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This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 64 64 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 | 58 58 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 | 109 109 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 | 175 175 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 | 198 198 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 | 187 187 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 | 193 193 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 | 242 242 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 | 318 318 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 | 318 318 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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QCA Promotes free Google seminar
Also pushes upcoming events in Queens, and New York City
Mar 14, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 60 60 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Winning Brew
Crown Heights barista lands first place at regional barista competition
Mar 14, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
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A few curious works of art at SculptureCenter
The venue showcases video, multimedia, sculpture in two exhibitions
Mar 02, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 53 53 recommendations | email to a friend
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Dreaming without sleeping
Bushwick gallery showcases an artist's view of the waking world
Mar 01, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 57 57 recommendations | email to a friend
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A surreal encounter with "Used Cars"
Crossing Art Gallery brings work of debut solo artist, Susan Evans Grove
Feb 24, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 58 58 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Queens World Film Festival is back in action
Promises 127 films from around the world and around the block
Feb 24, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 67 67 recommendations | email to a friend
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I heart New York landmarks celebrates city's legacy
New York Landmarks Conservancy asking you to send them a photo of your favorite spot
Feb 15, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 63 63 recommendations | email to a friend
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A bit of Buenos Aires in the heart of Astoria
The Astoria Tango Club is a fix for those with a penchant for the passionate dance
Feb 08, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 62 62 recommendations | email to a friend
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Straight out of Rosedale comes Clarence Bowen
The rapper may not "shank ya" but he'll "bank ya"
Feb 02, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 76 76 recommendations | email to a friend
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HDC chooses the 2012 "Six to Celebrate"
Recently, several local groups made up of community-minded New Yorkers, nominated six special neighborhoods - worthy of receiving a hefty dose of TLC The advocate for New York City’s historic neigh...
Jan 25, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 61 61 recommendations | email to a friend
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In Park Slope, an evening of live storytelling
I Like You, Maude performances share true, personal stories on stage
Jan 25, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 57 57 recommendations | email to a friend
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The best CD box sets of 2011: from jazz to trance
So you've wrapped up 2011. Perhaps you managed to avoid eating bad fruit cake or making a fool of yourself at holiday parties. Enjoy these sounds that never go out of style. Here, in no particular ...
Jan 19, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 67 67 recommendations | email to a friend
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Inside Terraza Live Music 7 Train Cafe
Stirring up music, poetry and political expression in one space
Jan 19, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
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International art meets New York City
The Jeffrey Leder gallery presents "International Painting NYC"
Jan 12, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 75 75 recommendations | email to a friend
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An "Enchanted Earth" awaits in Queens
Astoria photographer's work displayed at Queens Botanical Garden
Jan 12, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 61 61 recommendations | email to a friend
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NYPD policemen use motorbikes to create cordon as protesters, hold placards while marching down Fifth Avenue in Manhattan, New YorkBy Edwin Chan and Alex Dobuzinskis SAN FRANCISCO/LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - U.S. law enforcement agencies are a long way from being able to effectively track threats of the kind a gunman posted on Instagram before his execution-style murder of two New York City policemen last weekend. Police need more data analytics and mining software to monitor social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter , as well as trained personnel to make sense of what could be a deluge of data, say law enforcement officials and security experts. ...


2014-12-26 07:05:55 -0500

Candles light up Phuket Island's tsunami-hit Patong Beach, 31 January 2005, as hundreds attended a candlelight vigilBanda Aceh (Indonesia) (AFP) - 11:52 GMT - Minute's silence in the rain - Thai PM Prayut Chan-O-Cha leads at the Khao Lak ceremony: "I want to take this opportunity to pay respect to those Thai and foreign nationals who lost their lives in the tsunami."


2014-12-26 06:56:53 -0500
KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine's state rail company Ukrzaliznytsia said on Friday it would suspend passenger and cargo train services to the Black Sea peninsula of Crimea, annexed by Russia in March, due to security concerns. "In order to ensure the safety of passengers ... (the railway) will cut the route of trains to Crimea off at Novooleksiyvka and Kherson," it said in a statement, referring to two towns on the Ukrainian mainland near Crimea. (Reporting by Pavel Polityuk; Writing by Alessandra Prentice)
2014-12-26 06:55:33 -0500