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This Month in Queens Real Estate: AUG 2014
Aug 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
  August 2014 Queens NY Market Update  In July, home sales dropped slightly from June when we saw a slight jump in sales. The increase in sales pace in June & July led to another substantial increa...
If you’re loyal to your insurance carrier it will cost you
Aug 01, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 126 126 recommendations | email to a friend
by Steven Palermo | Aug 1, 2014 | insurance company rates , PTB Blog Most successful businesses know how to treat their faithful customers.  A good restaurant owner will treat regulars with a compl...
U.S. Supreme Court Rules Inherited IRAs are Not Protected from Creditors
Jul 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 173 173 recommendations | email to a friend
On June 12, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court—in a unanimous decision—ruled that Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs) inherited by anyone other than a spouse are not retirement funds and therefore are ...
This Month in Queens Real Estate: JULY 2014
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June 2014 Queens NY Market Update    The pace of home sales rose sharply in June but was still below the pace of sales in June 2013. Prices posted moderate gains in June as well, remaining on pace ...
Estate Planning Basics for Newlyweds – How to Get Prepared for the Unexpected
Jul 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 222 222 recommendations | email to a friend
It’s that time of year – the time for beautiful weddings, fun receptions, delicious cakes, special gifts, and romantic honeymoons. While this is a joyous time for everyone, it’s also time for you a...
The Annual Pay Notice Requirement of the New York Wage Theft Prevention Act Could Be Close to Ending
Jul 18, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 229 229 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Stephen D. Hans After the Wage Theft Prevention Act went into effect, restaurant owners and other types of business owners became burdened with paperwork as they complied with annual requir...
$$ OPPORTUNITY HAS KNOCKED ! $$ Networking For Prosperity & Adventure $$
Jun 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 480 480 recommendations | email to a friend
Bring Pen & Paper for this great opportunity to learn about:  * Job search, Employment Training, Networking Skills & How Every Dollar Counts . **Snacks & Beverages provided.** WHEN : Wednesday June...
This Month in Queens Real Estate: JUNE 2014
Jun 19, 2014 | 3 3 comments | 512 512 recommendations | email to a friend
June 2014 Queens NY Market Update The pace of home sales rose in May after a slow start in the beginning of 2014. Inventory increased slightly again in May, meaning buyers should have a bit more ch...
Book Expo America 2014 Part 1: The Italian presence…
Jun 15, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 546 546 recommendations | email to a friend
  Originally Written By:  Tiziano Thomas Dossena for L'Idea Magazine   Book Expo America 2014 has brought a wave of foreign authors, either in the original language or in translation, and among the...
Book Expo America 2014 Part 2: The Authors Speak…
Jun 15, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 519 519 recommendations | email to a friend
Originally Written By:  Tiziano Thomas Dossena  for L'Idea Magazine   Javits Center was the center of attention for all American book lovers for four days at the end of May, with a series of events...

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Gaga in Maspeth
Who says that superstars are always waited on hand and foot? Lady Gaga, whose current hit “Poker Face” is currently climbing the charts, was spotted this past weekend picking up some groceries at a...
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Rosie Perez on Gentrification
Rosie Perez moderated a May 7th panel discussion at WYNC’s new Jerome L. Green Performance Space titled “The Places that Bind: Examining Preservation and Culture in a Changing City.” The talk focus...
May 13, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 62 62 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cool it Kiefer!
Kiefer Sutherland may play America’s best hope for a better tomorrow on television’s 24, but his real personality may be closer to that of the reckless vampire he played in The Lost Boys. The perpe...
May 13, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 62 62 recommendations | email to a friend
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If you Build It Green, they will come
Green home supply store co-hosts block party
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McCarren Park Soon Infested With Artists and Fleas
If the spacious fields of McCarren Park weren't enough to draw Williamsburg and Greenpoint residents out of their homes this summer, Artists and Fleas has teamed up with the North Brooklyn Open Spa...
Apr 21, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 64 64 recommendations | email to a friend
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Being Green Has Never Been So Fashionable
Runway show highlights eco-conscious designs
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Cold Shots: LGCC Prof Visits Antarctica
Spends three months photographing tundra
Apr 21, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
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Get Out and Celebrate Earth Day
Senator Gaylord Nelson founded Earth Day in 1970 to get environmental issues onto the public agenda, and since then it has been celebrated every year on April 22. Despite the fact that Earth Day is...
Apr 14, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 76 76 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fair Historian to Lecture on Trylon, Perisphere
World's fair historian Pierre Montiel will be presenting a vivid lecture depicting the significance of the Trylon and Perisphere to the 1939 World's Fair, both as an image and as a physical structu...
Mar 31, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 76 76 recommendations | email to a friend
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Whitehead to Speak at City Tech Lit Fest
Acclaimed novelist Colson Whitehead will read from his work at New York City College of Technology's (City Tech) Annual Literary Arts Festival, to be held in the College's 900-seat Klitgord Center ...
Mar 31, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 75 75 recommendations | email to a friend
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Brew-ha-ha on Greenpoint Avenue
Beer merchant treats locals at grand opening
Mar 24, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 70 70 recommendations | email to a friend
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A Farm Grows in East New York
Successful farmers market lands neighborhood on city's green map
Mar 17, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 86 86 recommendations | email to a friend
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Glendale Church Regulars Headed to Nashville
MidVille/Bayside Recording Artists Are Nashville-Bound
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Metropolitan Women Get Fit
New ladies-only gym opens in Forest Hills
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Book Rehashes Raucous Days of School Board 24, Subject Fire Back
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JERUSALEM (AP) — Hamas' shadowy military chief escaped an apparent assassination attempt that killed his wife and 2-year-old son, the militant group said Wednesday as Israel's prime minister warned that the airstrikes in Gaza will continue until rocket fire out of the Palestinian territory stops.
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Ukrainian servicemen sit atop an armoured personnel carrier as they are transported to a military base in the eastern Ukrainian town of KramatorskBy Richard Balmforth and Thomas Grove KIEV/DONETSK Ukraine (Reuters) - Heavy shelling hit residential neighborhoods in Ukraine's rebel stronghold of Donetsk and government forces fought street battles in other towns on Wednesday as they sought to crush a four-month-old separatist rebellion. The forces of the Western-backed Kiev government are steadily gaining the upper hand over the separatists in Russian-speaking eastern Ukraine and are tightening the noose around the main rebel bastions of Donetsk and Luhansk.


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US freelance reporter James Foley (L) works on the highway between the airport and the West Gate of Sirte, LibyaAmerican journalist James Foley was a beloved companion to colleagues in dangerous corners of the Middle East and battled to tell the human stories of civilians caught up in chaos. The 40-year-old freelance reporter was kidnapped in northern Syria in November 2012 and held for almost two years before he was executed by jihadist militants, but he had already touched many lives. Reporter Daphne Benoit of Agence France-Presse worked alongside Foley in the rebel Libyan city of Misrata in October 2011, covering the bloody final days of Moamer Kadhafi's collapsing but still vicious regime.


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