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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 | 113 113 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 | 123 123 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 | 178 178 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 | 251 251 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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Work Wardrobe a Mess? Ben Wolff shows you how to 're-dress'
When Ben Wolff graduated from college with a degree in theater, he took a job in retail as a temporary means of supporting himself while he looked for acting gigs. He ended up keeping the retail jo...
Dec 01, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 253 253 recommendations | email to a friend
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Through the view-finder: A glimpse at my future
Brian Chan was in high school when he went to Hong Kong on vacation. Figuring he might as well capture some of the memories from his trip, he purchased a simple point-and-shoot camera. Before he kn...
Dec 01, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rooftop Winter Wonderland
A second ice skating rink comes to Queens
Nov 24, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
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The ‘Write’ Move
Playwright/novelist is far from struggling
Nov 24, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Culture Spot: The Secret Is Out
LIC’s The Secret Theatre Thinks Outside The Little Black Box
Nov 17, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
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East meets West
Film explores Christianity in India
Nov 17, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
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A change of scene at Queens Theatre
In the past, New York City's art scene has flourished almost exclusively in Brooklyn and Manhattan, but it seems that's about to change with the recent opening of 109 Square, Queens Theatre in the ...
Nov 17, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
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Beer Here! (And Here, And Here, And Here…)
RED STAR BAR Launches 1st GREENPOINT BEER FESTIVAL
Nov 11, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 57 57 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Sound of Success
Jazz musician Najee reflects on his career
Nov 11, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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Where are the Jews?
A Jewish-American Explores the Lack of a Jewish-European Identity
Nov 04, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
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Wasabassco Burlesque still going strong after five years
Rumors of the demise of burlesque have been greatly exaggerated.
Nov 04, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
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Book Review: Its road trip time for an American Moses
Huckleberry Finn didn’t invent lighting out for the territories, he just popularized the concept. Since Twain’s masterpiece, go-for-broke journeys of self-discovery (usually westward) have become a...
Nov 04, 2009 | 1 1 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Culture Spot: 303 Grand
Williamsburg’s pop-up perfection At 303Grand, an ever-changing scene
Nov 03, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
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Film Review: The Promise of New York
Bloomberg and Thompson may be getting all of the limelight in this year’s Mayoral race, but for disaffected New Yorkers, a new film shows that there is always a little guy. “The Promise of New York...
Oct 28, 2009 | 3 3 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
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The ‘Place’ To Be: ‘BOB’S PLACE’ in Floral Park
As the weather gets inevitably colder and colder, we tend to seek heartier and heartier food to warm us up and keep us cozy. Can’t think of a more inviting place to do so than at BOB’S PLACE.
Oct 27, 2009 | 1 1 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
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A NYPD car is pictured on October 25, 2014Two New York police officers were shot dead in Brooklyn on Saturday, officials said, in what local media called an apparent ambush. The shootings came amid anger over the chokehold death of an unarmed black father-of-six by a white police officer, and a grand jury's decision not to press charges against him. "Our prayers are with our fellow #NYPD brothers who were executed in the line of duty today in #Brooklyn," the New York Police Department's 66th Precinct posted on its official Twitter page. Earlier, NYPD spokesman Sergeant Lee Jones told AFP that the two police officers were shot at 2:50 pm (1950 GMT) at the corner of Myrtle and Tompkins avenues in the 79th precinct.


2014-12-20 18:21:49 -0500

Demonstrators filled the Mall of America rotunda and chanted "Black lives matter" to protest police brutality, Saturday, Dec. 12, 2014, in Bloomington, Minn. The group Black Lives Matter Minneapolis had more than 3,000 people confirm on Facebook that they would attend. Attendance figures weren't immediately available. (AP Photo/The Star Tribune, Aaron Lavinsky)BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP) — A mass of demonstrators chanting, "Black lives matter," converged in the Mall of America rotunda Saturday as part of a protest against police brutality that caused at least part of the mall to shut down on a busy day for holiday shopping.


2014-12-20 18:17:26 -0500
NEW YORK (AP) — An armed man walked up to two New York Police Department officers sitting inside a patrol car and opened fire Saturday afternoon, shooting both of them fatally before running into a nearby subway station and committing suicide, police said.
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