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This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 19 19 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 | 17 17 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 | 66 66 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 | 86 86 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 | 110 110 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 | 97 97 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 | 104 104 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 | 148 148 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 | 224 224 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 | 236 236 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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It takes a village to go organic: Organic Village
As of late many health food stores have popped up around the city. It is almost as if someone has finally lit a flame beneath the bulk of America. Or perhaps turned the flame off - like at Queens’ ...
May 27, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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Welcome to the neighborhood, Crossroads Trading
Having a fashion crisis this season? Never fear, Crossroads Trading Co. has landed in Williamsburg, Brooklyn to save the fashion weary, drab and dreary. Founded in Berkley, California, Crossroads i...
May 27, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
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Secret superhero? No Problemo Amigo!
No Problemo Amigo is a hit
May 27, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 62 62 recommendations | email to a friend
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“Sparcling” jewelry: Greenpoint jewelry maker crafts exquisite handmade pieces
Susan Lieberman has only been living in Greenpoint for two years now, but already she’s known at the Artists and Fleas market in Williamsburg, around the neighborhood and even throughout the countr...
May 24, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
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Yoga to the kids
Greenpoint's Usha Veda Yoga offers program for kids
May 24, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 66 66 recommendations | email to a friend
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Wanka Restaurant falls short of its Peruvian roots
There is a plentiful amount of restaurants along Grand Avenue. But if you’re in the mood for, say, Peruvian, there is Wanka Restaurant, located at 71-04 Grand Avenue in Maspeth. When you walk in, i...
May 18, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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Shortstack gives local church makeover
The girls at Shortstack do their part to give back
May 18, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cupcakes baked with a Brooklyn edge
Brooklyn Cupcake comes to East Williamsburg
May 18, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
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Spice up your day at Masala Indian Restaurant
So it’s that day again, the day you don’t want to cook but you wouldn’t mind going out for a bite. So where do you go? Do you revert back to the normal fall backs of Italian or Chinese food, or do ...
May 11, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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Get natural relief during allergy season
Itchy eyes, sneezing, coughing and congestion — these are just some of the symptoms that millions of people have to deal with every day, all from allergens being inhaled through the nasal passages....
May 11, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hot boutiques to check this spring
These Greenpoint spots are carrying the latest spring trends
May 11, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kenny Vance brings Doo-Wop back to Queens
The Queens native brings his music back home for a performance at Queens College
May 04, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
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Wakamatsu serves up sushi in Maspeth
Ever get that craving for Japanese food? Whether it be sushi or perhaps a cooked Japanese dish there are a few great restaurants in Queens. If you find yourself in Maspeth take a trip over to Wakam...
May 04, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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The pin up art of Paige Pumphery
Greenpoint-based illustrator is “wonder woman” in her craft
May 04, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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Welcome to the neighborhood, Housing Works!
Housing Works, the HIV/AIDS organization helping infected New Yorkers live sustainable, productive, lives has blossomed a brand new thrift store at 266 5th Avenue at Garfield in Park Slope. What a ...
Apr 27, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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In this July 31, 2004 file photo, Cuba's President Fidel Castro, left, and his brother, Minister of Defense Raul Castro, attend a Parliament session in Havana, Cuba. The 1991 collapse of the Soviet Union devastated the Cuban economy, but the country limped along, first under Fidel and then, after he fell ill in 2006, under his brother Raul, head of the Cuban military. On Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, the U.S. and Cuba agreed to re-establish diplomatic relations and open economic and travel ties, marking a historic shift in U.S. policy toward the communist island after a half-century of enmity dating back to the Cold War. (AP Photo/Cristobal Herrera, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — When the U.S. government's global-aid agency launched secret plans to undermine Cuba's communist government, it didn't turn to the CIA for help. Instead, it used little-known contractors to carry out the operations — leading to multiple detentions and the high-profile arrest of American Alan Gross.


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Traders work on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange in New York, Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014. The market is opening sharply higher, building on gains from the day before after the Federal Reserve indicated it was in no rush to raise interest rates. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)NEW YORK (AP) — The Dow Jones industrial average had its biggest surge in three years Thursday, rising sharply for a second day. The Federal Reserve set off the rally a day earlier by indicating that it was in no hurry to raise interest rates.


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This photo provided by Paramount Pictures shows, from left, Joe, Gary, Chris, Lisa and Sarah in a Scott Rudin/Matt Stone production of a Trey Parker film, "Team America: World Police," from Paramount Pictures. After Sony dropped its planned Dec. 25 release of “The Interview” on Wednesday, a handful of theaters plugged in 10-year anniversary screenings of “Team America,” the 2004 puppet film that parodies former North Korea leader Kim Jong Il. (AP Photo/Paramount Pictures, Melinda Sue Gordon, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Programmed as a playful substitute to "The Interview," Trey Parker and Matt Stone's North Korea comedy "Team America: World Police" also has been pulled from theaters.


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