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This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 40 40 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 | 36 36 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 | 87 87 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 | 125 125 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 | 146 146 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 | 134 134 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 | 141 141 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 | 190 190 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 | 266 266 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 | 270 270 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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Q&A with Brooklyn DIY artist Meghann Wright
After growing up in the punk rock and hardcore scene of Hawaii, Meghann Wright stepped out on her own to pursue her own career in art and music. After putting her life on the line for her career as...
Apr 30, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 151 151 recommendations | email to a friend
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Brett Gleason releases his self titled, debut album
From his days writing and playing piano in his childhood home in Long Island, Brett Gleason has always wanted to play rock and roll. With inspirations found in early 90’s alternative icons like Bil...
Apr 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 178 178 recommendations | email to a friend
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Northside Festival returns to Williamsburg with host of new acts
With the return of the Northside Festival along Brooklyn’s waterfront this summer, founders announced that bands like The War on Drugs and Beirut will perform two special shows on June 13 and 14 in...
Apr 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 172 172 recommendations | email to a friend
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Q&A with Brooklyn rock band Stargazy
It has been a long road for the six members of Stargazy, a recently formed psych-rock, new-wave Greenpoint band. Formerly known as Fishdoctor, the group reinvented its sound and has been recording ...
Apr 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 195 195 recommendations | email to a friend
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Women in white dresses flood Atlantic Avenue
Annual wedding expo brings brides to Brooklyn
Apr 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 192 192 recommendations | email to a friend
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Q&A with Brooklyn’s Isle of Rhodes
Brooklyn rockers Rob Farren and Colin Behram have evolved from the previous band, Seafarers Union by Farren, to the Isle of Rhodes in 2012. After recently releasing two classically focused funk, bl...
Apr 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 202 202 recommendations | email to a friend
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DiStefano gives foodies a real taste of Queens
Rego Park resident and gastronome Joe DiStefano has been recognized by chef icons like Anthony Bourdain and Andrew Zimmern for his deep culinary knowledge of the diverse borough he loves. Stepping ...
Apr 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 207 207 recommendations | email to a friend
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Summer fun in the city
Warmer weather is around the corner and camps are calling
Apr 09, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 197 197 recommendations | email to a friend
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Q&A with Brooklyn’s The Bright Smoke
Mia Wilson, front woman of The Bright Smoke, left the world of music after her last band broke up, however her drive and passion for creating new sounds has since rocketed her back into the Brookly...
Apr 02, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 213 213 recommendations | email to a friend
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Queens writer explores literary purgatory in new book
Planned book signing and film screening this month
Apr 02, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 187 187 recommendations | email to a friend
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Q&A with members of Brooklyn’s All Forces
Following years of side projects and at-home recordings, the driving drums, heavy bass lines and winding melodies from the Brooklyn-based rock band All Forces began in earnest two years ago, and al...
Mar 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 195 195 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rockapella to perform at Kingsborough
Nationally renowned a capella legends Rockapella hit the Kingsborough Community College stage this April. On Saturday, April 5, the NYC-based vocal group is giving its Motown & More! performance at...
Mar 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 189 189 recommendations | email to a friend
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It’s getting hot in here! Creating your own buzz
After working as an actor, director and university instructor for several years, Kathy Kelly’s latest venture is focused on helping Queens residents learn how to “be unforgettable, for the right re...
Mar 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 184 184 recommendations | email to a friend
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Harry Stucke Memorial Concert
Musica Reginae performs at Church in the Gardens
Mar 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 169 169 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hip-hop legends turn new casino old school
Resorts World hosts Legends of Hip Hop show
Mar 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 141 141 recommendations | email to a friend
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FILE - In this Friday, Dec. 5, 2014, file photo, Moroccan transvestite, actress and dancer Noor poses for photographers as she arrives at the Marrakech International Film Festival in Marrakech, Morocco. In this conservative Muslim country where homosexuality is illegal and punishable by up to three years in jail, a transgender woman like Noor is not only accepted but is a celebrity. Her ability to seemingly transcend the restrictions of her culture speaks both to her star power and to a certain kind of tolerance toward sexual minorities in this North African nation, and even in the wider Middle East. (AP Photo/Abdeljalil Bounhar, File)CASABLANCA, Morocco (AP) — It was a slow night on the red carpet at the opening of the Marrakech film festival for the photographers and everyone was complaining over the lack of celebrities.


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FILE - In this Dec. 15, 2014 file-pool photo, Secretary of State, John Kerry meets with Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at Villa Taverna in Rome. Kerry is ending 2014 much in the same way he started it: Frustrated in his efforts to push Israel and Palestinians toward peace. Facing a diplomatic showdown over Arab plans to force Israel from occupied Palestinian lands within three years, Kerry readied himself this week for a 72-hour trip to Jordan to craft a less explosive alternative. By Thursday, the crisis appeared to have been averted: Palestinian and Jordanian officials said they would not force their resolution to an immediate vote in the United Nations Security Council _ in part because the U.S. threatened to veto it. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File-Pool)WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry is ending 2014 much in the same way he started it, frustrated in efforts to push Israel and Palestinians toward peace.


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Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, right, welcomes Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko during their meeting in Kiev, Ukraine, Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Mykola Lazarenko, Pool)MINSK, Belarus (AP) — As relations between Russia and the West have deteriorated, there's one country that's reaping rewards — Belarus, whose authoritarian leader was once dubbed "Europe's last dictator" by the United States and the European Union.


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