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NYC Employment Law — Pre-tax Transit Benefits
Dec 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 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 | 58 58 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 | 74 74 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 | 98 98 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 | 85 85 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 | 92 92 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 | 136 136 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 | 212 212 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 | 230 230 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...
What Is the Professional Exception to Employment At-Will Termination?
Nov 04, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 276 276 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Stephen D. Hans As described in our earlier blog article, there are exceptions to at-will employment terminations, making them unlawful, and termination based on discrimination is one of th...

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Hearts of Gold tackles a women's social issue in style
This past Thursday evening we had the amazing opportunity to attend the Hearts of Gold annual “Hooray for Hollywood” 2010 Gala. Hearts of Gold is a not-for-profit organization that assists single m...
Nov 04, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
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'One Ride' well worth taking
The rodeo comes to Queens Theatre in the Park
Nov 04, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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Foul language and off-color jokes abound
Film Preview: "Circus Maximus" (2010)
Nov 01, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
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All that glitters is in the family
Delali and Kimaathi Haligah, mother-son design duo
Nov 01, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
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Better with age, or perhaps just funnier
"RED" (2010)
Oct 22, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
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Super Shopping Stop Spotlight: Park Slope
'Eidolon' and 'Two Lovers'
Oct 22, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jazz greats, grooves and upcoming gigs
The 40th Annual "All Nite Soul" swung through New York City Sunday October 10, 2010 and lasted well into Columbus Day with the sweet and sassy sounds of jazz performed by renowned bands and emergin...
Oct 21, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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Revisiting the late, great Max's Kansas City
In 2005, Kansas City adopted "Kansas City" as its official song, dedicating "Goin' To Kansas City Plaza" in the historic 18th and Vine Jazz district. First recorded in 1952 by the R&B Singer, Littl...
Oct 13, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
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It's kind of an unfunny movie
Film Review: "It's Kind of a Funny Story" (2010)
Oct 13, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 53 53 recommendations | email to a friend
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Local Designer Spotlight at the BQE Design Expo
Angels N Divas, Miz Krafty
Oct 13, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 64 64 recommendations | email to a friend
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How can a movie about Facebook be so good?
Movie review: "The Social Network" (2010)
Oct 05, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
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Greed is good; this movie, however, is not
Film review: "Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps" (2010)
Sep 29, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
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Where Fashion and Culture Come Together
Hispanic Heritage Month soiree brings out beauty in all
Sep 29, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
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Create: Disenadores De Nueva York, assisting Latino fashion & design small businesses
No matter what industry you are in - entertainment, finance, media or the arts - New York City seems to be where people from all over the world come to live while striving for their career dreams. ...
Sep 29, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
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2nd Annual Queens Fashion Week tears up the runway again
This past week, Queens Fashion Week launched three days of fabulous, fashionable events. On Thursday QFW kicked into high gear with a ‘meet the designers' press event. All models and designers met ...
Sep 23, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 63 63 recommendations | email to a friend
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FILE - In this Nov. 19, 2014 file photo, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass. speaks in Washington. Liberal activists eager to draft Warren into a run for president are bringing their effort to Iowa, the pivotal early-voting state where there’s already well-established organizing effort in place _ for Hillary Rodham Clinton. MoveOn.org will hold a meeting Wednesday evening in Des Moines as part of their new "Run Warren Run" campaign. The group is trying to persuade Warren to seek the Democratic nomination in 2016, even though the Massachusetts senator has repeatedly said she is not running. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Liberal activists eager to draft Sen. Elizabeth Warren into a run for president are bringing their effort to Iowa, the pivotal early-voting state.


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Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras is seen inside the parliament during Presidential voteBy Renee Maltezou and Lefteris Papadimas ATHENS (Reuters) - Prime Minister Antonis Samaras has bet on Greece's future with an early vote for the presidency. Samaras's decision last week to bring the three-stage parliamentary vote forward to this month from February took the Greek establishment and financial markets by surprise.  But a select few knew it was coming, among them German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble. With Berlin playing a decisive role in European aid for Greece, Samaras and Schaeuble spoke repeatedly by telephone in the days before the early vote was announced on Dec. 8, according to a euro zone official with direct knowledge of the talks.  They discussed details of Greece’s international bailout, which Samaras wants to pull out of a year ahead of schedule. They also talked about bringing forward the vote, this person said, even though the conservative premier has yet to secure a majority of lawmakers for the government's candidate.


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This Monday, Dec. 15, 2014 photo provided by The Collegiate Chorale shows, Eric Idle, center, in the comedic oratorio "Not The Messiah (He's a Very Naughty Boy") with The Collegiate Chorale, directed and conducted by Ted Sperling at Carnegie Hall in New York. (AP Photo/The Collegiate Chorale, Erin Baiano)NEW YORK (AP) — And now for something completely different.


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