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This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 18 18 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 | 65 65 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 | 85 85 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 | 109 109 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 | 96 96 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 | 103 103 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 | 147 147 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 | 223 223 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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Poetry and art converge at the Queens Museum of Art
What do you get when you mix art and poetry? An intriguing concoction that manifests itself in the form of the Poets in the Galleries Series at the Queens Museum of Art. In its third edition, the s...
Nov 30, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jimi Hendrix still steals show with new reissues on CD, DVD
Over 40 years since his passing, guitarist Jimi Hendrix still casts a long shadow, and this is an especially exciting year for his fans. Devotees of the “Master of the Stratocaster” will be treated...
Nov 22, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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“Cosmic Voodoo Circus” pitches its tent in Long Island City
A sound wave of traditional spiritual songs from Brazil’s Afro religion washes over you as you step into the transitional and transcendent experience of Sanford Biggers’ “Cosmic Voodoo Circus” exhi...
Nov 22, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
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Using scent, sight and sound to stimulate holiday spirits
(ARA Content) - From baking cookies with loved ones to caroling through the neighborhood or celebrating with family and friends, fond memories of holiday traditions abound. Each year, scents, sight...
Nov 22, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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Celebrating “Brooklyn’s Next Great Park” - a documentary
What’s green, with a diverse tree palette? It’s a place where you can relax by the waterfront, watch boats go by, and get a million dollar view of the city’s skyline; go kayaking, bike riding and p...
Nov 16, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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A jam-packed season at Queens Theatre
If you thought Queens was off the map when it comes to entertainment, and if you never gave a second thought about Queens when it came to matters of theatre — then you’re mistaken because the Queen...
Nov 16, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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Technology gifts for the whole family
(ARA Content) - Buying holiday gifts can be a fun and easy experience when you go to the right place, and there is a certain joy that you get when you see someone opening a gift they’ve been waitin...
Nov 16, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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ElectriCity: an exhibition for all to enjoy
Uses New York’s rails to explain transit science to visitors
Nov 09, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
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“A Hard Wall at High Speed” hits home
As the world transformed after 9/11, so did many peoples’ lives. Many were of course, worried for their safety, many had to deal with losing a loved one, and others had to deal with the loss of the...
Nov 09, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
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Book Review: Words Hit Hard as a Fist
John Carmichael, 13, Texas. Tiffany Maxwell, 16, Pennsylvania. Lance Lundsten, 18, Minnesota. Seth Walsh, 13, California. These are just five of the 4,400 teenagers who have committed suicide in th...
Nov 02, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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Winterize your wardrobe without the bulk
It’s getting cold out again. Time to store away your summer frocks and bring out your favorite scarves, boots and layers. Women want to stay fashionable in the cooler seasons but they don’t want to...
Nov 02, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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A royal kind of independent film
“To Be King” displays knock-out resilience & attitude
Nov 02, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 59 59 recommendations | email to a friend
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Grave Halloween events in Queens and Brooklyn that might scare you but won’t scare your wallet
A list of events, parades & haunted happenings in Queens and Brooklyn on what is the most outrageous holiday
Oct 27, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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Spooktacular Halloween on the cheap
(ARA) - Halloween decorations and costumes are meant to be frightfully fun, but the price tag for pulling together the big night doesn’t have to be scary. Here are three fun and unexpected ways to ...
Oct 21, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fall forward with these new season fashions
Add more style with polka dots, native-inspired pieces, the classic trench coat
Oct 21, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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FILE - In this Aug. 21, 2009 file photo the headquarters of the Swiss central bank is pictured in Bern, Switzerland. The bank has imposed negative interest rates on commercial bank deposits, with the aim of preventing the Swiss franc from gaining more strength against other currencies. In a statement Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, the central bank said it was introducing a rate of minus 0.25 percent on sight deposit account balances of more than 10 million Swiss francs ($12.5 million). (AP Photo/Keystone, Peter Klaunzer, File)BERN, Switzerland (AP) — Following the fallout of the slide in the Russian ruble, Switzerland sought Thursday to prevent the Swiss franc from breaching upper limits imposed on the currency by introducing negative interest rates on commercial bank deposits.


2014-12-18 07:29:04 -0500
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin held his annual end-of-year news conference on Thursday. Below are some of his comments. UKRAINE "We think the crisis should be solved, the sooner the better." "It should be solved through political measures, not with the pressure ... of an economic blockade or the use of armed forces." "We assume a general political space will be re-established. It's hard to say now what it would be. But it seems this is what we should aim at. Both sides (of the conflict) should aim at that - both." "People living in southeast Ukraine should be respected. ...
2014-12-18 07:28:41 -0500
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombia's government is rebuffing a unilateral truce declared by the country's largest rebel group as unacceptable.
2014-12-18 07:26:42 -0500