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This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 45 45 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 | 41 41 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 | 92 92 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 | 132 132 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 | 154 154 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 | 143 143 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 | 150 150 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 | 199 199 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 | 274 274 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 | 280 280 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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Author Frank Brady returns to his Queens home
He reminisces on life in Woodhaven and returns to the local library, where he was inspired
Oct 21, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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This Queens band is “Beyond Belligerent”
Bayside band has a penchant for a mix of alcohol and cool sounds
Oct 12, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 70 70 recommendations | email to a friend
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Spooktacular Halloween fun for pets
Halloween is a great opportunity to include the whole family in festivities, including your pet. According to a recent PetSmart survey, 17 percent of pet parents plan to dress up their pets this ye...
Oct 12, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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Top trends to heat up fall/winter home decorating
Don’t let the few days of warm weather fool you. Fall is in the alive and in the air. But don’t let the change of season get you down. Instead, embrace it by trying your hand at redecorating your l...
Oct 12, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jackson Heights director's play hits the big stage
"The Family Room" portrays the ups and downs of love and life
Oct 06, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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Thalia Spanish Theatre brings Columbia’s salsa to Queens
Thalia Spanish Theatre in Sunnyside is back for the fall with an intriguing new show that’s sure to get the heart beat pumping and the feet moving. “Columbia in its Salsa,” performed with the Mesti...
Sep 28, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
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Brooklyn Museum showcases emerging Brooklyn artists
Exhibition, “Raw/Cooked” highlights five intriguing creators and their works through 2012
Sep 28, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Brooklyn Bike Jumble is ready for this Saturday
All the gears are in place and ready to roll for the 3rd annual Fall Brooklyn Bike Jumble at the Old Stone House in Park Slope, Brooklyn on Saturday, September 24. The event will feature an all day...
Sep 22, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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Photography exhibit takes a closer look at Tony Bennett
Granddaughter and photographer, Kelsey, shoots moments wtih him and other big names
Sep 22, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
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“The Wimbledon That Never Was”: For the competitor, enthusiast, fan
Tennis has a culture unlike any sport. Players with even moderate tennis skill need only find partners with similar ability to have an hour or two of exhilarating physical, mental and spiritual cha...
Sep 13, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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On the hunt for food with “Wildman,” Steve Brill
He talks about foraging, his tours and why he loves doing what he does
Sep 13, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
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C is for Classic: A primer on the style always in fashion
“A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous.” - Coco Chanel You may have heard the saying that everything old is new again, but there are some things that just never go out of style. But what...
Sep 08, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
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Queens rappers rock the stage at Rock the Bells on Governor's Island
Rock the Bells ended with a bang at Governor’s Island on Saturday, September 3rd, as Nas played songs of albums old and new, including the classic “Illmatic.” On stage speaking to thousands of fans...
Sep 08, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 149 149 recommendations | email to a friend
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Events to mark 9/11’s 10th Anniversary
THIS IS PERSONAL MICHAEL RAGSDALE’s 9/11 Tuesday, September 6 – Friday, October 14. After the tragedy of the September 11 terrorist attacks, Michael Ragsdale wandered throughout New York City, taki...
Sep 01, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 57 57 recommendations | email to a friend
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Two artists’ distinct styles converge into fluid works of art
“Free Range” of Brooklyn and a show in Queens
Sep 01, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 62 62 recommendations | email to a friend
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North Korean students work on their computers at Kim Il-Sung University in Pyongyang on April 11, 2012North Korea's Internet went dark for several hours amid rumors of US retaliation over its alleged hacking of a Hollywood studio, just as the pariah state came under attack at the UN over its rights record. It was not clear who or what had shut down Pyongyang's web connections, but cyber experts said the country's already limited Internet went completely offline overnight from Monday to Tuesday local time. One of the most repressive nations on the planet, the vast majority of North Koreans have no access to the Internet. Piling further pressure on Kim Jong-Un's regime, UN members debated North Korea's brutal treatment of its huge prison population after China, its sole ally, was rebuffed in a bid to shelve the issue.


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Temple players and fans celebrate after Temple won an NCAA college basketball game against Kansas, 77-52, Monday, Dec. 22, 2014, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)PHILADELPHIA (AP) — As he tried to recall some of the game's most pivotal plays, Fran Dunphy called one shot "impossible" and shook his head in disbelief when recalling two others that somehow banked in.


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A South Korean army soldier watches a TV news program showing North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Dec. 22, 2014. North Korea hates the Hollywood film that revolves around the assassination of its beloved leader, but the country has had a long love affair with cinema - of its own particular styling.(AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)WASHINGTON (AP) — North Korea experienced sweeping Internet outages for hours before coming back online late Monday. One computer expert said the country's online access was "totally down."


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