Business Mitchell Kirk 11/17/2012 at 12:08AM

Talk about some good exposure. Crystal Window & Door Systems, located at 31-10 Whitestone Expressway, will continue to be featured in this fall’s season of A&E’s “Flipping Boston.” The recent deal represents a continued relationship between Crystal and A&E home renovation shows, the company having supplied individual projects for previous seasons of “Flipping Boston” as [...]