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From "Lost Side Of Suburbia" to "Poptropica," An Exclusive Interview with Artist Kory Merritt
Dec 29, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Written By:  Tiziano Thomas Dossena   Kory Merritt started cartooning and illustrating while attending SUNY Brockport. His weekly comic strip, Brockport Chronicled, won the John Locher Memorial Awa...
This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 86 86 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 | 80 80 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 | 130 130 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 | 213 213 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 | 240 240 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 | 228 228 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 | 232 232 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 | 281 281 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 | 354 354 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...

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arts and entertainmemt
Broadway meets Queens in dazzling production
The Jack Cole Project celebrates Golden Age of musicals
May 03, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 86 86 recommendations | email to a friend
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Forest Hills parents teach empathy through their story
The Starabella book series ventures into a bright new world of a child misunderstood
May 03, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 83 83 recommendations | email to a friend
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A place to dish, discuss, and keep a diary
Queens resident creates online forum, Diary Discussions
May 03, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 96 96 recommendations | email to a friend
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Willy Wonka comes to St. Mary's Drama Guild
The St. Mary's Drama Guild is gearing up for its 63rd anniversary year with a blockbuster live musical production of "WILLY WONKA AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY," directed by Ms. Ann Smith.  Ms. Smith s...
Apr 27, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 79 79 recommendations | email to a friend
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Nashville by way of Brooklyn
Brooklyn-based singer Risa Binder on love, Cobble Hill & kindness
Apr 27, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 73 73 recommendations | email to a friend
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A "charming" fashion trend
Classic charm bracelets make for a unique, timeless gift
Apr 19, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 64 64 recommendations | email to a friend
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Interstate Projects showcases "Bad Girls"
In 1994 Marcia Tucker, the founder and director of the New Museum, organized an exhibition entitled Bad Girls that included works by more than 60 artists who were creating art that resonated with h...
Apr 19, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 65 65 recommendations | email to a friend
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Spooky stories of horror fill pages of "Night Shivers"
Brooklyn author aims to scare, entertain, and even inspire with first book
Apr 11, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 76 76 recommendations | email to a friend
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A spring fling in Queens with dance, music & circus
This upcoming week lots of things to do in Queens
Apr 10, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 54 54 recommendations | email to a friend
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Step into spring with the Brooklyn Vintage Crawl
Part of Shop, Drop & Drink event, it's sure to leave you ready for the new season
Apr 04, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 64 64 recommendations | email to a friend
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QNSalon: A cultural salon to connect Queens women
A new initiative to connect women all across Queens is taking shape and its focus is on attracting women who in turn, help shape the borough. QNSalon (pronounced Queens Salon) is a cultural salon t...
Mar 28, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 62 62 recommendations | email to a friend
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Brooklyn Bridge Park pays homage to spring
A roundup of fun things to do at the DUMBO park
Mar 28, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 71 71 recommendations | email to a friend
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Brooklyn Village show celebrates creative past
Brooklyn Philharmonic partners with Roulette for an experience
Mar 21, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 60 60 recommendations | email to a friend
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Daring creativity blooms in this season's floral decor
(ARA Content) - A little black dress, a great pair of jeans and a leather jacket - some styles never go out of fashion. Some elements of home decor share that same sense of timelessness, and none m...
Mar 21, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
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Shots of the "underdog" borough
Sunnyside photographer showcases Queens in his works
Mar 21, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 61 61 recommendations | email to a friend
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BAGHDAD (AP) — A suicide bomber struck a funeral north of Baghdad on Monday, killing at least 10 mourners, officials said.
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A worker repairs an electronic display board with figures indicating the US dollar to Russian ruble exchange rate outside a currency exchange office in St.Petersburg, Russia, Sunday, Dec. 28, 2014. The ruble has been the worst performing currency this year along with the Ukrainian hryvnia, having lost nearly half of its value against the dollar. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian currency extended its losses on Monday after a report showed the economy has started shrinking in annual terms for the first time since 2009 as the country is buffeted by falling oil prices and Western sanctions.


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Greece's Prime Minister Samaras reacts during the second of three rounds of a presidential vote at the Greek parliament in AthensATHENS (Reuters) - Greek lawmakers failed to elect a new president in a decisive final round of voting on Monday, leaving the country facing a snap election that could derail the international bailout program it needs to keep paying its bills. The only candidate in the race, former European Commissioner Stavros Dimas fell short of the 180 vote supermajority needed to become president. He garnered 168 votes, the same score he achieved in the second round of the vote. ...


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