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This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
Dec 2014 Queens NY Market Update  The pace of home sales continued to decrease in November and inventory continued to track below last year’s levels as well.  Sales are well below those seen in the...
NYC Employment Law — Pre-tax Transit Benefits
Dec 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
As employers, sometimes it is difficult to keep with the employment law changes, which is why you should consult periodically with an employment defense lawyer and stay apprised of new laws. At the...
Wage and Hour Regulation Pitfalls
Dec 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 101 101 recommendations | email to a friend
Business owners can get themselves into trouble when not understanding wage and hours laws. What appears to be a bright idea that cuts corners and saves money is sometimes a violation that leads to...
In life, the glass is always half full! Exclusive interview with cartoonist Maria Scrivan
Dec 08, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 160 160 recommendations | email to a friend
Written By:  Tiziano Thomas Dossena   | 19 November 2014   Maria Scrivan’s cartoons are published in MAD Magazine, Parade Magazine, Prospect Magazine (UK), on Mashable.com, Salon.com. Funny Times a...
Zeffirelli's La Boheme at the Metropolitan Opera: a review
Dec 04, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 182 182 recommendations | email to a friend
  Written By:  Tiziano Thomas Dossena 3 December 2014 |     Zeffirelli’s production of La Boheme at the metropolitan Opera shines. A sample of the stage set up as performed in a preceding season. L...
Are You Staying on Top of Regulations that Affect Your Restaurant?
Dec 04, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 171 171 recommendations | email to a friend
A recent change in regulations predicted to arrive soon is that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will release a national menu labeling standard for chain restaurants. The standard will addres...
The World Seen Through a Dog’s Point of View. An Exclusive Interview with Paul Gilligan, author of Pooch Café
Dec 03, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 178 178 recommendations | email to a friend
  Written By:  Tiziano Thomas Dossena 10 October 2014 |   Paul Gilligan with Poncho, the main character of Pooch Cafe According to his website, www.poochcafe.com, Paul Gilligan’s affair with art be...
What about Wellness Programs as Part of Health Coverage?
Nov 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 227 227 recommendations | email to a friend
Today many companies offering health insurance also provide wellness programs, which are a preventative medicine approach to health. Today, 94 percent of employers with more than 400 employees and ...
This Month in Queens Real Estate: NOV 2014 (Month's Supply: 6.3 Months)
Nov 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 302 302 recommendations | email to a friend
Oct 2014 Queens NY Market Update  Queens home sales are down for the third month in a row from August – October. Home sales are also remaining significantly below last year’s levels, according to t...
Forest Hills Food Crawl
Nov 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 304 304 recommendations | email to a friend
The Chamber and All The Tastes of New York would love to invite you to our first Forest Hills Food Crawl, a culinary journey through Forest Hills happening this Wednesday, November 12th ! A Food Cr...

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2nd Annual Queens Fashion Week tears up the runway again
This past week, Queens Fashion Week launched three days of fabulous, fashionable events. On Thursday QFW kicked into high gear with a ‘meet the designers' press event. All models and designers met ...
Sep 23, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 63 63 recommendations | email to a friend
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At Uvarara, everybody is treated like family
Uvarara Vineria & Ristoro brings the charm of Italy to Queens. The restaurant regularly hosts wine tastings paired with five courses of soul-satisfying Italian food, each expertly paired with the p...
Sep 23, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 59 59 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ben Affleck, either act or direct
Movie review: The Town (2010)
Sep 23, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 61 61 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rocking Out Like Families Do
'The Relatives' develop a big sound
Sep 15, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 63 63 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fashion's Night Out in Brooklyn and Queens
Fashion’s Night Out, the newest holiday on the calendar, took place on September 10th. It has gotten so huge that fashion and beauty companies all over the globe take part. This past Friday night p...
Sep 15, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
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'Machete' could've used some slicing
Film review: Machete (2010)
Sep 15, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
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Be a R.E.A.L. Girl with the Girl Scouts of America
Justine Magazine, a positive self-image, fashion and everyday life ‘real girl’ magazine for teens ages 13 to 19, recently sponsored a national contest exclusively for Girl Scouts. On September 3 th...
Sep 09, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 53 53 recommendations | email to a friend
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Queens Returns to the Runway
Queens Fashion Week is back!
Sep 09, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
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'Takers' rips stuff from other movies!
“Takers” seems to have at least a little internal awareness of the fact that the script is lifted from another movie. In one scene, Ghost, played by rapper T.I., basically says, “Yo dudes, I got an...
Sep 08, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
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Just another flat romantic comedy
Film review: The Switch (2010)
Sep 02, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
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Chicago Underground Duo and Oval to play Brooklyn
Two acts whose music ignores convention will be playing Brooklyn's Issue Project Room on consecutive nights next week. On September 8, the Chicago Underground Duo will take the stage. Earlier this ...
Sep 02, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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The ‘20’s are back in full swing!
The Roaring Twenties were brought back to life this past weekend at Governor’s Island. The bi-annual Jazz-Age Lawn Party was the place to step back into history for the end-of-summer blowout. With ...
Sep 02, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
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77 Boa Drum Screening Tonight!
If you missed the amazing performance of 77 Boa Drum on 7/7/2007 on the Brooklyn waterfront, be sure to check out the screening of the documentary that captured all of the craziness tonight at: Ind...
Sep 01, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
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Chicago Underground Duo, Oval to play Brooklyn
Two acts whose music ignores convention will be playing Brooklyn's Issue Project Room on consecutive nights next week. On September 8, the Chicago Underground Duo will take the stage. Earlier this ...
Aug 30, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Other Guys - See another movie
Film review: The Other Guys
Aug 25, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
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FILE - In this Dec. 11, 2014 file photo, actors Seth Rogen, right, and James Franco attend the premiere of the Sony Pictures' film "The Interview" in Los Angeles. Celebrities react to Sony's announcement Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014, that it released Rogen and Franco's North Korea satire, "The Interview," on digital platforms: "You wanna watch The Interview?? You can RIGHT ... NOW!! ... Thanks Sony for making it happen. Booyah." - Rogen on Twitter moments after “The Interview” became available. "Merry X-mas MERICA! !!!!!THE INTERVIEW IS LIVE!!!!!! !!! ... Thank you SONY!!!!!!!!" - Franco on Twitter shortly after “The Interview” became available. (Photo by Dan Steinberg/Invision/AP Images, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Amid a swell of controversy, backlash, confusion and threats, Sony Pictures broadly released "The Interview" online Wednesday — an unprecedented counterstroke against the hackers who spoiled the Christmas opening of the comedy depicting the assassination of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.


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A medic listens as UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon gives a speech during his visit an Ebola treatment unit in Freetown on December 19, 2014Sierra Leone's government has declared a five-day lockdown in the country's north to step up efforts to contain the Ebola epidemic, while making an exception for Christmas. "Muslims and Christians are not allowed to hold services in mosques and churches throughout the lockdown except for Christians on Christmas Day (Thursday)," Alie Kamara, resident minister for the Northern Region, told AFP. Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea are the three nations worst-hit by the epidemic, and Sierra Leone recently overtook Liberia as the country with the highest number of Ebola infections. Sierra Leone declared a state of emergency on July 31 after the Ebola outbreak and imposed restrictions on the movement of people.


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FILE - In this Dec. 24, 2012, file photo, volunteer Katherine Beaupre takes phone calls from children asking where Santa is and when he will deliver presents to their house, during the annual NORAD Tracks Santa Operation, at the North American Aerospace Defense Command, or NORAD, at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo. Santa is poised for another monster year on social media. NORAD Tracks Santa has already attracted a record 1.49 million Facebook “likes” before the journey even begins. And for Christmas Eve 2014, there’s a website version for smartphones. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File)COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Volunteers at the North American Aerospace Defense Command are pretending to monitor Santa Claus as he makes his storybook Christmas Eve flight. So far, NORAD says it used the heat signature from Rudolph's nose to "track" St. Nick over spots ranging from Australia to South America.


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