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This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 35 35 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 | 31 31 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 | 81 81 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 | 114 114 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 | 135 135 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 | 124 124 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 | 131 131 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 | 179 179 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 | 252 252 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 | 262 262 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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national news

File photo of a security guard standing at the entrance of United Artists theater during the premiere of the film "The Interview" in Los AngelesSEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - North Korea has said U.S. accusations that it was involved in a cyberattack on Sony Pictures were "groundless slander," and that it wanted a joint investigation into the incident with the United States.


2014-12-21 01:28:17 -0500

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick passes against the San Diego Chargers during the second quarter of an NFL football game in Santa Clara, Calif., Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Philip Rivers looked at the 21-point deficit on the scoreboard at halftime and even he wondered whether the San Diego Chargers had it in them to come back. The season depended on it, so Rivers took charge.


2014-12-21 01:25:19 -0500

People look at items in a mall in central Moscow on December 15, 2014Deep recession, skyrocketing prices and a fragile banking system: although the ruble seems to have stabilised after its abysmal drop this past week, Russia still faces the heavy consequences of the turbulence. A double whammy of Western sanctions over Ukraine and plunging oil prices finally caught up with the country that depends on energy exports for half of government revenue, and the authorities came out of their apparent stupor only as the ruble's plunge in value had already gained momentum. After the ruble fell by nearly 10 percent on Monday, the central bank moved beyond its limited currency market interventions and in the middle of the night hiked the key interest rate by a tremendous 6.5 percentage points to 17 percent.


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